I am seeing a lot of pink lately almost everywhere I go, and it dawned to me that Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.
I reached out to my contributor Baked by Joanna about a Valentine’s Day recipe and she developed this amazing Nutella Cheesecake Mousse recipe with a pink heart on top.
Aww, how sweet and beautiful! Read on for her recipe.
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for whipping up dessert.
Decadent treats always sound great, but if you’re like me, I spend the holiday enjoying a really delicious meal that usually is not light.
In that respect, I’m opting for a light dessert this time.
But don’t worry, I don’t skimp on the decadent part as this dessert is inspired by cheesecake.
Cue the fanfare for my Nutella Cheesecake Mousse.
The mousse itself is incredibly light, whereas the flavor has such depth due to the addition of hazelnuts in the Nutella and in the crust.
The cream cheese also adds a bit of lusciousness to the dessert’s texture, which is exactly what you want when eating a spoonful of mousse.
And because we’re talking Valentine’s Day, I had to add a chocolate heart.
A simple heart outline onto wax paper using melting chocolates and a piping bag creates the cutest and easiest edible decorations.
I only used one heart per serving of mousse, but feel free to add as many as you’d like.
A few candy melts will create numerous hearts for you to garnish with.
If you are a Nutella lover, there are more recipes to explore here on Rasa Malaysia: Nutella Cheesecake, Mini Nutella Cheesecake, Nutella Cheesecake Bar, Nutella Creme Brulee, and more.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 573 calories per serving.
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Nutella Cheesecake Mousse
Nutella Cheesecake Mousse – light, fluffy Nutella cheesecake mousse in a glass, with hazelnuts. Super easy dessert recipe for special occasions.
- 4 sheets graham crackers
- 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2-3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup Nutella
- red melting chocolates
In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers and hazelnuts until it resembles cornmeal. Add the butter and pulse a couple more times, so the crumbs are evenly coated. Divide the graham cracker mixture evenly between four small trifle dishes or other dessert containers. Place the dishes in the refrigerator.
With the whisk attachment, add the cream to a stand mixer bowl and whisk on high until thick whipped cream forms. Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl; set aside.
Change the attachment to a beater, and add the cream cheese (as much or as little as you like) and Nutella to the bowl. Mix on high until thoroughly incorporated. Add half the whipped cream to the Nutella mixture.
Use a spatula to fold in the whipped cream. Add the rest of the whipped cream, reserving a small quantity for the topping, and fold until evenly mixed. Refrigerate the reserved whipped cream.
Evenly fill the dessert trifles with the mousse. Refrigerate for a minimum of four hours.
Meanwhile, chop the extra hazelnuts for the garnish and toast on the stove until golden brown. Set aside to cool completely.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add a few red melting chocolates and heat in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Stir in between intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.
Fit a plastic piping bag with a #1 decorating tip. Fill the bag with the melted chocolate, and begin piping red hearts onto a wax-lined baking sheet. Place the hearts in the freezer to set.
Remove the mousse from the refrigerator when ready to serve. Top with whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts and a chocolate heart.
If you do not have a #1 decorating tip, you can simply snip the end of the piping bag with a pair of scissors. Make sure the cut is very small, so the heart outlines are more refined.
I made this ands some feed back that I got was that they wished it was a little lighter like an actial mouse. Is this supposed to be more dense or did I do something wrong?
As always your site is very wonderful,
Thank you Bee.
Thanks Miyuki! :)
Looks amazing..I’m curious if this can be used as a cake filling as well? Thanks :)
Would like to know if it could be used as a cake filling as well?
This sounds super delicious. Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe.
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love this! I’m thinking of making this but one of my guests is gluten free. What is a good gluten free substitute for graham crackers? If I omit the crackers and just use nuts, would that work too?
i’ve used gluten free cookies as a substitute for cheesecake and they work great. I’m pretty sure they make a GF version of Oreos, just throw them in your food processor whole!
Laura @ Raise Your Garden
As much as I love the idea of cheesecake mousse…..it’s the heart topping that has won my heart! Okay, that’s insanely cute. Gotta pin.
I know right, too cute!