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Nutella Cheesecake Mousse

A layer of crushed Oreos is topped with rich Nutella cheesecake mousse and whipped cream for a decadent dessert. No baking required, and ready in under an hour – the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!

A trifle dish with layers of Nutella mousse, whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos

If you’re a Nutella fiend like me, try making my salted Nutella fudge brownie gelato, Nutella champagne dip, paleo Nutella swirled pumpkin pie bars, or Nutella fruit tart next!

What is it about Nutella that’s so irresistible? When a craving for it hits me, I can barely focus on anything else. Thankfully, it only takes a spoonful for me to feel like I can finally think about something else again.

As easy as it is to just grab a spoon and grab a little out of the Nutella jar in the fridge, I try to be a little more civilized and — dare I say — fancier.

Enter Nutella Cheesecake Mousse.

A spoonful of whipped Nutella cheesecake mousse

Much like my craving-hack, you could skip the rest of the steps in the recipe card and just make the mousse itself. But if you’re looking to class it up a bit, turn it into a cute little trifle for you and your closest friends.

You’ll have three easy-to-make layers: a crushed Oreo “crust”, Nutella cheesecake mousse, and homemade whipped cream. Top each one with a sprinkle of reserved crushed Oreos and they’re ready to serve!

Making the Oreo “crust”

Small food processor full of crushed Oreos

The crushed Oreo layer is simple to make! Just add Oreos and 1/2 Tablespoon melted butter in a food processor or blender (aff link) and pulse until it forms small crumbs.

When serving, don’t worry about making sure the layer is completely pressed and combined – just use your finger tips or the bottom of a pint glass to press it down a bit.

Two trifle dishes full of Oreo crumbs next to a bowl of whipped Nutella

Making the Nutella cheesecake mousse

In a large bowl, use a hand mixer (aff link) on medium high speed to combine Nutella, cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). 

In a separate medium bowl, whip heavy cream to soft peaks. Add granulated sugar and almond extract and whip to medium peaks.

Add the whipped cream to the bowl of Nutella mixture and gently fold with a spatula until just combined and no white streaks remain (see above photo).

Side by side photos of whipped cream being folded into whipped Nutella

Assembling Nutella cheesecake mousse for serving

If you haven’t done it already, divide the crushed Oreos between 2 or 4 serving dishes.

Personally, even if I’m not serving 4 people in the moment, I like to make 4 servings and cover them to keep in the fridge and treat myself on another day.

Four photo collage showing the assembly of Nutella cheesecake mousse in trifle dishes

Evenly divide Nutella mousse on top of crushed Oreos, then cover each dish with plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

A trifle dish with layers of Nutella mousse, whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos with a spoon

Before removing the mousse from the fridge, make your homemade whipped cream topping: in a medium bowl, use a hand mixer (aff link) to whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.

Remove the mousse from the fridge, uncover and top with whipped cream and reserved crushed Oreos.

Overhead shot of trifle dish with layers of Nutella mousse, whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos

That’s it! It’s rich, silky, and the perfect dessert for a romantic night in for Valentine’s Day. Or someone’s birthday.

Or a random Tuesday where it’s all for you because you’re worth it.

Overhead shot of trifle dish with layers of Nutella mousse, whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos

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A trifle dish with layers of Nutella mousse, whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos

Nutella Cheesecake Mousse


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x

Description

A layer of crushed Oreos is topped with rich Nutella cheesecake mousse and whipped cream for a decadent dessert.


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Ingredients

Oreo crust

  • 4 Oreos
  • 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Nutella Cheesecake Mousse

  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (can substitute pure vanilla extract)

Whipped cream (optional, but encouraged)

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender (aff link), pulse Oreos and melted butter until small crumbs form. Set aside 1 Tablespoon for garnish.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer (aff link) on medium high speed to combine Nutella, cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). 
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whip heavy cream to soft peaks. Add granulated sugar and almond extract and whip to medium peaks.
  4. Add the whipped cream to the bowl of Nutella mixture and gently fold with a spatula until just combined and no white streaks remain.
  5. Divide crushed Oreos between 2 or 4 serving dishes. Evenly divide Nutella mousse on top of crushed Oreos.
  6. Cover each dish with plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Before removing the mousse from the fridge, make your homemade whipped cream topping: in a medium bowl, use a hand mixer (aff link) to whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  8. Remove the mousse from the fridge, uncover and top with whipped cream and reserved crushed Oreos. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition info: The nutrition information listed below is for 4 servings.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: nutella cheesecake mousse, nutella oreo mousse, nutella oreo cheesecake, nutella mousse

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