Nutella Cheesecake Mousse

Servings: 6
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

  • 12 Oreos (leave in cream filling. Don't use Double Stuf), finely crushed
  • 2 Tbsp butter , melted

Mousse

  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Toasted , chopped hazelnuts (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings or sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the crust:
  2. In a bowl, using a fork, blend together crushed Oreo's and melted butter until evenly coated (alternately, I just chopped the Oreos into fine crumbs in the food processor then poured the butter and and blended, scraping down sides of processor once). Divide crust mixture among 5 - 6 glass cups or dessert cups. Gently press into an even layer. Set aside in refrigerator while preparing mousse.
  3. For the mousse:
  4. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip 1 1/3 cups heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in 3 Tbsp granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp cocoa powder and whip until stiff peaks form. In a separate mixing bowl, using electric hand mixer, whip cream cheese and 1 Tbsp sugar until very smooth and fluffy. Add in Nutella and vanilla and whip until well blended and fluffy. Fold half of the whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture and fold until slightly combined, then add remaining half and fold just until no streaks remain. Transfer mixture to a large piping bag (you can also just spoon it into cups or use freezer Ziploc bags and cut corner, if you don't have piping bags). Remove cups from refrigerator and pipe mousse over crust in each cup, then transfer to refrigerator and chill 1 hour (or up to 12 hours).
  5. For the topping:
  6. In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe over tops of mousse. Serve garnished with chopped hazelnuts and chocolate shavings if desired.
  7. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from My Baking Addiction