Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

by Susan on February 20, 2010

Hazelnuts and Chocolate are a wonderful combination. Nutella figured that one out years ago. My friend, Jessica made a request that I make a raw food recipe that contains hazelnuts and chocolate. This mousse was the perfect thing. By substituting almond milk and almond butter with hazelnut milk and hazelnut butter, the flavors balance beautifully. Everyone, raw or non raw will love this mousse.

Made with cacao, avocados and hazelnuts, it is nutritious, and full of minerals, vitamins and powerful nutrients.

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Milk:

  • 1 C Hazelnuts (soaked for 3 hours)
  • 3 C Water

Place hazelnuts and water in blender (I used a vitamix). Blend very well. Strain through nutmilk bag.

Hazelnut Butter:

  • 2 C Hazelnuts (not soaked, dry)
  • 2 T. Olive Oil

Follow instructions for almond butter here: Almond Butter. Hazelnut butter takes longer and you will want to add a little olive oil towards the end of processing.

Make the Mousse:

Place 2 avocados in the food processor.

Add 1/2 C. Hazelnut Butter

Add the 1 C of Hazelnut Milk

Add 3/4 C Cacao and the 1/2 C Agave and Process until smooth!


Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse:

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 C Hazelnut Butter
  • 1 C Hazelnut Milk
  • 3/4 C Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 C Agave Nectar

Place all ingredients in food processor. Process until very smooth. Refrigerate before serving. Top with grated hazelnuts if desired.

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Brooke February 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm



Ashlei February 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I love hazelnuts! You post so many great recipes and the step by step photos are great! :)


Antony February 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm



Jessie February 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Wow. I am in love with you.


Neeta February 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I just bought hazelnuts today – this recipe is perfect and I am one happy girl :-)
Thanks you, it looks very beautiful, tempting and totally yumlicious!!!


Michal February 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

This looks so decadent!


Mandee February 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Looks so rich and delicious!


helene February 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm

you by far are my favorite blogger for rawfoods, simply amazing!!
thank you for all your detailed descriptions of how to~ and wonderful
pictures to go with.


Amy Skretta February 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Looks amaaaazing. Can’t wait to try it out. I miss Nutella.


Veda February 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm



Susan February 22, 2010 at 7:56 am

Surprised how?


Heathy February 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Looks absolutely delicious!


Maija Haavisto February 22, 2010 at 1:48 am

I’m normally not a big fan of hazelnuts, but I love them in nougat (who doesn’t). This sounds like something one can serve to even picky guests.


Kelly Parr February 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

Wow… I’ve been wanting to try hazelnut milk… looks yummy..
For more delicious, yummy, and scrumptious chocolate puddings try these!


Steph February 26, 2010 at 11:59 am


Where can I purchase a nut milk bag?

Can’t wait to try this recipe!!



Susan February 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Austin February 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I’m sorry for this possibly stupid question, but where can I buy agave? Would Whole Foods or Bristol Farms sell it? And do you mean Agave Nectar or fresh agave? I really want to try this recipe, but I want to get it right! Thanks!


Susan February 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

I am talking about agave nectar.


Toronto Photographer March 6, 2010 at 12:03 am

Nice pictures
what lens are you using?


Susan March 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

50 mm, 1.8 in that shot. Just upgraded to a Nikon 1.4 afg.


Toronto Photographer March 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

Just bought the lens myself. cheep and good :)
tried the recipe also :) cheep and good :)



Susan March 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

Geez…I wish my lens was cheap…


Kyle Weber March 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

This looks absolutely delicious!!! I really need to try this!


jessie R March 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm


You are such an incredible and inspiring person. Your recipes and explanations are the best out there. (And I have looked at many raw recipes/websites) and yours by far are the easiest and most incredible.

You have such an incredible gift.
God bless you!!


jessie r March 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm


How many days can this chocolate mousse stay in the refrigerater?


Susan March 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I wouldn’t keep it more than a couple of days. It is just like any food with perishable ingredients in it.


jessie r March 23, 2010 at 11:28 pm


another question… what do you do with the hazelnut pulp from the milk? Do you use it for other recipes? If you do , which ones?

Thanks for everything!!



Susan March 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

You can dry it, blend it and use it for other recipes. I don’t have one yet that uses the hazel nut flour.


Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl April 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Holy mercy, this looks DELISH!!!! Wow!!!!

Can’t wait to stock up on hazelnuts so I can try this recipe!!! YUM!!!

Can you tell I’m excited? 😉

Thanks for sharing this RAWsome creation with us!!!


erika May 11, 2010 at 10:43 am

in the picture, there is a lovely garnish on top of your hazelnut mousse – what did you use for the garnish?

thank you for the extraordinary recipes, I’ll be first in line to buy your book.


Susan May 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Grated hazelnuts. :-)


Schahryar Fekri June 6, 2010 at 2:34 am



Carrie June 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Mmmm, that looks scrumptious. I just need some hazelnuts.

I’m on a Nutella kick since I recently bought a jar. It’s usually much too dangerous to have in the house since the last jar I polished off in a matter of days. Bless my fast metabolism.


Susan June 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Carrie: check out the ingredients in that Nutella….


Ginger Bingham December 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

What size are the avacados? We have an abundance here, but both small and large. It would be vastly different quantities depending on which you used.


nati December 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

wow! with avocado…


Susan December 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

In Minnesota, we only have one size avocado. I would guess it is about 3-4″ high?


Chris December 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

WOW! That looks FREAKING amazing! Thanks for sharing, Susan!


J Parkka April 19, 2011 at 1:10 am

along with everyone else, i adore your blog.

ps. you totes have clubbed thumbs!


finola May 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

This looks gorgeous, just wondering though, could I use cocoa powder instead? I’m trying to use up things in the pantry before I move out so I don’t want to have to buy something different!


Susan May 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

Yes you can use coco powder but just know that it isn’t raw.


Erin July 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Do you remove the hazelnut skins first? If so, how? Every suggestion I’ve seen involves roasting or boiling them. Thanks!


Susan July 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I do not remove the hazel nut skins. :-)


Laura December 28, 2011 at 12:36 am

Would it be the same if I were to use raw honey instead of agave?


Susan December 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

I haven’t made it with honey..you will have to experiment for taste. Cheers!


lisbet March 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Turned out fabulous! But, lacking a food processor for now if I ever try to make hazlenut butter in my Blendtec ever again, shoot me.

I bought hazelnut milk at the store because I like shortcuts. I’d buy hazelnut butter rather than use my Blendtec in the future, but I should probably just replace the food processor that broke on me months back.


mary April 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

delicius! sorry, what’s the meaning of C?


Susan April 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

C = Cup


Helge May 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hey Susan!

I’m gonna try some of your recipes soon. Will be starting up a new cafeteria with some nice raw alternatives on the menu!
But one thing I was wondering: When you make hazelnut milk, for example – what do you do with the hazelnut solids after you strain off the milk? I’d guess they can be used for a lot of stuff, but I’m just curious about what you would recommend… 😉



Lindasagrantzstephens January 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Looks so delicious can’t wait to try this!!!!


kate October 29, 2014 at 11:24 pm

This would probably come out smoother if done in the Vitamix….yes??


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