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brown creamy mousse in a white bowl with raspberries on top

Mascarpone Nutella Creme

Mascarpone Nutella Creme - a rich, thick and decadent nutella dessert made with mascarpone cheese. One bowl, no mixer required and make ahead!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Modern Australian
Keyword mascarpone nutella, mascarpone nutella cream, nutella mascarpone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Setting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories Per Serve 371 kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Nutella choc-hazelnut spread
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • ¼ tsp instant coffee
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste

Instructions

  1. Place approx 1/4 cup of the mascarpone (250g total) in a bowl, then add the instant coffee (¼ tsp) to the mascarpone and mix to blend well (see notes).

  2. Then add remaining mascarpone and mix to incorporate. Mix in vanilla paste (½ tsp).

  3. Finally, add nutella (1 cup) and mix well to combine.

  4. Spoon into serving dishes (leave off raspberries) and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  5. Top with fresh raspberries to serve.

Recipe Notes

You could make this recipe up to 2 days ahead - just spoon it into the serving dishes, cover and refrigerate until you want to use it. Then top it with the raspberries to serve.

A fancy serving suggestion would be to use stemless wine glasses to serve this in. I did this for a dinner party here at home recently. I piped the creme into the glasses for a neat finish, then refrigerated as usual and added the raspberries when I served it. Super impressive!

If your instant coffee has large granules like mine in the photo, I like to give it a good mix to start them dissolving using a small silicone spatula to "crush" the granules.

Mascarpone is best left in the fridge until you need to use it - especially if the weather is a bit hot.

You can substitute vanilla extract for the vanilla bean paste.

If you can't find mascarpone, you could substitute spreadable cream cheese (room temperature).

*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*