Nutella Mousse (for two)

chocolate mousse in red heart ramekins

Last Thursday I had one of those mornings. It all started going south when my computer decided to channel it’s inner turtle. It was running so slow it took me an hour to do what should have taken 15 minutes. Then Jordan was taking her sweet time getting ready to go to school.

By the time I had to tell her to go back upstairs and turn off her light for a third time, I *may* have been yelling.

Of course, afterwards, I felt guilty. It wasn’t a yell-able offense, but my fuse was already short.

I apologized to her in the car on the way to school. I told her people lose their tempers for not good reasons sometimes.

To which she replied, “It happens to you a lot Mommy.”


I tried to reason with her a little. “Well, honey, it happens to everyone,” I told her.

She thought for a second. “It never happens to Daddy.”

Oh, snap. Final score: Jordan 1, Mommy -5.

Parenting is hard work. So sometimes we adults deserve a special treat all our own. A perfect little one, that makes just enough for two.

No, not enough for two and “Mommy pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssseee can I have a bite?!”

Just enough for two.

I made a Nutella mousse to share with my husband.

And I gave it a crust, of course. Lorna Doone cookies, all smooshed up.

Think of it as a reward after a long, hard, days work of being a parent.

Well, a reward for my husband anyway. I’m still in time-out.

Nutella Mousse

Serving Size


  • 6 Lorna Doone or similar cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 cup Cool Whip I used fat free
  • Additional Cool Whip and/or cocoa powder for topping


  • Finely grind cookies in a food processor. Mix with melted butter. Divide in half and press evenly into the bottom of two ramekins. Chill completely before filling.
  • Whip Nutella and Cool Whip with a hand-held mixer until fully combined. Divide evenly amongst the two ramekins. Top with additional Cool Whip and a dusting of cocoa, if desired. Chill until ready to eat.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

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  1. This is perfect! Especially because my husband doesn’t like Nutella (sigh, he’s lucky he has so many other redeemable qualities), so it can be Nutella Mousse for two (and I get the TWO!!). Also, sounds like Jordan and Gavin could trade war stories. And, just because I’m a real meannie, I have to say that it was totally a yellable offense 🙂 (On a serious note, good for you for apologizing. This world is short on humility.)

    1. Yeah, that seems to happen a lot with her and I…and I’d eat both too. My husband would think it was “too sweet”. What does that even mean?