This rich, creamy KETO CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE is ready to devour in about 10 minutes! It feels very fancy and decadent, but has just 3 net carbs per serving.
I couldn’t survive my low carb life if it didn’t include a bit of CHOCOLATE! I bet many of you can relate. 😉
While I often just keep it simple and reach for something like a Lily’s chocolate bar, I also love to get in the kitchen and whip up a dessert that I can share with my family.Yes, they all eat and love our keto desserts too! I’m pretty picky about that ‘sweetener aftertaste’ so I do my best to eliminate it altogether. Keep reading for how I do that and what products I use!
I just know you’ll love this easy chocolate mousse recipe. Nothing better than a 10 minute dessert!
How to make chocolate mousse:
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This recipe calls for just 5 ingredients: cream cheese, heavy cream, cocoa powder, sweetener, and vanilla (plus a pinch of salt).
You’ll start by beating cream cheese until it’s fluffy and then you’ll add the rest of the ingredients and beat all that together until it’s thick, rich, and creamy. <— Bam, keto chocolate mousse!
It really doesn’t get more simple than that for dessert.
The reason there isn’t a whole lot of that ‘sweetener aftertaste’ has to do with the type of sweetener used (keep reading!) and the combination of ingredients: cream cheese + sweetener is pretty magical. The rich, tangy flavor of the cream cheese seems to counteract any aftertaste you might normally detect.
Products I use:
I use and love Lakanto Sweeteners. They’re a mix of monkfruit and erythritol, which are both natural sweeteners. Lakanto is a ZERO on the glycemic index, which means that it will not spike your blood glucose and can be counted as zero net carbs. It also has the least aftertaste of all the sweeteners and brands that I’ve tried…and I’ve tried most of them. 😉
Use the powdered sweetener in this recipe.
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You can certainly use any cocoa powder that you have on hand, but keep in mind that this recipe has very minimal ingredients. This means that the better quality they are, the better the dessert will taste.
If you really want to be fancy, this Valrhona cocoa powder is amazing.
For something a bit more economical but still very nice, try Rodelle.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with Hershey’s cocoa powder either. 😉
This keto chocolate mousse is delicious as it is, but you can really take it over the top with a few extras!
Give the mousse a dollop of homemade whipped cream (or squirt some out from a can, no shame)!
A couple of raspberries or strawberries are perfect with this. They add a little pop of tart flavor that helps cut the richness of the mousse.
More low carb desserts:
Keto Blackberry Cobbler: You won’t believe how easy this is!
Peanut Butter Cup Chaffle: You can’t go wrong with this flavor combo!
Keto Pumpkin Pie: I eat pumpkin pie all year long!
Keto Snickerdoodles: You HAVE to try these – the texture and flavor is perfect.
Keto Peanut Butter Balls: Who can resist?
- Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until well incorporated.
- Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
- Spoon mixture into 6 serving bowls and top with chocolate, raspberries, and whipped cream, if desired.
I use and recommend Lakanto sweetener for this recipe. Using other sweeteners may effect the sweetness level in this dessert. With Lakanto, I would call this a semi-sweet mousse, leaning towards dark chocolate. You may add more or less sweetener to your tastes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gSugar Alcohols: 8gProtein: 2g