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low carb chocolate mousse with whipped cream and raspberries

Keto Chocolate Mousse

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. 

low carb chocolate mousse with whipped cream and raspberries

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!

chocolate mousse in glass serving dish

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). 

ingredients for easy chocolate mousse in glass bowl with mixer

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. 

extra creamy chocolate mousse close up

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.

I use and love Lakanto so much that I reached out to them and asked to partner with them as an affiliate in order to offer you a coupon code! Use code THATLOWCARBLIFE for 20% off your order at lakanto.com! 

chocolate mousse and whipped cream on spoon

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. 😉 

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Garnish:

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)! 

keto chocolate mousse recipe in glass dish with whipped cream and raspberries

Use a vegetable peeler to shave a chocolate bar over the top of the mousse. I absolutely love Lily’s Chocolate

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? 

low carb chocolate mousse recipe in glass dishes with raspberries

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low carb chocolate mousse with whipped cream and raspberries

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Rich, decadent, and ready in 10 minutes! This easy chocolate mousse recipe is the perfect dessert to share with your family.

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until well incorporated.
  3. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Spoon mixture into 6 serving bowls and top with chocolate, raspberries, and whipped cream, if desired. 

Notes

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.

Use code THATLOWCARBLIFE at Lakanto.com for 20% off your order.

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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

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51 thoughts on “Keto Chocolate Mousse”

  1. I bought granulated erythritol instead of powdered. Can I use this or will the mousse taste grainy?

    1. Karly Campbell

      It will likely be grainy. The powdered version is also sweeter so you’d need more of the granulated.

  2. Elizabeth Holladay

    this was fantastic! I added Lillies semi-sweet chocolate chips on top and sliced strawberries. my family who is not low carb loved it as well.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’m not sure what it is you’re doing, so it’s hard to say what you’re doing wrong. Haha. The nutrition info is in the recipe card, if that helps. πŸ™‚

  3. Super rich and yummy!!!!!!Don’t forget some whip cream and you feel like you are cheating.

    1. Totally needs some whip Kim. I just made Raspberry Fool and I’m going use it for a topping instead of a stand alone dessert. Will be perfect on top of this mousse.

  4. Rhianna Gray

    If I swapped coco powder for a low carb protein powder would this reduce the total carbs?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Rhianna! It would depend on the carb count of the protein powder. I’d just check your nutrition label for the cocoa powder and the protein powder and do the math. It should be pretty easy to figure out. πŸ™‚

  5. Karen Legarda

    If ever we are low on on sweetener and would like to use this recipients a cheat day dessert, would powdered sugar be a feasible alternative to the sweetener?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Karen! Powdered sugar would work, but it will add about 8 carbs per serving.

  6. Thomas Washington

    Outstanding! Thank you. Two weeks into Keto and this was an oasis. Better cocoa on the way before we try this again…

  7. Can’t wait to make this heavenly treat! Just wondering what size your serving bowls are.
    I have 6 oz custard cups. What did you use for this recipe? Many thanks!

    1. Karly Campbell

      I don’t use a specific size bowl, I just divide it out between 6 bowls. πŸ™‚

  8. Made this last night and it was incredible! I brought some for my non low carb work friends and even they were blown away. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  9. Have you tried using protein powder instead of cocoa powder in order to get a little extra protein? Would there be a change in consistency?

  10. Deanna Marie Anderson

    this was wonderful!!!! I put it in ramekins. So smooth and heavenly! Thanks!

  11. Julie Green

    My granddaughter is type 1 diabetic. I’m confused with carbs. It’s all new to me. How many carbs is it for one serving for her?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Julie! The full nutrition information is located in the recipe card. I’m not sure if she’s counting total carbs or net carbs, so you’d want to check with her doctor before making a switch. My T1D nephew counts total, but I know other diabetics that count net.

  12. Oh YUMMMM!!!! Just what I needed today. I was looking for a nice little sweet treat that was easy to prepare with what I have in stock. This is perfect! And as far as I’m concerned – it’s a single serving (ssshhhh don’t tell anyone) = ) Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!

    1. Karly Campbell

      I could probably eat the whole thing too, if my family would let me! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

  13. Not nearly sweet enough for me. Will double the sweetener (to 1/2 C) if I make it again.

  14. Do you hesitant free cocoa powder? How many servings does this make, and how many carbs per serving?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Kathleen…I think there was a typo in your first question and I can’t figure out what you were asking. This makes 6 servings. Full nutrition info is in the recipe card. πŸ™‚

      1. There was a typo, i’m sorry…didn’t even notice it. My other question was if you used unsweetened cocoa powder? Also, I did scroll through the recipe for serving g size and net carbs but didn’t see it. Will check again.

        1. Karly Campbell

          Oh, yes! Unsweetened cocoa powder. The recipe serves 6 and there are 3 net carbs per serving.

  15. Jane Sumner

    This sounds wonderful, Karly! Quick question: at the top and bottom you say it yields 6 servings, but the midst of the recipe directs you to put it into 4 serving bowls. Does it yield 4 or 6 servings? Thanks!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Sorry about that, Jane! It should be 6 servings. I’ve fixed it now. πŸ™‚

  16. Now THIS is something that sounds like Heaven, especially now with our current turbulence! Thank you Karly, stay safe!

  17. Patricia G Courtemanche

    Do you think full fat half and half would be ok to substitute for the cream?

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’m not sure it’d end up with the same velvet-y texture. The cream whips up to make whipped cream, but half and half wont’ do that.

    2. I haven’t tried this yet but I will today. So far I’ve made the garlic toast Chaffle and the chocolate peanut butter cup Chaffle and loved both! Thanks for sharing

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