This Keto Chocolate Mousse Recipe is rich and airy and can be ready in just 10 minutes NO CHILLING required! A fancy, low carb dessert that will be sure to satisfy your sweets craving any day.
How to make easy keto chocolate mousse
Many chocolate mousse recipes require a lot of work, melting the chocolate chips, separating the egg whites, and making sure they don’t scramble in the hot chocolate. Who has time for that? I sure don’t! So, I decided to make a quick, sugar-free mousse that is super simple and low carb. This step-by-step recipe tutorial is going to show you how!
Main ingredients you’ll need to make keto chocolate mousse:
- Heavy Whipping Cream – The heavy whipping cream is the base of this keto dessert providing a fluffy texture while adding extra fat.
- Cocoa Powder – Is the unsweetened product of the cocoa bean; it adds a deep, rich chocolate flavor and a dark color to your dessert.
- Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener with Allulose Powdered – This sweetener provides the perfect amount of sweetness without the aftertaste. (You can also sub Swerve Confectioners or Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered)
- Butter and cream cheese – These ingredients provide a rich and super creamy texture.
- Vanilla extract- This makes everything taste better.
Step 1: Add heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer until you see stiff peaks form; it takes approximately 1 minute. Make sure not to over-beat, or you will be left with a dense and heavy texture.
Before adding your cream to the bowl, it is important that the cream and bowl have both been chilled. A cold bowl and cold cream are the tricks for stiff, fluffy peaks! Also, make sure that your bowl and beaters are completely dry.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and beat on medium speed. Sometimes cocoa powder clumps together; if needed, you can sift it before. Whip it until a thick chocolate paste forms.
I would suggest using a larger bowl when beating the cocoa mixture so that it doesn’t get everywhere when you mix it.
Step 3: Combine your whipped cream and chocolate mixture and beat until light and billowy.
Step 4: Grease your ramekins, or 8X8 pan, and pipe or scoop a layer of keto chocolate mousse on the bottom. Make the second layer of delicious homemade sugar-free whipped cream by beating heavy whipping cream, and sweetener. Add that to the top of your mousse, and if desired, shave some unsweetened dark chocolate over the top for a tasty and pretty garnish. Enjoy!
Is chocolate mousse keto-friendly?
Yes! As long as you use a natural sweetener like one of the ones listed below. The fact that it is high in fat and low in carbs makes it completely keto-approved.
How to store low carb chocolate mousse
You can store your mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. It can also be frozen for up to 2 months. However, since this keto mousse contains cream cheese, the texture may be slightly altered in the process of freezing and defrosting.
I like to add them to mini mason jars with a lid, so they are easy to grab and perfectly portioned out.
Total net carbs per serving
There are 3g of carbs per serving and 1g of fiber. Meaning there are only 2g net carbs per serving in this keto chocolate mousse recipe. I divide it into six equal-sized servings. Also, the heavy whipping cream, butter, and cream cheese add 25g of fat, making this keto dessert the perfect sweet fat bomb.
Can I use other sweeteners?
Yes, you can! Some great alternatives are Swerve Confectioners, and Lakanto Monk Fruit Powdered, both have a 1:1 ratio with the sweetener I use. However, I recommend using Besti Monk Fruit with Allulose powdered. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried, this one has the least amount of after taste.
Unlike other keto sweeteners, this one contains Allulose, which is a natural sugar that our bodies can’t process. Coincidentally, it has zero net carbs, and a zero glycemic effect. Meaning it won’t raise blood sugars.
Allulose also dissolves like sugar, while other keto sweeteners do not. Lastly, allulose does not contain sugar alcohol, so it is not likely to upset your stomach.
Stevia is another option, but it tastes bitter to me. If you wish to use this, here is a conversion calculator you can use!
Low carb toppings for your mousse
- keto-friendly fresh fruit – Fresh fruit such as strawberries and raspberries take this recipe over the top. It adds an extra tang to the decadent chocolate flavor.
- Unsweetened chocolate shavings – What is more comforting than chocolate? I’m a firm believer that it makes everything better! So, adding a little extra makes this keto dessert so amazing!
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Recipe for Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse:
Keto Chocolate Mousse
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose - Powdered Can also sub Swerve confectioners or Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tbsp cream cheese, softened
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 tbsp Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose - Powdered Can also sub Swerve confectioners or Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered
- 1/4 square unsweetened chocolate bar, shaved optional
- In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.*Before adding your cream to the bowl, it is important that the cream and bowl have both been chilled. If they have not, the stiff peaks will not form properly. Make sure that your bowl and beaters are dry as well.
- In a separate bowl, beat on medium speed the cocoa powder, Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose - Powdered, butter, cream cheese, water, and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. The mixture will be a bit thick. *You can also sub Swerve confectioners or Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered for the sweetener.
- Combine the two bowls and beat with a mixer until everything is combined.
- Spray an 8 X 8 pan with cooking spray and spread the chocolate mousse layer evenly in the bottom of the pan.
- Spread the homemade whipped cream on top of the chocolate mousse layer.
- Optional: Grate 1/4 of a square of an unsweetened chocolate bar on top.
- Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!
Nutritional Information:The nutritional information is based on dividing this recipe into 6 equal-sized servings. The carbs/sugar alcohols from Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose - Powdered are not included in Nutritional Information since most subtract to calculate net carbs. Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional information. Nutritional information is provided only as a guide.