Keto Peanut Butter Mousse | Keto Desserts
This deliciously easy Keto Peanut Butter Mousse recipe will make you forget you are following a low carb diet. It’s one of my favorite keto desserts to make! It is the perfect light and fluffy alternative to those dense fat bombs! At just 2g net carbs per serving and 5 simple ingredients, it’s impossible to resist!
How To Make Low Carb Peanut Butter Mousse
It’s hard to believe that something so good is low in carbs, contains healthy fats, AND taste amazing! Believe it or not, this fluffy mousse takes just a few minutes to whip up, so you don’t need to wait long to enjoy it. It is so rich in flavor yet super-light; you’ll be satisfied with just a few bites! I love it, even more, when I top it with Lily’s chocolate chips. Chocolate and peanut butter, how can you go wrong? So if you feel like indulging or have a craving for something sweet, this is it!
- Heavy Whipping Cream: This is the base of the mousse and is what creates the fluffy and airy result you want out of a mousse.
- Cream Cheese: Cream cheese gives your keto mousse a nice, creamy consistency while adding more fat to the dessert.
- Peanut Butter: Peanut butter adds healthy fat as well as flavor to your mousse. My favorite natural peanut butter to use in this mousse is Smucker’s Natural.
- Swerve Confectioners Sugar: This is a great sugar-free keto-friendly way to add sweetness to your mousse. You can also use Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered at the same measurement.
- Vanilla Extract: Vanilla adds a delicious flavor that goes a long way in this recipe.
Step by Step Pictures:
Step 1: Measure out your ingredients and allow you cream cheese to come to room temperature to allow it to mix easily.
Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until it almost doubles in size. Make sure your bowl and beaters are dry before adding the heavy whipping cream and beating to stiff peaks. It’s also important that the heavy whipping cream is cold.
My favorite natural peanut butter to use in this mousse is Smucker’s Natural Crunchy. I love the extra texture the crunch adds.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, add the softened cream cheese, natural peanut butter, Swerve Confectioners (or Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered), and vanilla then beat with a mixer until the fluff is smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Fold in your whipped cream gently. I like to use a rubber spatula for this. You want to keep as much air in the mousse as possible.
Step 5: You can dish out servings right out of the bowl or use a piping bag to pipe it into small glass jars if you want to be fancy. If you do not have a piping bag, use a plastic baggie, and snip off the corner!
Isn’t this presentation gorgeous! It would be a great way to serve at a dinner party. You can fill your jars ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. No one would even know it’s keto!
How to store your mousse
Store in the fridge in an airtight container or individually in jars for up to a week. You can also freeze it as well, allowing it to last for about 6-8 weeks. We’ve never had any left-over at our house to freeze; it’s THAT Good.
Allergic to peanut butter?
You can replace the peanut butter with one of these keto-friendly substitutes:
- Almond butter
- Sunflower seed butter
- Coconut butter
- Macadamia nut butter
- Sesame seed butter (tahini)
- Cashew butter
- Pecan butter
Other sweetener options:
Here are other keto sweeteners you can use. Just make sure to use powdered, aka confectioners sugar, as opposed to granulated.
Other than Swerve Confectioners, you can use Lakanto Monk Fruit Powdered, since both have a 1:1 ratio. I have recently started using Besti Monk Fruit with Allulose sweeteners and have been very impressed. Out of all the sweeteners that I have tried, it has the least bitter aftertaste to me.
Total net carbs per serving
This peanut butter mousse has just 2g of net carbs per serving. This serving size is based on six equal-sized servings.
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Recipe for keto mousse with Peanut Butter:
Keto Peanut Butter Mousse
- ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 4 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
- 2 ½ tbsp Natural Peanut Butter (I use Smucker's)
- 5 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ square unsweetened chocolate or Lily's Chocolate Chips (optional)
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until it almost doubles in size. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the softened cream cheese, natural peanut butter, Swerve Confectioners (or Monkfruit Powdered), and vanilla then beat with a mixer until the peanut butter fluff is smooth and creamy.
- Add the whipped cream to your peanut butter mixture and fold it in gently using a rubber spatula. Try to keep as much air in the mousse as possible. Mix until combined.
- Grate unsweetened chocolate shavings on top or add Lily's Chocolate Chips over top. (This is optional, but it really makes it tastes so amazing!)
- Serve right away or refrigerate overnight. (I think it is best kept in the refrigerator overnight and served the next day!)
You can substitute sugar-free chocolate chips instead of the chocolate shavings.
For more keto recipes check out my keto recipe index.
Made this tonight but used almond butter. It was so good. The chocolate chips definitely make this even better.
I love adding chocolate chips to desserts! Glad you enjoyed this.
We have a winner! These were so delicious! I used granulated Stevia instead of confectioners. I just mixed for a few minutes, then let it sit for a bit for the Stevia to desolve better, then mixed a bit more before adding the already whipped heavy cream.
I doubled the recipe and got 12 regular-sized silicone cupcake liners full. If I had doubled your 5 tbsp of confectioners, it would have been WAY too sweet. I stuck with just 5 tbsp of granulated Stevia, and it was perfect.
I will definitely be making these again!
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them!
Omg I’m in love with this recipe
That’s awesome! Glad you love it.
Can these be frozen for bite size snacks instead of filling little cups?
I’ve never tried to freeze them bite size before but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Worth a try.
Can I use PB Fit powder to make these? I have so much of that and no recipes:(
I have only made this recipe as is so I’m not sure.
Peanut Butter Heaven! Thanks so much for an awesome delicious recipe! I froze some of it and it was like ice cream,yum!
Wonderful! Glad you loved it!
What jars did you use in the pics and the video? I know you said that they are small, but they’re cute and I would love to buy them.
They look like Oui yogurt jars to me!
Made this for the family and they absolutely LOVED it!!!
Fantastic! So glad you all loved it.
Thank you for this fab sweet treat! I made it exactly the way it was written and got 6 perfect little servings!
Fantastic! So glad you loved it.
I didn’t see the serving size in the recipe. What would be the serving size per batch?
The number of servings is listed at the top of the recipe card. I just divided it evenly.
Love, love, love this recipe!
So glad you enjoyed it!!