You can make this keto chocolate mousse recipe with any sugar-free chocolate chip you want. Milk chocolate will yield a slightly sweeter, less chocolatey mousse (but still delicious). White chocolate will benefit from a secondary flavoring like strawberry or raspberry emulsions. Lily’s also has a caramel chocolate chip that we love and would go great with a wee bit of flakey salt tossed on top before serving.
Got a chocolate craving?
If your sweet tooth tries to derail your efforts, quick, easy, tasty low carb dessert recipes can be an excellent tool to have on hand to beat those cravings back. This easy and fast four-ingredient recipe will satisfy a sweet craving, and it only takes a few minutes to whip up!
A Decadent Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse is an indulgent dessert, and the recipe has 3 grams net carbs and will keep you in ketosis.
This classic no-bake treat is perfect when craving something sweet and chocolatey and is my favorite dessert for slaying my sweet tooth.
This keto chocolate mousse is easy, quick, and satisfying.
Ingredients for Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse
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You can easily make this simple, low-carb chocolate mousse with only four ingredients. Although some chocolate mousse recipes do not always come together quickly and often require slow cooking on the stovetop, we aim to create a tasty chocolate mousse that you can easily make with simple keto ingredients in under 30 minutes.
This chocolate mousse recipe has no eggs, cream cheese, or unsweetened cocoa powder. All you need for this recipe is:
- Heavy whipping cream
- Sugar-free chocolate chips (we used dark, but if you want something with a softer flavor profile, try the milk chocolate chips)
- Vanilla extract
- Allulose (or your preferred sugar-free sweetener like monk fruit or Erythritol)
- Powdered espresso (Optional but greatly enhances the chocolate flavor in this keto mousse recipe)
- Learn More: The best vanilla extract for this recipe is Tahitian. Tahitian vanilla is incredible in no-bake desserts as it adds a different fruity, creamy hint of vanilla. If you want to learn more about vanilla extracts and the difference between each one, check out our post about vanilla.
What makes this delicious chocolate mousse Keto?
Heavy cream has only 1.75 grams of carbs per 1/4 cup.
Lilly’s Dark chocolate chips only have one net carb per 14 grams.
For 1/2 cup of chocolate mousse, there are only 3 net carbs making this a keto recipe you can enjoy often.
Plus the chocolate mousse has great macros making it a perfect fat bomb recipe for anyone looking to up their fat intake while on a ketogenic diet.
How does this recipe differ from a traditional chocolate mousse recipe?
Traditional chocolate mousse calls for raw eggs, and we have no eggs in this recipe. But don’t let that dissuade you!
This chocolate mousse recipe creates a smooth, decadent dessert similar to the texture of traditional chocolate mousse but without eggs or a lot of extra steps.
This chocolate mousse recipe is straightforward and only requires a few ingredients and steps to make a decadent (and, I mean, decadent) chocolate dessert.
Here are a few tips for working with whipping cream and chocolate to ensure your chocolate mousse recipe turns out perfectly.
Melting the chocolate
Melted chocolate is what makes this keto chocolate mousse extra chocolatey and smooth.
Whipping The Heavy Cream
Place the heavy cream into a large bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. The cream turns into whipped cream in about 2 – 3 minutes. Do not overbeat your cream.
Folding In The Whipped Cream
Use your spatula to mix the whipped cream into the melted chocolate. To avoid deflating the whipped cream, you will want to fold the chocolate. The air bubbles in the whipped cream create that lovely fluffy texture in this keto chocolate mousse recipe.
Place Chocolate Mouse in Serving Dishes and Cool
Place the mousse directly in the dishes that you will use to serve. Scooping it out of a larger container will deflate and remove some airiness.
Be sure to refrigerate for at least 3 hours to ensure the keto chocolate mousse is set perfectly. I like to leave it overnight to ensure it is good and cold before digging in.
Here are a few tips to ensure your keto mousse turns out perfect
Don’t use the microwave to melt your chocolate unless you are 100% confident in your microwave and method. Every time I melt chocolate in the microwave, I get burned areas. Sugar-free chocolate is spendy! Not worth losing a recipe over burnt chocolate. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler low and slow.
They say you can’t cry over spilled milk, but I tell you, you can cry over burned chocolate.
The second tip is to watch your heavy cream as it whips. During whipping, there is a point where the cream will go from billowy mounds of whipped cream to butter forming in chunks. Once you reach that point, your batch is ruined, so keep a close eye.
As soon stiff peaks begin to form, stop whipping.
And lastly, add the vanilla, salt, and espresso powder (or any flavorings) to the whipped cream. Don’t add it to the chocolate. The vanilla could cause the chocolate to seize.
Topping options for keto chocolate mousse
This mousse recipe is absolutely delicious, but you can jazz it up with a few toppings to take it to another level.
- Shredded coconut
- Sliced almonds
- Chopped peanuts
- Fresh raspberries
- More fresh whipped cream with chocolate shavings
- Sprinkle with sugar-free chocolate shavings
- Homemade sugar-free caramel sauce
Can I change the Flavour profile of this easy keto chocolate mousse recipe?
Yes, you can easily change the flavor profile of our chocolate mousse recipe.
You can adjust the flavor of the mousse and still keep it keto friendly by using different sugar-free chips, like white chocolate or chocolate caramel.
You can also add in any flavor extracts or emulsions you want to add a pop of additional flavor. However, be sure to add those flavorings into the heavy cream first, and do not add them to the melted chocolate (as it can seize and ruin your chocolate).
Some flavors that work incredibly well in this keto mousse:
How to store keto chocolate mousse
You will want to store your creamy chocolate mousse, covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Unfortunately, this recipe does not freeze well.
Can I make this chocolate mousse even more chocolatey?
You can! If you want, add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the whipping cream but be sure to add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sweetener as well to balance out the bitterness of the cocoa powder.
- Recommendations: For the cocoa powder, if you want something that is SUPER chocolatey, try the extra brute cocoa powder.
I recommend allulose, monk fruit blends, or erythritol for powdered sweeteners.
Can I make this chocolate mouse even more creamy?
You can! You can add 1/3 cup of room-temperature cream cheese to your whipping cream.
Beat cream cheese into the whipping cream before adding the melted chocolate.
Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, or it will form clumps in your finished dessert.
Adding cream cheese creates a wonderfully creamy mousse that leans a tiny bit into tasting like a chocolate cheesecake – still delicious, but the flavour profile does change a tiny bit.
Making dairy-free chocolate mousse
To make this recipe dairy-free, you can start with a few substitutions:
First, you should use Lily’s dark chocolate chips; as the milk chocolate does have dairy.
Replace the heavy whipping cream with coconut cream.
Whip the coconut cream until stiff peaks form, and fold in the melted dark chocolate as detailed in the instructions.
Are you looking for more keto recipes?
And that’s our super easy, quick, decadent keto chocolate mousse recipe. We tried to keep it as straightforward as possible without sacrificing texture and flavor.
You will want to check out many wonderful keto diet desserts on the site. These keto desserts are for the chocolate lovers out there who want healthy recipes that won’t derail their diets:
- Super Smooth Keto Chocolate Fudge
- Easy Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Torte
- Deliciously Decadent Keto Chocolate Silk Pie
- Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream – Delicious and Decadent!
- Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies – Soft, Chewy, and Amazing!
- Keto Fudge Recipe: Easy, Low Carb Chocolate Fudge!
- Flourless Chocolate Torte – Only Five Ingredients Required!
- 1.5 cups cold whipping cream
- 2 cups sugar-free dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp expresso powder
- 1 Tbsp powdered allulose
- Melt the dark chocolate chips in a double boiler until the chocolate is completely melted. Keep the temperature at medium and simmer.
- Add the whipping cream, vanilla, espresso powder and allulose to a large bowl and whip until semi-stiff peaks form.
- Working in batches add 1/2 the melted to the chocolate and gently fold in. Avoid stirring, as it will deflate the whipping cream.
- Add the remaining chocolate and fold in until completely combined.
- Add the chocolate mousse to serving dishes and place in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight to fully set.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: .5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 24gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 15gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 6gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs (and sugar alcohols) are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fibre.