Keto Chocolate Mousse

Just because you are following a keto lifestyle, doesn't mean you need to completely give up your sweet tooth! If you are anything like my husband, sweets are his life. I knew that in order for our family to be successful following low carb guidelines, I would need to find treats that he could enjoy without using up his daily macros for carbs. Then I discovered a way to make this delicious chocolate mousse with only a few ingredients and it's done relatively quickly.

What is the Best Keto Chocolate Mousse?

Trust me when I say I have tried a lot of different chocolate mousse recipes and this is by far my favorite. It amazes me that when you stick to simple ingredients, not overly complicated either. Traditionally, a chocolate mousse recipe has multiple steps that involve a lot of steps, dirty dishes and then waiting while the mixture cools in the fridge.

Do I need a mixer for this recipe?

While it will definitely be easier if you have a stand mixer, you can easily use a regular whisk to whip up this mousse by hand. Regardless of what tools you use, pay attention when whipping the cream to ensure that it gets nice and thick. This whipped cream is the base of the mousse and you want it to have a nice thick base for the best texture at the end.

What Sweetener is Best For Keto?

In this recipe, I use Whole Earth Stevia Leaf & Monk Fruit as my sweetener. If you prefer Splenda, I recommend Splenda Naturals with Stevia. Both of these brands are interchangeable for me, as neither of them tend to have that weird, bitter after taste. There are liquid sweeteners that are made with stevia and monkfruit but for the purpose of this recipe, the liquid would make your mousse too runny.

How Do You Make Keto Chocolate Mousse?

This recipe is one that you will want to save to your pinterest board for later, because you'll make it over and over again! You can customize it with various toppings or sugar free syrups to change the flavors too.

Keto Chocolate Mousse

When you need a sweet treat during keto, this chocolate mousse is an easy go-to treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • c. heavy cream divided
  • 8 oz. high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
  • ¼ c. Stevia Monkfruit or Sweetner of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional: 1 t. orange zest preferably organic*

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 cup of heavy cream with chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chips have melted. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sweetener with a hand-held mixer at medium speed for 3-minutes.
  • While mixing on the same setting as above, slowly add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Stir in the orange zest, if using. Once combined, pour back into the pan used to melt the chocolate. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  • Once chilled, whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the chilled chocolate into the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency. .
  • To serve, spoon chocolate mousse into a piping bag and pipe into small dessert dishes. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries or mandarin oranges, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*Tip: The orange zest adds a really nice pop of flavor to this recipe.
Optional, to serve:
Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and/or mandarin orange slices
Keyword Keto, Low Carb

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