Keto chocolate mousse is a 5-ingredient recipe made with everyday ingredients. It’s a low carb mousse that whips up quickly to enjoy as a dessert or snack.
Using simple ingredients, this low carb chocolate mousse recipe is a snap to make. It's adapted from the recipe at Hershey's ® Kitchens.
The only change I made to the original recipe is to substitute natural keto sweeteners in place of sugar. And, you can make this mousse just as fast as a boxed mix.
Because it's such a quick recipe, we make it all the time. My picky daughter loves it. She doesn't even complain about it being low carb.
How to Make Chocolate Mousse keto
The first step is to bloom the gelatin. It’s done so that the gelatin won’t clump up when added.
To bloom gelatin, the powder is first softened in a little water. Then, I stir in a larger amount of boiling water to dissolve the gelatin completely. I set aside the hot mixture to cool a bit before using.
Next, I combine the unsweetened cocoa powder and granular sweetener in a medium mixing bowl. I find that a bulk low carb sweetener containing erythritol works best in this keto friendly dessert recipe.
Finally, I add in heavy cream and vanilla are to the cocoa mixture. I then use an electric mixer on a high setting to whip the cream to stiff peaks. To stabilize the mixture, I stream in the gelatin while beating.
You need to chill the mousse for at least 30 minutes. I like to spoon it into individual dessert dishes to make single servings.
Keto Chocolate Mousse Recipe Variations
You can use this low carb chocolate mousse recipe as a base for other desserts. I've used it to make a dark chocolate pie with peanut butter crust.
Although you can use any gelatin powder in the recipe, I like to use grass fed gelatin. You can read more about why grass fed products are superior from various internet sources.
Why Make Low carb Mousse from Scratch?
I actually used to buy an instant mousse mix that comes in a box. However, it's full of artificial chemical ingredients.
To be honest, it's just as easy to make homemade low carb chocolate mousse using this recipe. And, you know your using only wholesome natural ingredients.
I used to rely a lot on convenient packaged food products. However, I now read the ingredients and nutritional data on the label before buying anything.
Following a low carb diet has really helped me make better food choices. I've also learned how to make a lot of foods I used to buy in mixes or already prepared.
I've tried a lot of different low carb chocolate mousse recipes and this is my favorite. I like it because it's so simple to make and tastes great.
I also found another great chocolate mousse recipe at Cafe Delites that you may want to try if you're dairy-free. What's your favorite chocolate snack to satisfy a chocolate craving?
Other Keto Friendly Dessert Recipes
Want some more simple low carb dessert recipes? Below are a few of my favorites:
- Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Chocolate Chip Coconut Low Carb Bars
- Coconut Keto Macaroons
- Sugar Free Peppermint Patty Candy
- Low Carb Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
With so many choices, you'll never run out of ideas for keto treats!
Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Recipe
To make this simple no bake dessert, you should have the following kitchen items:
I hope you enjoy this easy keto chocolate treat. And be sure to leave a comment to let us know what you think of the recipe.
Keto Chocolate Mousse
- In small cup, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.
- Stir together sweetener and cocoa in medium bowl. Then add whipping cream and vanilla.
- Beat on medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally if needed, until mixture is thickened. Pour in gelatin mixture and beat until well blended.
- Spoon into serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Notes on Nutritional Information
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