Mascarpone cream mousse is a quick keto dessert made in minutes using only three ingredients! Perfect served with berries for an easy red, white, and blue low carb treat!
Are you looking for a quick and easy low carb dessert recipe to show your patriot colors? Look no further!
This keto mascarpone cheese dessert is a snap to make. And to dress it up, just add in some low carb berries. Any berries work, but strawberries and blueberries are especially nice for the Fourth of July.
You can make the mascarpone cream in one big serving dish or divided among individual cups. I’ve even seen strawberries stuffed with this sweetened cheese mix. It’s something that’s quite popular at Christmas because they look like little Santa hats.
Ingredients for the keto mascarpone dessert
For the mousse, there's only three ingredients needed. But adding some fresh berries turns it into a spectacular looking red, white, and blue dessert. So technically, I used five ingredients.
The following ingredients are used for a patriotic version of the mascarpone cream dessert:
- one eight ounce tub of mascarpone cheese
- one cup of organic whipping cream
- less than a teaspoon of vanilla flavored stevia
- one pint of blueberries
- one pint of strawberries.
I decided to chop the strawberries up so that I could fit them in small shot glasses. Have you made any shot glass desserts? They are a great way to control portions.
I have these cute two and a half ounce shot glasses with tasting spoons to make mini size desserts. You can also buy smaller disposable shooter glasses and disposable tasting spoons to go along with them. If you are making mini parfaits for a large party or celebration, the disposable cups and spoons are the way to go!
How to make a mascarpone cream mousse
The mousse comes together in less than a minute. All you have to do is pour three simple ingredients into the mixing bowl and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. It instantly turns into a firm whipped cream thanks to the mascarpone cheese.
Mascarpone vs cream cheese
Some people add cream cheese to their mousse, but I prefer using only mascarpone because it has less carbs. The soft Italian cheese does tend to be more expensive than cream cheese.
It's also harder to find mascarpone in the stores. If you can’t find it, you can use 8 ounces of cream cheese mixed with ¼ cup whipping cream instead.
Layering with berries in shooter glasses
The shooter glasses I have are tall and narrow so the strawberries had to be cut in order to get them in. I actually used an egg slicer to evenly slice the strawberries first then made a few additional cross cuts.
The mascarpone cheese mousse had to be piped into the narrow glasses next. Then I topped off with a layer of blueberries.
If you can get the smaller wild blueberries, they would work much better in these narrow glasses. I do know a few spots locally where wild blueberries grow, but finding them fresh in the stores is nearly impossible.
Layering in mini trifle dessert bowls
I also made a few of these red, white, and blue colored mascarpone cream desserts in larger serving cups. A normal serving size would fill up a four ounce cup so the shooters are like half size mini desserts.
Of course, putting the whole thing in one big bowl works as well! You could even double the recipe, add cut up low carb pound cake, and layer in a big trifle bowl.
For another simple summer recipe, be sure to check out my berry cheesecake salad for another easy no-bake dessert.
Other mascarpone cheese recipes
If you love mascarpone cheese as much as I do, you may want to find some other ways to use it. My personal favorite is to a keto tiramisu which is something I like to make for holidays.
But there's a lot of other things you can make in addition to mascarpone mousse and tiramisu. Here's a few more ideas:
- Tiramisu Whoopie Pies
- Gluten-Free Keto Tiramisu
- Tiramisu Cheesecake
- Lemon Mascarpone Tart
- Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Bombs
Enjoy this super easy low carb dessert made with only 3 ingredients plus optional berries! And don't forget to let me know what you think of the treat by leaving a comment if you do give it a try.
Mascarpone Cream Mousse Dessert (Keto)
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla stevia drops
- 1 pint Berries I used ½ blueberries and ½ strawberries
- Whip together mascarpone, cream, and sweetener in large mixing bowl with electric mixer until well combined.
- Pipe into individual cups and layer with berries.
Array ( [calories] => 158 [carbohydrates] => 4 [protein] => 5 [fat] => 15.8 [saturated_fat] => 9 [monounsaturated_fat] => 2 [cholesterol] => 54 [sodium] => 38 [potassium] => 15 [fiber] => 1 [sugar] => 3 [vitamin_a] => 550 [vitamin_c] => 0.8 [calcium] => 40 [iron] => 0.2 [serving_unit] => g )
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