4 ingredient and simple keto chocolate mousse will quickly become your new favorite keto dessert recipe. So light and fluffy, not too rich, and perfectly sweetened.
The low carb chocolate mousse is also gluten-free, no-bake, and vegetarian. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make!
A printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post!
Keto Chocolate Mousse
While we’ve been eating low carb (or keto in my husband’s case) for almost two years, I’m just kicking myself that it’s taken me until recently to realize how amazing chocolate keto mousse and keto whipped cream really is!
So many wasted dessertless nights when we had cravings and didn’t think to make chocolate mousse (keto-friendly of course.) Plus we almost always keep a container of whipping cream in the fridge and could’ve whipped up light and fluffy low carb chocolate mousse recipe anytime a craving hit.
No need to make fancy and time-consuming no sugar and keto chocolate desserts, this recipe hits all the right spots.
Ingredients for Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
You truly won’t believe how quick and easy this simple low carb chocolate mousse is, with just 4 ingredients and no stovetop cooking required, this is the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweetness cravings.
While some chocolate mousse recipes are not quick and require slow cooking a batch on the stovetop, we really wanted to create the best keto chocolate mousse you could whip up in a snap with basic keto-friendly ingredients.
What You Need:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-process preferred)
1-2 Tbsp Swerve erthyritol sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add-on: You could also mix in 1/4+ cup cream cheese if you want the consistency a little thicker, but our personal favorite was just to use thickened whipped cream as the base.
The most popular keto sweeteners that can also be used to make keto whipped cream are:
Swerve brand erythritol
Lakanto Monkfruit (a monk fruit erythritol blend)
Monkfruit or erythritol can be substituted 1:1 for sugar in most recipes. Whether I use Swerve erythritol or monkfruit (my favorite brand is Lakanto) often depends on what’s in the cupboard. Both work great!
Stevia is another popular ketogenic sweetener, it’s MUCH stronger than erythritol, monk fruit, and regular granulated sugar. You CANNOT substitute it 1:1 in recipes. Personally, I like to save stevia for recipes that just use a pinch since in large quantities it takes on a bitter powdery taste.
How to Make 5 Minute Keto Chocolate Mousse
At first, you might be asking yourself if this more resembles chocolate whipping cream instead of chocolate mousse (keto of course), and the main difference between the two is how the whipping cream gets beaten.
For classic whipped cream you beat just until soft peaks form. To get a mousse-like consistency, you continue to beat the cream for about a minute longer until you end up with “stiff peaks.” Mousse is formed by beating in the air bubbles that give this delicious keto chocolate dessert it’s light and fluffy texture.
And if you continue beating even longer, your whipping cream will eventually turn into butter! (You don’t what that here 😉
Here’s a link to an article by Fine Cooking Magazine which shows images for soft peaks, medium peaks, and stiff peaks.
No Sugar Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Add the heaving whipping cream, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and sweetener to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
With a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form, which will take about 2-3 minutes.
It’s best to serve the keto chocolate mousse immediately, but it can be stored up to 2 hours in your fridge.
Recipe serves 4 as a dessert.
Dutch-process cocoa vs unsweetened cocoa
Unsweetened cocoa is rich, and has a stronger bitter taste, and is also acidic, whereas unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder (also known as European cocoa powder) takes the acid out of the cocoa which reduces the bitter aftertaste.
If you only have regular unsweetened cocoa powder at home, I personally think it’s ok to still use that and just increase the sweeter a little bit, if desired. The vanilla extract also helps to add a punch of flavor to balance out the chocolate.
I’ve used both types of cocoa powder and both work great!
How Long Does Keto Chocolate Mousse Keep?
The mousse will keep in the fridge for up to two hours. It’ll seriously start to soften and lose its shape after that so you only want to make as much as you’re needing for a recipe.
This is the exact set I have if you’re wondering how I made the keto chocolate recipe into a pretty shape, and the Amazon price is almost half the price as my local store charged! It also comes with 8 plastic pastry bags to get you started. It’s super cheap and seriously makes whipped cream, frosting, and mousse extra fancy.
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- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-process preferred)
- 1-2 Tbsp Swerve erthyritol sweetener
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl
- Beat with a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer for about 3 minutes until stiff peaks form.
- Best served immediately. It will not keep in the fridge longer than 2 hours and will begin to soften and deflate.
- Great served with fruit, chocolate chips, or whipped cream.
Serves 4 as dessert.
We recommend Dutch-process cocoa in this recipe since it is less bitter than unprocessed cocoa powder.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 servings Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 67mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 1gSugar 2gSugar Alcohols 1gProtein 2g
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