A delicious low carb and keto mousse made with sweet mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. Topped with roasted strawberries, it’s an easy yet elegant dessert.
Stop the presses! Hold everything! This, right here, right now, is a memorable moment. Take a deep breath, sit up straight and make sure you are paying attention. Because this is big, friends. This is noteworthy. This is historical. This, this lovely, sweet and creamy low carb dessert…this is the first recipe to come out of my new kitchen! We are out of our rental, into the new house, and it’s a sea of boxes. I don’t have a clue where most things are. I’m unpacking things I haven’t seen in 6 months and that I forgot I even owned. It feels a little like an archaeological exploration as I unearth artifacts of a bygone time and place. But the kitchen was priority number one for me and it’s mostly unpacked and nicely organized, although I do often stand bewildered in it, trying to remember where I’ve put everything. Let it be said that I never want to move again. Or at least for another 10 years.
Given the chaos and uncertainty of moving, it’s a wonder I decided to tackle a new recipe so soon. But as I was walking home from the local farmer’s market the other day, arms full of 6 pints of Oregon strawberries, an idea popped into my head and I had to make it immediately. In part because it sounds so good and in part because I didn’t want the strawberries to go before I’d had a chance to execute it. And it worked out so well, I had to bring it to you immediately. I have other recipes ready to go but they are just going to have to wait. This one is a must make!
Have you noticed all the recipes for roasted strawberries lately? It seems to be quite the trend. I have to say, I was a little skeptical because I don’t like cooked strawberries much. I love them raw and fresh but I find that cooking increases their sweetness so much it becomes cloying. But I was also intrigued because roasting brings out the best in some other foods, notably vegetables of the cruciferous variety. So, okay, I was willing to try it. But what to pair it with?
I still had several containers of creamy mascarpone leftover from my Lemony Mascarpone Cauliflower Mac N Cheese. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was not stingy with the gorgeous cheese they sent! I was kicking around the idea of mascarpone ice cream but the concept of a creamy mascarpone mousse just presented itself. When my heart quickened in excitement, I knew I was on the right track. And oh, how perfect a track it was! This stuff is gorgeous! It’s an elegant dessert and it sounds impressive but it’s remarkably easy to make. I think it might be my favourite low carb dessert recipe of late. And you know that’s saying something! Told you this was a memorable moment.
Mascarpone Mousse with Roasted Strawberries
This creamy low carb mousse is made with sweet mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. Topped with roasted strawberries, it's an easy yet elegant dessert.
- 2 cups quartered strawberries
- 2 tsp granulated Swerve Sweetener
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 6 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease a medium-sized baking dish (I used coconut oil spray).
- Add berries and sprinkle with sweetener. Add vanilla extract and toss to combine, then spread out over pan.
- Roast 20 to 25 minutes, until soft and tender and much of the juice has released.
- In a large bowl, beat mascarpone, cream cheese, 4 tbsp sweetener and vanilla together until well combined.
- In another bowl, beat cream with remaining 2 tbsp sweetener until it holds stiff peaks. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until combined.
- Pipe or spoon into 6 small dessert cups. Top with roasted berries and serve immediatly.
Serves 6. Each serving has 6.24 g of carbs and 1.11 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 5.13 g.
Food energy: 386kcal Total fat: 37.13g Calories from fat: 334 Cholesterol: 122mg Carbohydrate: 6.24g Total dietary fiber: 1.11g Protein: 5.00g Sodium: 96mg