Low carb chocolate mousse that takes only moments to make! Rich and dark, this keto chocolate mousse requires no whipping, no beating, and no avocados. A creamy sugar-free dessert that tastes like the real thing. Watch my video on How To Make Keto Chocolate Mousse for all the details.
If I had to choose only one dessert that I could eat for the rest of my life, I would probably choose chocolate mousse. I am quite certain I would never tire of it; something that cannot be said for most other desserts. I would just go on happily in a monogamous dessert relationship, chocolate mousse being my one and only, forever and ever, amen. It really is the perfect dessert. Light and airy and yet rich and creamy…and oh so chocolatey. And easy to make sugar-free too! It’s all I ever dreamed of in a low carb dessert.
The only reason I don’t make a traditional keto chocolate mousse more often is that it’s rather a laborious process. Whipping the cream, beating the egg whites, melting the chocolate, carefully folding it all in together, waiting for it to chill. It dirties a lot of bowls and kitchen utensils and even though the results are totally worth the effort, I don’t always have time or patience for the effort itself. That’s for REAL chocolate mousse, not the faux kind with the avocados. As good as that looks, it just isn’t real chocolate mousse to me.
However, I happened across recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake for Blender Mousse a little while ago and I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure I could get it to work with my sugar-free, low carb ingredients and it did take a little work to get it right. The first batch was much too thick after it chilled and was more like fudge. It lacked that airy creaminess so critical to a good mousse. So I adjusted and played and I finally hit on the perfect combination of ingredients to make it work. The consistency was perfect and I’ve made it multiple times since then, even coming up with a completely dairy-free version too. Check out how easy it is to make in this instructional video below.
How To Make Easy Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
You can really use any non-dairy milk for this low carb chocolate mousse recipe. I frequently use unsweetened cashew milk or hemp milk but it also works with almond milk or the kind of coconut milk that comes in a carton. I’ve also successfully made a completely dairy-free version of this recipe for my lactose intolerant sister. Simply replace the heavy cream with full fat coconut milk and the butter with coconut oil and it works out perfectly.
I will say that a few readers have indicated that they have a hard time getting the mousse to set properly. I’ve found there are a few tricks to it. One is to use good quality unsweetened chocolate, but NOT sugar-free chocolate. What’s the difference? Unsweetened chocolate is the 100% cacao kind with absolutely no sweeteners added. Sugar-free chocolate is sweetened with something (stevia, erythritol, whatever). This makes a difference because unsweetened chocolate has a higher fiber content, helping the mousse to set. A bulk sweetener, one that has weight like erythritol, is also critical.
Finally, make sure you are adding the scalded milk when it’s still really hot and get those eggs in there quickly so that they cook a bit as you blend.
Do you love chocolate mousse with a passion, as I do? You have to try this low carb Easy Blender Chocolate Mousse!
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Almost Instant Blender Chocolate Mousse
- ½ cup whipping cream or full fat coconut milk for dairy-free
- ½ cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- ¼ cup butter or 2 tablespoon coconut oil for dairy-free
- 2 ounces good quality unsweetened chocolate such as Ghirardelli chopped
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¼ cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder optional but boosts chocolate flavour
- 2 large eggs if concerned about raw eggs, use Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs
- In a small pan, combine cream, cashew milk and butter. Bring to a full boil and then remove from heat.
- In a blender, combine unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, sweetener, and espresso powder. Pulse a few times to combine. Pour in scalded cream mixture and blend until smooth.
- Add eggs and blend again until smooth.
- Pour into 4 dessert cups and chill at least one hour.
Total fat: 30.98g
Calories from fat: 278
Total dietary fiber: 3.35g
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Luann Swank LuAnn Swank says
To make a pie should you double the recipe?
Probably. You may even want to triple it.
Im planning to make this for our annual St Patrick’s day Shenanigans party… but adding Irish Cream, in slider cups.
Donna Blair says
love this !!!
Jessica Scoby says
I made this for my 4 and 5 year old daughters who are dairy intolerant and made the dairy free version. Oh man they LOVE it. They are thrilled I found non dairy coconut milk whipped topping at Alidis that we will top it with for them on Christmas. We let them lick the spoons. They are THRILLED!
Thank you for such fantastic quality keto recipes and SO much variety and options Carolyn!
Brenda Courtney says
I can’t tell you how many times I have made this recipe. It has saved my keto diet so many evenings when I crave chocolate. Has kept me from eating wrong desserts when I am craving them. Simple, easy and quick to make. I always make a double batch and have one almost every evening. Thank you Caroline for giving us this jewel of a mousse recipe. Rich, chocolatey, and as far as I’m concerned, just as good as any dark chocolate mousse made with real sugar!!!
That’s great to hear!
neil jones says
Fabulous recipe absolutely delicious and texture was so smooth.
My husband and I absolutely love this dessert and I’ve told so many friends about it. It’s the best mousse or pudding I’ve ever had! Have you ever tried to tweak this recipe to make it a white chocolate mousse? I would like to try but I know white chocolate is unsweetened and am afraid it won’t set beautifully like the chocolate mousse does..????
This is incredibly delicious and decadent! It wasn’t fluffy like a mousse —much more dense, but still delicious! I made this for Thanksgiving and served in antique cut glass cordials with a demitasse spoon. Fabulous! Wish I could share a pic. Thank you, Carolyn!
Lisa Chapman says
This is my absolute favorite go to dessert when I want something chocolatey, light, fluffy, and when I am short on time. It truly satisfies my sweet tooth. I make it at least once a month…ok fine, I’ll be honest here, I have been making it at least twice a month since I found this recipe about 8 months ago. Quick, easy, and super delicious!
So glad you like it!
I am new to keto. This is delicious! I had to substitute a few things, but will try it as written after a grocery trip. I used all cocoa, hersheys, about one cup, and one cup of heavy cream. It set up fine, and tastes wonderful. creamy texture.
Glad it worked out!
Nina Cohen says
So easy to put together; and it set up beautifully. It is, however, not very sweet. I love dark chocolate (often eat 100% dark!) and I was surprised by how little sweetness there was in the final product (and yes, I weighed the unsweetened chocolate and measured everything correctly). I’m going to definitely top it with sweetened whipped cream (maybe add some low-carb Baileys I made last night!) and some toasted hazelnuts to bring some balance to the dessert. I will for sure make this again, but add a bit more of the Swerve.
Hi Nina. So here’s the thing… everyone experiences these sweeteners a bit differently and some people complain that my recipes are TOO sweet. You need to learn your level of sweetness and adjust.
Would this recipe work in a food processor?
Good question… I honestly haven’t tried. I’d give it a go and see, and at the very least, you’d have some tasty chocolate goo that won’t quite set 😉
Judith Hamaker says
I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!, I make it all the time. In fact, I make it, put it into 1/2 cup Rubbermaid containers , and have one after a meal.
Tried this last night and I was stunned by how delicious it is! I’ve been trying to de-carb my classic mousse recipe for years — yours is almost identical, but much easier (no cream whipping needed). My birthday is next week and I’ll be making the pie version as my reward for making it through another year.
So glad to hear it. Enjoy your birthday!
Delicious. I would half the cocoa powder.
Linda Dorrance says
Outstanding! Thank you!!
Kathleen Saage says
Made this last night for dinner with non-keto friends who said they hope I’ll make it again soon. It’s deliciou and we all loved the creamy texture. It didn’t have the whipped airiness of conventional mousse, but, who cares?! I had no trouble with it setting up –it had probably 6 hours in the fridge. I topped with some fresh cherries. Perfection! Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing your keto cooking brilliance with us.
So glad you liked it!
Loving this low-carb mousse idea! It makes for a perfect little treat!
Made this last night and we have a winner! Our new favorite mousse! Thanks for the tip on getting it to set up! So helplful!
Rachael Yerkes says
I’m in love with this sweet treat!