This creamy low carb white chocolate mousse recipe is so easy to make. It’s a perfect keto dessert for any occasion!
So if you know me, you know I like to experiment and play with my food. I rarely even make my own recipes exactly the same way twice. I have good intentions to follow my instructions to the letter and then my mind wanders and I think “Oh, what would happen if I did this?”. Sometimes the results are spectacular and sometimes they are less so. But I always learn something out of the deal.
Turns out that when I have the time, I also love to play with my photography. I’ve become very accustomed to the white, clean style I’ve cultivated over the past few years but I do sometimes feel stuck in a rut. I feel a little like I am taking the same photograph over and over, just with different food. So I’ve been trying things out, new back drops and surfaces, sometimes even opting for a darker, more dramatic style. Just as when I experiment with food, sometimes the results are spectacular, and sometimes they are less so, but I always learn something out of the deal.
Taking photos of light-coloured in a bright white setting, such as this delectable low carb white chocolate mousse, is tough. It can simply disappear into the whiteness of the background. So I had some fun playing with this one, as you can see. Dark, medium, light backgrounds…I found I actually got a few decent photos in all of those situations and couldn’t decide which I liked best!
This keto dessert recipe was inspired by a gorgeous high carb white chocolate mousse on My Baking Addiction. Of course, that version used real white chocolate, which simply isn’t an option for those of us on low carb and keto diets. But I knew I could fake it a bit with some cocoa butter and get that same white chocolate flavor. I actually made a double batch but it was such a rich dessert, I felt I needed to cut back on it a bit. And then I ended up using the leftovers for another, insanely decadent low carb mousse cake…and that recipe is to follow soon, I promise!
So, enjoy this delicious keto white chocolate mousse recipe as is, with a few fresh berries, or as part of a bigger, more elaborate dessert. No matter what, you will love it!
- In a medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup of the cream with 2 tbsp of the sweetener and 1/4 teaspoon of the vanilla extract until it holds stiff peaks.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the remaining sweetener and vanilla extract. Beat in the melted cocoa butter until smooth (mixture may get quite thick).
- Add the remaining 2 tbsp of whipping cream to the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined. If the mixture is still very thick, add another tbsp of cream.
- Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined. Spoon or pipe into 4 dessert glasses and top with fresh berries.
Food energy: 261kcal
Total fat: 24.77g
Calories from fat: 222
Total dietary fiber: --