3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Mousse

June 16, 2021

This decadent chocolate mousse can be whipped up in no time and is unimaginably rich and creamy! Not to mention it’s low-carb and uses only 3 ingredients!

On a keto diet but craving something sweet? This quick and easy chocolate mousse recipe is here to help. It's the classic no-bake treat when eating low-carb and hits the spot every time.

Not to mention, it's pretty much one of the easiest keto desserts you can make and extremely satisfying. It tastes just like regular chocolate mousse, and its silky smooth texture is rich and creamy with just the right amount of fluffiness and sweetness.

And the recipe only uses 3 basic, readily available ingredients to yield amazing results which can be topped with keto ice cream, coconut whipped cream, or other favorite toppings.

Keto Chocolate MoussePhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 10 mins

Tips

  • Use sugar-free chocolate chips or a chopped-up chocolate bar of your choice. You can also use dark chocolate to make keto-friendly dark chocolate mousse using this recipe.
  • For an ultra-rich and dark mousse, use a keto chocolate bar with at least 78% cocoa content.
  • Vanilla extract is keto-friendly and adds an amazing sugary-floral flavor. If you don’t have vanilla extract, you can substitute with keto maple syrup and almond extract.
  • For best results, use heavy cream sitting at room temperature. This prevents the sides of the pan from burning due to cold cream, and the hot chocolate cream cools down faster when you add room temperature heavy cream to it.
  • To make this quick chocolate mousse recipe without cream, use a mixture of half-and-half butter or equal parts silken tofu and soy milk. You can also make keto chocolate mousse with cream cheese, evaporated milk, and a mix of milk and butter, although these don't whip as well as heavy cream.
  • For dairy-free and vegan-friendly keto chocolate mousse, use a plant-based double cream and dairy-free or vegan chocolate.
  • When whipping the chilled cream, take care to stop as soon as stiff peaks form. Any more will make the mousse too fluffy and likely to sink once transferred to a glass or bowl.
  • If refolding mousse to fluff it up, avoid using thick wooden spoons or spatulas as they can crush the air bubbles and leave the mixture flat and heavy. Use a large metal spoon instead.
  • When storing mousse in the fridge, cover tightly with clingfilm to prevent it from absorbing excess moisture and picking up any unpleasant flavors from the fridge.
  • Spread tasty chocolate mousse over some brownies for an indulgent dessert, or use it to make easy chocolate mousse cakes.
  • Also, experiment with flavors like Espresso, Peppermint, Orange Chocolate, and Coconut for some uniquely delicious keto chocolate mousse.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add half of the heavy cream to a small saucepan and heat it up on low heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat once warm.
  2. Add the chopped chocolate to a heatproof bowl and pour the warm cream over it. Add vanilla extract. Leave to melt for a minute, then stir with a whisk until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  3. Whisk in the remaining cream to help cool down the mixture and cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Remove the chocolate cream from the refrigerator once chilled and whip with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over mix and garnish chocolate mousse before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Keto Chocolate Mousse
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories206
% Daily Value*
Protein 1 g2%
Potassium 45 mg1%
Total Fat 22 g28.2%
Sodium 23 mg1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Chocolate Mousse?

A mousse is a sweet or savory dish that is light and fluffy in its texture and typically made by whipping cream, egg whites or both with a main flavorful ingredient. Chocolate mousse is a mousse made using chocolate as the main ingredient. It is great as both a standalone dessert and airy cake filling and originated in France sometime in the 1700s.

How To Make Chocolate Mousse?

To make easy chocolate mousse, add heated heavy cream to a bowl of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and whisk after adding vanilla extract. Add more cream to the resulting smooth mixture and refrigerate before whipping till stiff peaks form. Use this same method with sugar-free or low-sugar chocolate to make keto chocolate mousse.

What Can Go Wrong With Chocolate Mousse?

Despite having a pretty simple recipe, there is still a lot that can go wrong when making easy chocolate mousse. The most common problems encountered are:

1. Grainy mousse. Adding all the cream to the melted chocolate at once results in a grainy mousse. Your mousse can also end up sandy or lumpy if you whip your cream too stiffly.

2. Heavy and thick mousse. Using too much fat can make your keto chocolate mousse thick and heavy. To prevent this, avoid using creams with a fat content higher than 40% and chocolates with high amounts of cocoa butter.

3. Soft and runny mousse. If the whipped cream is not stiff enough, then the mousse will end up soft and runny. Chocolate mousse is also likely to end up overly soft if too little chocolate is used.

How to Serve Chocolate Mousse?

Serve your chocolate mousse with cream, berries, chopped nuts, ice cream, chocolate curls, whipped coconut cream, edible flowers, and other preferred toppings in pretty juice glasses, small bowls, or champagne flutes. Chocolate mousse also pairs well with alcoholic sweet wines and berry wines like Shiraz, chocolate wine, and sweet Madeira.

How to Store Mousse?

This easy chocolate mousse can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks when covered completely to prevent any moisture from seeping in. Mousse can also be frozen for up to 6 months in a freezer-friendly container and thawed overnight and gently folded to re-fluff before consumption.

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