This low carb chocolate mousse is a decadent dessert you can enjoy while following a low carb lifestyle. This mousse comes in at HALF the carbs of regular mousse making it a delicious dessert you can enjoy tonight!
Why This Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Recipe Works
Finding a dessert when following a low carb or keto diet can be quite the challenge. Desserts are known to be very high in calories and loaded with sugar and carbs. But what if I said there was a way to enjoy desserts while keeping the carbs very low?
I’ve been experimenting with sweeteners lately and I’ve been making quite a few keto desserts, with these keto cheesecake bars being my favorite so far. But I soon discovered that I didn’t have any low carb CHOCOLATE desserts and what’s better than the indulgence of chocolate mousse?
- Sweetener: You can use a sweetener of your choice, although we went with liquid Stevia for this recipe. Some people like to use erythritol.
- Dark Chocolate: The healthiest of most chocolates. I used Lily’s dark chocolate, don’t use regular semi sweet, it has too much sugar.
- Greek Yogurt: Helps provide a thick base to the mousse.
- Cream Cheese: Adds to the fluff and froth of the mousse.
- Eggs: Be sure to beat the egg whites until fluffy, this is where the mousse gets its volume and air from.
- Vanilla Extract: Adds a hint of vanilla flavor.
How to Make Chocolate Mousse
- Step One – Combine the yogurt and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl and mix using an electric mixer until well combined.
- Step Two – Add the melted dark chocolate, sweetener and vanilla.
- Step Three – Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Step Four – Gently fold the egg whites in the mousse bowl until mixed. Be gentle so the mousse ends up fluffy and soft.
Is this dessert keto-friendly?
Yes. If you are very strict with your carbs (25 and under), this may be on the high side. However, my husband follows keto and finds a way to sneak this in. Be sure to use a dark chocolate that does not contain sugar though.
Another keto-friendly ingredient is yogurt. Natural yogurt and Greek yogurt are excellent choices for a keto chocolate mousse recipe.
This mousse is so delicious all by itself, but it can’t hurt to add a few toppings to elevate this moment:
- Nuts (crushed peanuts, almonds or pecans will add crunch and texture)
- Toasted coconut (use unsweetened if staying low carb)
- Mini Chocolate Chips (I think Lily’s makes the best chips!)
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate shavings
- Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
Is there a certain liquid stevia I should use? Liquid stevia tends to be different from one brand to another, so I’d advise you to taste the mousse as you are making it and adjust the sweetness to taste.
How do I store leftovers? Store the mousse covered in the refrigerator for up to five days.
How do I add more chocolate flavor? For a deeper chocolate flavor, feel free to add a splash of very strongly brewed coffee and/or more chocolate.
Are there substitutions I can use for the dark chocolate and yogurt? You can use unsweetened cocoa powder and heavy whipping cream.
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Cream cheese
- 4 oz. Dark Chocolate
- 2 Egg whites
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Chocolate shavings for garnish
- Beat the Greek yogurt with cream cheese together using a hand mixer in a large bowl.
- Add the sweetener and vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly to combine.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 60 seconds at power 7, stir and melt again in 10 second increments until melted. Add it to the yogurt and stir until well combined.
- Beat the egg whites in another bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gently, fold egg whites in the mousse bowl until evenly incorporated. Be gentle, so the mousse ends up fluffy and soft.
- Divide the mousse into four small ramekins or small glasses. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Optional: Before serving, garnish with shaved chocolate, whipped cream or strawberries
Calories 424; Fat 35 gr; Carbs 14 gr; Sugar 8 gr; Protein 15 gr; Sodium 261 mg; Fiber 3 gr
(Fat 51%-Carbs 6%-Protein 29%)
The nutrition values were calculated using Whisk. I used Fage 5% Greek Yogurt and Lily’s Sea Salt Dark Chocolate when making this recipe.
- Prep Time: 20 min + 2 hrs chill time