Keto Chocolate Mousse


A creamy, silky chocolate keto dessert that can be made quickly

For a quick chocolate fix, all you need is 3 ingredients and a couple minutes of time to whip up this thick, velvety keto chocolate mousse.

The best way to satisfy a chocolate craving on the keto diet is to make this keto chocolate mousse. It only takes a few minutes to make and uses ingredients that most people have in their refrigerator or pantry. It’s the perfect solution when you feel like something sweet like a keto dessert – just like my keto cheesecake fluff and my double chocolate cookie for one.

a small white bowl with piped chocolate cream in it and a strawberry

This is an easy way to make chocolate mousse without having to fuss with having to make a pudding or curd from eggs and you don’t have to use cream cheese. This easy keto chocolate mousse is thick, creamy and it’s a low carb dessert that you can make when you need some chocolate in your life. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a hand mixer!

How to make keto chocolate mousse

  1. Pour heavy cream into a large bowl.
  2. Mix until the heavy whipping cream begins to thicken.
  3. Add in cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla and salt.
  4. Beat the chocolate mixture until stiff peaks form into whipped cream.
  5. Pipe or scoop into a bowl and enjoy!


Key ingredients

  • Heavy cream – The heavy whipping cream is the base for this keto recipe. It is what gives the velvet, mousse-like texture. Using all whipping cream instead of cream cheese allows this recipe to save on carbs too.
  • Sweetener – Use a sugar free sweetener like erythritol, allulose or a monk fruit blend. It’s best to use a powdered sweetener to ensure you have a smooth, creamy mousse. Using granulated sweeteners can cause you keto mousse to be graining or gritty.
  • Cocoa powder – The cocoa powder gives the chocolate flavor in this recipe. It’s best to select a cocoa powder that is 100% unsweetened and doesn’t contain any sugar. Check the nutrition labels as some do contain added carbs and sugars. Another option is to use melted keto chocolate; however, you must make sure your heavy cream is warmed to room temperature. Using cold cream will solidify your melted chocolate as it is mixed.
  • Vanilla – This is an optional ingredient but adds a little bit more flavor to your low carb chocolate mousse.
  • Salt – Enhances the sweetness of the mousse without having to add additional sweetener.

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Topping options for mousse

This creamy keto mousse is delicious on it’s own. It’s velvet smooth texture will make you forget all about that it’s sugar free. Here are some topping that you elevate your dessert into something truly epic.

  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashew, macadamia nuts)
  • Toasted coconut (use unsweetened, shredded coconut)
  • Sugar free sprinkles 
  • Chocolate chips  (dark chocolate or white chocolate)
  • Sugar free syrup (chocolate, vanilla, caramel)
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
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Keto mousse flavor variations

Besides chocolate, try these other tasty takes on this easy low carb mousse recipe.

  • White chocolate – Use sugar free white chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder. Melt the chips and whipped into heavy cream warmed to room temperature. Add all the other remaining ingredients listed above.
  • Strawberry – Drizzle in sugar free strawberry syrup into the mousse mixture.
  • Peanut butter – Add 1/4 cup peanut butter into the mousse mixture instead of the cocoa powder.

Storage information

Store any leftover low carb chocolate mousse in the refrigerator. This will help keep the integrity of the dessert and will help the flavors meld together. You can store the low carb mousse for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

You can freeze your mousse as well. It becomes more of an ice cream like texture when you freeze it.

Keto Chocolate Mousse: FAQS

Can I use melted chocolate to make mousse?

Yes! You can use melted sugar free chocolate chips to make this creamy chocolate mousse. It's important to have your heavy cream at room temperature for 30 minutes to prevent the melted chocolate from solidifying from the cold cream.

How many carbs are in keto chocolate mousse?

Keto chocolate mousse has a lot less carbs than the sugar filled original. This keto chocolate mousse recipe has 3.1 g net carbs per 3/4 cup of mousse dessert.

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes! It's easy to make dairy free chocolate mousse. Instead of heavy whipping cream, use coconut cream to make whipped coconut cream. You could use coconut milk and just use the thick creamy part of the canned coconut milk.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 373
Fat 36.7g
Protein 1.8g
Total Carbs 5.8g
Net Carbs 3.1g

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    1. You can add more sweetener if desired. On keto, the longer you go without sugar, the less you need things sweet. So a little bit of sweetener can taste like a lot.

  1. I made it with whipping cream, 1/2 cup of chocolate PB2, salt & vanilla- delicious, but a bit on the sweeter side. Thanks a bunch!

  2. I just made this yesterday and my husband and I loved it. My son is not used to unsweetened chocolate so to him it was too bitter but that means more for us. I plan to make this many times over. Thank you so much.
    By any chance do you have a recipe for peanut butter mousse or maybe a peanut butter cup type dessert?

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