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If you’re looking for an amazing dessert, you won’t want to miss out on this Keto Chocolate Mousse! Rich, creamy and delicious!
Okay, I’ll be honest. Chocolate is not my go-to dessert.
I know… it’s kind of weird but I’ve always just love salty foods. Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t crave a gluten-free peanut butter cookie every once in a while.
But, I’m having a dinner party this weekend and it’s my friend’s birthday, who just happens to be a HUGE fanatic of chocolate. We all have that ONE friend (Yes, it’s you, Lucy.)
Now when I say chocolate fanatic, I mean it! She loves anything chocolate and chocolate mousse is her favorite.
One problem though.
She’s on the keto/low-carb diet and was so surprised (really?) that chocolate mousse has a ton of sugar and she can’t eat it.
Well, I’m about to knock her socks off and win the best friend of the year. Get this.
Keto Avocado Chocolate Mousse Health Benefits
With all these nutrient-packed ingredients in this chocolate dessert, you know there are some health benefits to this mousse.
Wait. It’s good for me too?
Yup! I know, right?
I’m about to make you feel good about eating dessert! YAY!
There are four fat-soluble vitamins in heavy whipping cream – vitamins A, D, E, and K. This means that your body absorbs these vitamins better when you consume them with something higher in fact, like heavy whipping cream.
Decreased Risk of Obesity
If you are on the keto diet, then you already know that eating a diet high in fats has been linked with a decreased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Healthy Blood Pressure Benefits
Did you know that avocados have more potassium than bananas? It’s true! This important nutrient is linked to lower blood pressure.
That means a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even kidney failure.
So, eat those avocados!
What? It’s a strange word, but it’s a very important part of avocados and your heart. Oleic acid makes up the majority of the fat in avocados.
This is monounsaturated fat – one of the healthiest kinds of fats. Studies show it has beneficial effects on genes that are linked to cancer. That’s because it is a mega anti-oxidant.
Probiotics for Gut Health
Cream cheese is made from lactic acid bacteria, and some of these strains are probiotics. Probiotics are amazing for gut health.
In fact, Lactobacillus reduces your body’s inflammatory response, which could help your body fight infections more effectively.
Dreamy Keto Chocolate Mousse
With a mix of unsweetened cocoa powder and my top-secret ingredient (hello, avocado), this rich and creamy dessert will make this birthday one for the books.
What’s In This Low Carb Chocolate Mousse?
There are only six simple ingredients in my chocolate mousse. All of them are keto-friendly ingredients that will keep you on track.
Here’s what I used in my mousse:
- Cream Cheese – Use full-fat if you are following keto. Your body needs fats to burn for energy.
- Cocoa Powder – Make sure you are using sugar-free cocoa powder.
- Avocado – Since you will be smashing it up, use a really ripe avocado.
- Vanilla Extract – For that dessert flavor
- Sugar-Free Sweetener – Use any kind that you like.
- Heavy Whipping Cream – This is a very popular ingredient in keto desserts so I keep plenty on hand.
How To Make Chocolate Mousse At Home
Using a handheld mixer, blend the cream cheese, cocoa powder, and avocado until creamy and smooth.
Add vanilla extract and sweetener, and mix for two minutes.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
Best Sugar-Free Sweetener To Use
What is the best keto-friendly sweetener to use in chocolate mousse? Ideally, you want something that will have the perfect texture without any aftertaste.
Lots of people really turn to erythritol. It’s basically just a type of sugar alcohol that mixes in completely without a funky aftertaste.
Another option is Swerve. If you use this one, get the powdered version instead of the granular one. The powdered version dissolves better in the mousse.
I’ve also heard that powdered Lakanto sweetener dissolves and doesn’t have any funky aftertastes at all. If you are picky about the flavor, try this one first.
How To Fold Whipped Cream
One of the most important steps in this recipe is when you gently fold in the whipped cream. If you already know how to fold in ingredients when you bake, skip this part!
These instructions are for the newbie bakers (which I still feel like I am most days).
Folding in an ingredient is a much gentler way of mixing something together. This way, you don’t damage the texture at all. In the case of my mousse, it keeps it fluffy!
When you fold, just put the whipped cream right on top of the chocolate avocado mixture. Then, use a spatula to gently bring the chocolate mixture on top of the whipping cream. Do this slowly and repeat the process until it is all mixed together.
Here’s a video showing you how to fold it in so you can see it.
Do You Need An Electric Mixer To Make Mousse?
Yes, you will appreciate having an electric mixer. I suggest having one. It will save your arms. Otherwise, you can use a wooden spoon but it will take longer to mix it.
How To Make Chocolate Mousse Ahead of Time
This is so easy to make, that you won’t need to make it ahead of time! One thing you can do to speed up the process is to pre-chop or scoop your avocado.
Avocados won’t turn brown as fast in the refrigerator if you store them with the seed/pit in the middle. It’s a strange hack I discovered that actually works!
Otherwise, all you do is combine everything and whip it up! It takes just minutes to make.
I do advise against freezing it. When you thaw it, the mousse changes texture. It’s just not the same afterward.
How To Store Leftovers
I don’t think there will be any leftovers! It’s so creamy and rich that you’ll want to lick the bowl!
If you do have leftovers, just store them in an airtight container with a lid. Eat this mousse as soon as you can. It will stay fresh for about a week.
Eat it up within a few days for the best taste and texture.
What To Serve With Low-Carb Mousse
Since this is such a filling treat, you won’t want to eat it with much. I suggest enjoying it with a hot cup of coffee. Yum!