Few desserts are more indulgent than chocolate mousse and this thick and creamy Keto chocolate mousse is no exception. It uses 100% dark chocolate and rich coconut cream to create a dessert that is so decadent you will barely believe that it’s sugar-free. With only 1 gram of sugar and 3 grams carbs per serving, say yes to chocolatey indulgence and no added sugar, stabilizers, and dairy. This is 4-ingredient dessert goes back to basics to let the decadent chocolate flavor take center stage.
Where Does Chocolate Mousse Come From?
Can you believe that when mousse was first invented it wasn’t a dessert at all? Savory mousse recipes appeared in France in the early 18th century but sweet mouse recipes didn’t come on the scene until the late 19th century. Early sweet mousses used fruit purees rather than a chocolate base, and no one knows exactly when the first chocolate mousse was made.
In the United States, one of the earliest recipes that has been found for chocolate mousse dates back to 1892. However, this “mousse” recipe bears more resemblance to chocolate pudding than a light and airy mousse. It wasn’t until the 1930s and the invention of the electric mixer, that mousse as we know it became possible for cooks everywhere.
3 Serving Suggestions for Beautiful Presentation
- Elegant – Serve in martini glasses or champagne flutes with a sprig of mint on top. For extra wow factor, pipe into serving dishes with a star piping tip.
- Cute – Serve in fancy tea cups with saucers for a sweet tea party vibe. To really wow your guests, top with Keto coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut, and serve with teaspoons.
- Classic – Serve in ramekins or small glasses. Top with a fresh raspberry or sliced strawberry. To get fancy, check out this article on decorative cutting to make strawberry hearts or fans.
More Decadent Keto Chocolate Recipes
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An indulgent 4-ingredient dessert with serious chocolate flavor.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
- Melt the chocolate in a double broiler. Let cool and stir the erythritol, coconut cream, and egg yolks into the mixture.
- Whisk the egg whites until peaks form.
- Carefully fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites using a spoon.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 211
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 13 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 7 g