With just two ingredients, this Low Carb Whipped Chocolate Mousse is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining all your hard work.
Since my gluten-free experiment morphed into low-carb eating (it seemed to make the most sense), I haven’t had too much trouble curbing my sweet tooth. That’s not to say I haven’t craved sweets at all because, well, duh. Clearly I love chocolate. My solution to the need for chocolate? This stuff right here.
When we were in Oregon over the summer, my sister-in-law requested a low carb/ketogenic dessert to celebrate her birthday, so I made this Two Ingredient Low Carb Whipped Chocolate Mousse. To make it a little more special, I turned the mousse into parfaits. I layered it with sliced strawberries and topped it off with homemade whipped cream that I made using the leftover cream and a little sweetener (I used a sugar alternative, but I can’t remember which one).
It was a huge hit, even with those of us who were still regularly indulging our sweet tooths (sweet teeth?). The mousse was so good that I made it again during that visit, and now I’m making it at home. This mousse is the perfect evening treat to keep in the fridge. A little goes a long way due to its richness, so a batch lasts me about a week.
Two Ingredient Low Carb Whipped Chocolate Mousse
4.5 oz. box sugar-free fat-free chocolate pudding
2 cups heavy cream
Whisk together the pudding and the cream in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Remove the mousse from the fridge and use an electric mixer to whip it into mousse. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to a week.
If you’d like, beat the remaining heavy cream with a little of your preferred sweetener to make whipped cream to serve with the mousse.
This mousse makes amazing parfaits! You can layer it with berries, crumbled low car cookies, or alternate flavors of mousse.
I’ve only made the chocolate version of this mousse, but it would also work other flavors.
Looking for more healthy indulgence? Check out Dark Chocolate-Dipped Clementines and Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cheesecake Dip.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
You really have to love easy, quick and delicious desserts. Perfect for when you need to whip something up fast.
I agree, Gloria!
Monica | Nourish & Fete says
I just love the simplicity of this! I am really realizing that I’m going to have to be a lot more careful about indulging my sweet tooth as I get (gasp..) older, but it’s not realistic for me to cut out sweets entirely, ha! I think compromises like this are going to go a long way to keeping both my jeans and my taste buds happy! 🙂
I’m right there with you with the getting older thing … This is the perfect compromise!
Anne Murphy says
How rich and easy!
It’s definitely both, Anne!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
What a great dessert. I love having something quick and easy that I can make at the last minute! I do enjoy rich and creamy desserts. To me, they are very satisfying.
If rich and creamy is your thing, you’ll definitely love this mousse!
Ali B says
A dessert that is low carb, easy to make, and delicious? Yes please! Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Pinterest Party last week! Can’t wait to see what you share Friday at the new party!
Thanks, Ali, and thanks for hosting a great party!
Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says
Easy and quick. And most of all, delicious!
You’re right, Nicoletta, it’s certainly all three!
Amanda Mason says
Such simplicity! I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing a little bit of simple!
Thanks, Amanda! I’m always up for simple.
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
Chocolate mousse is always one of my favorites!
Mine, too, Kathryn, especially when low carb limits my options.
Lynn | The Road to Honey says
I did low carb for the longest time. It did wonders for keeping my blood sugar under control and I definitely didn’t feel deprived of treats as I had a wonderful recipe for low carb cheesecake and chocolate pie. This little easy chocolate mousse would hit the spot too.
Ooh, I’d love those recipes, Lynn! I’ve been shocked by how great eating low carb has made me feel.
Michelle | The Last Food Blog says
Love how easy this is and that you can keep it in the fridge for those snack attacks!
I know, right? Those sneaky late-night sweets cravings are the worst!
Çitra Kale @Çitra's Home Diary says
Well İ think I found my kid’s fave and it’s fast to make! thx for sharing
I’m sure it’ll be a hit with the whole family!
Jessica Pinney says
I often adhere to a low carb diet and this chocolate mousse looks like it would be an excellent treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks, Jessica! I can’t get enough of it!