Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse


This keto chocolate mousse is perfect when a sweet craving hits. It's so quick it will be ready in no time. No need to pre-whip the heavy cream — just throw everything into a bowl and mix! Use any keto-friendly granular sweetener that measures like sugar. I prefer the powdered version of Swerve, since it dissolves better. Adjust cocoa powder and sweetener amounts to suit your tastes. This is quite rich, so you don't need a lot to feel satisfied.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings

It can be hard to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying true to the keto diet. That's where this keto chocolate mousse comes in! The light and airy dessert is low-carb, easy to throw together quickly, and absolutely delicious.

What Makes This Chocolate Mousse Keto?

Most people who follow the keto diet avoid sugar, as sugar contains carbs. So, instead of the white sugar that's traditionally used in chocolate mousse, this recipe calls for powdered zero-calorie sweetener.

How to Make Keto Chocolate Mousse

This quick keto chocolate mousse recipe is made with just six ingredients (cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla extract, powdered sweetener, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt). You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Start by beating the cream cheese with a hand mixer until it's light and fluffy. Lower the speed and slowly incorporate the vanilla and heavy cream. Add the sweetener, cocoa powder and salt and continue mixing until it reaches a mousse-like consistency.

How to Store Keto Chocolate Mousse

Keep the keto chocolate mousse in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat. It should last for up to three days in an airtight container.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I was fiercely CRAVING chocolate that fit the keto and was satisfying … I tried other things and was disappointed," says Jeannie Byrne. "I tried this and it was EVERYTHING! It was quick and easy."

"I love this mouse," raves IrmaB. "It has just enough to satisfy. I served it with fresh cut strawberries."

"I have made this every week since I made it the first time a month ago," says Janice S. "On a keto diet and this completely satisfies my sweet tooth and chocolate craving! Great and EASY recipe."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup powdered zero-calorie sweetener (such as Swerve®)

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

    beaten cream cheese in bowl

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  2. Turn mixer to low speed and slowly mix in heavy cream and vanilla. Mix in sweetener, cocoa powder and salt until well incorporated. Turn mixer to high and mix until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes more.

    beaten chocolate mousse in bowl

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  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

    close up view of Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse garnished with a raspberry in a bowl, raspberries on the side



You can pulse granular sweetener in a blender or food processor to achieve a powdered consistency.

For variety, try different flavored extracts in place of vanilla.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
38g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 24g 118%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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