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Simple Low-Carb Mousse: 2-Ingredient Chocolate Bliss

Simple Low-Carb Mousse: 2-Ingredient Chocolate Bliss

Whisk away to a world where indulgence and health harmoniously meet with this 2-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Mousse. Boasting a divinely smooth texture and rich chocolatey taste, it defies all dessert norms by requiring just a couple of keto-friendly essentials. Perfect for anyone on a low-carb journey, this mousse shuns the usual suspects—no heavy cream or sugar here! Instead, it delivers a heavenly taste that’s effortlessly sugar-free, gluten-free, and can be vegan-friendly with the right choice of chocolate. Whether you’re a seasoned keto aficionado or simply dipping your toes into the sugar-free waters, this mousse is your ticket to a guiltless chocolate escapade. So grab your blender and prepare to be amazed—decadence is just a blend away!

Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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  • Begin by measuring 1 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips. Ensure they are at room temperature for easier blending.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into the blender.
  • Measure 2.5 cups of water. Use filtered water if possible for a cleaner taste.
  • Add the water to the blender with the chocolate chips.Crystal-clear water being poured into a blender over chocolate chips, the first step in making keto chocolate mousse.
  • Secure the lid of the blender tightly. Begin blending on low speed, gradually increasing to high speed to ensure the mixture becomes completely smooth.
  • Blend the mixture for a full 2 minutes to incorporate air, which will help achieve a light and airy mousse texture.
  • Once blended, carefully remove the lid. The mixture will be liquid at this stage.
  • Prepare your ramekins or small bowls by placing them on a flat surface.
  • With a spatula, guide the mousse mixture out of the blender and into the ramekins, dividing it evenly.The liquid chocolate mixture is poured from the blender into white ramekins for chilling.
  • Gently tap the ramekins on the counter to remove any air bubbles and ensure a smooth surface.
  • Place the ramekins in the refrigerator. Chill the mousse for at least 12 hours to set properly. This chilling time is crucial for the mousse to develop the right texture.
  • After chilling, take the mousse out of the refrigerator. It should now be firm to the touch and hold its shape.
  • Serve as is or garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder, fresh berries, or any other optional add-ins as desired.
  • Enjoy the rich and indulgent taste of your Keto-friendly 2-Ingredient Mousse!Thick, fluffy keto chocolate mousse in a white ramekin, ready to be enjoyed.


  • Serving Suggestions:
    1. Whipped Coconut Cream: Top with a dollop of keto-friendly whipped coconut cream for a luscious texture contrast.
    2. Fresh Berries: Garnish with a handful of fresh raspberries or strawberries for a burst of color and a hint of tangy sweetness.
    3. Chopped Nuts: Sprinkle with crushed pecans or almonds for added crunch and healthy fats.
    4. Mint Leaves: Add a fresh mint leaf on top of each serving for an elegant touch and a refreshing flavor.
    5. Low-Carb Granola: Sprinkle a bit of homemade keto granola on top for a delicious crunch without added sugars.
    6. Chocolate Shavings: Use a peeler to shave some of the same sugar-free chocolate chips on top for a double chocolate experience.
    7. Keto Cookie Crumble: Crumble a keto-friendly cookie over the mousse for an added texture and indulgence.
    8. Cinnamon Dust: A light dusting of cinnamon can add a warming spice note that pairs wonderfully with chocolate.
    9. Sugar-Free Syrup Drizzle: Drizzle a sugar-free caramel or chocolate syrup for an extra decadent treat.
    10. Espresso Powder: For coffee lovers, a sprinkle of espresso powder can intensify the chocolate flavor and add a new dimension.
  • Notes:
    Blender Capacity: Ensure your blender can handle the volume of liquid; if not, blend in batches to avoid spills.
    Chocolate Quality: The taste of the mousse is heavily dependent on the chocolate chips used. Choose a high-quality brand for the best flavor.
    Setting Time: The mousse needs to chill for at least 12 hours, but if you’re in a rush, a minimum of 6 hours can suffice for a softer set.
    Serving Temperature: For the best texture, let the mousse sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving if it’s too firm straight out of the refrigerator.
    Storing: The mousse can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If any separation occurs, simply give it a gentle stir before serving.
    Freezing: For a frozen treat, freeze the mousse for 2-3 hours. It will have the consistency of ice cream.
    Sweetness Adjustment: If your chocolate chips aren’t sweet enough for your taste, you can blend in a keto-friendly sweetener to the mix.
    Water Replacement: For a creamier texture, substitute water with unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk. Adjust the quantity slightly as these might be thicker than water.
    Garnishing: Serve the mousse in clear glasses and layer with nuts or berries for an eye-catching dessert parfait.
    Allergen Info: If you’re serving guests with dietary restrictions, confirm that your chocolate chips are free from common allergens like nuts, dairy, and soy.
  • Tips:
    Quality of Chocolate: The better the quality of sugar-free chocolate chips, the richer your mousse will taste. Opt for a brand with a high percentage of cocoa for a deeper flavor.
    Blending Technique: Start blending at a low speed and gradually increase to high to prevent the liquid from splashing and to aerate the mixture properly.
    Chill Time: Don’t shortcut the chill time; it’s essential for the mousse to set and develop the right texture.
    Silky Texture: For an even silkier texture, after blending and before chilling, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any unblended bits.
    Serving Style: Consider serving the mousse in different vessels, like wine glasses or martini glasses, for a fancy presentation.
    Garnish Right Before Serving: If using nuts, coconut flakes, or other garnishes that could soften, add them right before serving to maintain their crunch.
    Make It Thicker: If you prefer a thicker mousse, reduce the amount of water slightly. Experiment with the ratios to find your perfect texture.
    Water Temperature: Use cold water; it helps the chocolate chips blend smoothly and starts the chilling process.
    Flavor Variations: Experiment with different extracts like almond or orange to give the mousse a new flavor profile.
    Batch Making: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for larger gatherings. Just make sure your blender is big enough to accommodate the increase.
  • Variations/Modifications:
    Nut-Free Version: Ensure that the sugar-free chocolate chips are certified nut-free if you have an allergy or are serving someone with nut sensitivities.
    Vegan Option: Use vegan-friendly chocolate chips. Ensure no animal-derived ingredients if adhering to a strict vegan diet.
    Mint Chocolate Variation: Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the blender for a refreshing mint chocolate twist.
    Mocha Mousse: Incorporate a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder to imbue the mousse with a rich coffee flavor.
    Spicy Chocolate: A pinch of cayenne pepper or cinnamon can add a warm spice kick, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat with their sweet.
    Berry-Infused: Blend in some fresh or frozen berries for a fruity mousse variation. Adjust the amount of water accordingly.
    Protein-Packed: Add a scoop of keto-friendly chocolate protein powder for an extra protein boost.
    Lactose-Free Creamy: Substitute water with lactose-free heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk for a creamier, richer texture.
    Alcohol-Infused: For an adult version, add a splash of rum, brandy, or keto-friendly liqueur before blending.
  • Prep Ahead:
    Chocolate Chips Measurement: Measure out the chocolate chips ahead of time and store them at room temperature so they’re ready to blend.
    Pre-Chilling: If your refrigerator is particularly warm, or you’re short on time, place the ramekins in the fridge to pre-chill before adding the mousse mixture.
    Blending in Advance: The chocolate and water can be blended and kept in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours before you intend to serve. Just be sure to give it a quick stir before pouring into ramekins to chill and set.
    Garnishes: Any garnishes, like chopped nuts or cocoa powder, can be prepared and stored in airtight containers. If using fresh berries, they’re best prepared close to serving time to maintain freshness.
    Freezing: For a firmer, ice-cream-like texture, you can freeze the mousse after it has set in the fridge. Transfer it to the freezer 2-3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 100kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 7g
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