Low Carb Dark Chocolate Mousse

creamy chocolate mousse

Wow, I made a big ones of these bad boys (which are not bad for you) and ate it all myself. Admittedly it was PMT week (oh joy) so I was craving chocolate but in all fairness PMT has been better than ever since my transition to eating a more low carb way.

I feel fuller for longer and generally have more energy. I really wish I’d reverted back to this way of eating, sooner. It seems to suit my body perfectly.

Anyway back to the dessert du jour. I simply adore all things sweet as you guys might have guessed from my blog so I just had to make a low carb mousse. This is so quick and easy and can be made vegan with coconut milk if you prefer (just refrigerate 1 can overnight and use the cream which rises to the top, not the liquid, whipping it up) and maple syrup instead of honey. I used the tiniest amount of honey by the way, so whilst honey is still sugar it wasn’t that sweet and it was super creamy. You an of course use a sugar sweetener.

low carb dark chocolate mousse

Serves 1 PMT’d person (kidding) or 3 not suffering!

  • 60 g unsalted butter (use 40 if you want it less rich in flavour)
  • 100 g baking chocolate (over 70% percent cocoa)
  • 2 tsp honey or sugar alternative if you prefer
  • 350 ml Fresh double cream – 120 ml
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • a drop of vanilla extract
  • berries for decoration

In a bain marie melt the butter, honey and chocolate. Then whip the cream and add in the cocoa and vanilla extract and stir. Pour in the butter and chocolate mixture and stir through. Keep whipping until it thickens into a mousse. Pour into a serving glass and refrigerate for an hour or more.

Serve decorated with berries.


All the yummy feels.

the most beautiful chocolate mousse in the world

My kids adored these too and they really taste no different than your standard, sugary chocolate mousse so do give them a go 🙂

I’d love to know if you try this, so please leave me a comment below if you do.

I’m going to add mint extract next time too.

creamy chocolate mousse


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30 Responses

  1. Kelly

    Wow. This looks so amazing and I can’t believe it is low carb as well. Your photos are so well done. I really need this in my life right now. Thanks.
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  2. Amie

    Wow that looks so yummy!! I’m in dire need of a diet but I’ve found I’ve done really well then had PMT week and have just been eating non stop! I need something like this haha #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  3. Lauren

    WOW! This looks incredible…will have to try this one!!
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  4. Chloe

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious. I wonder if it would work with dairy free spread instead of the butter, Chloe #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  5. Caroline

    Oh these look delish, it’s always nice to have a low carb dessert option. I think the mint version will be really nice too. #brillblogposts
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  6. Sara

    Size 6? Size 6??? SIZE SIX?!?! I’m not jealous at all. At all. Not. One. Bit.
    (goes away and sobs for a bit) Now I want chocolate – if mine turns out as pretty as the one you’ve made, I’ll be lucky! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing #brilliantblogposts
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  7. Susan Mann

    This looks amazing and simple to make. Must give it a go x
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  8. Stacey

    Looks amazing! I’ve been doing SlimmingWorld so the butter and cream are out at the minute but definitely on a treat day! #brillblogposts

  9. Agness of Run Agness Run

    You got me with the presentation, it must be very delicious, Vicki. Great as dessert and so easy to prepare it!
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  10. MyCityMyLondon

    ooohhh looks divine but contains double cream hehe. Maybe i can substitute with dairy free cream or almond milk!

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  11. Laura

    This looks SO good! My tummy is rumbling! #BrillBlogPosts
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  12. Clare

    Looks lovely! and you look amazing!
    I really need to get myself on low carb – but I’m so cold at the moment and a carb monster lol
    Will try this for sure ]
    Love Cx

  13. Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    OMG I love anything made with dark chocolate… it’s my absolute favourite. Consider this recipe PINNED!!

    Thanks hon for sharing 🙂

    Catherine x
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  14. Vicki Montague

    Looks fab Vicki! I too am low carb and it totally sorts out my hormone issues. Unfortunately I can’t tolerate cows dairy but I do make a mean mousse with coconut cream. Aghhh…I need some now having read about yours! Have a happy day x
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