This low carb/ keto dark chocolate mousse is an utterly decadent dessert for those of you following a low carb/ketogenic diet and really hits that sweet spot (without the sugar crash), particularly during ‘time of the month’ I’ve found when all I crave is chocolate. You can use a higher percentage chocolate if you fancy and you can add some frozen berries to the mix too if you fancy it.

the most beautiful chocolate mousse in the world

It’s quick, easy and simple to make and I’ve frozen the recipe before to make keto ice cream so it’s really 2 recipes in 1!

creamy chocolate mousse


  • 60 g unsalted butter (use 40 if you want it less rich in flavour)
  • 100 g baking chocolate (over 70% percent cocoa)
  • 2 tsp sugar alternative
  • 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.

low carb chocolate mousse

Serve decorated with berries.

low carb dark chocolate mousse

Light, tasty and healthy too, I actually prefer it without the sugar substitute so do experiment and refine to your own personal taste!


You can add mint extract instead of vanilla too if you want to switch things up a bit.


Low Carb Dark Chocolate Mousse

Check out my keto raspberry mousse here.

This is my recipe but for others from lots of keto recipe creators, check out Diet Doctor.

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31 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.

  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

  3. Chloe

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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