Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Low Carb, Keto) - Create your amazing and incredibly easy chocolate mousse! The secret ingredient creates a whipped mousse that's secretly healthy. I bet you will not even be able to guess the secret ingredient!
Since beginning my keto journey, you can read about how I survived my first week on keto (low carb ketosis) here; I haven't had any desire for sweets. I have been completely satisfied with fat. I mean who wouldn't be? So the other day I had a little sweet craving, and I didn't want to make anything too complicated. So here it is - easy chocolate mousse!
The meaning behind the secret ingredient. I call it a secret ingredient because I wasn't going to originally add it in, but it had to be used as soon as possible, or it was going to hit the trash. Avocados are like gold around here, we hoard them and do not waste them!
I love sneaking avocados in recipes! Have you tried our dairy-free fudgicles? They are not low carb, but they can be easily adapted.
So what's the secret ingredient? Any guesses? AVOCADOS!! Avocados are like gold around here, we hoard them and do not waste them! I didn't want to add avocado to the title of this recipe because I knew you wouldn't try it if it had avocados in it, my family at least wouldn't. It also wasn't my idea to add the avocado to the recipe in the first place until I noticed it HAD to be used soon.
When hubby came through the door after work, I told him he had to try a spoonful of this easy chocolate mousse I just made. He tried it and LOVED it; of course, I didn't tell him there was avocado in it. His response if I told him before he tried it, "Ewwww. That sounds weird and gross." But it wasn't. It was the most delicious dessert ever, in my opinion.
To sweetened this secret ingredient easy chocolate mousse, I recommend using Swerve or something similar. If you are only using Stevia drops, please taste after you add a drop, and then taste to your desired sweetness. Stevia is much sweetener, and a little bit goes a long way.
These easy chocolate mousses be perfect to serve at a birthday party, as well! So easy and delicious! Are you thinking about serving these easy chocolate mousses it at a boys' birthday party, these 112 birthday cake ideas for boys would be so much fun!
- 8 ounces cream cheese block softened
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ large avocado pitted
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons of desired sweetener I recommend Swerve.
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 90 % dark chocolate shaved to garnish
Beat together the cream cheese until creamy and smooth using a handheld mixer in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly mix in the cocoa powder. Beat in the avocado and mix until creamy smooth, approximately 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla extract and sweetener and beat again until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.
In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Place the whipped cream in the chocolate mixture and gently fold until it's incorporated.
Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe into desired containers. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.
*Please calculate your OWN nutrition information in a database using the brand names. I recommend My Fitness Pal. Each brand will be different and nutrition information can vary.
What's your favorite low carb/keto-friendly sweetener? I would love to know!
This is low carb? Looks delicious ? ☺but a bit rich and high in fat??
Yes, it is - Zoya. If you follow the Keto diet which is low-carb and high-fat, then these are perfect!
Im on the keto diet,so i doubled the recipe and added a dash of cinnamon and used stevia liquid (doest take much) plus i added extra alvacado and its my go to easy nonbake recipe! I recommend it to anyone really
So glad you enjoyed it, Deborah!
Kimberly Flocco says
Omg this is delicious best chocolate dessert I've ever had!
Has anyone tried adding some natural peanut butter to this recipe?
Deborah Glover says
This is considered healthy fat.
Jennifer McIvery says
Fat doesn't make you fat, carbs do:) Our brains love fat!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I've always wanted to make avocado chocolate mousse before so thanks for this recipe - I have to try it!
I came to this not expecting a Keto friendly dessert. What a nice surprise!
Monk fruit extract. Closer to the flavor of sugar than Stevia, Sucralose, or any others I've tried and it's derived from nature.
Thanks for letting me know, Nathaniel!
christina bouchoc says
How much Monk do you use in this recipe?
Wow. Avocado in chocolate mousse. What a great idea!!
How long would this stay good in the fridge? Is it freezeable?
I would say 2-3 days. I have not tried freezing it, Cara.
I freeze avocado chocolate mousse and make popsicles for my grandkids! Very yummy!
Awesome- I'm going to make it tonight for tomorrow's Christmas dessert
I made a similar recipe and I had to throw the leftovers away the next day. That recipe was fantastic fresh.
I would like to just make 1 serving because I am the only one that will be eating it.
I made this tonight it was really good . A little goes along way if you have a sweet tooth you will love it .
Made this for my hubby today. He was so excited to get a sweet. He has been on the Keto diet for almost a week and he said it was horrible. Is it because he hasn't been without regular sweets for long enough to like a dessert like this? It sure looked and smelled good.
Great question, Sara! A week isn't enough time to transition from processed sugar to all-natural sugar substitutes. I would try this chocolate mousse again in a couple of months and see if it makes any difference! For me, it took many months to like the taste of keto desserts. Hope that helps!
Heidi M says
I would omit the avocado. I myself can’t get used to it in desserts,your husband is probably the same.
I make a recipe similar to this but instead of avacodo I use coconut cream. (The fat found in canned coconut milk. Full fat and refrigerated at least 24 hours) I only use the solid white part and reserve the liquid for something else.
Thank you so much for this. I want to make this but I am allergic to avocado. I developed the allergy a few years ago and now I suffer when avocado is involved. I am going to try it your way instead.
I’ve done this with sour cream instead of avacado
What a good idea! I've made the avocado version once and for me (and husband and the kids) the taste was horrible. By thw time I made it, husband and I had been eating low carb for 6 months...
We did a cheesecake whip with just a sugar free cheesecake instant pudding and 2 cups of whipping cream, use a hand mixer to combine chill for 5 minutes-then whip the crap out of it until it’s the consistency you like! It takes awhile but it does get fluffier! And my husband loved it!
This is one of my favorite recipes. I add an ounce of cream cheese to it and it gives it a nice smoother flavor.
Long ago I found a tofu chocolate mousse recipe that was pretty good. I'll try this with avocado soon!
I made this today and used Torani s'mores sugar free syrup. I freeze them in one inch balls. So yummy as a fat bomb
How much of the Torani's? I just bought that flavor:)
Allison Klunk says
MAKING THIS FOR MY EASTER DESSERT! THANK YOU!
I have bypassed this recipe in the past because of the avocado but I finally decided to try it. So glad I did, it's yummy!!
I can't believe how much I loved this!!!! Absolutely delicious. I added a tablespoon of Unsalted, grass feed butter and a scoop of unflavored protein powder so I could have it as a post workout snack. This will keep me on keto for sure! Thank you!
Em Lesniak says
I've made this twice now. It is SO good!
my daughters made this for my birthday a few days ago- YYYYYUUUUUMMMMMM! I've been keto since mid May- so I think my tastebuds have adapted (they used some lquid stevia)
Gwen Taylor says
Made this tonight.. My avocado hating hubby loved it.... Sshhh it will be our little secret.. Lol
Waste of good ingredients.sorry, no offense,but that is horrible. The texture was perfect,I'll give you that. Also could have been in part because I used stevia, which I definitely don't care for. Haven't found one I like.
Oh no, Julie! Keto desserts are an acquired taste and getting used to the sweeteners. I do not recommend trying keto desserts until your way into the keto diet.
The only liquid stevia I have found that I can tolerate (no aftertaste) is Trader Joes brand
Thanks for sharing, Anne!
Monk fruit is amazing..expensive, but no aftertaste whatsoever and it measures just like sure. It comes granular, powdered, liquid or brown sugar variety. Worth the money if you crave something sweet and don't want that ugly aftertaste of stevia
Thank you, as someone only about 2 weeks into Keto, that had a massive sweet tooth , these were the perfect treat to help with the "I'm never going to get to have chocolate again in my life" feeling. I had to use stevia since that's all I had. I found the swerve sweetener in granular form, is that what you used here?
Granulated Swerve works perfectly, Sarah! 🙂
This is delish. I’ve been low carb for over a year now and this was absolutely delicious! I used Splenda as sweetener. I usually use powdered Stevia as a sweetener but I couldn’t figure out the right amount to use for that. The powdered Stevia is very sweet in small small doses. I appreciate the use of avocado. I found a similar recipe that asks for butter in place of the avocado. However I felt using the avocado was a healthier option.
So glad you enjoyed it, Deanna! 🙂
This is delicious and easy to make! The only downside is that it's so yummy I want to eat it all - lol.
Joan Stanley says
I use Xylitol. It tastes and looks remarkably like sugar. The best thing is that Xylitol has no after taste which in my opinion all other sweeteners have. Xylitol is low carb, low calorie and Diabetic safe. It's derived from 100% North American hardwood trees. It's amazing! The brand is Xyla.
We've been eating Atkins for awhile now and just switched over to Keto. So much better! We feel great and have more things to eat. Now we have a go-to chocolate dessert! Great texture and just the right amount of sweet to curb that craving. Thank you!!!
I like making things easy...so, I whipped the heavy cream first with a kitchen aid. Put results in a bowl and whipped the rest of the ingredients in the same bowl then added the whipped cream. These are great
I cut the recipe in half. Trying to avoid temptation if it was really good. Glad I did because it is really yummy. Perfect for my keto plan. Thanks for taking the time to share the recipe.
Ooh! Trying this tomorrow when we have company for lunch. After reading the comments, maybe I'll make my husband's and mine with a keto-friendly sweetener, and the guests' and kids' with honey. I tend to think everyone will like what I like, but that's not always the case!
I tried making this for the first time last week. I tried it right after i made it and it tasted a little bitter. I left it in the fridge for a couple days and it tasted MUCH better!! I even cut up some fresh strawberries to top it with and it was AMAZING!!!! I'm craving it as i write this. Thank you for the recipe
Just made this witg Erithritol and it came out delishous. As I am not a very big person at only 4'11", I decided to use an ice cubr tray and make it 16 servings, with a bit left over for taste testing!
Kathy Jobe says
I am a huge fan of Monkfruit! I don't think there is another sweetener that can beta the natural taste of it. I use it in almost everything. I order it from Amazon.
Thank you so much for sharing, Kathy! 🙂
Wow, this looks amazing! Saving for my low carb days.
patricia J echols says
made this with sour cream in of avocado and it is really good...thanks
Yum! I am in my second week of keto and was previously a serious sweet freak. Like...addicted status! This is my first dessert since starting keto and I was afraid to try it because I didn't want it to make me starts craving sugar again. But it was so delicious and rich. I found myself happily savoring a few tablespoons and that was enough! This is like a miracle for me, who used to eat half a cake by myself! I've already lost 6 lbs on keto and this recipe will really help me stay on track! Thank you for the recipe!
Looks so good!!! Definitely I'll try this
Am making this today for our dessert. Hubby won't be able to tell what's in it either! LOLZ. Thank you for posting!! 😀
My fave sweetener is Lakanto monkfruit and Erythritol blend. The ‘Classic’ looks, tastes, and mostly acts just like sugar. It’s a 1:1 replacement for sugar, making it easy to swap out. I say “mostly” acts like sugar because it doesn’t work for Macarons. At least not so far. Neither has swerve. I think lakanto has slightly less Erythritol than swerve, which results in less of that cooling sensation from the Erythritol. It doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste of stevia either. Lakanto also come in powdered and “Golden,” which is like light brown sugar. I haven’t used that yet. Anyway, can’t wait to try these! I’m going to make little cemetaries for a Halloween party and use this for the soil, my failed black Macarons (cookies) crumbled on top, and little keto cookie headstones. It’s gonna be fun!
I have made this recipe for a few years. Always a crowd favourite whether eating keto or not!