How to Make Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse with whipped cream

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  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
39 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're on a diet or simply watching what you eat, you'll likely pass on most dessert offerings. Most desserts contain sugar and flour, two ingredients you want to avoid when you're following a low-carb diet. However, there are some low carb desserts, like this delicious chocolate mousse, that you'll barely be able to tell is low in carbohydrates. All you need is whipping cream, artificial sweetener and cocoa to make this recipe.


  • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream (approximately 8 carbs)
  • 4 teaspoons artificial sweetener (0 carbs)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (2 carbs)
  • Optional: Spray can real whipped cream (0 carbs)

Steps to Make It

  1. Put all ingredients, in order, in a blender.

  2. Blend and eat.

  3. For that special touch, spoon into a crystal wine glass and top with a small squirt of spray can whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.

Note: We made this in the Magic-Bullet Blender System, which allows you to make this tasty treat fast. Splenda was used as the artificial sweetener.

More About Splenda

Splenda is a sucralose-based artificial sweetener that is available in both granular and tablet. Sucralose has "zero calories" as the Splenda label states.