Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (2024)

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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!

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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 - easychocolate 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!

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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.

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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!

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Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse (Low Carb, Keto)

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 192 kcal

Author: Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission

Ingredients

  • 8ouncescream cheese blocksoftened
  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½large avocadopitted
  • teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 2-3tablespoonsof desired sweetenerI recommend Swerve.
  • ¼cupheavy whipping cream
  • 90% dark chocolate shavedto garnish

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Add the vanilla extract and sweetener and beat again until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

  4. Place the whipped cream in the chocolate mixture and gently fold until it's incorporated.

  5. Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe into desired containers. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

Recipe Notes

*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.

Nutrition Facts

Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse (Low Carb, Keto)

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 192Calories from Fat 159

% Daily Value*

Fat 17.7g27%

Saturated Fat 11.1g69%

Carbohydrates 4.2g1%

Fiber 0.9g4%

Protein 2.4g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What's your favorite low carb/keto-friendly sweetener? I would love to know!

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  1. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (6)zoya says

    This is low carb? Looks delicious ? ☺but a bit rich and high in fat??

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  2. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (14)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!

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  3. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (15)Tiffany says

    I came to this not expecting a Keto friendly dessert. What a nice surprise!

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  4. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (16)Nathaniel says

    Monk fruit extract. Closer to the flavor of sugar than Stevia, Sucralose, or any others I've tried and it's derived from nature.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (17)Chelsea says

      Thanks for letting me know, Nathaniel!

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (18)christina bouchoc says

      How much Monk do you use in this recipe?

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  5. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (19)Amy says

    Wow. Avocado in chocolate mousse. What a great idea!!

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  6. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (20)Cara says

    How long would this stay good in the fridge? Is it freezeable?

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (21)Chelsea says

      I would say 2-3 days. I have not tried freezing it, Cara.

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      • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (22)Ingrid says

        I freeze avocado chocolate mousse and make popsicles for my grandkids! Very yummy!

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      • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (23)Daniella says

        Awesome- I'm going to make it tonight for tomorrow's Christmas dessert

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (24)Kellla says

      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.

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  7. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (25)Page says

    I made this tonight it was really good . A little goes along way if you have a sweet tooth you will love it .

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  8. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (26)Sara says

    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.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (27)Chelsea says

      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!

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      • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (28)Heidi M says

        I would omit the avocado. I myself can’t get used to it in desserts,your husband is probably the same.

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        • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (29)Angie says

          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.

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          • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (30)Ileana says

            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.

          • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (32)Jojo says

            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...

      • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (33)Lyndsay says

        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!

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        • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (34)Pam says

          This is one of my favorite recipes. I add an ounce of cream cheese to it and it gives it a nice smoother flavor.

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  9. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (35)Christen says

    Long ago I found a tofu chocolate mousse recipe that was pretty good. I'll try this with avocado soon!

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  10. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (36)Leah says

    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

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (37)Judy says

      How much of the Torani's? I just bought that flavor:)

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  11. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (38)Allison Klunk says

    MAKING THIS FOR MY EASTER DESSERT! THANK YOU!

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  12. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (39)Ronalyn says

    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!!

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  13. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (40)Ebay83 says

    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!

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  14. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (41)Em Lesniak says

    I've made this twice now. It is SO good!

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  15. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (42)Sarah says

    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)

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  16. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (43)Gwen Taylor says

    Made this tonight.. My avocado hating hubby loved it.... Sshhh it will be our little secret.. Lol

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  17. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (44)Julie says

    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.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (45)Chelsea says

      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.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (46)Anne says

      The only liquid stevia I have found that I can tolerate (no aftertaste) is Trader Joes brand

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      • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (47)Chelsea says

        Thanks for sharing, Anne!

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (48)Shelley says

      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

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  18. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (49)Sarah says

    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?

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (50)Chelsea says

      Granulated Swerve works perfectly, Sarah! 🙂

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  19. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (51)Deanna says

    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.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (52)Chelsea says

      So glad you enjoyed it, Deanna! 🙂

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  20. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (53)Yvonne says

    This is delicious and easy to make! The only downside is that it's so yummy I want to eat it all - lol.

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  21. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (54)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.

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  22. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (55)Michele says

    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!!!

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  23. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (56)Anne says

    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

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  24. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (57)Suzanne says

    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.

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  25. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (58)Amy says

    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!

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  26. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (59)Alicia says

    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

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  27. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (60)Jennifer says

    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!

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  28. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (61)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.

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    • Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (62)Chelsea says

      Thank you so much for sharing, Kathy! 🙂

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  29. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (63)Leela says

    Wow, this looks amazing! Saving for my low carb days.

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  30. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (64)patricia J echols says

    made this with sour cream in of avocado and it is really good...thanks

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  31. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (65)Melissa says

    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!

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  32. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (66)Martina says

    Looks so good!!! Definitely I'll try this

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  33. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (67)Lisa says

    Am making this today for our dessert. Hubby won't be able to tell what's in it either! LOLZ. Thank you for posting!! 😀

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  34. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (68)Denise says

    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!

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  35. Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (69)Amaryah says

    Secret Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe (70)
    I have made this recipe for a few years. Always a crowd favourite whether eating keto or not!

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