Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

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Contains Dairy. You can make this GFCFSF and Paleo, use coconut cream.

This recipe is perfect when you cannot have any sugar in your diet. And the cream adds the perfect mouth feel for a dessert treat that is very satisfying for those on a sugar-free or ketogenic diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (or coconut cream, see variation below)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • A few drops of stevia liquid

Directions

Place cream in a bowl (or quart-sized jar for emersion blender). Add cocoa powder. Whip with emersion blender with whisk attachment or with electric mixer. Add stevia drop by drop until it’s the right sweetness level for you. Do not over sweeten. Chill and serve.

To make with coconut, use coconut cream. Refrigerate cream overnight. Scoop out the hardened cream (reserve the liquid for other uses) and place in the bowl to blend. Follow the rest of the directions above.

4 servings
12 minutes

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who received her master’s degree in medical nutrition with distinction from Arizona State University. She is also a published nutrition researcher and has specialized in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD for over 20 years. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, and also the founder of BioIndividualNutrition.com. Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.

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2 Comments

  1. Remember cocoa is high oxalates, so was the last recipe you had emailed (think was the almond in it).

    Reply
    • Yes Lynn. Cocoa is high oxalate. I try to post a wide range of recipes to meet various needs. They aren’t all high oxalate. Have you seen one of my favorite low oxalate recipes… a Kale salad with a creamy garlic dressing. I’m glad you are paying attention and interested in low oxalate recipes. I’ll work on more soon. https://nourishinghope.com/low-oxalate-kale-salad/

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