A rich and decadent mousse with flavors reminiscent of your favorite coconut and almond flavored candy bar except this treat is low carb and sugar free!
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What if it was possible to recreate the sweet and delicious flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar but in the form of a velvety Keto chocolate mousse with a no bake cheesecake texture but without the sugar and carbs?
Well, it's true and boy are you in for a treat with this recipe!
Smooth and creamy coconut cream, the crunch of almonds combined with coconut flakes and a chocolatey mousse make this one low carb dessert that you won't forget. Even your family and friends that aren't on Keto will absolutely love the dessert!
What's in Almond Joy Keto Chocolate Mousse
- Mascarpone cheese
- Unsweetened coconut cream (see notes)
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Powdered Allulose (or Swerve Confectioners see notes)
- Heavy cream
- Slivered almonds
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut extract
- Optional: Chopped sugar-free chocolate
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Almond Joy Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
Add in the remaining ingredients.
Continue mixing until everything is well combined, smooth and creamy.
Chill the Keto chocolate mousse in the fridge until it has firmed up some. If it is a little too stiff add a little more heavy cream to it to loosen it slightly. You want it to be a thick mousse consistency.
When you're re ready to serve it, you can get a little fancy and transfer it to a piping bag and pipe into a bowl with your favorite tip!
To make this Keto dessert complete, top the mousse with toasted slivered almonds, shredded coconut and the optional chopped chocolate.
You can serve this family style or serve in individual serving cups for a special little added touch.
Keto Almond Joy Mousse is an amazing dessert option for any night of the week or even for those special occasions when you want an easy recipe but one that will impress your guests.
The Coconut Cream
This recipe uses full fat canned unsweetened coconut cream. It comes ready to go and should be solidified. If you can't find coconut cream, you can use full fat canned unsweetened coconut milk instead, but you'll need to get it ready the night before, let me explain how.
Refrigerate the can overnight so that the cream separates from the water and solidifies. The cream at the top is what you want. It will lift right off the coconut water easily.
It should be thick and creamy. Once it has separated, measure out a cup of the cream for the mousse. If you have left over cream, freeze it in ice cube trays or mini silicone muffin cups and then put them in a freezer bag for future use.
Are There Carbs in Mascarpone Cheese?
Mascarpone cheese is a low carb creamy Italian cheese. It is similar to cream cheese but has a milder flavor. It also has more fat but less carbs than cream cheese.
There is only 1 net carb per 2 ounce serving of Mascarpone cheese. It's truly the perfect Keto cheese choice.
If you can't find Mascarpone cheese, no worries, cream cheese works well as a substitute. Be sure and adjust macros accordingly.
What is Powdered Allulose?
Allulose is a natural powdered sugar substitute that has zero calories, zero net carbs, and zero glycemic index. Allulose works wonderfully in Keto desserts when you need a smooth texture like in this low carb mousse or in Keto frostings.
If you don't have Allulose, you can use ¼ cup of Swerve Confectioners. Taste the mousse before chilling to see if it needs a little more Swerve, if so, then add a little more.
Is Coconut Keto?
Yes! Unlike many other fruits that are high in carbs, coconuts are mostly fiber and fat. There are only 6 net carbs per cup of unsweetened coconut.
Even better, the fat found in coconuts is MCT (medium-chain-triglycerides), which promotes a feeling of fullness and has been linked to other healthy benefits. If you would like to know more about the benefits of coconuts, read this informational article.
More Coconut Low Carb Desserts
- Coconut Lime Cupcakes
- Strawberry Coconut Fat Bombs
- Coconut Keto Icecream
- Coconut Meringue Cookies
- Chocolate Coconut Brownies
More Delicious Keto Mousse Recipes
- Lemon Cheesecake Mousse
- Sugar-free Nutella Chocolate Mousse
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake Mousse
- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
- Strawberry Coconut Cream Mousse
- Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
Keto Almond Joy Chocolate Mousse
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream, see notes
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup powdered Allulose
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- Optional: chopped sugar-free chocolate
- Add in the remaining ingredients and continue mixing until everything is well combined, smooth and creamy.
- Chill in the fridge until it has firmed up some, then top with toasted slivered almonds, shredded coconut and the optional chopped chocolate and serve.
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