A colorful and patriotic dessert made with fresh berries and a smooth and creamy cheesecake mousse!
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I was experimenting with different fun and colorful desserts to serve on Memorial Day or July 4th and came up with these dreamy little desserts!
Let me just start by saying this Keto cheesecake mousse is great all on it’s own, without any topping at all, it’s just THAT good! It’s almost delicious with this Homemade Sugar-free Salted Caramel Sauce.
But of course, we need the red and the blue to pay homage to our national flag, so enter strawberries and blueberries! You could also use raspberries if you’d like, I just prefer strawberries in this dessert.
These are super fun to serve at a party, barbecue, or take with you to a potluck. I made 4 different styles, shown below, to give you some ideas on how to present them to your guests. The truth is, they will look great in just about any glass or cup you have!
This is also a great make ahead low carb party dessert! You can prepare these the night before and cover with plastic wrap. I tested this out and they keep in the fridge perfectly!
What’s in Red, White and Blue Keto Berry Cheesecake Cups?
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Cheesecake Berry Cups
In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese and mix until blended well.
Mix in the Mascarpone, Swerve confectioners and vanilla extract. Then mix in the whip cream and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add a layer of chopped strawberries to the bottom of a dessert glass. Pipe or dollop the cheesecake mousse over the strawberries, then add some blueberries over the top.
I’ve prepared them in several different ways to give you some ideas.
I made a small dessert cup, using the strawberries to form a star and one blueberry in the center. How cute is this?!
Another way you can serve this is by piping the cheesecake mousse over the top of a cut strawberry. Add a blueberry on top and they make adorable mini dessert bites that you can serve on a platter to your guests!
I also used these mini trifle dessert glasses, which look great!
But I think my absolutely favorite way to serve this is in a martini glass! Who wouldn’t want to eat this!?
If you’d like another patriotic themed dessert, you just have to try this American Flag Cake. It’s so fluffy and decadent, you’re sure to love it.
How to Make Cheesecake Keto Mousse Extra Creamy
I like using a little Mascarpone in mousse because it adds a extra creaminess, without a strong flavor or extra carbs. That is a key ingredient in most of my mousse recipes because of its silky texture.
Of course, if you don’t have Mascarpone cheese, you can substitute it with more cream cheese.
Mascarpone vs Cream Cheese
What is Mascarpone Cheese? Mascarpone cheese is a creamy Italian cheese, somewhat like its American counter part, cream cheese or in France crème fraiche. Though used similarly to cream cheese, they are quite different.
Mascarpone- Made from fresh cream and citric acid. It has a rich and sweet milky flavor and is excellent in many Italian recipes. Mascarpone has 50% fat content making it a perfect ingredient for those on Keto or low carb diets where healthy fats are a focus. Though primarily used in desserts, Mascarpone is excellent when used as a thickener in savory dishes, like these Pork Chops with Bacon Mushroom Gravy.
Cream Cheese- Is an American cheese made from milk, cream, and stabilizer called carrageenan. It has a 33% fat content but because of the way cream cheese is processed, there’re a few carbs in it, about 1 gram per tablespoon. Cream cheese is thicker and has a bit of a tart flavor that easily compliments savory dishes but also makes delicious sweet frostings like in this Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
What are the Carbs in Berries?
The carbs in berries vary depending on the type. Here’re the most commonly used berries in Keto desserts and approximate net carbs per 1/2 cup serving:
- Carbs in Blueberries– 9 net g of carbs
- Carbs in Strawberries– 5 net g of carbs
- Carbs in Blackberries-3.5 net g of carbs
- Carbs in Raspberries-3 net g of carbs
More Keto Berry Desserts
- Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Cranberry Walnut Crumble Bars
- Blueberry Crumb Loaf
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake
- Blueberry Lemon Scones
- Strawberry Cupcakes
More Keto Mousse Desserts
- Sugar-Free Nutella Chocolate Mousse
- Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
- Strawberry Coconut Mousse
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake 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.
Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Berry Cups – Keto and Low Carb
- Whip the heavy cream in a bowl to soft peaks. In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese and whip using a hand mixer. Mix in the mascarpone, swerve confectioners and vanilla extract.
- Then mix in the whip cream and blend until smooth and creamy.Add a layer of chopped strawberries to the bottom of a dessert glass.
- Pipe or dollop the cheesecake mousse over the strawberries.Add some blueberries over the top. These can be served in the glass or cup of your choice.