This Sugar-Free Low-Carb Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse is secretly healthy, the perfect treat for chocolate lovers.
Valentine’s Day is this Saturday and I’ve got the perfect chocolate dessert for your loved one that is healthy and sugar-free too! After all, what’s Valentine’s Day without some chocolate. This recipe for Sugar-Free Low-Carb Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse comes from my friend Brenda Bennett’s new cookbook, Sugar-Free Mom: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family. I met Brenda last year at BlogHer Food and she is one sweet gal. So, when she asked me to review her new cookbook, of course I said yes.
I’m not a big baker as most of you know, and although I am familiar with natural sugars like honey, coconut sugar, brown rice syrup, blacks strap molasses, sucanat and maple syrup, I’m don’t have a lot of experience baking with sugar-free alternatives such as erythritol and stevia. So, I found Brenda’s explanation in her cookbook of the three different forms of stevia really helpful, including when best to use each type. She also includes tips on how to reduce sugar consumption and how to curb sugar cravings based on her personal experience.
The cookbook is broken down into the following sections:
Breakfast – the personalized baked oatmeal cups, grain-free chocolate glazed donuts, personalized breakfast pizzas, cinnamon coconut flour pancakes, and oatmeal breakfast cookies caught my eye
Light Bites, Salads, Sides and More – the mini bacon chicken cheddar quinoa bites, mock tator tots, and mini zucchini cheese bites are on my list to try
Main Dishes – simple, healthy dinners include crockpot balsamic chicken with balsamic bacon string beans, mediterranean chicken cutlets, coconut-crusted chicken tenders with mayo-free cilantro lime dip, crockpot chicken cacciatore, and stuffed kale quinoa rolls
Condiments – there are sugar-free recipes for homemade quick ketchup, barbecue sauce, and sweetened condensed milk that I think people on a sugar-free diet would find really helpful
Beverages – recipes for fake-out fruit punch, cocoa mix, vanilla coffee creamer use different types of stevia as the sweetener
Sweet Treats – fudgy flourless chocolate brownies, classic fudge, chocolate tart in a nut-free tart shell, chocolate mousse (recipe below), homemade marshmallows, chocolate banana peanut butter ice cream with homemade magic shell, and chocolate fudge cake are standout dessert recipes
Each of the recipes is labeled “low carbohydrate,” “natural sugar,” “sugar-free,” and/or “dairy-free,” and nutritional information is provided. Some recipes are naturally sweet (no added sweeteners, or natural sweeteners are used); other recipes are sugar-free and labeled as such, meaning they have 1 gram or less of sugar.
Most of the savory recipes are naturally sugar-free or low in sugar. Brenda’s experience making sugar-free condiments, beverages and sweet treats are what I think set this cookbook apart. These are the recipes that I think most people struggle with when cutting down on sugar or going sugar-free. For my readers who are looking to reduce sugar or eliminate sugar from their diet, I would highly recommend Sugar-Free Mom: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family as an easy way to start eating less sugar or sugar-free. You can also get more sugar-free sweet recipes at Sugar-Free Mom.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse
- 1 avocado pitted and peeled
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid vanilla or chocolate stevia
- non-dairy whipped topping optional
Add all ingredients in a high powered food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth. Top with whipped topping, if desired.
Nutrition data does not include whipped topping.
I would make an apple crumble sugar-free. Your mousse sounds really good Jeanette.
This mousse looks so creamy and delicious! I love that it’s so easy and sugar-free.
Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says
Thank you so much Jeannette for the lovely review! SO happy you loved the mousse! My kiddies have no idea avocado is in it!
You’re welcome Brenda. The mousse was fabulous!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I love making chocolate pudding with avocado in it – so I bet this is wonderful!
Laura O |Petite Allergy Treats says
I’ve always wanted to try avocado mousse since I love chocolate and avocado. Brenda is so talented, I have no doubt this is an incredible book. Pinned.
Holly E says
Boston Creme Pie.
Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen says
WOW! The nutrition profile on this is amazing! So creative, I love it!! My favorite dessert are chocolate peanut butter cupcakes so I would love to see a sugar free version of those!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I met Brenda at a conference last year!! I would love to win her book! and can’t wait to try this sugar-free, low-carb dairy-free chocolate mousse! yummmm!!
Katharine Johnson says
Can’t wait to try this mousse
Terri Oliver Steffes says
This mousse sounds yummy and with avocado … wow! Sugar-Free and Low-Carb is perfect for me since I’m a diabetic. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I’ve already mastered the sugar-free cooking 😉
Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming says
a sugar free cupcake recipe!
Would love to have chocolate chess pie sugar free.
Bethany S. says
Knowing how to make sugar-free sweetened condensed milk would open so many recipe possibilities!
I can’t wait to try this recipe
for Valentine’s Day. I’ve made brownies with avocado and cocoa, and thy were delicious!
Pat – I’ve made brownies with avocado and quinoa and it was so rich and fudgy. I hope you like this mousse recipe – it is really rich tasting.
Can’t wait to try this… looks yummy!!
Looks awesome…love chocolate mousse!
I love anything chocolate so any chocolate recipe made sugar-free would be my wish!
Lynn S... says
Chocolate mousse is my favorite so I can’t wait to try this.
Next favorite would be chocolate cake with chocolate icing.
donna adams says
My husband and niece love all things mousse! We all loved the chocolate mousse and they actually didn’t mind the avocado! Woohoo! I am intrigued by so many of the recipes, including the mini quiches.
donna adams says
By the way Jeanette,
I made the curried chicken last night and it was fantastic! Had it again for lunch today. Oh yummy!
Donna, so glad you loved the curry chicken – it’s a recipe I’ve been making for years. Not sure why I never thought to share it, but I’m glad I finally did so others could enjoy it. Curry is great the next day – I think it has even more flavor.
Donna, so glad you liked the chocolate mousse – great way to get some avocado into dessert. The mini quiches do sound good don’t they. I’m going to try those too.
Kristi Rimkus says
Hi Jeanette! I love that this is sugar free. I’ve linked to it on my weekend healthy recipes round up, and can’t wait to give a try this weekend.
Donna Rinckel says
This looks yummy! I love it is sugar free. Looking forward to try it. Thanks so much!
Susan Broughton says
I love older recipes that are vintage and I think a recipe I would love to have made is the Hummingbird Cake. It is so delicious and I can’t eat it anymore! It would be wonderful to have this recipe reworked so I can eat it!
Alison H. says
I would love to have an Apple Crisp recipe that’s sugar free!
Cathy S. says
A sugar-free butter cream frosting would be great!
I love seeing the nutritional info on the recipes, thanks for doing that. Do you have a low calorie carrot cake recipe?
Karen, I don’t have a carrot cake recipe, but I found several on Skinny Mom you might want to take a look at: http://www.skinnymom.com/2014/04/17/7-skinny-carrot-cake-recipes/
I love anything with chocolate. Would love to try this chocolate mousse recipe. Hopefully, win the book
and learn more ways to go sugar free. Love your blog. Thanks Jeanette!
This mousse looks so creamy smooth and delicious; I can hardly wait to try it. I really like your site because you also give the nutritional values and information, which for me is extremely important. Thank you!
Emily Adams says
I would love to make lemon pie sugar-free.
What did I do wrong?! It’s AWFUL, super bitter!
Hi Shannon, this is sweetened with stevia, so it may be the type/brand of stevia you used.
I ended up throwing in a squirt of liquid stevia and some xylitol, and loved it! Now…to remember exactly what I did!
Glad to hear you were able to adjust the sweetness to your liking!
I just have regular liquid stevia. Can I use that? Will that work? I’m new to keto and can’t afford to buy all the different flavours of stevia.
Yes regular liquid stevia should work – it just won’t have the added flavor