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(Extra Fluffy!) Chocolate Mousse-For-1 🍫 gluten free, keto & paleo

Extra fluffy and easy-peasy to whip up, this paleo and keto chocolate mousse is bound to satisfy any and all chocolate cravings!

Keto chocolate mousse with whipped cream in a serving glass
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1

Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse

For One (Or Two!)

This (fairly instant!) keto chocolate mousse is an ideal no-bake low carb treat to whip up year round. Serve it extra chilled for balmy summer days, and keep it going year-round as a satisfying and comforting chocolate treat.

It’s also one of those not-fussy-at-all recipes, which adapts easily do your dietary needs. Be the sweeteners, chocolate or ‘creams’, this recipe is proof that simple recipes can indeed be veeery good.

Oh, and my favorite is to do a ‘salted chocolate’ version and garnish it with flaky sea salt. But adding in some orange zest (or extract) is wonderful too!

Overhead shot keto chocolate mousse for one
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1

The Methodology

There’s honestly no science to this low carb chocolate mousse as you won’t be making an egg custard. Instead, you’ll bloom the cocoa in hot coconut milk along with the sweetener, allow it to cool and subsequently fold in some whipped cream (coconut, heavy or sour all work wonders!).

Now, blooming the cocoa (i.e. dissolving it in a hot liquid) is a classic baking trick to amp up the chocolate goodness (think our classic keto brownies or chocolate cake!). So while you can technically skip this step and just add in some cocoa to whipped cream, it’s my humble opinion that you absolutely shouldn’t!

The Chocolate

Cocoa or cacao? Both work great, just know that quality really matters here. My favorite will forever be the Dutch-processed alkaline cocoa Valrhona, known to be one of (if not the) best cocoas in the world.

But feel free to use a raw cacao powder (arguably more nutritional perks here), though keep in mind that your chocolate mousse will be lighter in color and more reddish in hue. Both are well and good, as long as they’re unsweetened!

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The Sweetener

Pick your poison, you can use anything from powdered sugar alcohols (think xylitol, erythritol or allulose)… or even some pure monk fruit!

And if paleo, or not restricted by sugars, your best bet is maple syrup or raw honey

Fun fact: it might also be my taste buds here, but I’ve noticed that stevia-based sweeteners (such as Pyure) don’t work so great when chocolate is involved as the aftertaste is accentuated. So I cannot recommend enough that you don’t use stevia-based sweeteners here.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty)around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Taking a spoonful of keto chocolate mousse
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1
Closeup keto chocolate mousse showing fluffy texture
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1

Keto chocolate mousse with whipped cream

(Extra Fluffy!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse for one, keto chocolate mousse, paleo chocolate mousse
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 346 kcal

Extra fluffy and easy-peasy to whip up, this paleo and keto chocolate mousse is bound to satisfy any and all chocolate cravings!



  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk *
  • 2-4 tablespoons allulose or sweetener of choice, to taste**
  • 1-3 tablespoons cocoa powder use the smaller amount for milk chocolate and the larger for dark (I use 3!)
  • pinch espresso powder or instant coffee, optional
  • pinch kosher salt up to 1/8-1/4 tsp for a 'salted' version (my favorite!)
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream or coconut cream**

To garnish


  1. Heat up coconut milk and sweetener of choice until it just begins to simmer. Mix it up very well with the cocoa, espresso and salt in a small bowl and allow to cool completely (you can do a water bath to speed up the process!). 

  2. Add heavy whipping cream (or chilled coconut cream) to a chilled bowl and whip until relatively stiff peaks form. Blend in the cooled chocolate mixture.

  3. Transfer to a serving glass and enjoy right away. Or hold your horses and chill the mousse for a more set version (my favorite!). 

Recipe Notes

*You absolutely NEED to use full fat coconut milk here! As lighter versions are simply diluted in water, and they'll make your ice cream more icy.

**Coconut cream can either be bought as such, or you can always refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk overnight, scoop out the solids that form on top (i.e. the cream) and discard the liquid. 

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per half the batch, so you can either get two good-sized treats or one very generous serving.

Nutrition Facts
(Extra Fluffy!) Paleo & Keto Chocolate Mousse For-1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Protein 3.5g7%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Charlene says:

    So good! I have made this several times. This time I added some almond extract and topped with toasted coconut and whipped cream. Satisfied my almond joy craving.

  2. KD says:

    I LOVE strong coffee…I’m going to increase the espresso powder. Otherwise, my non-keto hubby likes it!!

  3. Diana says:

    Great recipe. I tweeked it slightly by skipping heating the milk & sweetner. I also added 4 oz cream cheese. Whipped everything for a few minutes till fluffy, then filled 6 lrg fancy shot glasses. The mousse was denser but everybody loved it!

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