Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse (paleo, low carb + keto)

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #ketoRich dairy-free, keto chocolate mousse that’s fluffy, creamy and surprisingly sugar-free. Made with keto ingredients to boost brain power, squash hunger, regulate digestion and eliminate cravings.

A year ago, if I were asked to list the top “superfoods” it’d go something like this: lucuma, maca, goji, blueberries, chia seed, acai, quinoa…

You too?

Did you know that “superfood” is a marketing term that food companies started using in the mid-2000’s to make their products more desirable? Companies claimed that their products had “superfood power”, regardless of their actual nutrient profile. Superfood was abused so much that in 2007, the European Union banned the use of the word unless the product could be scientifically proven to actually be rich in superfoods. (1)

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Okay, so… what’s an actual superfood?

When I look at the list of perceived “superfoods”, I see a trend – they’re all very, very rich in carbohydrates. I want to be clear: I’m not against carbohydrates. I eat them every day (all vegetables, all the time!). They’re essential for specific body processes but definitely not in the volume that we’re consuming them today. (2) And, using carbohydrates as the source of our superfood? Bleh.

So maybe you agree with me – that we have this whole carbohydrate thing all upside down and backwards, lets look at natural superfoods that offer a strong list of benefits and are naturally low in carbohydrates and keto-friendly…

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Awesome Low Carb & Keto Superfoods

Grass-fed Gelatin. This pure, keto protein helps promote digestive awesomeness, eradicates cellulite, builds healthy muscles, reduces inflammation, promotes a calm and restful environment. Make Keto Coconut Flour Biscuits with gelatin.

MCT Oil. Boosts metabolism, kick-starts weight loss, provides steady energy, is keto rocket fuel for your brain. Get Keto MCT oil recipes.

Did you know MCT oil also comes in powdered form? Ya! In its powdered state, it's much easier to use, travel with, and incorporate into your favorite recipes. Plus, if you've experienced digestive issues with MCT oil before, MCT oil powder is a lot gentler on the gut. Check out my favorite brand of MCT oil powder here.

Grass-fed Collagen. As we age, we produce less and less of this keto protein that helps build strong bones, brightens skin, prevents wrinkles, promotes weight loss and enhances sleep. Read more about collagen.

Egg Yolks. The yolks are where the keto POWER is. Great for boosted brain health, balanced hormones through cholesterol management, promotes reduced aging and helps us break down fat. Read about why raw eggs are safe.

Cacao Powder. More antioxidants than red wine, helps reduce inflammation, supports a healthy heart by steadying blood flow. Get toxin-free cacao that’ll make you feel on top of the world.

Vanilla Bean. Increases mental performance, boosts your digestion and increases stamina (bow-chica-wow-wow). Get the purest vanilla bean around town.

Now, let’s make something awesomely keto with these!

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

5.0 from 4 reviews
Keto Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse
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Recipe type: Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Low Carb, Keto
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Serves: 3
 
A fluffy, rich chocolate paleo mousse recipe whipped with grass-fed gelatin, collagen, MCT oil and pastured egg yolks.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add ½ cup of the coconut milk to a small saucepan with xylitol and gelatin. Heat on medium-low, stirring frequently, just until everything is dissolved.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients; including the remaining coconut milk, in the jug of your high-powered blender. Blend, just until combined.
  3. Once the xylitol mixture is complete, turn blender on to low and pour in the xylitol mixture, just until combined.
  4. Pour keto chocolate mousse into three 500mL jars. Allow to cool on the counter for a little while before covering and placing in the fridge for at least an hour.
Notes
MCT Oil: I recommend using MCT oil with this keto recipe. I haven’t tried this keto recipe with coconut oil. I feel like it would work, but the result may be less fluffy.

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Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Divide the coconut milk and place ½ cup in the saucepan, the rest in the blender.

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Add xylitol, or whatever other sweetener you’re using, along with gelatin.

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

You’ll want to whisk this mixture a couple of times while heating, just until all of the granules are dissolved.

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Meanwhile, add all of the remaining ingredients to your blender. You don’t need to blend this too much. There are precious proteins and oils in this blender. The more you whip things around, the more damage they’ll endure. Whip and go, whip and go!

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

You don’t necessarily have to add the egg yolks to this keto recipe. The keto mousse does fabulously without them. But with the strong health benefit that raw egg yolks have, I say, ADD IT IN!

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

Add in the hot milk mixture, whip quickly and transfer to jars to set.

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto
These keto babies can sit in your fridge for up to 3 days. Something tells me you’ll have no problem making sure they don’t go bad ;)

Dairy-free Hot Chocolate Mousse #paleo #lowcarb #keto

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  1. Leanne, I love coconut milk but it doesn’t love me. Since going keto 3 months ago I seem to have developed a sensitivity to coconut products . They give digestive ‘small intestinal problems. I’m trying to make my ketosis diet FODMAP friendly . OY. Right…so my question is…can I sub almond milk for coconut milk in this recipe?

    Thanks.
    mc

    • Major bummer! I think it will work, but it may not be quite as creamy and it won’t be as high-fat. I’d love to know how it goes if you try it!

  2. This mousse is fantastic! It really got me through those first 2 weeks of keto. Easy to make. Thank you!

  3. This stuff is amazing. Not too sweet & great snack. I skip the egg yolks, but might try in my next batch.

    Thanks for great website & recipes!!

  4. love this recipe Leanne! Made it several times. Today I wanted lemon so I left out the cocao and added juice of one lemon and the zest. Amazing!

    • Hi Jennifer! I use MCT oil as part of a balanced approach to eating. For me, it’s about the medium chain triglycerides. And, coconut oil doesn’t have a lot of them.

  5. Amazing! I’ve made chocolate pots before with coconut milk and cocoa, but never a mousse-like texture… must be whipping the MCT oil that does it? Definitely giving these a go!

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