Keto Mascarpone Berry Mousse
Fun and Fruity!
We do a lot of dessert recipes with chocolate here on Headbanger’s Kitchen and that’s because we do love our chocolate. Sometimes though you just want something more refreshing and well, not chocolaty. One of my go to ingredients for non chocolate desserts these days, is berries. They are the only fruits that are Keto compliant and they are perfect for those light and refreshing desserts to give you a break from the density that comes with most chocolate desserts. In the past I’ve made my strawberry and lemon cheesecake, Keto panna cotta and a berry swirl cheesecake. I wanted to do something different and thankfully I had some berry compote left over from my Keto berry mug cake recipe. So here is my Keto mascarpone berry mousse.
Could you do this with cream cheese?
You could perhaps and it will work because cream cheese has a slight tang to it. So you might want to use less of the berry compote to start with and add it to taste. Mascarpone cheese is much sweeter than cream cheese and which is why it’s perfect for this recipe. It’s also got a good creamy texture which when blended with the whipping cream gives you a nice fluffy mousse. If you don’t find Marcarpone cheese easily then just watch my video for How to make Mascarpone cheese at home.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 253
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Carbs: 3g
- Fat: 26g
- Protein: 2g
- Fiber: 0g
This recipe makes 3 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. Macros for the grated chocolate on top are not included, add them depending on how much you use and which brand.
Keto Mascarpone Berry Mousse
- 100 grams Mascarpone cheese
- 100 grams Heavy Whipping Cream I recommend this
- 50 grams HK's Berry Compote Get the recipe here
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract I recommend this
- Erythritol (Powdered) To Taste I recommend this
- Dark Chocolate Just for garnish (about 1 square per bowl) I recommend this
- Using and electric whisk blend together the mascarpone cheese, vanilla essence, Erythritol and heavy cream together till you get a nice fluffy mixture
- Add in the berry compote and fold in with a spatula
- Portion into small ramekins or bowls and chill for 1 hour in the fridge
- grate some dark chocolate over the mousse and serve
I am going to be making this but i want to make sure I under stand what type of heavy whipping cream. Do you by it all whipped up? the heavy whipping cream that I buy is just a liquid. so do you measure out the 100g and then whip it and then add the rest of the liquid at the end.
You can add that liquid 100ml to the mascarpone and whip both together. It will form a nice mousse.
Looks simple enough. I will give it a try but I will use strawberries.
I am rather concerned about the nutritional values given for this recipe – the video shows adding something like 1 tbsp ( or more?) of Erythritol, which actually contains 12 g carbs per tbsp. ????? at least according to the internet…
Hanne those 12 carbs are not calculated as it’s a sugar alcohol. “It is a sugar alcohol that does not affect blood glucose and has zero calories. … Erythritol has a GI of 0 and 0.2 calories per gram. It does not affect blood sugar and is suitable for a low-carb diet.”
Yes, it’s great that Mascarpone cheese has a mild sweet taste but the best thing about it is its 0 carbs, which was not mentioned in this article.
Thanks I’ll add that info in soon 🙂
Mascarpone is not 0 carbs. See values below.
Can you replace the Erythritol Powdered for monkfruit?
I made this today using strawberries, cream cheese instead of mascarpone and stevia..it was yummy,😊