Chocolate mascarpone mousse is an exceptionally delicious and elegant dessert that combines mascarpone’s rich, creamy texture with the indulgence of chocolate. This sinful yet easy-to-make treat is perfect for dinner parties, date nights, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth. Low in sugar and with just a few basic ingredients, you can whip up an impressive dessert that will leave your guests craving for more.
How to make this 5-ingredient Low-Sugar Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse
This simple recipe uses just five ingredients: mascarpone, dark cocoa powder, natural sweetener, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. Also, preparing the mousse is super easy: you’ll whip all ingredients except heavy cream, then add the cream and mix again until smooth and fluffy — and you are ready to dig in!
Overall, the ingredients for chocolate mascarpone mousse are simple and easy to find. With just a few steps, you can create a decadent dessert perfect for any occasion.
Mascarpone cheese is a key ingredient in this marvelous mascarpone mousse. This Italian cheese is known for its smooth and creamy texture, making it the perfect addition to this dessert. When combined with chocolate, the result is a dessert that is rich and indulgent. The addition of whipped cream adds a lightness and fluffiness to the dessert, making it a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
When making this chocolate mascarpone mousse, there are a few tips and tricks to ensure it comes out perfect every time. First, make sure to use good-quality cocoa powder (raw cocoa powder or Dutch processed dark cocoa powder without added sugar), as this will enhance the overall flavor of your dessert.
For the best result, use homemade mascarpone. I strongly recommend my Homemade Creamy Mascarpone recipe I posted last week. I also used it when preparing this recipe.
When it comes to whipping the mascarpone cheese with the other ingredients, it’s essential not to overmix it, as this can cause the mixture to become grainy. Instead, beat with a low speed until the mixture is creamy and well-combined with the other ingredients.
That’s it! Let’s take a look at how to prepare this indulgent dessert.
Steps to Make the Mousse
Take 9 oz (250 g) preferably homemade mascarpone. I made this batch of mascarpone especially for this dessert.
Transfer the mascarpone into a mixing bowl.
Add 1/3 cup (80 ml; or to taste) powdered erythritol or allulose…
…1/4 cup (60 ml) of dark cocoa powder…
…and 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract.
Next, beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Be sure not to overbeat, otherwise, the mixture turns grainy!
Add 1/2 cup = 120 ml heavy cream.
Then, beat until fluffy, about two minutes.
Transfer into serving bowls. Finally, decorate as you wish. I added small homemade chocolate eggs because Easter is soon.
How I came up with this no added sugar dessert recipe
You might be surprised that this recipe is almost 10 years old. I created it for my birthday in 2014. I even posted the recipe on Facebook with a photo of my birthday cake where I use this mousse as frosting.
After all, I really liked the mousse, but for some reason, I forgot the recipe for years. However, last week, after posting my homemade mascarpone recipe, I remembered my chocolate mascarpone mousse recipe and thought it would be the perfect use for my homemade mascarpone.
I made half a batch and noticed that the recipe needed some adjustments. The original recipe called for less sweetener, less cocoa powder, and less heavy cream, so I increased them and was even more satisfied with the mousse.
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 9 oz = 250 g mascarpone
- 1/3 cup = 80 ml powdered erythritol or allulose
- 1/4 cup = 60 ml dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup = 120 ml heavy cream
- Place the mascarpone, sweetener, cocoa powder, and the vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Don’t overbeat!
- Add the heavy cream and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Serve as dessert, or use as frosting or filling.
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|kcal||1405 kcal||234 kcal|
TIPS AND VARIATIONS
TIP 1: LIGHTEN THE MOUSSE
You can lighten the mousse by folding in some whipped cream or stiffly beaten egg whites to give it a fluffier texture.
TIP 2: MAKE A PRETTY PRESENTATION
Explore various presentation options, such as serving the mousse in shot glasses or cocktail glasses, and garnishing with grated extra-dark chocolate, melted extra-dark chocolate, whipped cream, and fresh berries. You can also dust the dessert with dark cocoa powder or sprinkle toasted coconut flakes or shredded coconut on top. The consistency of this mousse is pipeable, as you can see from my photos. Piping the mousse gives the dessert a professional and stunning touch.
TIP 3: USE AS FROSTING OR FILLING
Use the mousse as filling in gluten-free and keto pies or tarts or in keto whoopie pies. The mousse makes a great frosting, too, as I was using it on my birthday cake back in 2014. Alternatively, you can create layers with different flavors or textures, such as crushed keto cookies, berries, or even a layer of plain mascarpone cheese.
VARIATION 1: ADD FLAVORS
You can customize the recipe by adding a hint of flavor with espresso powder, a splash of brewed strong cold coffee, a splash of rum or rum flavoring, orange peel, or even a tiny pinch of sea salt. Chocolate desserts cry for some extra salt to become really decadent! Alternatively, jazz up your mousse with a pinch of Ceylon cinnamon and chipotle for a scrumptious Mexican chocolate twist.
VARIATION 1: ADD TEXTURES
Using different textures in your dessert makes them even more palatable. This rich and velvety mousse benefits from added crunch in the form of crushed keto cookies, crushed nuts (like pecans, toasted coconut, toasted almonds, or toasted hazelnuts), or crushed freeze-dried berries. Fold in the crunchy ingredients to the ready mousse.
Be sure to check my other marvelous mousse recipes!
I spent most of the week in our summer house. Well, summer is the wrong term here; it has been really wintery weather here in Finland still. A couple of days ago, the temperature was chilling -0.4 °F (-18 °C), and we got about 1.6 feet (50 cm) of snow in a couple of days! Look at this wintery scene from my summer house window:
I actually had forgotten my camera stand in my car, which was standing outside in the cold. The doors were frozen, and I couldn’t get the stand, so I had to shoot the photos for this blog post freehand. I simply didn’t want to heat the car to get the doors open, as heating would have taken so long.
Chilly weather needs warming foods, so I have been baking and cooking a lot. I have also been preparing for Easter and created homemade sugar-free chocolate surprise eggs for my son. It’s a yearly tradition. I will be traveling next week and returning home just for Easter, so I will make many Easter preparations before traveling.