Low-Carb Mocha Mousse (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Decadent chocolate mousse- with a caffeinated kick! A sugar-free, dairy-free, espresso-filled cream that takes just minutes to make. Low-Carb Mocha Mousse (Vegan, Paleo, Keto) - PrettyPies.comAlways & Forever

Two things I will never, ever (EVER) give up? Chocolate and COFFEE. Who’s with me?

Combining my two loves TOGETHER… it’s like a dream. Floating on a caffeinated, heavenly, chocolate cloud, haha.

Out of my two loves this Mocha Mousse was born. And, as always, I had to make it with a healthy twist! (Including No SUGAR!)

What You Want

I did a poll the other day over on Instagram asking you guys if you wanted more LOW CARB recipes, and I was a little shocked at the results…

100% said “YES!” So I’m giving the people what they want, haha. A brand new, deliciously chocolatey, low carb recipe! YAY!

I’m so glad you’re loving the no-sugar recipes as much as I am. Ever since the battle with my gut health the past 2 years, I just can’t stomach refined sugar (literally). And I still use regular sweeteners (maple syrup) sparingly.

But I still love my sweets! (Hello! I’m a dessert blogger, lol) So I’m THRILLED there’s a natural sugar-free alternative we can use to create healthy low-carb treats, aren’t you? =D

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Your Healthy Chocolate Fix

Treat yo self to a decadent mousse made from whole food ingredients for healthy chocolate fix.

Instead of dairy milk, processed cocoa, and refined sugar, I used coconut milk, cacao, and stevia! So it’s completely vegan, Paleo and keto-approved.

With ZERO sugar or artificial ingredients, you can enjoy this creamy mocha dessert guilt-free.

And not only guilt-free, but with pride! Yep, it’s GOOD for you. Really 😉

Did you know cacao is a full of health benefits?

With 80 TIMES the antioxidants of blueberries (wow!) and more calcium than milk, plus lots of magnesium and IRON, it’s no wonder they call it a superfood.

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“TWO MINUTES, MacGruber!”

This mousse is so simple to make. It literally takes a minute or two to whip together.

You don’t even need any special fancy equipment. Just a hand mixer. (But a good old fashioned whisk would probably work, too!)

I LOVE a good quick and easy treat! Especially one that can be eaten RIGHT AWAY. No “setting time” involved. Hallelujah!

And you *don’t* need an espresso maker (or ANY coffee maker for that matter) It’s INSTANT espresso powder— delicious coffee flavor without the effort.

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There are a few important things to remember for this recipe to work.

  • First– you MUST use Thai Kitchen brand coconut milk.
    • Most other brands simply do not work. I haven’t found another one that I would rely on. But Thai Kitchen works every time for me.
    • Always get full fat, not “lite” (which is too watery)
    • I buy my coconut milk on Amazon, by the case, which is cheaper than single cans. And I use Subscribe and Save for an extra 15% off. Woohoo! 😀
  • Second — you MUST refrigerate your can for a good 6-8 hours, but preferably overnight.
    • This allows the cream to rise to the top, separating it from the coconut water. (Save the water for a smoothie! It’s delicious and full of electrolytes!)
    • I keep at least 2 cans in my fridge at ALL TIMES, so I always have some on hand.

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Who’s ready for some low-carb mocha mousse magic?

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Easy keto chocolate mousse with a coffee kick! Dairy-free and no artificial sweeteners. #ketodessert #healthyrecipes #keto #lowcarb recipe from #PrettyPies

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Low-Carb Mocha Mousse (Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

Chocolate mousse with a caffeinated kick! A sugar-free, dairy-free espresso filled dream that takes less than 5 minutes to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 13.6 oz can Thai Kitchen coconut milk refrigerated overnight
  • 4-5 Tbs cacao
  • 2-3 tsp instant espresso powder see notes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30 drops Sweet Leaf vanilla creme stevia to taste
  • tiny dash of pink salt optional


  • (Use a can of Thai Kitchen brand coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight) Scoop out the solid cream into a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle instant espresso powder over cream to dissolve.
  • Sift cacao powder (important to remove the lumps) and add to bowl with remaining ingredients.
  • Use a hand mixer to whip until all is incorporated. Taste and adjust if needed. (I like mine really dark & intense, so I used the full 5 Tbs cacao and 3 tsp espresso 🙂
  • Optional: transfer to a plastic baggie with an icing tip to pipe into small glasses, if you're feeling fancy. You can also garnish with chocolate shavings or chopped almonds, if you like. ENJOY!


What I used:
Instant Espresso Powder (this is NOT coffee grounds. It is freeze-dried espresso). You can buy it on Amazon or find it in most grocery stores in the coffee aisle.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for about 7-10 days.
This recipe makes a small batch - about three 1/4 cup servings. It can easily be doubled. Remember to taste as you go since you may need less stevia.


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