Keto Dessert Recipe: Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse - dummies

Keto Dessert Recipe: Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse

By Vicki Abrams, Rami Abrams

Uncontrolled cravings can wreck your keto diet more easily than nearly anything else. You’ll always need to have an element of self-control, of course, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice delicious foods by going low-carb.

This can also be a great “keto evangelism” tool. There are few things more mind-blowing to people who oppose keto than to challenge their assumptions about treats being out of the game by showing up to a party with a sinfully delicious, low-carb dessert in hand. Many opponents of keto paint the diet as something that’s boring, tasteless, and devoid of anything that resembles sweetness.

Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse is a great option to introduce you to the world of delectable, healthy desserts that your friends likely won’t be able to tell from the real thing. This recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep time and absolutely no cook time.

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Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: None

Yield: 2 servings


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered erythritol
1 teaspoon sugar-free maple syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat until golden brown.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, erythritol, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until smooth and well combined.
  3. Beat in the browned butter until smooth and well combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips; then spoon into two dessert cups and chill until ready to serve.

Per serving: Calories 378 (From Fat 334); Fat 37g (Saturated 22g); Cholesterol 93mg; Sodium 184mg; Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Net Carbohydrate 10g; Protein 5g.

If you’re looking for dark chocolate chips, Lily’s is a great brand to try.