Crunchy keto berry mousse

Whip up amazing tastiness with this creamy, creative mousse. It's keto and so simple to make that any cook can throw it together in the afternoon and wow everyone after dinner. With berries in the mix, plus the crunch of pecans and a touch of lemon zest, everyone gathered at your table will appreciate the festive treat!
Whip up amazing tastiness with this creamy, creative mousse. It's keto and so simple to make that any cook can throw it together in the afternoon and wow everyone after dinner. With berries in the mix, plus the crunch of pecans and a touch of lemon zest, everyone gathered at your table will appreciate the festive treat!

Ingredients

8 servingservings
USMetric
  • 2 cups 480 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 oz. 90 g fresh raspberries or fresh strawberries or fresh blueberries
  • 1¾ oz. 50 g chopped pecans
  • ½ ½ lemon the zest
  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pour the cream into a bowl and whip with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Add the lemon zest and vanilla towards the end.
  2. Add berries and nuts to the whipped cream and stir thoroughly.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for 3 or more hours for a firm mousse. You can also enjoy the dessert immediately if you don't mind a less firm consistency.

Tip!

We like a blend of raspberries and blueberries. What do you like? Try any combination— strawberries, cherries, blackberries, or red and black currants.

About

This recipe was generously provided by Simona Weiland, one of our over 25,000 members. Thank you very much!

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20 Comments

  1. Lisab
    I'm a bit confused by the carbs in this recipe and hope someone can help. Where do the carbs come from? I know there is guidance that says you should only use small amounts of berries if you are trying to be strict, which I am, but the nutritional info on the berries I have seem to contradict that. It lists, per 100g, 6.5g of carbs and 7.3g of fibre. To me that means it is zero carbs - in fact I have gone into minus! The cream I have used comes out at about 1g of carbs so am I right in thinking that without the nuts this will be 1g carbs per serving? Really wish there was a list of food with carbs per100g/100ml to check against. I would then feel more comfortable adding additional things to a recipe or putting new ones together myself. Thanks
  2. Alice
    Hi Lisa
    The carbs quoted are total carbs which your body will use, with fibre added on top. You don't subtract fibre from total carbs (unlike US guidelines).
    If you look elsewhere on the site, there are really good guides to carb amounts in fruit, veg, nuts - the "eat this not that" guides. Berries, pecans and double (heavy) cream are all really low in carbs.
    I hope that helps!
    Best wishes
    Alice
  3. Lisab
    Thanks Alice. Can I just confirm that when I look at anything I buy I should just take the carbs as they are and not minus the fibre then? It's just that will mean that all meat etc will have carbs we have to count. For example Pork steaks are showing as 0.5g carbs per 100g and 0.5g of fibre. I thought my minusing the fibre you get to carb free?
    Reply: #4
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Just to clarify. :)

    In our recipes we use "Net carbs". :)

    Net carbs = Total Carbs - Fiber

    Thanks Alice. Can I just confirm that when I look at anything I buy I should just take the carbs as they are and not minus the fibre then? It's just that will mean that all meat etc will have carbs we have to count. For example Pork steaks are showing as 0.5g carbs per 100g and 0.5g of fibre. I thought my minusing the fibre you get to carb free?

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  5. Mary Koenig
    Good morning
    I started the diet about 6 weeks ago .I enjoy it but my weight goes up & down some times its past my 10 pounds another week its down 2 to 3 pounds .I do exercise most days I run & walk the pool for an hour .Is this weight going back & forth normal or should I be doing something different ?
    Reply: #6
  6. Apicius
    Mary,
    I hope you are taking measurements of your waist as well...and not only your weight. It is possible to lose fat and put on muscle. Do you notice your clothes fitting you differently? It has happened to me where I go through months of almost no weight loss, but my body looking better and leaner...and clothes feeling very loose on me. Also, make sure you stay hydrated and drink some broth on a daily basis, to restore electrolytes and prevent dehydration.
  7. Tina
    I made a variation of this for Thanksgiving. I apologize in advance for not doing the calculations on this. I used 2 cups of HWC, 8 oz cream cheese, 3 oz chopped pecans, the zest, and about 6 oz of fresh cranberries, finely chopped. I sprinkled the cranberries with granulated stevia to sweeten them a bit and put them in the fridge for a few hours. I beat the HWC (with stevia) until stiff peaks formed, beat the cream cheese and zest (also with stevia) until smooth, then folded the two together. I stirred in the pecans and cranberries and let it set in the fridge overnight. Took this to my parents' house to share with the family on Thanksgiving. They loved it!. Just to be sure we had some low carb options, I also took a cauliflower "stuffing," deviled eggs, and an eggplant ricotta bake. The family carried on about how rich, delicious, and filling my food was. Keep the recipes coming! I love this site!
  8. Alice andrews
    I cant cook!! Or i dont like too. And im starving! So im eating some of everything!! I m type 2 diabetes. With heart disease. I need low carb diet. Do u have anything thats easy to fix without all those ingredients and cooking. Fast simple meals. Please help.
  9. miranda
    These meals are simple to make. Even my boyfriend who can't cook can make these. And if you don't like and want to cook, just eat a lot of ready to eat vegetables and fish or meat. Some nuts every now and then, an egg, some fried bacon (because that's not really cooking), fried eggs, all really simple. And if you still don't like it, get a grip then.
  10. Anie
    I was placed on pre-diabetic status by my doctor in January, 2017 based on my A1C lab result of 6, I started on this low Carb . Diet and just 2 months (3/22/17) when I re-tested again my A1C is at 5.6 ( normal) . This diet works . Thanks guys
  11. Kari
    So the carbs for this is 3 net carbs?
  12. Kari
    Are all the carbs on this site in net carbs??
    Reply: #13
  13. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Yes :)
  14. V
    I don't know how this could be called mousse, it's just flavored whipped cream. It was too rich for me, after a few bites it made me feel ill. I can't imagine serving it to non low carb guests, except maybe as a dollop on top of cake or something. You know, as whipped cream is normally used.
  15. Melissa Galbo
    How much is 1 serving? Thanks
  16. Debbie
    I have been with Low Card for 1 year and have lost weight at a stand still right now, but now my cholesterol has gone up quit a bit. What can I do for that.???
  17. Haley
    I fail to see how you would be losing weight with eating such rich food in abundance. Sure, you've cut down carbs massively but on the other hand you have added massive amounts of fat some of which is cholesterol ridden. This doesn't sound like a good diet and goes agains my sensibility. No offence meant, just convince me.
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  18. Marie Walley
    Youtube No Sugar, No Starch, Dr. Eric Westman, Duke University. Other videos with him grocery shopping for and what not to eat. Join a support group on Facebook. Ask questions. Diabetes is being reversed. Medications are being reduced or eliminated because they are treating food effects. Remove the bad food and you need less medicine. Weight is being removed because the body is retrained to burn fat. Be skeptical and intelligent, and research. Then share with others to help them succeed.
  19. Pam Anderson
    I have lost 100 lbs. and off my medications now. Lots of energy and feel great. It happens very fast. The only diet that worked for me...now it is a lifestyle.
  20. Debra
    I have lost 125 pounds and I'm never going back. I'm not a Doctor and I will not argue if it makes sense. I just know I feel great and it works.

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