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Heavenly Ricotta Chocolate Mousse (sugar free!)

May 26, 2013
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I’m always on the lookout for a dessert that will satisfy a craving for something chocolaty and sweet, without completely de-railing my healthy eating efforts.  And I think I’ve found the perfect thing:  this dreamy ricotta chocolate mousse

This heavenly ricotta chocolate mousse recipe is sugar free and low carb

It’s low carb, sugar-free, and ready in an instant!  

This recipe was featured on the Dr. Oz show when Jorge Cruise was promoting his book and wanted to show it really is possible to enjoy a rich chocolate dessert without added sugar. 

After watching the show, I got so excited I ran right out and bought of tub of ricotta cheese and whipped up my first batch (which took less than a minute–without the time to chill it in the fridge).  And the result was truly heavenly! 

Honestly, I think this ricotta chocolate mousse tastes as good or better than the traditional version.  And with only 4 ingredients, it’s so easy to make!  Why not give it a try?  

P.S.  For those of you who can’t handle cow dairy, you might want to try substituting plain soft goat cheese (sometimes labeled chevre, which is French for goat’s milk cheese) for the ricotta — it’s delicious!

Heavenly Ricotta Chocolate Mousse (sugar free)

Serves 1


1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon (about 1/2 a packet) organic stevia powder (or to taste)


In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well blended.  (I use an immersion blender.)  Cover and chill the mousse in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.  Enjoy!

xo jane

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  • Natalie
    August 4, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Thank you for posting this recipe! I just made it and it is delicious. This was just what I was looking for. Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    February 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    i made this last night and it was wonderful!! thx for the recipe!

  • Anonymous
    March 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I use my Magic B and whip it. I also add a T of half and half. Really creamy and still on plan. I also had some coffee at times because I love that mocha taste.

  • andrea
    March 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    What is the actual break down of this. Carb, Fat, etc.

    • Jane
      March 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      If made with whole milk ricotta cheese, the entire recipe has 220 calories, 16 grams fat, 4.8 grams carbohydrates, 14grams protein, 1/2 gram fiber, and 1/2 gram sugars. Thank you for your question!

  • Becky Harris
    April 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Is this recipe 1 serving?

    • Jane
      April 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Hi! Yes, the recipe is one serving! xo jane

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