Dairy-free Keto chocolate mousse
Dairy-free Keto dessert recipes are quite rare. Let’s admit it, everything tastes better with butter, Mascarpone, cream or cheese. However, there really are those Ketonians who can’t have any type of dairy. For them, even goat milk products. can’t solve the digestion issues. Now, we know that goat and sheep dairy don’t contain A1 casein and they are far easier to digest. However, some Ketonians can’t find them in their regions. If you live in a country where it’s difficult to find goat milk or sheep’s butter, you will love this recipe.
If you can’t find goat or sheep milk products, it would be wise to reduce the consumption of dairy in general. Unfortunately, cow’s dairy is not the best option in today’s world. You can read more about this in our article about cheese
Now, running to plant-based milk substitutes is even worst! The industry puts all sorts of additives and you always end up with insufficient nutrients and an overload of oxalates. Even though they are tasty, nuts could never replace the nutritious richness of real dairy. However, there’s something else that can. 😉 Did you guess yet? we talk about Eggs!!!
Let’s remember Äggmjölk (Egg Milk)
Almost no carbs in Dairy-free Keto mousse
Äggmjölk or egg milk is an excellent substitute for regular milk (especially cow’s milk). Aggmjolk basically contains almost no carbohydrates! Many people add it to their coffee or drink it as it is with different spices. It’s amazingly delicious and is much better than you would expect from whipped eggs and warm water.
The exact origin of this tradition is not easy to find online, at least not in English. However, I am sure that it’s an ancient recipe that dates back to the times of Vikings. On this occasion, I invite any Sweedish reader to give us a bit more historical data on Äggmjölk because its amazing nutritional profile makes it into a potion that could be served by the Norsk gods!
Egg milk as a source of easy-to-digest protein
If you want to make your egg milk additionally powerful, you can use quail eggs. These small gems of nature act anti-inflammatory and provide you with the most digestible protein profile. Of course, if you decide to use hen eggs, then you’ll be best with free-range, organic eggs!
History of chocolate mousse
The word mousse, comes from Fench, of course, and It literally means foam. Culinary historical records of cooks beating eggs into an emulsion date back to the times of old civilisations. Quail eggs were really popular for raw dessert preparation. But ever since the electric mixer was invented, it all came to a totally new level. When cacao was introduced to Europeans, chocolate mousse was born! Originally, French chefs would just beat the eggs, and add butter, cacao, sugar and sometimes vanilla. However, as Ketonians, we will make it with our macros and nutrients in mind. The flavour will not be inferior, on the contrary! It will bring you to Keto heaven! 😉
Let’s beat up some eggs and make dairy-free Keto chocolate mousse!
Dairy-free chocolate mousse
- 8 large egg yolks free range
- 4 large egg whites free range
- 2 tbsp lemon juice organic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt we used flower of sea salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil cold-pressed
- 2 tbsp organic cacao powder use more if you want a darker mousse
- 1 tsp flavouring of your choice (vanilla, rum) I used orange peel oil
- 1 tsp lemon zest preferably powdered
- 1/3 tsp nutmeg optional
- 1 tbsp grass-fed beef gelatine preferably powdered
- 4 tbsp stevia or monk fruit blend alternatively use 4 micro-scoops 100% stevia extract
- 250 ml (1 cup) mineral water minerals will enhance the taste
- First, beat the egg whites with lemon juice and sea salt into a firm meringue. Place it in the refrigerator. Now beat the yolks until they create a nice emulsion.
- Place water, coconut oil, cacao, sweetener, lemon zest, nutmeg and flavouring of your choice in a saucepan. Stir using a whisk. Now add gelatine and keep whisking. Bring this mixture to a boil so that gelatine melts and unifies nicely.
- Start slowly pouring this hot mixture to the yolks bit by bit and keep mixing at a high speed. Try not to pour too much at once. Repeat until you've used all of it.
- Using a spatula, gently mix the meringue into the mixture with yolks until it's unified. You can serve the mousse immediately or first chill it in the refrigerator for several hours. Serve in dessert glasses or bowls. Decorate with Keto chocolate shavings (preferably your homemade chocolate)