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 even have the mighty goat milk products. Even though goat and sheep milk products don’t contain A1 casein and they are far easier to digest, some Ketonians can’t find them. If you are living in a country where it’s difficult to find them, you will love this recipe.
If you can’t find goat or sheep milk products, it would be wise to reduce the consumption of cow’s dairy, as we explained in our article about cheese
Now, running to the plant-based milk substitutes is just not the solution when it comes to nutrients. Even though they are tasty, nuts could never replace the nutritious richness of real dairy, but there’s something else that can! 😉 Did you guess yet? Eggs!!!
Let’s remember Äggmjölk (Egg Milk)
Almost no carbs in Dairy-free Keto mousse
Äggmjölk or egg-milk is an excellent substitute to drink instead of regular milk (especially cow’s milk) and basically contains no carbohydrates! Many people use it in their coffee or drink it as it is with different spices. It’s an amazingly delicious drink and is much better than you think when you first hear about it!
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 – great easy digestible protein
If you want to make your Egg milk even healthier, you can just use mighty quail eggs. Now, these small gems of nature act as an anti-inflammatory food 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 and organic! The ratio of yolks and egg-whites should be 2:1 to make it more Keto friendly!
History of chocolate mousse
The word mousse, comes from Fench, of course, and it literally means foam. Culinary historical records of 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 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, 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)