This Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse is perfect if you’re craving something sweet, chocolatey, and decadent but prefer something healthier and higher in protein. Made with just four ingredients in under 5 minutes, this healthy chocolate mousse will blow your mind.

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Chocolate mousse is one of my biggest weaknesses—there’s just something about a silky smooth chocolate pudding that immediately puts a smile on my face. This Cottage Cheese Mousse is possibly the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever had, not only because it’s insanely delicious, but, in my opinion, the fact that it’s made with nourishing whole foods makes it even better in my eyes.

You might be a bit skeptical, thinking: “Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse? How can that taste good?” Honestly, I have no idea how it can taste good, but I promise: IT DOES.

The cottage cheese not only provides a creamy base for this mousse, but it also makes this mousse healthier and higher in protein than regular chocolate mousse.

You only need three other ingredients alongside the cottage cheese, and what you’re left with is a creamy, decadent chocolate mousse that’s good for your soul and your body!

I love meal-prepping a healthy dessert for the week because I just know that at the end of a long day, I want something sweet and delicious. I love knowing I have something healthy ready for me in the fridge!

So—let’s get stuck in! I’m about to show you how to make this cottage cheese chocolate mousse, and I’m going to explain exactly how this recipe is healthy!

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Why you’ll love this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse

  • It’s made with just 4 ingredients.
  • It’s very easy to make.
  • It only takes 5 minutes to prep!
  • It’s high in natural protein, without using protein powder.
  • It’s creamy, rich, and decadent.
  • It’s a great dessert to meal-prep for the week.
  • It’s healthy, but it doesn’t taste healthy!
  • It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, egg-free, and nut-free.
  • It’s good for your soul and your body.
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How is this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse Healthy?

This Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse offers several health benefits that set it apart from traditional chocolate mousse:

Higher Protein Content
Cottage cheese is a powerhouse of high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall bodily functions. Unlike regular chocolate mousse, which is typically low in protein, this recipe provides a significant protein boost, making it a more balanced and satiating dessert option.

Lower in Refined Sugars
Traditional chocolate mousse recipes often rely on refined sugars for sweetness, which can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels and contribute to various health issues. This recipe uses natural liquid sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave, or date syrup, which provide a gentler impact on blood sugar levels and come with additional nutrients.

Rich in Nutrients and Antioxidants
Cocoa powder, a key ingredient in this recipe, is packed with antioxidants that help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can protect against diseases like cancer and diabetes. Using cocoa powder instead of sugary chocolate provides these benefits without added sugars and unhealthy fats.

Includes Healthy Fats and Fiber
Chia seeds not only help to thicken the mousse but also add healthy fats, fiber, and essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These nutrients support heart health, digestive health, and provide a sustained energy boost, making this mousse a more wholesome option.

Calcium-Rich
Cottage cheese is an excellent source of calcium, which is crucial for bone health, nerve function, and muscle function. This is a significant advantage over regular chocolate mousse, which doesn’t offer the same level of calcium.

Versatility in Fat Content
This recipe allows you to choose the fat content of the cottage cheese, ranging from fat-free to full-fat, based on your dietary preferences and nutritional goals. This flexibility can help you manage your overall fat intake better than traditional recipes that typically use high-fat ingredients like heavy cream.

By incorporating these healthy ingredients, this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse provides a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional chocolate mousse, allowing you to indulge in a decadent treat without compromising on health.

Ingredients Needed:

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Healthy Chocolate Mousse. You can find the exact measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse Ingredients in measuring cups.
  • Cottage Cheese: The star of this recipe, contributing both creaminess and nutrition. It’s an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair and growth. Cottage cheese also contains calcium, supporting bone health and proper nerve and muscle function. You can use chunky or smooth cottage cheese, and you can choose the fat percentage to fit into your macros; from fat-free to full-fat, the choice is yours!
  • Cocoa Powder: To add that delicious chocolatey flavor—cocoa powder contains antioxidants that help to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It also helps to reduce inflammation and can protect you from diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Cacao can also be used.
  • Liquid Sweetener: To add sweetness while keeping this high-protein mousse refined sugar-free, I recommend using a natural liquid sweetener like honey, maple syrup, agave, or date syrup.
  • Chia Seeds: This helps to thicken the chocolate mousse, but chia seeds are also highly nutritious, offering a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. They can help improve digestive health, support heart health by lowering cholesterol levels, and provide a sustained energy boost due to their complex carbohydrate content.
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Equipment Needed:

How to make Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse

Here is a detailed summary of how to make this High Protein Chocolate Mousse. I’ve also included some photos, and you can watch the recipe video in the recipe card

Step One:
Add your cottage cheese, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and liquid sweetener to the blender or food processor.

High Protein Chocolate Mousse Ingredients in blender.

Step Two:
Blend on high speed, ensuring that the cottage cheese and chia seeds are well blended and your mousse is perfectly smooth. You may need to stop the blender a few times to scrape down the sides and give the mousse a mix.

Step Three:
Once the chocolate mousse is smooth, you can divide it into glasses or bowls and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to become firmer.

Step Four:
You can add some yogurt or whipped cream on top as a garnish and any other toppings you like such as chocolate chips, grated chocolate, fresh berries, coconut, nuts, etc.

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Tips and Notes

Choosing the Right Cottage Cheese:

  • Smooth vs. Chunky: For the creamiest texture, opt for smooth cottage cheese. If you prefer a bit more texture, chunky cottage cheese works too.
  • Fat Content: Choose the fat percentage that fits your dietary needs. Full-fat cottage cheese will provide a richer taste, while low-fat or fat-free options are lighter and lower in calories.

Sweetener Options

  • Natural Sweeteners: Stick to natural liquid sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave, or date syrup to keep the recipe refined sugar-free and add a unique flavor profile.
  • Adjust to Taste: Start with a small amount of sweetener and adjust according to your sweetness preference. Remember that different sweeteners have varying levels of sweetness.
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Enhancing the Chocolate Flavor

  • Cocoa Powder vs. Cacao: Both work well, but cacao powder has a stronger, more intense chocolate flavor and higher antioxidant content.
  • Adding More Chocolate: For a deeper chocolate flavor, you can add a small amount of melted dark chocolate to the mixture before blending.

Blending Tips

  • High-Speed Blender: Use a high-speed blender or food processor to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Scraping the Sides: Stop the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides and ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add some Liquid: If your blender is having difficulty blending, feel free to add a small splash of milk or yogurt to help with the blending process.

Thickening the Mousse

  • Chia Seeds: These not only thicken the mousse but also add extra nutrition. Allow the mousse to chill for at least 30 minutes for the chia seeds to fully thicken the mixture.
  • Alternative Thickeners: If you don’t have chia seeds, ground flax seeds can also be used as a thickening agent.
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Serving Suggestions

  • Chill Before Serving: For the best texture, let the mousse chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Garnishes: Top with yogurt or whipped cream, and add extras like chocolate chips, grated chocolate, fresh berries, coconut flakes, or nuts for added flavor and texture.

Meal Prepping

  • Make Ahead: This mousse is perfect for meal prepping. Divide it into individual servings and store in airtight containers in the fridge for a quick and healthy dessert throughout the week.

By following these tips and notes, you can ensure your Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse turns out perfectly every time, providing a healthy and satisfying treat.

How to store Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Refrigerator: Store the Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Stir well before serving if any separation occurs. For convenience, divide the mousse into individual serving containers before refrigerating. This makes it easy to grab a ready-to-eat portion whenever you want a quick and healthy treat.

Freezer: You can also freeze the mousse for longer storage. Transfer the mousse into freezer-safe containers, leaving a little space at the top to allow for expansion. The mousse can be frozen for up to 1 month. When ready to eat, transfer a portion from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. Stir well before serving. The texture may be slightly different after freezing, but it will still be delicious.

By following these storage instructions, you can enjoy your Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse fresh or save it for later while maintaining its delicious flavor and creamy texture.

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FAQ

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of cottage cheese?

While cottage cheese is recommended for its creamy texture and high protein content, you could experiment with cream cheese or ricotta cheese as a substitute. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture might differ slightly.

Can I make this mousse dairy-free or vegan?

To make a dairy-free or veganversion, you could try using a plant-based cream cheese alternative. Keep in mind that this might change the texture and flavor.

What if I don’t have a high-speed blender or food processor?

If you don’t have a high-speed blender or food processor, you can still make the mousse. Use a regular blender and blend for a longer time, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides. You might not achieve the same level of smoothness, but it will still be delicious.

Can I add other flavors to the mousse?

Absolutely! You can customize the flavor by adding a splash of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, or a dash of espresso powder. Fresh or frozen berries can also be blended in for a fruity twist.

Is this mousse suitable for a keto diet?

This mousse can be adapted for a keto diet by using full-fat cottage cheese and a keto-friendly sweetener like stevia or erythritol instead of honey or maple syrup.

How can I adjust the sweetness of the mousse?

Start with a smaller amount of sweetener and gradually add more to taste. Different sweeteners have varying levels of sweetness, so adjust according to your preference.

Can I use this recipe for meal prepping?

Yes, this mousse is great for meal prepping. Divide it into individual portions and store in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 5 days. It makes for a convenient and healthy dessert option throughout the week.

What toppings go well with this mousse?

You can top the mousse with yogurt, whipped cream, chocolate chips, grated chocolate, fresh berries, coconut flakes, or nuts. Feel free to get creative with your toppings to add extra flavor and texture.

Will the chia seeds affect the texture of the mousse?

Chia seeds help to thicken the mousse and add a slight texture. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can blend the mousse longer to ensure the chia seeds are fully incorporated, or you can use ground chia seeds instead.

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Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse

This easy and healthy Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse is a creamy, high-protein dessert made with just four ingredients in under 5 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 4 servings
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until completely smooth, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender a few times.
  • Add a splash of milk or yogurt to help with blending if necessary.
  • Refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes to firm up more.
  • Top with yogurt, chocolate chips, nuts, berries etc.

Video

Notes

  • Blend Thoroughly: Ensure the mousse is smooth and creamy by blending on high speed.
  • Sweeten to Taste: Start with a small amount of sweetener and adjust to your preference.
  • Chill for Texture: Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the mousse to firm up.
  • Customize Toppings: Add your favorite toppings like fresh berries, coconut flakes, or grated chocolate.
  • Meal Prep: Divide into individual portions for a ready-to-eat healthy dessert all week.
MEASUREMENTS:
 
I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using weighted measurements. This will result in a more accurate process and your recipe will come out perfectly.
 
MORE INFO:
 
Read the blog post before making this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse for extra tips, ingredient substitutions and storage instructions.
 
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
 
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
179
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6.3
g
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
20.3
g
7
%
Protein
 
15.6
g
31
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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