A Low Carb Shamrock Shake Mousse is a fluffy, deliciously minty, cheesecake flavored mousse and is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It's also a great treat if you love the McDonald's shamrock shakes but don't want all the sugar.
This recipe was inspired by my Pumpkin Spice Mousse recipe that is a hit whenever I make it in the fall. Although I do sneak it in all year around, even in the heat of the summer.
Shamrock shakes are always a rage when St. Patrick's Day comes around and of course the shamrock shake commercials keep teasing me. It's no surprise that those shakes are a diabetic nightmare and spike my blood sugars out the roof.
So this year I decided to do something about it. This low carb shamrock shake mousse dessert brings me all the feels and I don't have to worry about the sugar spikes.
Ingredients used to make low carb shamrock shake mousse
A quick and easy dessert recipe ready in just minutes, it only takes a few ingredients to whip up this delicious and creamy sugar free shamrock shake mousse.
- Heavy Cream: used 35% cream to make this luscious dessert.
- Cream cheese: for that mild sweet taste and pleasant tang makes this mousse have a cheesecake feel to it.
- Unsweetened Chocolate: an optional ingredient as we wanted to add just a hint of shaved chocolate on the top of the mousse.
- Erythritol: lightly sweetened with powdered erythritol.
- Peppermint Extract: giving this keto dessert it's minty flavour.
- Green Food Coloring: just a few drops of food coloring is all it takes to give this low carb shamrock shake it's color.
Steps by step instructions
How to make low carb shamrock shake mouse?
STEP 1: Using a large mixing bowl add the softened cream cheese, whipping cream, powdered erythritol, peppermint extract and green food coloring. Mix using a hand mixer or a stand mixer on medium/high speed until stiff peaks are formed.
STEP 2: Scoop out about 4 portions into a small glass tumbler and chill for 1 hour before consuming.
Optional: top with shaved unsweetened chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream.
Top Tip: this recipe is lightly sweetened and has a gentle peppermint flavour with a light green color. Therefore you may want to add more or less sweetener, peppermint extract and food coloring according to your preference.
Tip: if you only have granular erythritol, blend it in the blender to make powdered erythritol.
Heavy Cream: the cream should be very cold, straight from the fridge.
- Serving: for serving the mousse you can use shot glasses, tumblers, flute glasses or even espresso cups.
- Storage: store in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Frequently asked questions
Traditional mousse is often made with cream and eggs that have been whipped until they are light and airy. However for this sugar free shamrock shake mousse we used cream and cream cheese as the main ingredients.
A serving of this dessert contains about 5g of carbs and is made with ingredients that should have less impact on blood sugars. However, as I always say all foods affect people differently and you should monitor your blood sugars after consuming this dessert to see how it affects you personally.
Low Carb Shamrock Shake Mousse
- Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy with stiff peaks.
- Chill for 1 hour before serving.
- Top with shaved sugar free chocolate and a dollop of whip cream (optional)
- this recipe is lightly sweetened and has a gentle peppermint flavour with a light green color. You may want to add more or less sweetener, peppermint extract and food coloring according to your preference.
- if you only have granular erythritol, blend it in the blender to make powdered erythritol.
- heavy cream should be very cold, straight from the fridge.
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