The Keto “Berry” Chocolate Mousse Halle Can’t Get Enough Of
Hard-Boiled eggs blended into a chocolate mousse? Yes! Trust us.
Hard-boiled eggs blended into a decadent dessert might sound crazy, but trust us: it’s divine. This keto-friendly recipe was brought to life by Maria Emmerich, a certified nutritionist, exercise physiologist, mother, and bestselling author using Breville’s 3X Bluicer. In fact, her cookbooks are the reason Halle and Maria first connected.
Maria was playing games with her two little boys one afternoon when her inbox was suddenly flooded with messages like, “Halle Berry is writing about you on Instagram!” Her friends and clients were elated for her. “As it turns out, Halle had been eating the recipes from my books without me even knowing she purchased my books!” Maria tells rē•spin. After reaching out to personally thank Halle for highlighting both her recipes and ketogenic nutrition philosophy, a beautiful connection between two, like-minded women was born.
Maria’s passion for the power of nutrition was born of her personal health struggles — something she and Halle have in common. It was after being diagnosed with diabetes that Halle chose to nourish her body by following keto principles in her diet.
The low-carb, high-fat diet is responsible for Maria and Halle’s health transformations. Focusing on whole foods that are rich in natural fat is the backbone of ketogenic and has helped many people lose weight and manage chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. Many believe these dietary principles can help prevent diseases altogether.
Maria effortlessly concocts keto-friendly recipes with flavor and zest; her passion truly shines through. Suffice it to say that her cookbooks are international bestsellers for a reason! Just in time for National Strawberry Day, Halle is sharing one of her favorite keto desserts made for her by Maria; a “Berry” Chocolate Mousse.
Compared to other fruits, strawberries are low in sugar and calories. They’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Maria brings a twist to this chocolate-strawberry delight by juicing the berries first and then blending in hard-boiled eggs for a sweet, creamy texture that might make you initially apprehensive—until you taste it. Juicing strawberries and blending hard-boiled eggs into a chocolate mousse may sound odd, but it’s Maria’s secret ingredient for a fantastic keto pudding. You only need 10 minutes to whip up this tasty treat and trust us, you’ll be making this recipe over and over again! It’s that good.
As for what you’ll need to recreate this delicious and nutritious dessert, we highly recommend the versatile Breville 3X Bluicer. You don’t have to own both a juicer and a separate blender with such a versatile machine that allows you to blend, juice, and broth with just one device. Its efficiency preserves the flavor of the fruit and your precious counter space.
Keto “Berry” Chocolate Mousse:
Prep: 10 minutes, plus 11 minutes to boil the eggs.
Cook: 1 minute
Yield: 4 Servings
1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
2 tablespoons keto confectioners sugar (or equivalent natural sweetener)
1 teaspoon gelatin or plant-based alternative
5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1 cup coconut milk (heavy cream, if not dairy-free)
1/4 cup keto confectioners sugar (or equivalent natural sweetener)
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or banana extract)
Pinch of fine sea salt
METHOD of PREPARATION:
Place the strawberries into the Breville 3X Bluicer with a saucepot at the end to catch the strawberry juice. Turn the juicer onto level “5” and juice the strawberries for 1-2 minutes, or until the juice is out of the strawberries. Stir in the natural sweetener and set aside.
Place the hard-boiled eggs, coconut milk, natural sweetener, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt into the 3X Bluicer. Press “5” to blend for one minute or until very smooth. Divide the pudding into 4 serving bowls (martini glasses also work great). Set aside.
To complete the strawberry panna cotta mixture, use a whisk to sift in the gelatin or plant-based alternative thickening agent. Allow the gelatin to soften for 1 minute and then place the saucepan over high heat and whisk until the strawberry juice comes to a boil.
Use a measuring cup to gently pour the strawberry panna cotta mixture over the mousse. Cover and place the dessert into the fridge overnight to rest.