Healthier White Chocolate Mousse (naturally gluten-free)

This no-cook white chocolate mousse is made healthier with a secret ingredient and doesn’t have any eggs!

I was extremely excited to see that one of my favorite healthier food bloggers, Lauren of Healthy Food For Living, was writing an e-cookbook called Healthy Decadence for One. I’d been making Lauren’s recipes long before I started blogging and they’ve never let me down. When I went over the table of contents, it was obvious what I was going to make first. Lauren and I both share a love of white chocolate and I was happy to see she worked in a healthier white chocolate mousse recipe.

This Healthier White Chocolate Mousse is no-cook and is egg-free!

This recipe uses cottage cheese as the base but you absolutely can’t taste it! If you use a mini food blender or an immersion blender, like I did, there really isn’t any trace of cottage cheese. If there had been, I wouldn’t have eaten it as I really, really do not like cottage cheese!

All of the recipes in the book are for single servings, but can easily be doubled, which is what I recommend if you want to share with someone. There’s no way you’re going to want to split a single serving. What’s pictured here is about 1.5 servings but the recipe is written for 2 servings.

Healthier White Chocolate Mousse – no-cook and doesn't have any eggs!

I had this really sinister story about the viking and the Dala horse pepparkakor below but since you don’t come here for evil stories, I changed it up a little. The new story goes this like: the Dala horse was attracted by the bright, shiny candy canes in the mousse. He jumped in and ate them up, but then he couldn’t get out. The viking saw this and alerted Mr. T, who then promptly removed the horse from danger. It turns out that the Dala horse only had one leg, making his escape from the mousse difficult. The viking and the horse went off together in the sunset. It was beautiful.

Healthier White Chocolate Mousse

If you enjoy my recipes, you’ll love Lauren’s and the ones in this book. There are 15 breakfast recipes, both sweet and savory, and another 15 dessert recipes. They’re all made healthier, don’t have any processed ingredients and are relatively quick and easy to make! A majority of the flour-based recipes are whole wheat but the book also has some dietary friendly recipes! It’s only $6.99 and can be found here on Amazon and can be viewed with the free Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have so far! :)

For something more autumnal, try this gluten-free pumpkin spice mousse from My Gluten-free Miami!

Healthier White Chocolate Mousse

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Healthier White Chocolate Mousse (naturally gluten-free)
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  • 1/4 cup (43 grams) white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup (118 milliliters) cottage cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) cream cheese or Neufchatel
  • 1 graham cracker or pepparkakor, finely crushed (make sure to use graham crackers or cookies that fit your dietary needs)


  1. Place the white chocolate and milk in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat at half power for 30 seconds. Stir and then continue microwaving in 10 second increments, stirring after each one, until completely melted.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cottage cheese, honey, and cream cheese using an immersion blender. You could also use a mini food processor. Process until completely smooth and no chunks of cottage cheese remain.
  3. Add the white chocolate mixture and mix until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Put the graham cracker or cookie crumbs at the bottom of a small serving glass and use a shot glass to press them down. Spoon the mousse over the top.
  5. Serve immediately (it'll be quite soft) or refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour or until slightly firmer.

Recipe from Healthy Decadence for One: Single Serving Breakfast and Dessert Recipes by Lauren Zembron

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  • Lisa | Mummy Made.It says
    December 9, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    I love using slightly out there ingredients to create healthier versions of old favourites. My favourite part is telling people after they’ve eaten and loved it; their puzzled facial expressions always crack me up!

  • claire @the realistic nutritionist says
    December 8, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    Erin this is GORGEOUS!!

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
    December 8, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    I never would have dreamed up using cottage cheese in mousse- what an awesome idea!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says
    December 8, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    I love me some white chocolate :) This mousse looks perfect and I would gladly eat it for breakfast :)

    • Erin replies to Nutmeg Nanny
      December 11, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

      Well, duh. It has cottage cheese in it. :D

  • Cookin Canuck says
    December 7, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    Chocolate mousse is one of my all-time favorite desserts and I love the idea of one that comes together so easily. I have to try this!

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
    December 7, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    You said cottage cheese and I got a little scared. But that photo looks so creamy and delicious. It has to be amazing!

  • Kate @ Diethood
    December 7, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    Healthy mousse, no eggs… GIMME!!

  • Medeja says
    December 7, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    It looks so perfectly creamy! And light like a pile of snow!

    • Erin replies to Medeja
      December 11, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

      Thanks, Medeja! :)

  • Melanie says
    December 7, 2014 @ 2:57 am

    Light and delicious? I’m in. This looks fantastic!

    • Erin replies to Melanie
      December 11, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Melanie!

  • Lana | NevrEnoughThyme says
    December 7, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    This recipe would be right up my alley since I love both white chocolate and cottage cheese! Yum.

  • Heather / girlichef says
    December 6, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    I never would have guessed that cottage cheese was the secret ingredient – crazy! It looks delicious, and I know Lauren’s ebook must be great, I always enjoy her recipes.

    • Erin replies to Heather / girlichef
      December 11, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

      Same here! I’ve made so many over the past few years and they’ve all been great. :)

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
    December 6, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    I love that this is healthier! I can definitely use this after the way I’ve been eating lately.

  • Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
    December 6, 2014 @ 4:07 am

    And my sweet tooth will now be satisfied without adding to the waistline. Thank you for that….and the cute story about the poor horse stuck in the mousse. It’s like an epic legend. :-)

  • The Food Hunter says
    December 5, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    love that its healthy!

  • foodwanderings says
    December 5, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    Wow the cottage cheese did smooth out well. I need to check out the e-book. Love that horsy & graphics. So cute.

    • Erin replies to foodwanderings
      December 11, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

      Yay! I’m happy someone liked it! Especially since it took 3 hours to make. ;)

  • Martha @ A Family Feast says
    December 5, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    Looks so creamy and delicious!

  • Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
    December 5, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    A lighter mousse? LOVE. I have to try this!

  • Paula - bell'alimento says
    December 5, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    A light mousse! Yes please.

  • Nora (A Clean Bake) says
    December 5, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    This is great, Erin! I typically hate mousse because it’s SO heavy (I’d rather save room for cookies, of course). I’ll bet I would like this version so much better. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to check out Lauren’s blog!

    • Erin replies to Nora (A Clean Bake)
      December 5, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

      This one isn’t heavy at all! Very light and doesn’t leave you feeling guilty at all. :)


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