This low carb banana cream mousse recipe is a play off of my popular low carb cheesecake mousse recipe, which can be found HERE. This mousse is light, airy, and has a delicate banana flavor.
I've gotten a few questions regarding the carb count in this recipe, so I will try to break it down to show you how you can figure up the amount of carbs, no matter what size box of pudding mix you use.
I would also like to say that since I have been a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Sports Nutritionist for several years now, I have learned a few sneaky tricks food manufacturers pull. A single serving of heavy whipping cream contains little to no carbohydrates; HOWEVER, if you are using a large amount (such as in this recipe), there are definitely carbohydrates in there. A food only has to contain a certain percentage of carbohydrates for it to be listed as such on the package. Whereas the package claims that a single serving of whipping cream contains no carbohydrates, a large amount of it most certainly does.
Let's assume you are using a 1 ounce box. LOOK AT THE NUTRITIONAL LABEL. It states that the box contains 4 servings, at 6 carbohydrates for each serving.
I stated to use heavy whipping cream in place of the milk. For a 1 ounce box, you are supposed to use 2 cups of cold milk. Substitute heavy whipping cream in place of the milk. Now, how many carbs are in 2 cups of heavy whipping cream? There are 6.6 carbs in 1 cup. So, for 2 cups, there would be roughly 13.
Add 13 carbs from the cream to the 24 for the WHOLE BOX of pudding. You now have a total of 37 carbs for the ENTIRE recipe. Remember, there are 4 servings of pudding per box. Divide the 37 total grams by 4 servings, and you get what? 9.25 carbs per serving.
Now. Carry on with the yumminess that follows...............
What you need:
1 box of Jello sugar-free banana cream pudding (any size)
heavy whipping cream (Make sure to use heavy WHIPPING cream. Not just heavy cream.)
How to make it:
1. Read the instructions on the box of pudding mix to see how much milk it calls for. Use that same amount of heavy whipping cream. If the box calls for 1 cup of milk, simply measure out 1 cup of cream.
2. Pour the heavy whipping cream into a bowl, then add the pudding mix. Mix with a hand mixer until it is thick and creamy. You can also make this in a blender or food processor.
3. Scoop into a dish and serve.
You may garnish this with a slice of banana, but that will increase the carb count slightly.