Coconut-Lime Mousse

Atkins Coconut-Lime Mousse
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 2









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  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 individual packet Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 0.25 cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together 2 oz soft cream cheese and 4 packets of granular sugar substitute (equivalent to 8 teaspoons) until smooth.
  2. Slowly add 1/4 cup lime juice, beating until creamy.
  3. Beat in 1 teaspoon coconut extract (vanilla may be used if coconut is unavailable) and 1 cup heavy cream until fluffy.
  4. Place in four bowls, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes each (optional, don't forget to add in .4g NC carbs) and refrigerate until serving.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.