Healthy Greek Yogurt Mousse Recipe with Jello Powder

This greek yogurt mousse takes only two ingredients and can be whipped up in literally less than two minutes. And it’s completely healthy!

Greek Yogurt Mousse

When you envision eating healthy, you might see yourself white-knuckling it through tasteless food. And dessert? You’re joking, right? This super easy, high-protein, low carb, low fat, dessert definitely says otherwise. It offers sweet options for healthy treats to add to any meal that you definitely don’t need to feel guilty about!

Now, full disclosure: we’ve been calling this mousse at our house for lack of a better term. This no-bake dessert does not have the light, fluffy texture of standard mousse, but it does taste a lot like it, and we love the rich creaminess the greek yogurt gives this dessert. As long as you’re not a mousse purist, this is an ideal dessert you can enjoy with out hurting your health goals. If you are a mousse purist, go ahead and give it another name, and enjoy!

Why you want this recipe

  • high protein snack
  • low carb, low fat
  • full of flavor
  • healthy dessert
  • super duper easy (like so easy I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe!)

Ingredients

This greek yogurt mousse takes 2 super simple ingredients that you can find at your grocery store. It’s cheap and super easy!

Ingredients for mousse
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: Depending on your health goals, you can choose the kind of greek yogurt you’d like. You can use whole milk greek yogurt, or, if you’re cutting fat, non-fat greek yogurt also works. I prefer the whole milk because I think that the creamy greek yogurt makes a more appetizing final result. You can also used flavored yogurts instead of plain yogurt. I find that the regular plain gives me a good tart yogurt base. The flavored ones make this a little too sweet once you add the Jello powder. 
  • Sugar-Free Jello Powder: This is my favorite part of this recipe. You can make this with literally any .3 oz package of Jello powder. Want lemon mousse? Buy lemon Jello. Lime? Raspberry? Strawberry? Cherry? The inventory at your local grocery store is the limit. My personal favorite tangy mousse is raspberry lemon, which I make with 1/2 a package of each flavor. That’s what you’re seeing in the pictures here. 

Instructions

Step 1 | Mix it 

In a small bowl, use a small whisk to mix your yogurt and Jello powder until it’s a smooth and creamy yogurt mixture. That’s it! Unlike traditional mousse, there’s no separating egg whites and egg yolks. There’s no melted chocolate or extra steps. This is literally it!

If you want to make this in bulk by doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling this recipe, I’d recommend using a hand mixer to get your mousse completely smooth.

Making mousse

Step 2 | Eat it!

You can eat your mousse straight from the bowl, or you can put it into cute little dessert glasses and top with your favorite toppings. I love adding nuts, whipped cream, fresh berries or berry sauce, orange zest or lemon zest, or even small amounts of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. My favorite combo is sliced almonds with fresh raspberries. It’s to die for!

Greek Yogurt Mousse

Variations

This is another reason to love this recipe so much. You can create a ton of different flavors with only one minor substitution to the original recipe. Here are a few of my favorites: 

  • Chocolate Mousse Recipe: Simply replace the Jello powder with sugar-free chocolate pudding powder. While it’s not a traditional chocolate mousse, it’s the perfect healthy option for chocolate lovers! For serious lovers of dark chocolate, Jello makes a sugar free dark chocolate pudding mix that has amazing dark chocolate flavor!
  • White Chocolate Mousse: Just like with regular chocolate mousse, just replace the Jello powder with sugar-free white chocolate pudding powder. 
  • Cherry Vanilla Mousse: Use cherry Jello powder and add 1 tsp vanilla extract. This one is fantastic topped with almonds and chopped cherries. 
  • Lemon Raspberry Mousse: Use 1/2 a package of raspberry Jello powder, and 1/2 a package of lemon Jello powder. Top with fresh raspberries and a slice of lemon

FAQs

Can I use regular Jello powder instead of sugar-free?

While you can technically use regular Jello powder, it will increase the sugar content of your mousse. If you prefer a healthier option, sticking with sugar-free Jello powder is recommended.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt with regular yogurt?

Greek yogurt works best for this recipe due to its thicker consistency. Regular yogurt may result in a mousse that is too thin and may not set properly.

How long can I store the mousse in the refrigerator?

Stored in an airtight container, the mousse can last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. However, it’s best enjoyed fresh within the first couple of days for the best taste and texture.

Can I freeze the mousse?

Freezing the mousse is not recommended, as the texture may become icy and lose its creamy consistency upon thawing.

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Healthy Greek Yogurt Mousse

Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 8 oz plain greek yogurt
  • 1 .3 oz package sugar-free Jello or pudding

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together greek yogurt and pudding.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The mousses in the picture are made with raspberry Jello. Feel free to mix it up and use any flavor!
Add toppings like nuts or berries to keep things fresh.
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6 Comments

  1. This looks really yummy and simple – my favorite type of recipe. Please forgive me if this question is stupid:
    Is the 1 cup of yogurt an 8 oz measuring cupful or a 5.3 oz container? (Told you it was a stupid question – sorry!) Thanks.

    1. Totally not stupid! We buy our yogurt in the ginormo bulk things from Costco, so I always figure in measuring cups, but I can see where that might be confusing. I’ll add a note up top to make it clear 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have been making this for months with SF jello because I love it so much (raspberry is the best!).
    Now I want to branch out to trying it with pudding and I have another dumb question.
    Does it matter if you use instant pudding mix or regular cook and serve pudding mix? And what size packet do you use – I see anywhere from less than 1 oz to just over 2 oz packages. Thanks again!

    1. I’ve used both kinds of pudding and never noticed a difference. I usually use the .3 oz one, but I think it would just be a question of how much flavor you want!

  3. Just found this post. Thank you for sharing this recipe.. I will make this today. I too have been trying to spruce up plain greek yogurt, especially for my husband. This is perfect. No need to use or boil water. Yea.
    I can fix a batch in the morning and it will be a great snack at the end of the day. It’s diabetic friendly with a kick of protein. I always have a large tub of yogurt in the fridge and boxes of pudding and jello in the cupboard. I will share this with my daughter too. She’s following the Beachbody program too.

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