Keto Mississippi Mud Pie

by hungryelephant

Who doesn’t miss chocolatey goodness?? I know I do! I crave it allll the time, so of course I had to make a keto Mississippi mud pie because it contains three layers and most of them are filled with chocolate! Who can resist that? 

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Now, a subscriber alerted me to the deliciousness that is Mississippi Mud Pie – a lovely chocolate custard layered between whipped cream and a chocolate base (sometimes cake). 

Just look at this picture – it’s scrumptious!

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Now for the last layer in this video, I used cool whip – it’s not a huge deal for me but I understand if some people don’t want to use it. So I included the recipe for making your own whipped cream.


I cant even believe this stuff. It tastes amazing and so much better than I thought a low-carb chocolate dessert would taste! 

If you like this recipe, make sure to check out my keto Japanese cheesecake, keto chocolate cake or my keto tiramisu cake!


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Yield: 15

Mississippi Mud Pie

Who doesn't miss chocolatey goodness?? I crave it allll the time, so of course I had to make a keto Mississippi mud pie! 3 layers of deliciousness.


1st layer

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweeted coconut

Custard (2nd layer)

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar substitute
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp(or a little less) xanthan gum

Whipped cream (top layer)

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • tsp vanilla


Ok - let's make the bottom crunchy layer. In a pot, melt your butter and sugar substitute and cocoa on medium heat. Stirring until all the sugar sub melts. Turn the heat down to low.

Beat your egg and slowly pour it into the butter mix while you whisk.. stirring until it has mixed in.

Take the pot off the heat and immediately stir in your coconut and almond flour. It should be able to be easily pressed down without it breaking apart.

Spread your almond flour/chocolate mixture onto the bottom of a casserole dish. Let it cool to room temp.

For the second layer, you need to work quickly. Heat up your two cups of cream on medium. Whisk in your cocoa.. let it heat up to a simmer.

In a separate bowl, place your egg yolks. Whisk in your sugar substitute. Now this is the important part.

When your chocolate cream has heated up, place it beside the yolks. Slowly add in your xanthan gum to the eggs, whisking continuously. DO NOT STOP. Slowly pour in the chocolate cream into the eggs as you continue to whisk.

Mix it all together and then pour the mix back into the stovetop pan, putting it back onto medium heat.

Stir continuously for about 5 minutes or until it has thickened up a bit. Pour the mix on top of the almond flour bottom.. and let it cool.

Once it's at room temperature, you can either top it with some cool whip like I did, or make your own using a hand or stand mixer. Just whip all the ingredients together until you have hard peaks.

Top the custard with the whipped cream and voila! Put in the refrigerator for 4 hours and serve! I topped mine with a bit more cocoa


Nutritional Information (/15)

  • CALS: 201
  • FAT: 17.5
  • CARBS: 9.6
  • FIBRE: 2.7
  • PROTEIN: 4.2

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Danielle August 28, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Why does one part of the recipe call for cream and the other call for heavy cream? This is throwing me off

hungryelephant August 28, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Lol sorry, I realize how that can be confusing! I’ll change it. It’s heavy cream for BOTH. thanks for pointing that out ??

Vicki September 1, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Unsweetened Coconut what ? Shredded, cream, milk, water ? Thanks. Confusing

hungryelephant September 1, 2017 - 1:43 pm

Hi Vicki, sorry for the confusion. It’s unsweetened coconut flakes. Thanks.

Val September 15, 2017 - 8:44 pm

Do you have to use the coconut?

hungryelephant September 16, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Hi Val, no you don’t but I’d suggest adding the same size serving of almond flour in its place (so you’d basically double the almond flour)

Belinda Savoie September 22, 2017 - 8:03 pm

Have you ever used Chia seeds in place of the xanthan gum?

hungryelephant September 23, 2017 - 11:42 am

No I haven’t! Is it a good thickener??

Sandy November 17, 2019 - 4:38 pm

This was amazing. The crust is the star of this recipe for sure.
Your site and recipes are awesome!!
Thanks for sharing

Nipuni April 27, 2020 - 5:46 pm

Can we use almond slices instead of coconut, I am allergic to coconut ?

hungryelephant April 27, 2020 - 5:52 pm

I think that should be fine but I haven’t tried it!

LINDSEY RAY November 25, 2020 - 4:35 pm

can you make this ahead of time (aka night before?) I would love to do thins tonight

hungryelephant November 25, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Yup!! Should be fine!


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