The Best Keto-Friendly Hot Chocolate
A rich and silky hot chocolate drink made using almond milk and a sugar-free sweetener. Low carb and keto-friendly.
This low carb hot chocolate is a super simple way to get your chocolate fix! Here’s a quick and easy recipe. Make sure to share this with a fellow keto friend who would love this recipe.
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- Prep Time 5 minutes
- Cook Time 15 minutes
- Servings 2 servings
- Calories 150 kcal
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2-3 tablespoons sweetener of your choice.
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat.
- Heat the mixture until it just starts to lightly simmer and the cocoa powder is completely absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes, whisking frequently to combine the ingredients. Monitor carefully to avoid overheating and burning the chocolate -- the mixture should be barely hot enough to simmer.
- Turn off the heat. Stir to make sure all ingredients are well-combined, scraping up any chocolate stuck to the sides of the pan.
- Pour the mixture into two mugs and serve.
- Optional for a foamier drink: Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until frothy. Alternately, use an espresso machine’s frothing attachment.
- Optional toppings: Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top.
This recipe yields 3 g net carbs per serving. Nutrition information assumes erythritol is used as the sweetener, which cannot be digested by the body.
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT LOW CARB HOT CHOCOLATE
- About almond milk doesn't buy sweetened or vanilla-flavored variants. Also, avoid anything that isn’t strictly “almond milk.”
- I use 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. For extra lusciousness (and an almost syrupy thickness at times), use 3 tablespoons.
- Use a dry granulated sweetener. I use 3 tablespoons erythritol because it has no effect on blood sugar, insulin, mouth bacteria, or digestion. Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar, so if you use sugar or any sweetener that’s equally as sweet as sugar (see your sweetener’s packaging for info on this), use only 2 tablespoons.
- If you’re not sure how much to use for your particular sweetener, add it to taste after the hot chocolate is combined and heated through.
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