This keto hot chocolate is so rich and oh-so chocolatey. And, honestly, it's so tasty that you'd never guess it was a sugar free hot chocolate recipe. Best of all though is that you only need a couple of ingredients and 5 minutes to make it.
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The Best Keto Hot Chocolate
When I think of winter and cold weather, there's nothing I'd rather have than a cup of hot chocolate. So, whether it's in the morning or at night with a keto dessert, this keto hot chocolate recipe is a must-have.
And I know I'm slightly biased, but believe me when I tell you this healthy hot chocolate is so much better than the one that comes in a packet. I mean, not only is it sugar free & low carb, but it has all the richness and sweetness that a "regular" hot chocolate mix has.
Plus, I think the deep chocolate flavor and creaminess of this keto hot chocolate are better than any premade mix you can buy.
By the way, this recipe is effortless to make - all you have to do is add the ingredients to a pot and stir! Plus, the whole thing takes just 5 minutes to whip up! And the result is a low carb hot chocolate that is sure to become your favorite winter drink.
Ingredients You'll Need
Ok so, making this sugar free hot chocolate mix at home only requires a few ingredients. And if you've made any of my keto recipes recently, you probably have everything you need. With that said, here's everything you'll need:
- Unsweetened almond milk- you can use any sugar free milk that you want.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder- I love the one from Hershey's.
- Confectioners erythritol- I like to use Confectioners Swerve. Another great option is Lakanto's Powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener.
- Salt- just a pinch.
- Optional- Around a ¼ Cup Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Or Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
How To Make Keto Hot Chocolate
STEP 1: MIXING THE INGREDIENTS
First, take out a small pot, put it on your stovetop over medium heat, and add the almond milk, confectioners erythritol, and cocoa powder to the pot. Then whisk these ingredients together and let them simmer for 3-4 minutes, whisking every minute or so.
After that, add the dark chocolate/chocolate chips - if you're using them - and a pinch of salt and continue heating until the chocolate melts completely. And once it does, whisk the mixture until a smooth and creamy hot chocolate forms.
STEP 2: SERVING
Now that your keto hot chocolate is ready to go, it's time to for the best part - drinking it! So pour the hot cocoa into either one large mug or two smaller mugs if you're sharing this tasty drink with anyone. Then top it off with some whipped cream and enjoy!
How To Make Keto Hot Chocolate Mix
If you want to prepare this as a mix to drink at a later time, all you have to do is whisk the cocoa powder, sweetener, and salt together in a bowl. Then store it in an airtight container or glass jar in your cupboard. When you want a cup of cocoa, add the mix to a pot with the milk of your choice and warm as directed above.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is cocoa powder ok on keto?
Cocoa powder is totally keto friendly! It is high in fiber and low in net carbs, making it a great rich chocolate addition to keto recipes like this hot chocolate.
What hot drink can I have on keto?
You can really have any hot drinks you want on keto as long as they are sugar free and low in net carbs! One of my favorite hot drinks is this Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Does Starbucks have keto hot chocolate?
Unfortunately, Starbucks uses a hot chocolate mix that is high in sugar, and they do not have a keto option. But they do have a ton of other keto hot and iced drinks that you can order. Check out my list of all of the best Keto Starbucks Drinks and how to order them!
My Final Thoughts
Cold weather won't be as bad this year, thanks to this healthy hot chocolate! Anytime you want a cozy drink that is low carb, sugar free, and filled with chocolaty goodness, I hope you whip this stuff up.
If you have kids, they're sure to love it just as much - if not more - than the packaged kind and it's way better for them. Plus, this recipe is super easy to double or triple, so you can totally make enough for the entire family!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this keto hot chocolate recipe as much as I do. If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out!
More Easy Keto Recipes
I don't know about you, but I love something sweet to go along with my cup of cocoa. So if you're like me, make one of these keto cookie recipes to go with it:
- Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Keto Butter Cookies
- Keto Magic Cookies
- Keto Nutter Butters
- Keto Snow Ball Cookies
- Keto Thin Mints
Keto Hot Chocolate In Just 5 Minutes
This keto hot chocolate is so rich, chocolatey, and sweet that you'd never guess it's sugar free with just over 2 NET CARBS per cup! And all you need to make it is a couple of ingredients and just 5 minutes.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
- Put a pot over medium heat and add the milk, confectioners erythritol, and cocoa powder to it. Whisk to combine these ingredients.
- Simmer for 3-4 minutes, whisking frequently, then add the chocolate - if using it - and pinch of salt.
- Once the chocolate melts, whisk to form a smooth and creamy hot chocolate.
- Serve in one big mug or two smaller mugs and top with whipped cream.
The scale up function does not change the gram measurements.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 40
- Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 1
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