This hot keto chocolate is the ultimate cozy and calming hot beverage made from just 4 ingredients! A secret trick guarantees a thick and creamy drink!
We come from a family who loves hot chocolate.
Whenever the grocery stores bring out new flavors or desserts that taste like hot chocolate, we are the first to try it. At home, some of our favorite things are inspired by hot chocolate, including hot chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate cake, and even a Cake in a cup. When the holidays are over, our favorite cookies we bake are Chocolate chips marshmallows.
Although only my sister and I are on a keto diet, my parents refuse to let us miss the hot cocoa tradition and they just adapt our family recipe and give it a low-carb twist!
Well, neither of my parents are on any diet, but they both think this hot keto cocoa is even better than the real thing!
Why This Hot Chocolate Keto Recipe Will Get You Through The Winter Season –
- 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this cozy and calming drink.
- 100% sugar free. No sugar or artificial sweeteners are needed, but it will be just as sweet as ever.
- Cheaper than Starbucks. The average Starbucks hot chocolate costs almost $ 7 for a grande. Not only is it extremely expensive, it’s also not even keto friendly.
- Perfectly warm or cold. A bit of an oxymoron, but serve over ice for an ice chocolate instead.
the The secret trick to making the perfect low carb hot chocolate is to use REAL chocolate in the mix! We add some chocolate chips to the hot liquid, which naturally melts them and gives the drink an even richer chocolate taste and texture. Add a few Whipped cream on top of that and you’ll survive every harrowing winter.
How do you make a hot keto chocolate?
- Cocoa powder Unsweetened cocoa powder. For a richer taste, you can use dark cocoa powder.
- Granulated sweetener of your choice I used a brown sugar substitute, but granulated allulose or a Icing sugar substitute will work too.
- Milk of your choice Use your favorite low-carb milk. I like to use unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or, for a more pronounced chocolate taste, Keto chocolate milk.
- Vanilla extract Gives a nice vanilla taste everywhere.
- Sugar free chocolate Your favorite low-carb candy bar or sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Sugar Free Marshmallows Optional, but what’s hot cocoa without it Marshmallows!
- Whipped cream– I love adding something fresh Whipped creamespecially when I ask for Starbucks!
First, put all the ingredients except the chocolate in a small saucepan. Put it on medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, take the saucepan off the heat. Add the chocolate chips and let the mixture sit for a few minutes before whisking. Now pour the hot chocolate into cups, add some marshmallows and / or whipped cream and enjoy immediately.
Tips for the best recipe
- For a richer hot chocolate, you can replace half the milk with whipped cream.
- You can make this drink in the microwave, but you’ll need to use a large bowl and microwave everything in 30 second bursts.
- Let the chocolate chips sit in the hot liquid for a few minutes as this will naturally melt them and create a creamier drink.
- Avoid using erythritol or monk fruit sweeteners as they won’t dissolve as well as allulose or a brown sugar substitute. If that’s all you have, you’d better add some liquid sweetener, such as: Keto maple syrup or Keto simple syrup.
- peppermint-Add 1-2 drops of peppermint extract.
- mocha– Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee or decaffeinated coffee.
- hazelnut– Mix in 1-2 drops of hazelnut extract.
- Salted caramel– Drizzle Caramel syrup in the hot chocolate.
- White chocolate– Add 1-2 tablespoons sugar free white chocolate.
Instructions for storing and warming up
- To store: Hot chocolate is best enjoyed fresh, but if you make a large amount you can keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To warm up: Heat the hot chocolate in the microwave in 30-second steps or warm it up in a small saucepan over the stove. Once it’s hot, add marshmallows and / or whipped cream and enjoy.
More keto drink recipes to try
frequently asked Questions
Is Cocoa Powder OK with Keto?
Unsweetened cocoa powder and cocoa powder are both keto-friendly, provided they don’t contain any added sugar. A two tablespoon serving makes only 2 grams of net carbohydrates.
Which hot beverages can I drink with keto?
There are a variety of hot drinks that you can enjoy while on a keto diet, and some quite fancy ones too. Some of my favorites are peanut butter coffee, pumpkin spice latte, and a peppermint mocha.
How many carbohydrates are in hot chocolate?
A typical medium-sized hot chocolate can easily contain up to 40 grams of carbohydrates per serving. This hot chocolate keto recipe provides just 2 grams of net carbs.
Put your cocoa powder, sweetener, milk of your choice and vanilla extract in a small saucepan. Put it on medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat.
Add the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes before whisking them together.
Fill into two cups and top with marshmallows and whipped cream.
TO STORE: Hot chocolate is best enjoyed fresh, but if you make a large amount you can keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Heat the hot chocolate in the microwave in 30-second steps or warm it up in a small saucepan over the stove. Once it’s hot, add marshmallows and / or whipped cream and enjoy.
Portion: 1Cup | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5G | Protein: 3G | Fat: 8thG | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 3G | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBONS: 2G