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Easy Keto Low-Carb Hot Chocolate

Easy Keto Low-Carb Hot Chocolate is the best, quick recipe to make your own homemade keto friendly mix using unsweetened cocoa, almond milk and sugar free sweetener. If you want a drink with no almond milk, substitute heavy cream.

keto low carb hot chocolate in a glass mug with whipped cream and cinnamon

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Winter is here and everyone is wondering how to add hot chocolate into a keto diet. Is Swiss Miss hot chocolate keto friendly? What about Starbucks?

Not at all. You are going to want to make your own carb-free mix. It’s actually really easy! I always happen to have the hot chocolate ingredients on hand in my home because they are super common.

almond milk, sweetener, unsweetened cocoa, chocolate chips, and vanilla for keto low carb hot chocolate

You can even turn this into Bulletproof hot chocolate by adding grass-fed butter and MCT oil.

Over the years, I’ve loved the hot chocolate recipe from Taste of Home. I have adapted the recipe to make it low carb.

chocolate chips for keto low carb hot chocolate in a Dutch oven

Is Raw Cacao Powder Keto Friendly?

Absolutely. Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat. 

Raw cacao has some health benefits such as it lowers insulin resistance, reduces blood pressure, reduces risks of stroke, guards against toxins and many more.

Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Because it’s roasted at higher temperatures it does not have the same nutritional value as raw cacao, it also tastes better in my opinion.

You can read more about The Differences between Raw Cacao and Cocoa here.

Use whichever you prefer in this recipe.

melted chocolate for keto low carb hot chocolate in a Dutch oven

How to Make Keto Hot Chocolate

  1. You can use a saucepan or a Dutch Oven. I like to use a Dutch Oven, especially if I am going to make a large batch. Heat it on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and allow them to melt a bit.
  3. Pour in hot water, unsweetened cocoa, sweetener, and vanilla.
  4. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
  5. Lower the heat and add in almond milk and whisk.
melted chocolate for keto low carb hot chocolate in a Dutch oven

How to Sweeten

I like to use granular monkfruit sweetener because it’s organic and made with natural ingredients. It has zero carbs and zero calories. You can use my discount code STAYSNATCHED to save on it here.

keto low carb hot chocolate in a Dutch oven
keto low carb hot chocolate in a purple Dutch oven

How Many Carbs?

This drink has 2 net carbs per serving. Be sure to weigh your chocolate chips for accurate macros.

keto low carb hot chocolate in a glass mug with whipped cream and cinnamon and chocolate chips

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keto low carb hot chocolate in a glass mug with whipped cream and cinnamon
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Easy Keto Low-Carb Hot Chocolate

Easy Keto Low-Carb Hot Chocolate is the best, quick recipe to make your own homemade keto friendly mix using unsweetened cocoa, almond milk and sugar free sweetener. If you want a drink with no almond milk, substitute heavy cream.
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Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword keto hot chocolate, keto hot cocoa, low carb hot chocolate
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 68kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Whipped Cream

Instructions

Hot Chocolate

  • Place a saucepan or pot on medium-high heat and add the chocolate chips.
  • Allow the chips to melt for about 1 minute and then add the hot water, unsweetened cocoa powder, and sweetener.
  • Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until the chocolate chips have melted.
  • Add in the vanilla and stir.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add in the almond milk and whisk. Do not boil, heat until the hot chocolate reaches your desired temperature. Whisk for a few minutes until there are no clumps.
  • Serve in mugs.

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Add the whipping cream to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer and mix for 2 minutes. Add in the sweetener. Mix until whipped cream forms.

Video

Notes

  • You can use any milk/milk alternative you wish.
  • You can substitute heavy cream or a mix of cream and almond milk in the recipe if you wish.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g
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Recipe Rating




Jenn

Sunday 27th of December 2020

Made this for my family on Christmas evening. Everyone enjoyed! It was really good and so easy to make!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

LaToya

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Just made this. So quick and easy and so tasty. Now I’m going to serve this for Christmas Eve. Thanks!

staysnatched

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Casey B.

Sunday 29th of November 2020

I tried another keto hot chocolate recipe last year and it was too heavy & too bitter. It is a rare chilly day in Texas and I checked Stay Snatched for a recipe. Did not disappoint!!! 10/10 would recommend. Was perfect with some lily’s chips. Brandi, tbh I added vodka bc I wanted boozy hot cocoa and had no other contenders on hand. Titos + vanilla creme sweet drops. Sooooo good!!! Thank you for a great & super simple recipe!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I love the vodka addition!

Carrie

Monday 16th of November 2020

Just what we needed after a hard day at work & school. I love being able to participate in fun with my kids while still making progress towards my goals!

staysnatched

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Yes! This is so kid friendly. My younger sister requests it weekly now!

Julie

Saturday 24th of October 2020

We made this for a hot chocolate bar bday celebration and it is SO good. The recipe and video made it so easy that my husband prepared it perfectly (with some coaching from me to not burn the chocolate). This is a winner, and dairy drinkers will not even know it is almond milk. ??????

staysnatched

Monday 26th of October 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!