This keto hot chocolate is oh-so rich and creamy, and will leave you feeling all warm and toasty inside!
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A Unique Type of Cozy
Hot chocolate has a unique brand of warm and cozy. It screams of thick socks and crackling fires. Cold winter nights and cozy couches. Giggling with friends and family. The holidays. But hot chocolate also has the special ability to infuse those feelings, even if it’s warm out, no snow in sight, the middle of summer.
Enter this keto hot chocolate, which allows you to gulp up all the warmth and coziness, without the sugar and carbs!
It’s delightfully sweet and full of rich, chocolate flavor. It’s incredibly creamy and THICK! As hot chocolate should be. Throw some of my keto marshmallows or sugar free whipped cream on top and you’ve got heaven right there in your mug. It’s honestly unbeatable on a chilly evening, but I like to whip a batch up anytime I need a dose of that cozy feeling in my life (which is pretty often).
Cheers friend, hope you enjoy as much as we do! ☕💓 – Linds x
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Important Ingredient Notes
Low carb hot chocolate is one of the EASIEST recipes to make. Here are the ingredients and potential swaps worth mentioning:
- Milk – Cow’s milk is loaded with sugar and carbs. I like to use a combination of heavy cream and light low carb milk for the perfect balance of creamy without being overly rich. As far as light milk goes, almond is my favorite as it’s subtle in flavor. If you like the idea of coconut hot chocolate, coconut milk (both light and full fat) are great substitutes here.
- Cocoa Powder – opt for Dutch-process (easy to find at Trader Joes or on Amazon), as it’s less bitter than regular.
- Sweetener – Taste test and adjust the level of sweetness based on your personal preference. Swerve/Lakanto are my go-to keto sweeteners – if using a different brand of erythritol, know it’s 70% as sweet.
- Salt – A pinch of salt does wonders in bringing out the sweetness, don’t skip!
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Variations
Aside from swapping the milk or sweetener, there are a billion variations you can try! Here are some twists to the classic:
- Peppermint hot chocolate – use peppermint extract instead of vanilla.
- Spiked low carb hot chocolate – Add a shot of vanilla vodka, or rum (for a keto eggnog vibe). Check out my guide to keto alcohol.
- Raspberry (or any berry) – mash a handful of keto fruits (raspberries, strawberries or blackberries) in your mug before pouring low carb hot chocolate in.
- Add coffee for a little morning boost. Just mix in a fresh shot of espresso, or a little bit of REALLY strong.
More Keto Chocolate Recipes
- Keto Fudge
- Chocolate Fat Bombs
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
- Keto Protein Shake
- Keto Chia Pudding
Low Carb Keto Hot ChocolatePrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- Combine + heat. Add unsweetened cocoa powder (3 tablespoons), Swerve/Lakanto (2 tablespoons), salt (a pinch), almond milk (2 cups), and heavy cream (1 cup) to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, and whisk to combine.
- Add vanilla extract. Once hot chocolate has reached the desired temp, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract (1/4 teaspoon).
- Serve warm with toppings (below) and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Cocoa Powder - Dutch process is significantly less bitter than regular, and we much prefer it here.
- Sweetener - adjust the amount added to sweeten this hot chocolate to your liking!
- Milk - you can use any low carb milk you prefer here. My favorite combo is half light milk, half full fat -- all full fat is too rich for our taste, and all light milk lacks creaminess.
- Dairy free version - use full fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream.