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Low Carb Keto Hot Chocolate

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 232kcal


Hot Chocolate:

  • 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (note 1)
  • 2 Tablespoons Granular Swerve or Lakanto (note 2)
  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream (note 3 + 4)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt


  • 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!


  1. Cocoa Powder - Dutch process is significantly less bitter than regular, and we much prefer it here.
  2. Sweetener - adjust the amount added to sweeten this hot chocolate to your liking!
  3. 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. 
  4. Dairy free version - use full fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream.


Calories: 232kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 2g | Sugar Alcohol: 48g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com