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Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time2 minsCook Time3 minsTotal Time5 mins

Whether it's wintertime and you're looking for a sweet drink to warm you up, or you're a non-coffee drinker and are looking for a coffee shop drink any time of the year, hot chocolate is the perfect treat. If you're following the ketogenic diet, you may be asking yourself, can you have hot chocolate on keto? Well, the answer is normally no. Most hot chocolate recipes, pre-made mixes, and coffeeshop specialties are filled with sugar, sweetened chocolate, and whole milk. That doesn't mean you have to completely say goodbye to hot chocolate forever. Instead, try this low carb hot chocolate recipe instead!

Note: If you'd like to reduce the calories of this low carb/ keto hot cocoa, simply reduce the amount of heavy cream used and replace it with a 2/3 ratio of water. Please note that the drink will not be as creamy with less heavy cream, but will not taste as watery if you do reduce the amount.

low carb hot chocolate

Ingredients
 1 cup heavy cream
 ½ cup water
 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 ½ tbsp erythritol or monk fruitOptional: swap out for 2 tbsp allulose
 ¼ tsp vanilla extractOptional: use stevia-sweetened vanilla drops instead and reduce sweetener
 Optional: Replace water with coffee for a caffeine, mocha kick
Stovetop Directions
1

To begin making your low carb hot chocolate, combine the heavy cream and half of the water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat.

2

Stir in the sweetener and cocoa powder and continue stirring until well combined.

3

Continue stirring mixture until warm and then pour into a glass of your choice.

4

Try topping off your low carb hot chocolate with sugar-free whipped cream (simply whip heavy cream for 3-5 minutes until peaks form), cocoa powder, or sugar-free chocolate chips.

Microwave Directions
5

Combine all of the low carb hot chocolate ingredients in a mug and stir well.

6

Microwave the mug in 30-second intervals, stirring between restarting the cycle.

7

Continuing warming in 30-second intervals until the hot chocolate has reached your desired temperature.

8

Make sure to stir again before serving because the cocoa powder can settle at the bottom of the glass.

9

Enjoy your keto hot chocolate with sugar-free whipped cream (simply whip heavy cream for 3-5 minutes until peaks form), cocoa powder, or sugar-free chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g62%
Total Carbohydrate 7.7g3%

Net Carbohydrate 4.7g2%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 1.5g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.