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.
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.
Stir in the sweetener and cocoa powder and continue stirring until well combined.
Continue stirring mixture until warm and then pour into a glass of your choice.
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.
Combine all of the low carb hot chocolate ingredients in a mug and stir well.
Microwave the mug in 30-second intervals, stirring between restarting the cycle.
Continuing warming in 30-second intervals until the hot chocolate has reached your desired temperature.
Make sure to stir again before serving because the cocoa powder can settle at the bottom of the glass.
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.
Serving Size 1 cup
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.