This easy keto hot chocolate is rich and creamy, perfectly sweetened, and deeply chocolatey. Honestly, you'd never believe it's a totally low carb and sugar free hot chocolate recipe! All you need is a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this dreamy drink a reality.
THE BEST KETO HOT CHOCOLATE
When the weather gets chilly, there's nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up from this inside out, am I right?
And while you've probably had your fair share of hot drinks before, there's a good chance you've never had anything like this keto hot chocolate recipe.
This sugar free hot chocolate is intensely chocolatey and milky with a thick, silky texture and just the right amount of sweetness. Honestly, it tastes like you melted a whole chocolate bar down into a super luxurious drink!
And it's so simple & easy to make! Less than 10 minutes is all it takes to make it!
Oh, and don't be surprised if you and your family - kids included - end up loving this keto hot cocoa more than the "regular" pre-mixed kind.
Alright, as you already know, you only need 4 ingredients to make this keto hot chocolate.
And if you've made any of my keto recipes, there's a good chance you have all of these in your kitchen!
So, here's what you'll need for this sugar free hot chocolate mix:
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1 ½ Tbsps. Cocoa Powder
- 1 ½ Tbsps. Granulated Erythritol
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Xanthan Gum (optional to thicken)
- Sugar Free Whipped Cream (optional)
MAKING THIS A SUGAR FREE HOT CHOCOLATE
As I'm sure you know, refined sugar - and really just any kind of sugar in general - is off-limits if you're following a low carb diet like the keto diet. So, to keep this hot chocolate keto friendly, low carb, and sugar free, we'll be using granulated erythritol instead.
Having said that, my favorite erythritol sweetener to use is Swerve - it has the same taste and sweetness level as regular sugar, but it also has 0 carbs and 0 calories, making it an excellent sweetener for the keto diet.
Another great option you can use is Lakanto's Monk Fruit Sweetener. Just like Swerve, this monk fruit sweetener is as sweet as regular sugar and has no carbs or calories. So, if monk fruit is all you have at home, you can use that just as well!
HOW TO MAK KETO HOT CHOCOLATE
This keto hot chocolate recipe honestly can't get any simpler. All you have to do is combine the ingredients, heat them up in a pot, and transfer your keto cocoa to a mug. How easy is that?!
And, all in all, this recipe should take about 10 minutes or less to make from start to finish.
Also, just so you know, the recipe makes 1 cup or exactly 1 serving of keto hot chocolate. But, of course, you can multiply the recipe if you're making this hot chocolate for more people - or if you want an extra large serving for yourself!
Alright, now let's dive into the details of this recipe.
STEP 1: COMBINING THE INGREDIENTS
First, put a small pot over low heat on your stovetop and add the almond milk, cocoa powder, granulated erythritol, xanthan gum - if using it -and salt to the pot.
Then use a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix everything and continue stirring over low heat for about 5-10 minutes until your hot chocolate thickens. And it's okay if it starts bubbling a little.
STEP 2: FINISHING UP & SERVING
Once your keto hot cocoa is ready, pour it into your favorite mug - or mugs - while its' nice and hot.
Finally, top it off with some whipped cream, then get cozy and enjoy!
FAQS ABOUT THIS KETO HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
HOW DO I STORE KETO HOT CHOCOLATE?
You can store extra servings of this keto hot cocoa in the fridge for later, and you can even have it as an iced chocolate drink instead of heating it up!
To store your keto hot chocolate, let it cool to room temperature before transferring it to a sealable jar. Then, you can keep it in the fridge for 3 days. Enjoy it cold or warm it up on the stovetop over low heat.
IS WHIPPED CREAM KETO FRIENDLY?
Well, yes and no. Pure whipped cream is keto friendly because the only ingredient is heavy cream. But most whipped cream brands have added sugar or sweeteners that aren't good for the keto diet. So you'll want to make sure you're getting whipped cream without any sugar or carb-heavy sweeteners added.
Or, you can make your own by whipping a cup of heavy cream - and a tablespoon of granulated erythritol if you want it sweeter - with a beater until you get medium peaks.
WHAT ELSE CAN I TOP KETO HOT CHOCOLATE WITH?
WRAPPING IT ALL UP
Well, that's how you to make hot chocolate keto friendly!
I love making this for my family when the cold weather hit - it's the ultimate drink for the fall and winter seasons. And I honestly think this sugar free hot chocolate mix beats any pre-made mix you can buy! But I may be biased, so you'll have to try it for yourself and find out.
If you do make it, don't forget to leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
I'd love to hear from you!
EASY KETO RECIPES
If you want some more deliciously easy keto recipes, we have a ton on the blog that you have to try. And all of these go great with a cup of this keto hot chocolate!
Check all of them out:
- Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
- Keto Banana Bread
- Keto Chocolate Cake
- Keto Peanut Butter Pie
- Keto Chocolate Mousse
- Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Keto Bread Pudding
Keto Hot Chocolate | Healthy, Low Carb, & Sugar Free
This easy keto hot chocolate is rich and creamy, perfectly sweetened, and deeply chocolatey. You'd never believe it's a totally low carb and sugar free hot chocolate recipe! All you need is a few minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this dreamy hot chocolate a reality.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
- Put a small pot over low heat on your stovetop. Add the almond milk, cocoa powder, granulated erythritol, and salt (add xanthan gum too if you want to make it thicker).
- Stir with a wooden spoon for 5-10 minutes until it thickens.
- Pour into a mug and top with sugar free whipped cream. Optional: put cinnamon, Oreo cocoa powder, sugar free chocolate syrup, or keto chocolate chips on the whipped cream.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 0
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 3
Keywords: keto hot chocolate, keto hot chocolate recipe, keto hot cocoa, keto hot cocoa mix recipe, keto hot cocoa recipe, low carb hot chocolate recipe, sugar free hot chocolate, sugar free hot chocolate mix, sugar free hot chocolate keto, sugar free hot chocolate mix, sugar free hot chocolate recipe, sugar free hot chocolate recipe mix, keto hot chocolate mix, keto hot chocolate recipe with almond milk, how to make keto hot chocolate mix, how to make hot chocolate keto, healthy hot chocolate recipe, low calorie hot chocolate recipe