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The perfect keto hot chocolate! This low-carb hot chocolate is an easy low-carb recipe with only 4 ingredients. It makes for a delicious velvety sugar-free drink for your cold mornings. Made with almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia this is the BEST keto hot chocolate to start the day. All of that with only 4.3g of net carbs per serve.

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Low-Carb Hot chocolate, an easy morning drink

When mornings are getting colder and you need a little boost, there’s nothing better than a hot drink. This low-carb hot chocolate is the best swap to my keto bulletproof latte. I am a chocolate lover so this keto hot chocolate is a delicious alternative. I’ve had many requests for a sugar-free hot chocolate recipe, so time to share my vision of a creamy and dairy-free keto hot chocolate.

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Is hot chocolate keto?

Let’s get this straight, regular hot chocolate is not keto because cow milk is a important source of sugar and a lot of traditional recipes also add raw sugar. But if you are asking the question, it must be because you are after a low-carb keto hot chocolate, right? Look no further, this recipe is the perfect keto hot chocolate!

How to make keto hot chocolate with only 4 ingredients?

This keto hot chocolate is a very simple recipe made with only 4 ingredients. These are what I use

  • Unsweetened almond milk – no surprise it is the key ingredients of a delicious low carb hot chocolate. I love to use the Almond breeze range, unsweetened Almond milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk, both have no carbs, very few calories and no added sugar.

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • Sugar-free chocolate bar or chips – yes, you need some chocolate to make a rich creamy texture in your hot chocolate. I love to use Lilly’s sugar free chocolate chips as it is sweetened with stevia. You can also use any sugar-free dark chocolate bars or 90% dark chocolate if preferred.
  • Erythritol – I love to use erythritol since it’s both healthy, keto-friendly and not bitter. If you prefer to use other sweeteners, be sure to check our round up of all the keto-friendly sweeteners

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

What is the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate?

Pretty simple, hot cocoa as the name tells you, is a light hot beverage made from cocoa powder, sweetener and milk. On the opposite, an hot chocolate is higher in fat, which is great on a keto diet to boost your macros. As it contains chocolate, it gives a creamy rich texture to your drink. In this recipe I am using sugar-free stevia sweetened chocolate. It contains no sugar and a good amount of fat that adds a delicious velvety texture to the drink.

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Serve with whipped coconut cream

You can of course serve your hot chocolate plain, with no topping. It will be light and delicious. But my advice, for a rich comforting drink, is to add a generous dollop of whipped coconut cream on top of your hot chocolate. I am using canned coconut cream to keep my drink dairy-free. I scoop out the cream from the can, whip the cream in a cold mixing bowl with an electric whisk and sweeten it with stevia drops. You can also use regular whipped cream, provided it’s sugar-free. The must is to add chopped sugar-free dark chocolate on top. Make sure you combine the toppings with the drink to boost the creamy flavor of the drink. 

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

xoxo Carine
The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Low-carb hot chocolate

Low-carb hot chocolate, an easy 5 ingredients sugar-free drink for your cold mornings. Made with almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia this is the perfect keto hot chocolate to start the day with only 4.3g of net carbs.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 8 mins
Author: Carine
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Ingredients

Serving suggestions

  • 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs or sugar-free shaved chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon whipped coconut cream or heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, under medium heat, simmer unsweetened almond milk for 1-2 minutes.
  • When the milk is hot, remove from heat, whisk in cocoa powder, sugar-free sweetener, chocolate chips and cinnamon if used. 
  • Serve immediately with whipped coconut cream or heavy cream on top and shaved chocolate (or cocoa nibs).
Sugar-free chocolate bars/chips can be replaced with 85-90% cocoa dark chocolate, both are keto friendly.
Microwave option: you can warm the almond milk for 1 minute in the microwave, then stir in all the rest of the ingredient, rewarm 45 seconds, stir and enjoy ! 
Nutrition Facts
Low-carb hot chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 hot chocolate)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.2g19%
Carbohydrates 12.3g4%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 3.9g8%
Net Carbs 4.3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe is sponsored by Almond Breeze Made from the best California Almonds and I received a compensation to develop this recipe but note that I only recommend product I love and trust on this blog. Thank you.

The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate
The BEST Low Carb Hot Chocolate

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    8 comments
  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this ‘no-fuss’ hot cocoa recipe… how delicious! Like that it’s easy to prepare and dairy free. And sure beats packet hot cocoa. Enjoying a cup next to the fireplace while it snows. This will definitely be a repeat treat this Ohio winter! 🙂

  2. Do you think this would work in a Cocomotion machine. In that I just add milk or water and the powder and turn it on. it mixes and heats at the same time.

    • I don’t have one of those amazing machine but it looks like it will work perfectly indeed! Enjoy the hot chocolate, XOXO Carine.

    • Sure no problem! It will have a stronger cocoa flavor, that is all. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.