This Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe makes creamy, rich hot chocolate with ingredients you probably already have on hand. This quick and easy hot chocolate can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, Atkins or Banting diet. There is even a dairy-free option!

 

 

Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -Topped with whipped Cream

 

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The Recipe for Keto Hot Chocolate

Looking for a delicious way to warm up? This hot chocolate will fit the bill! It’s loaded with chocolate flavor and has a luxurious texture that just can’t be found in a packet. 

 

Best of all, if you eat low-carb, you probably have all of the ingredients you need on hand. If not, you’ll be able to find them in almost any grocery store. 

 

In addition, this recipe can be made in just a few minutes. No need for a long wait to satisfy that chocolate craving!

 

Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -in a cup

 

The Inspiration for Keto-Friendly, Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate

This recipe is based off of a recipe my mother would make years ago if we happened to run out of hot chocolate mix. Of course, she used sugar and whole milk, so it wasn’t low-carb.

 

Instead of using sugar, I used one of my favorite sweeteners. The addition of cream no only decreases the carb content, but also gives the hot chocolate a velvety mouthfeel only present in the very best hot chocolate.

 

This is a recipe I’ve been making for years. While I already have a delicious hot chocolate recipe on the blog, I want add one that doesn’t require making a chocolate syrup first. 

 

I also wanted to have a hot chocolate recipe on the blog that has a dairy-free option. I find that many of my followers are going dairy-free and I’m trying to accommodate all of you as best I can.

 

Since this is my go-to quick and easy hot chocolate recipe, I decided to write down the ingredients and share it with all of you.

 

 

Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -Ready to serve.

 

Tips and Tricks

Dairy-Free Option

This recipe can easily be made dairy-free by substituting the thick coconut milk from a can for the heavy whipping cream. I find that this adds a slight coconut flavor that I find works well with the chocolate–kind of like a Mound bar.

 

Sweetener Substitutions

If you don’t have my favorite sweetener on hand, feel free to substitute what you have. If you do substitute, be sure to adjust the quantity if necessary to obtain the correct sweetness level.

 

For example, the sweetener I use is twice as sweet as sugar, if yours measures cup for cup like sugar, you will need to double the amount.

 

Super-sweet sweeteners such as pure stevia powder or pure monk fruit powder may not provide enough bulk to combine with the cocoa. Because of this, the cocoa may form into lumps. 

 

Final Words

This Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe makes a delicious way to shake off the chill of a fall or winter day. Cradling a warm mugful in your hands, breathing in that sweet steam, and sipping that creamy richness will make any day just a little bit better. Enjoy!

-Annissa

 

This Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe makes creamy, rich hot chocolate with ingredients you probably already have on hand. This quick and easy hot chocolate can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, Atkins or Banting diet. 

 

 

Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -garnished with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa
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Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe makes creamy, rich hot chocolate with ingredients you probably already have on hand. This quick and easy hot chocolate can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, gluten-free, grain-free, Atkins or Banting diet. There is even a dairy-free option!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 173 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Whisk together cocoa powder and the granulated stevia/erythritol blend in a medium saucepan. Try to break up any cocoa lumps.

    Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -cocoa and sweetener blended together
  2. Whisk in the heavy whipping cream or the coconut milk a tablespoon at a time to create a thick liquid.

    Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -after cream is added.
  3. Slowly stream in the almond milk into the mixture, while whisking. Heat mixture over medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until hot. Do not allow mixture to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

    Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe -after adding milk
  4. Pour into cups, garnish if desired (I used whipped cream), and serve.

    Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe --after pouring

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 6.7 ounces

Per serving:

Net Carbs (g): 2 

Nutrition Facts
Keto-Friendly Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6.7 ounces)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 900%18%
Vitamin C 0%0%
Calcium 330%33%
Iron 1.3%7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.