Low Carb Hot Chocolate
A sweet cup of hot cocoa is something I crave when the weather turns cold or after a day full of winter activities - like snowboarding, sledding or building snowmen. With this sugar free, creamy hot cocoa recipe, I can feel comfortable giving my kids a big warm mug because I know they are only getting high quality ingredients that are good for them.
This is the creamiest keto hot chocolate too! Using two different low carb approved milks - heavy cream and nut milk - we are able to create a smooth and rich hot cocoa that you can cozy up to on a cold winter day.
Keto Approved Chocolate
Creamy keto hot chocolate starts with two types of chocolate - cocoa powder and chocolate chips. It’s important to look for 100% unsweetened cocoa when looking for cocoa powder for this low carb hot chocolate. There are some cocoa powders on the market with sugar added. Look on the back of the package to make sure there is no additional fillers that may contain carbohydrates. Keto cocoa powder should have about 2 net carbs per serving.
The sugar free chocolate chips I use are from ChocZero. I prefer their chocolate chips because they are sweetened with monk fruit and contain no sugar alcohols. You can save 10% off your order when you use my link. Another keto approved choclate chip is by Lily’s. If you don’t have access to either of those keto chocolates, you can chop up a 100% unsweetened chocolate bar.
The Nut Milk Options for Keto Hot Chocolate
Although this keto hot cocoa can be make use all heavy cream (2 cups), I prefer to thin it out a little bit by adding a cup of nut milk instead. The nut milk I prefer is macadamia nut milk. It is creamy and is one of the better tasting nut milks that I have tried.
Other Nut Milk options:
- almond milk
- cashew milk
- pili nut milk
- hemp milk
Hot Chocolate Toppings and Variations
I like to top my hot chocolate with keto whipped cream. You can make your own by whipping heavy cream with a tablespoon of erythritol and a teaspoon of vanilla. Whip until thick and fluffy.
Some fun flavors you can add to your creamy keto hot chocolate include:
- peppermint extract
- sugar free caramel syrup
- keto marshmallows
Slow Cooker Keto Hot Chocolate
This keto hot chocolate recipe can also be made in the slow cooker. This is great for days you are out playing in the snow and want to come hot to a warm mug of keto cocoa.
To make keto cocoa in the slow cooker, add all the ingredients in the craft of the slow cooker. Heat it on high for 2 hours, then stir before serving.