When the weather outside gets cold, warm up with a creamy delicious cup of Keto Hot Chocolate! This hot chocolate recipe is super easy to make, so you can enjoy it all season long.
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Easy Keto Hot Chocolate
As a kid, and even as an adult, I loved hot chocolate. Growing up, one of the things I looked forward to the most during the holidays was bringing out the hot chocolate!
There is something special about cold hands being warmed up by a nice cup of hot chocolate. It really brings out all the holiday feels!
That child-like feeling never really goes away! Enjoying a cup of hot chocolate is always a good way to get into the spirit of the holidays. Even if it isn’t the holidays, hot chocolate is a good way to satisfy your chocolaty craving, at the very least!
This Easy Keto Hot Chocolate is a sugar free and keto hot chocolate that is full of flavor! Just because this hot chcocolate lacks sugar, it does not lack flavor or richness!
Keto Holiday Drinks
Almost every holiday food is full of sugar, which can make it feel like its impossible to stay healthy this time of year. The holidays really do seem to be centered around sugar-filled foods.
The good news is that almost all of your favorite holiday treats can be converted into an equally delicious keto version! We have proved this time and time again, by creating things like Keto Eggnog, Low Carb Keto Peppermint Cookies, and a Keto Chocolate Peppermint Shake!
The holidays don’t have to be an excuse to consume sugar or carbs!
This easy Keto Hot Chocolate is just another example of getting into the holiday spirit without experiencing any of the holiday regret.
Best Chocolate Chips To Use For Keto Hot Chocolate
I suppose that there are a number of ways to create a keto version of hot chocolate, the easiest being to use cocoa powder and some sort of keto friendly milk or even water.
This version of keto hot chocolate may turn out ok, but in our opinion, the best hot chocolate is made with chocolate! That’s why we recommend using keto friendly chocolate chips along with some unsweetened cocoa powder.
Keto chocolate chips will make your hot chocolate rich and creamy, not powdery and watery. There is nothing worse than a hot cup of chocolate flavored water! After all, it is called hot chocolate!
ChocZero, who make all of our favorite keto chocolates, have the absolute best keto chocolate chips. Their chocolate chips come in a number of varieties, the most popular being the classics: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate.
This hot chocolate is amazing with any of these chocolate chips, or if you’re feeling adventurous, any combination of these chocolate chips! Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what you enjoy the most.
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How To Make Keto Hot Chocolate
(for full list of ingredients and instruction, scroll down to recipe card)
- In a pot over medium heat on the stove, whisk together the heavy whipping cream and water.
If you’re looking for a dairy free option, swap out the heavy cream for coconut milk. Adds the slight coconut taste of course.
- Place the keto chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl, and
heat at 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth.
- Whisk sweetener and cocoa powder into water and heavy cream.
- Pour melted chocolate chips into the cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth; allow to come to a low boil.
Best Low Carb Garnishes For Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is amazing as-is, but it can be even better with a few simple toppings or mix ins. Some of our favorites are:
- Whipped Cream
- ChocZero Peppermint Bark (all ChocZero products are keto friendly)
- ChocZero Milk Chocolate Chips
- ChocZero Dark Chocolate Chips
- ChocZero White Chocolate Chips
- Sugar Free Peppermints, crushed
Best Tasting Sweetener To Use
Any keto friendly sweetener will work in this easy keto hot chocolate, but our favorite sweetener to use in all of our desserts and sweet treats is Lakanto’s Monkfruit.
Monkfruit is an amazing keto friendly sweetener that tastes great, has no aftertaste, is completely natural, and is zero glycemic! In other words, it is the perfect keto sweetener!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403.33 Total Fat: 41.3g Carbohydrates: 11.2g Net Carbohydrates: 2.87g Fiber: 8.33g Protein: 2g