Easy Keto Hot Chocolate

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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!

Related: The Ultimate List of Keto Holiday Dessert Recipes

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.

If you order your chocolate chips from ChocZero’s website, as one of our readers, you will receive 10% off of your entire order if you use our code “buttertogetherkitchen” at checkout! This discount code applies to all of their amazing chocolate products, not just on the chocolate chips.

How To Make Keto Hot Chocolate

adding heavy cream in a stove top pan
adding water into a stove top pan

(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.

adding chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl
  • 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.
adding sweetener in the stove top mixture
  • Whisk sweetener and cocoa powder into water and heavy cream.
whisking the hot chocolate in the stove top bowl
  • Pour melted chocolate chips into the cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth; allow to come to a low boil.
close up from the top of the hot chocolate cup

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:


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!

If you’ve never tried monkfruit before and would like to give it a try, or if you just need to restock, shop Lakanto’s website and use our code, “BUTTERTOGETHER” at checkout and save 20% off of your entire order! This discount applies to all of the awesome products on their site, not just monkfruit.

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Some Other Recipes You Might Enjoy:

Thick and Creamy Chocolate Keto Pudding

Chocolate Snowball Cookies (Keto, Low Carb)

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Keto Biscotti Recipe

Keto Cupcakes


  • dj

    Is the Splenda Naturals sweetener the same as the Lankanto Monkfruit Sweetner? Little confused..sorry.

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