Healthy Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe + Video – made with 5 ingredients in the microwave with almond milk and sweetened with monk fruit. Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, clean eating, healthy living, real food.

We’ve put up our Christmas tree. Our house is decorated with lights. We hung up our stockings, including our newest one for baby Ryan this year. It’s really feeling like Christmas.

Which has me craving hot chocolate, coziness, and holiday movies. And not just any hot chocolate. My beyond delicious, healthy keto hot chocolate.

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Hand holding hot chocolate in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

Keto Hot Chocolate Secret Ingredient

This hot chocolate is made with a very essential, secret ingredient that I didn’t find in other keto hot cocoas. Cocoa butter!

The cocoa butter adds a richness and silkiness that takes this hot chocolate over the top. Cocoa butter is the fat that is pressed out of the cocoa bean. It tastes like chocolate, even though it has no sweetness. (If you don’t have cocoa butter see notes of a good substitution.)

cocoa butter and cocoa butter melted in almond milk

How to Make Keto Hot Chocolate

The rest of the ingredients are very simple. Almond milk (I prefer homemade, but store bought works also), cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of kosher salt.

But use what you have. You can substitute any non dairy milk of your choosing. Canned coconut milk is delicious too!

pouring hot chocolate into a clear mug

To keep this simple I heat up the almond milk and cocoa butter in the microwave. The stove top works as well.

To make sure the cocoa powder gets blended fully, I like to combine it in the blender over low speed for just 30 seconds.

Hot chocolate in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

The resulting keto hot chocolate is rich, decadent, velvety, and everything you want in a hot chocolate. It’s almost like a sipping chocolate. Top it with some coconut whipped cream and you have the perfect warm treat for cold winter nights around the Christmas tree.

Enjoy it guilt free since it is so healthy!

Keto Hot Chocolate

This keto hot chocolate is made with 5 ingredients in the microwave with almond milk and sweetened with monk fruit. 
5 from 3 ratings
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 134



  • Heat the almond milk and cocoa butter in a microwave safe container for 3 minutes.
    1-1/2 cups almond milk
  • Add the cocoa powder, monk fruit and pinch of salt. (And peppermint extract if using) Whisk to combine. (Or combine them in a blender over low speed)
    1 teaspoon cocoa butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons monk fruit, pinch kosher salt, 4 drops peppermint extract
  • Serve warm, topped with coconut whipped cream.
    coconut whipped cream topping
  • See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.

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Recipe Notes

Milk: Unsweetened almond milk is my go to, but you could use your favorite keto milk or milk substitute. Also great with coconut milk.
Cocoa Butter: If you don't have cocoa butter, you can substitute coconut oil. Use refined coconut oil if you don't like the taste of coconut. Same quantity.
Sweetener: If you don't need to keep it keto, you can use any sweetener of your choice. Maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey, or even regular sugar. Same quantity, or more to taste.
Chocolate Garnish: I shaved on some Lily's keto dark chocolate bar on top as a garish.


Calories: 134Total Carbs: 11.7gProtein: 5.3gFat: 10.9gFiber: 4.8gNet Carbs: 7g

Nutrition facts are calculated as a courtesy and not guaranteed.

Author: Natalie Gruendl from
Keyword Keto Hot Chocolate, Low Carb Hot Chocolate
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