This healthy, decadent, keto hot chocolate is the most delicious low-carb treat! An easy hot cocoa recipe made with just 5 ingredients & ready in no time!

What Makes This Recipe Great

My low-carb keto hot chocolate is beyond delicious, healthy, and drinkable in any season! This cozy cocoa recipe is simple to make, low in carbs, and makes the perfect evening dessert or afternoon treat!

It’s a velvety, keto chocolate treat that will make you feel like you’re drinking the real thing. The best part? Not only is this low-carb hot chocolate keto, but it’s also Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan!

With just 5 ingredients and a microwave, you will fall in LOVE with this hot cocoa!

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Ingredient Notes

ingredients to make low carb keto hot chocolate

Almond Milk: I prefer my super easy homemade almond milk, but store-bought works also. Use what you have! You can substitute any non-dairy milk of your choosing. Canned coconut milk is delicious too!

Cocoa Powder: I use Navitas Cacao powder (pictured above). This organic cacao powder has a richer chocolate taste and also has antioxidants! Regular cocoa powder often has fillers and added sugar, so make sure you check the label!

Monkfruit Sweetener: This is my go-to zero calories, zero carbs sweetener, but 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.

Kosher Salt: Just a pinch goes a long way!

The 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, check out my tips below for a good substitution.

blocks of cocoa butter next to a measuring cup with cocoa butter melted in almond milk

Recipe Step by Step

  1. Heat the almond milk and cocoa butter in a microwave-safe container for 3 minutes.
  2. 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)
  3. Serve warm, topped with coconut whipped cream.
pouring hot chocolate into a clear mug

Expert Tips

Making Smooth Hot Cocoa: To make sure the cocoa powder gets blended fully, I like to combine the ingredients in the blender over low speed for just 30 seconds.

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.

Chocolate Garnish: I shaved on some Lily’s keto dark chocolate bar on top as a garnish.

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

FAQs

How many carbs are in this keto-friendly hot chocolate?

In a serving of this delicious low-carb hot chocolate, there are 7 net carbs, 11 grams of fat, and 5 grams of protein! Not only is this a yummy keto treat, but it’s great for getting your macros for the day!

Can I add any flavor variations?

Yes! I love adding a few drops of peppermint extract and a dollop of coconut whipped cream to my keto hot chocolate to make it extra festive and yummy. If you think of other fun keto flavor combos, let me know in the comments!

What are your favorite Keto-friendly chocolate options?

I love Navitas Cacao powder. It’s full of antioxidants which makes this low-carb hot chocolate even better for you! For the garnish, brands like Hu and Lily’s make excellent keto-friendly chocolate options that are SO good!

a clear mug filled with hot cocoa and topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

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Keto Hot Chocolate

This healthy, decadent, keto hot chocolate is the most delicious low-carb treat! An easy hot cocoa recipe made with just 5 ingredients & ready in no time!
5 from 7 ratings

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Heat the almond milk and cocoa butter in a microwave safe container for 3 minutes.
  • 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)
  • Serve warm, topped with coconut whipped cream.
  • See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.

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 garnish.
Calories: 134, Total Carbs: 11.7g, Protein: 5.3g, Fat: 10.9g, Fiber: 4.8g, Net Carbs: 7g
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