Keto Hot Chocolate, Keeping you warm and cozy this Fall!

Keto Hot chocolate

One of the things I missed last fall when my husband and I started following a Keto diet was hot chocolate. I tried many recipes. Some of them were good, none of them were perfect. Hot chocolate is a staple of fall and winter, it’s more than a drink – its a family tradition! When you were a kid and came in from playing outdoors you had a steaming mug of hot chocolate to warm you up. Last year when it snowed here in Georgia (twice!) the kids got hot chocolate but my husband and I passed. It was sad and I missed it. I guess you could say that keto hot chocolate has been a bit of a white whale for me in terms of recipes.

But! Not anymore! With fall quickly closing in I set about trying everything under the sun to make a keto hot chocolate recipe that I could love. The hardest part turned out to be getting a good chocolaty flavor while still keeping the carb count reasonable. I tried cocoa powder and melted sugar-free chocolate chips. I even tried sugar-free chocolate jello powder. We have heard that chocolate extract can give you a nice chocolate flavor but it’s impossible to find in the local grocery stores. I was going to order it online and give it a try but then I found something else.

If you are following a strict or clean eating keto diet then this recipe probably won’t be for you – it does contain processed sauce. However, we are more laid back about such things and this is a treat that I will only have occasionally so I am not going to worry about it, much as I don’t worry about using shortening in the icing of my keto Lemon and Blueberry cupcakes.

Keto Hot Chocolate

Keto Hot Chocolate picture

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Keto Hot Chocolate – Ingredients

Optional to Taste

  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon or Chile Powder
  • Cocoa Powder & Homemade Whipped Cream (see note below) to Top

Makes – 1 Mug, Approx 3.3g net carbs per serving dependant on additions or toppings.

**Note** – If you don’t know how to make homemade whipped cream you can find the instructions in our recipe for Keto Strawberry Shortcake. You can get the pretty swirls like my pictures in this post by putting it through a reusable icing bag and tip!

Keto Hot Chocolate – Directions

  1. Measure out and add your heavy whipping cream and hot water to a small saucepan. Using hot water will lower the amount of time it takes to make your hot chocolate. If you don’t mind waiting a few extra minutes then it doesn’t really matter!
  2. Whisk together over low heat.
  3. Continue stirring and add the Walden Farms chocolate sauce. Taste test as you go and add more or less sauce depending on your personal desires. I like my hot chocolate fairly chocolaty but others in my family prefer a less rich version.
  4. Continue stirring and add your swerve confectioners sweetener. I have found the amount of sweetener I use has decreased the longer I spend on keto. For those of you who are just starting out and still have taste buds accustomed to the sweeter flavor, you might need to add a bit more than listed above. Sweeten to taste!
  5. Add vanilla extract here if you so desire (I love it!)
  6. Continue stirring until your mixture is steaming but not boiling or bubbling. You want it to be hot but not scalding or you will burn the cream!
  7. Pour into your mug
  8. Top with any additional condiments you desire (just remember to add them into your carb count!)
  9. Sit down and enjoy!

Keto Hot Chocolate

Let me know if you give this a try!

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  1. Oh this looks really good. I may have just stocked up on hot chocolate packets for the winter ahead, but I think I will give this a try if I can get my hands on all of the ingredients. Could be a nice treat amid all of my factory processed hto chocolate.

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      The only thing that might be hard to find is the chocolate sauce, the easiest place is online obviously but hopefully, you can find a suitable substitute, I find this to be creamier then hot chocolate from the packets due to the Heavy whipping cream which makes it a nice luxurious treat.

  2. You can’t beat hot chocolate in winter! I’m glad you’ve found a recipe which works for you!

    Jess // xx

    1. Author

      thank’s Me too! I was seriously missing my Hot Chocolate last year haha!

  3. So interesting to read about this Keto diet! I looked at your other blog post as well (linked) and it seems to be so worth it. So happy you still get to enjoy yummy chocolate! Such a staple for these cold months x

    1. Author

      The idea behind Keto is indeed pretty interesting! I’m glad you found it informative and intriguing! I am quite glad I still get my winter chocolate fix too haha!

    1. Author

      Finding ways to treat myself is probably why I can stick to it haha. I mean let’s face it, no matter how healthy we want to be some days just require a treat.

  4. This hot chocolate looks and sounds amazing! It’s great that you have discovered a keto version so you can still treat yourself. Hot choc is such a cosy Autumn drink, I’ve already had one this evening and your post has made me crave another he he. I’m loving your photography too, it’s fab! Thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Author

      I know! I didn’t think I could go through another fall without Hot Chocolate so I’m quite glad I figured this one out as well! Thanks so much for reading and I’m so glad you like the photography!

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