I am going to share my favorite keto Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Low Carb Recipe with you today. It is one of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love chocolate especially on cold winter nights?
I love having a nice warm cup of rich hot chocolate in the evening. A mug of hot chocolate is perfect to fill the crave of my sweet tooth.
Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe
So, when I had to lose the weight and went on a keto diet, I got rid of sugar and cut carbs to a minimum. I had to figure out how I could do that without giving up the things that I enjoy.
The good news is there are many keto recipes out there, including low carb diet friendly hot chocolate.
You can make a keto version of most recipes full of fun flavors that your taste buds will love.
I have found it is much easier for me to continue, after 5 years now, on my weight maintenance plan if I can find substitutes for the things I love. So, instead of giving up on breads and sweets, I have found ways to “rework” them to make them something I can have.
I have come up with a simple Low Carb, Sugar Free and the Best Hot Chocolate that makes me happy and helps my fill chocolate craving. I thought I’d share it with you!
This sugar-free hot chocolate recipe is perfect if you have issues with your blood sugar but love a nice cup of cocoa.
Ingredients Some Hot Cocoa Recipes Call For:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Dark Chocolate
- Keto Marshmallows
- Keto-Friendly Sweetener
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Vanilla Extract
- Whole Milk Powder
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sugar Free Keto White Chocolate
- Natural Cocoa Powder
- Chocolate Chips Sugar Free Option
- Raw Cacao Powder
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Low Carb Recipe
- 4 heaping TBSP Sugar Free Powdered Creamer – Any kind will do (just check the label and make sure there’s no sugar and few carbs)
- 1 TBSP Hershey’s Cocoa
- 3 tsps Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Flavoring Syrup (I buy mine at Walmart or on Amazon)
- Any Sugar Free Whipped Topping (optional)
- Add water to and bring the tea kettle or small saucepan to boiling on your stove top
- mix Hershey’s Cocoa and Torani Syrup well
- add powdered creamer mix well
- Add boiling water & mix well
- top with Reddi-wip (optional)
I am not a real “sweet” eater, and not just since my weight loss – I have never really been one. So, you may need to adjust the Torani Syrup if it isn’t sweet enough for you, or the creamer if it isn’t creamy enough, but I have found that if I use any more Hershey’s Cocoa it gets a little bitter.
If you don’t want to use whipped cream for your low-carb hot chocolate you could always get a milk frother this would look especially good in a mason jar.
There you have it quick and easy, Low Carb, Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe!
If you’d like to learn more about living sugar free check out my Hubby’s blog about our Sugar Free Journey!
How much water does this recipe need?
For the ingredients I have listed I filled a 16 oz travel cup. But, this one is all about your preference, and since it’s sugar and low carb you can feel free to add more if needed.
I hope that helps!
This recipe does not say how much water to use.
You are correct, sorry about that! I use a travel mug with a lid when making mine. But, you would probably need to experiment to get it to the right taste for you, with either more or less water or more or less ingredients. I hope that helps!
How much powdered creamer and boiling water?
I use creamer to taste – so, I use a lot for mine. I also use a travel size mug and enough water to fill the mug. I add the ingredients before adding the water, it tends to mix more thoroughly and easily.
I hope that helps!
Can I use real heavy cream or half & half in place of powdered creamer ?
Not if you’re looking for low carb or sugar free. But heavy cream will work for sure. I have never tried half & half. You’ll just need to adjust the amount you use.
I hope that helps!
There are only 0.4 carbs in a cup of heavy cream. It is low carb and would make the hot chocolate richer tasting.
I had tried it with whipping cream but couldn’t quite get it right. I would prefer to use it. Maybe I should go back to the drawing board! lol
Patty F says
So, if you are really doing Keto, sucralose is a huge no-no so the Torani SF syrups are out. You may want to give ChocZero’s chocolate syrup a try, its only one net carb and contains no sucralose. I use ChocZero caramel and chocolate on my keto Rebel ice cream all the time and its delicious!!!
Thanks so much, I didn’t know they had a syrup!
If you’re Keto you might like to check out my hubby’s site: My Sugar Free Journey, he posts all about Keto and has a podcast, as well where he interviews many experts in the field.
Thanks again for the tip!