The cold weather is coming and you can already feel yourself craving something warm and comforting. For some, it might be tea but if hot chocolate is your cold weather weakness then we’re here to let you know all is not lost for your waistline. Keep in line with your diet and try out these simple recipes that won’t have you feeling guilty but will still fix all those cravings. You can save the calorie dense hot chocolate for your cheat days!
Keto Creamy Hot Chocolate
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon butter (unsalted)
- 1 cup boiling water (or unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Combine all ingredients in a tall blender cup and blend for 25 seconds or until foam forms.
- Pour in a cup and enjoy.
recipe source: ketovale
Keto-Friendly Hot Chocolate
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated stevia/erythritol blend (Pyure)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (coconut milk from a can for dairy-free)
- 2 cups unsweetened original flavor almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk together cocoa powder and the granulated stevia/erythritol blend in a medium saucepan. Try to break up any cocoa lumps.
- Whisk in the heavy whipping cream or the coconut milk a tablespoon at a time to create a thick liquid.
- Slowly stream in the almond milk into the mixture, while whisking. Heat mixture over medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until hot. Do not allow mixture to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour into cups, garnish if desired (for example whipped cream), and serve.
recipe source: simplysohealhty.com
Creamy Keto Hot Chocolate
- 5 g cocoa powder
- 14 g chia seedsground for easier blending
- 1-2 tablespoon serythritol or xylitol (optional, to taste)
- A dash cinnamon
- A pinch pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut/MCT oil (optional)
- 5 almonds or hazelnuts (think Nutella!)
- 350 ml water or almond milk (and skip the almonds!)
*serving suggestion: whipped cream (optional, but highly suggested)
- Check out the video for deets!
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. It will likely take a couple runs to grind all the chia seeds fully. Feel free to adjust the cocoa powder to suit your taste buds, and the chia seeds for desired thickness (and fiber!).
- Heat up and serve with (plenty!) whipped cream.
- If using a NutriBullet or similar device, keep in mind that you should not put scalding hot water in it. If need be, reheat (safety comes first!).
recipe source: gnom-gnom.com
Low Carb Hot Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of stevia
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepot on medium heat whisk together the cocoa powder and stevia, making sure to break up any lumps.
- Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and almond milk to the mixture, constantly stirring until all the liquid is added.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat and add in the vanilla extract.
- Top with some whipped cream and enjoy!
recipe source: midgetmomma.com