Keto Hot Chocolate

keto hot chocolate

Learn how to make low-carb keto hot chocolate with just 3 simple ingredients. Yes, chocolate doesn’t have to be off-limits on keto!

Total Carbs: 9.8g | Total Fat: 3.4g | Protein: 3.2g

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes | Serving: 1


  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated stevia (or another keto sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 cup water


  1. Prepare all the ingredients ― unsweetened cocoa powder, keto sweetener, whipping cream, and water.
  2. In a saucepan, add the cocoa powder and keto sweetener. Whisk them together and break any clumps.
  3. Add two tablespoons of whipping cream, one tablespoon at a time. Continue to whisk.
  4. Add 1 cup of water then stir thoroughly.
  5. Place the saucepan on a stovetop, over low heat.
  6. Don’t wait for the hot chocolate to boil. Turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a cup.

Recipe FAQs:

What can I eat with keto hot chocolate?

Foods that go with hot chocolate include roasted nuts, a cookie, chocolate bar, or a slice of keto bread. However, it can also be enjoyed on its own if you prefer going light during mornings.

Is there another way to prepare this drink?

Yes. Alternatively, you can blend everything using an immersion blender or a mini blender until you achieve a smooth mixture with foam on top. With this method, make sure to use hot water but be careful not to burn yourself.

What other ingredients or toppings can I add to hot chocolate?

Good question. Since you’re watching your carbs, I recommend only low-carb/high-fat ingredients like unsalted butter, sugar-free marshmallows, or coconut shavings.

How many net carbs are in this cup of keto hot chocolate?

This recipe has only 3.8 grams of net carbs per serving (1 cup). Just subtract the dietary fiber from the total carbs to get the net carbs.

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Tiffany Joy Yamut, RN
Tiffany Joy Yamut, RN
Tiffany Joy Yamut is a registered nurse and author of hundreds of health and nutrition articles focused on the ketogenic diet. She discovered the keto diet in 2019, which helped her lose 44 pounds and achieve healing. She’s been featured in Perfect Keto, Ketogenic, Kiss My Keto, and other top health and wellness websites. Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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