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Keto Hot Chocolate

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Let’s make some keto hot chocolate! This hot chocolate is the perfect way to treat yourself on a cold winter morning. It’s creamy, chocolaty, and sweet. You’ll have a hard time believing this hot chocolate is really keto-friendly!

Recipe for creamy, chocolaty, and sweet keto hot chocolate.

This recipe is quick and easy. There are only four simple ingredients, and it’s ready in around five minutes. It might just become your favorite go-to cold weather treat!

For more drink recipes to keep you cozy when it’s cold outside, don’t miss this Oatmeal Cookie Coffee and this spicy and sweet Keto Hot Toddy. Both will warm up your mood and tummy on a cold, brisk day!

Why You’ll Love This Low Carb Hot Chocolate 

  • You just need four easy ingredients! 
  • It’s low carb and perfect for the keto diet. 
  • You can stay warm inside your house and make your own homemade hot cocoa and not have to get out in the cold winter weather to run to the store. 


  • Almond milk
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Swerve sweetener
  • Cocoa powder

How To Make Keto Hot Chocolate

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients.

Whisk well for 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired temperature is reached.

Optional: Serve topped with whipped cream and a light dusting of cocoa powder.

Pro Tip: If you want to make your keto hot chocolate recipe sweeter, add in more Swerve! 



Whipped Cream: If you want a little bit more sweetness, top with whipped cream! 

Add more cocoa powder: Even though there is cocoa powder in the keto hot cocoa, an extra dusting on top is excellent! 


How to Store 

This hot chocolate made with almond milk doesn’t make a huge batch, but if you need to store it for later, just put it in the fridge. 


How to Reheat

When the time comes to enjoy your cup of hot cocoa, pop it in the microwave and reheat it until it’s hot. Be sure to give it a stir before taking your first sip! 


Toppings Suggestions for Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Anything that you put on top needs to be keto-friendly so keep that in mind! I’m all about trying new toppings, so have fun and let me know if you find anything good. 


Some topping suggestions: 


  • Sugar free dark chocolate chips
  • Sugar free chocolate sauce
  • Sugar free Marshmallows


Change it up with each cup. It’s so warm and delicious that topping can make each cup of keto-friendly hot chocolate taste totally unique. 



Can you use pre-made whipped cream?

Yes, just use it in moderation if you are tracking your carbs and/or calories. 


Can I use cashew milk for this recipe?

You can try! I’ve actually never used cashew milk for this hot cocoa recipe, but it could be a way to try another flavor. Just keep  in mind that your macros will change a little.


Is cinnamon keto approved?

It is! You can use cinnamon and stick to your keto diet! A dash of cinnamon would taste amazing in this keto hot cocoa recipe. 


This is the perfect drink recipe to warm up your belly during the cold winter months. Grab your favorite mug, and cheers to the day! 

I have several keto-friendly holiday recipes that I hope will find a place on your table. This Raspberry Swirl Keto Cheesecake is always a crowd-pleaser and will definitely WOW your guests! If you’re visiting family and friends, these Sausage Balls are a perfect appetizer to share, and they always go quickly.

More Keto Drink Recipes 



Keto Hot Chocolate

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Let’s make some delicious keto friendly hot chocolate! 

Calories 142kcal
Fat 14g
Net Carbs 3g
Protein 2g
Serving Size 0

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  • 🔪 Prep 2 mins
  • 🔥 Cook 3 mins
  • Total 5 mins
  • 🍽 Yield 1 person


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3 steps
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all the ingredients.
  • Whisk well for 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired temperature is reached.
  • Optional: Serve topped with whipped cream and a light dusting of cocoa powder.

CALORIES: 142 | FAT: 14 g | PROTEIN: 2 g | NET CARBS: 3 g

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  • Reply
    December 31, 2018 at 12:44 am

    5 stars
    This looks *so* delicious! And as always, your photography is gorgeous.

    Can’t wait to enjoy a warm mug of this when it snows.

    Hope you had a great holiday, friend!


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      January 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Than you so much, Dominic!

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    January 12, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Ahhh! I’ve been trying to find a simple hot chocolate recipe!!!! Can’t wait to try this! ????

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    January 15, 2019 at 2:26 am

    This looks fabulous! Nothing I love more than a good cup of hot chocolate.
    Thanks for this. I’m going to try it tonight

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    January 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    5 stars
    This is my new favourite recipe! Easy and great tasting to boot. So comforting after I get home from work on a cold winter day.

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    January 17, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    5 stars
    I just started Keto this week, I was needing something warm and yummy, this hit the spot, thank you for the recipe!

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    Marilyn Maes
    January 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I purchased your amazing cook book Simply Keto. I use your cookbook to plan and prepare almost all of my meals now. The pictures entice me. I have read the whole book and enjoyed hearing your journey. You are simply inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story and your beautiful recipes. Now I shall try the hot chocolate. Yum !!

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    January 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Hi! Love this recipe! I bought your cookbook! Can’t wait to make things from there! Question – this recipe is in your cookbook, but it says 24g for net carbs! Which ones is correct?

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      January 13, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Millie, the total carbs for the hot chocolate is 24g, which includes sugar alcohols. The net carbs are only 3g 🙂

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    January 30, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    5 stars
    This is SOO good!! Perfect amounts of each ingredients!

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    Heather Crabtree
    February 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I made this this morning for my keto- kiddo. It was so simple and delicious!! He loved it!

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    February 12, 2019 at 4:25 am

    5 stars
    I made some whipcream to top it and it was great hit my craving perfectly

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    February 19, 2019 at 3:41 am

    5 stars
    If you whisk it, it ends up with a nice froth on top kind of like whipped cream. I added about 1.5T of cocoa to make it a little more chocolatey.

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    March 12, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    5 stars
    Sitting on the coach now after sipping my hot chocolate, it felt so good, so much like the real thing, I’d say even better than the real thing. Thank you so much for the recipe and ???????? For your book that I love, hope you’ll publish another one.

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    October 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. We tried it today and it is a great basic Keto hot chocolate recipe. You can drink it as is or add some extras like sugar free coffee creamer to jazz it up.

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    October 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    5 stars
    It is so cold outside and all I wanted was hot chocolate. This recipe nailed it !!!! So yummy!!!! I used monk fruit as my sweetener.

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    November 7, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying this. I’ve started cooking my way through your cookbook this week and so far, I love all the recipes I’ve made! Thanks for sharing them and producing such a high-quality cookbook!

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      December 12, 2019 at 12:22 am

      5 stars
      This was absolutely delicious. Thank you!

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    November 11, 2019 at 2:39 am

    5 stars
    I tried this and loved it. How many carbs are in one serving? Thanks!

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    November 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    5 stars
    I recently cut out coffee from my diet and really missed having a hot drink in the morning. This is perfect and simple, I’m finding out how wonderful a ketogenic diet is. Thank you for your help in my journey.

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    Robin Hammer
    November 20, 2019 at 1:17 am

    5 stars
    This hot chocolate really hit the spot this evening. First time making Keto Cocoa!!

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    Elizabeth Galippo
    December 21, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious!!! Just what I was looking for! I used Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder. I added about a Tablespoon of lilys chocolate chips and it was so rich and chocolatey! Thank you so much for the recipe!!! I love your cookbooks and can’t wait for the new one!!! I have bought them for gifts for fam. and friends!

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    January 4, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    5 stars
    I love hot chocolate in the cold winter months & have been looking for a tasty recipe since I started keto last February! This one is simple to make and delicious! Thank you!!

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    January 9, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Great hot chocolate. I added some collagen powder to get an extra ‘boost’.

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    February 17, 2020 at 2:24 am

    5 stars
    Delicious! I just microwaved the ingredients (-cocoa) for a minute, added cocoa and stirred. Next time I’ll add a bit more cocoa but this sure hit the spot!
    Thank you!

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    Ly Nguyen
    April 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    5 stars
    Yes I’m drinking it while writing this. It’s so good and easy to make. I have a sweet mouth so I used 2.5 tbsp is the sweetener. Love it, thanks for sharing this.

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    September 7, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    5 stars
    The perfect cup of hot chocolate. All the right amount of ingredients to make it easy & yummy. Paired amazing with her keto whipped cream recipe.

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    September 28, 2021 at 1:04 am

    5 stars
    Yummy i added a splash of vanilla extract

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    December 13, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    5 stars
    I use Macadamia Nut milk (very yummy & Costco carries it) as I am not a fan of almond milk. I also add a splash of vanilla. It is my go to drink every morning as I am not a coffee drinker. I microwave the milk & heavy cream first then whisk in the cocoa, sweetener & vanilla and then microwave a bit longer. Yum!

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