Keto Hot Chocolate

Keto Hot Chocolate is a comforting and delicious drink perfect for the winter months, and the best part? It’s low-carb and keto-friendly. Made with only five simple ingredients, this warm drink is both sugar-free and gluten-free. With just 3 minutes of prep time, it’s also incredibly easy to make.

If you’re craving the classic taste of hot chocolate but don’t want to compromise on your low-carb lifestyle, this easy keto hot chocolate is the perfect solution.

Keto, low carb, and sugar-free hot chocolate recipe severed in a glass mug topped with whipping cream and cocoa powder sprinkle.

How to make Keto Hot Chocolate?


  1. Begin by placing almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, your choice of sweetener, heavy cream, and a dash of sea salt into a stovetop pot. Whisk these ingredients together as you heat them on medium-low.
  2. Keep an eye on the temperature; you’ll want it warm but not boiling. Once it reaches your desired warmth, pour the mixture into a heat-resistant cup.
  3. If you like, you can add a dollop of optional whipped cream on top for that extra layer of richness.
Ingredients for keto hot chocolate in mixing bowls.

What ingredients do I need to make keto hot coca?


  • Almond MilkAlmond Milk or choice of milk alternative such as coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk etc.
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened Cocoa Powder.
  • Sweetener –  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Heavy Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.  
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.

Is cocoa low in carbs?

Yes, unsweetened cocoa powder is low in carbs, containing just 1 net carb per tablespoon. This makes it an friendly choice for keto and low-carb diets.

Keto hot chocolate being poured into a cup.

How to store leftovers?

Simply cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. It will stay fresh for 1 to 2 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, just warm it up in the microwave.

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 Keto hot chocolate in a pot being whisked.

Watch How To Make It

Keto Hot Chocolate

Savor the comfort of a classic winter treat without the carbs with this easy keto hot chocolate recipe. Ideal for those following a low-carb lifestyle, this recipe stands out among keto hot drinks for its creamy, rich flavor. Make it in just 3 minutes and stay warm all season long!
4.50 from 22 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: easy keto hot chocolate, is cocoa low carb, keto hot drinks, warm keto drinks
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups
Print Recipe
Calories: 99kcal


  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Using a stove top pot, add Almond Milk, Cocoa Powder, sweetener, heavy cream and sea salt. Mix well and heat to preferred drinking temperature on medium-low heat. Note - do not let it boil.
  • Transfer to a heat resistant cup, top with optional whipping cream and enjoy warm.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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