Keto Hot Chocolate

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Well, the winter storm is upon all of us on the east coast. It’s currently in the 30s in Florida – north Florida even got snow on Tuesday!! Once it drops below 60 (who am I kidding, 70) degrees, we Floridians retreat to the warmth. However, we also don’t like to turn on the heat since the cold doesn’t last more than a few days. So, bundling up and making hot drinks is the way to go! Also, dogs. Preferably the snuggly kind.

This meme accurately depicts how we feel about the cold:

So it’s midnight on a Thursday evening and I’m watching Netflix, freezing in my bed with the pups and suddenly think about hot cocoa. I look up a few recipes on Pinterest. Basically, a cup of milk, some sugar, 2 teaspoons of cocoa, and vanilla extract, and you have a cup of hot chocolate.

Here are the ingredients I used to make it keto/low carb:

  • 3/4 cup of nut milk (almond, coconut… I used a plant-based milk I just bought from the store)
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Torani sugar free vanilla syrup
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender (I used my Ninja) and blend. Transfer to a mug and nuke in the microwave until desired temperature is reached. I microwaved for a minute, stirred, and then microwaved for another minute to get it piping hot. You can play around with the ingredients to your desired taste/sweetness.

Cheers, and stay warm everyone!