The best way to keep warm this winter is with a keto hot cocoa recipe. This is one of the best keto hot cocoa recipes we could find on the web.
If you are as impressed with this recipe as we were, stay tuned to the end. Because we are going to throw in a second recipe for keto hot chocolate that’s just a simple to make… and just as good!
Keto Hot Cocoa Recipe With Molasses and Coffee Extract
We found this one after spending a long time poking around on the web. There are a bunch of keto hot cocoa recipes out there that just weren’t very inspiring.
Fortunately we stumbled across a good one from The Pastry Hunters. They put their own unique twist on the usual recipes for hot cocoa by throwing in molasses and coffee extract. Needless to say we were intrigued!
To start, you will need:
- 4 tablespoons of cream
- tablespoons of cocoa powder (for best flavor use half natural, half dutch-processed cocoa powder)
- 1 tablespoon of erythritol
- 1/8 t of molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon of instant coffee powder
- 1/8 t salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- add stevia to taste
Here is how they describe the preparation:
“Heat the cream and water together until scalded but not boiling.
Combine all remaining ingredients (except stevia), mix well, then slowly add in a small amount of hot liquid while whisking, until a thick paste is formed. Mix this until all lumps are completely gone, then slowly add in the remaining hot liquid, whisking the whole time to fully incorporate. Add stevia a drop at a time if not sweet enough.
Alternative: place all items (with the liquid pre-heated) in a blender and blend until combined and frothy.”
Keto Hot Chocolate With Melted Dark Chocolate
If hot cocoa isn’t your thing, or perhaps you’re looking for something a little sweeter, don’t worry. The Pastry Hunters also have a neat recipe for keto hot chocolate that uses melted (sugar-free) dark chocolate. Try making both and seeing which recipe your family likes better!
You will need the following ingredients:
- 100ml cream
- 100 ml water (OR your favorite low-carb nut milk)
- 1/4 ts. molasses
- 1/4 ts. instant coffee powder
- 1/4 ts. vanilla
- stevia to taste (if not sweet enough)
- 1/8 ts. salt
- 25g sugar-free dark chocolate
Here is how they recommend preparing the hot chocolate:
“Melt the chocolate with and equal amount of cream in the microwave using 15-second bursts, stirring in between.
Whisk in the molasses, coffee, vanilla and salt until fully emulsified.
Heat the remaining water and cream until scalded but not hot, then slowly whisk it into the chocolate mixture.
Alternative: once the chocolate is melted, add to a blender with the hot liquid and other ingredients, then blend until frothy.”
There you have it! Two different recipes for perfect keto winter drinks. A lot of us who are committed to a ketogenic diet miss some of the winter treats we enjoyed when we were kids. But thankfully there is an amazing keto community out there that gives us amazing ketogenic hot cocoa and hot chocolate recipes like the two we just shared!
If you want to see a demonstration, check out this video from The Pastry Hunters that shows you how to make each of these drinks step-by-step.