This keto hot chocolate mix was requested by a subscriber to our YouTube channel. They wanted a powdered hot cocoa mix to store in the pantry so they (and their family) could mix up a cup of warm, comforting keto-friendly hot cocoa during the cold winter months.
As you mix this up, you'll notice I was fairly conservative in the amount of sugar substitute used. This is something you can adjust to your taste buds. Our kids add an additional tablespoon of sugar substitute to their cup when they mix it up. We find this too sweet.
What about you? Comment and let us know below...
So many of you share with us that you've seen a change in your sweet taste buds the longer you're on the keto diet. We'd love to hear about your experience.
How To Mix Your Keto Hot Chocolate
To use the dry mix to make a cup of keto hot chocolate just mix 2 Tablespoons of dry mix with 6 ounces of liquid.
There are a number of different liquid options and each changes the end result of your cup of keto hot cocoa.
Some of your options are:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- Full Fat Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- Unsweetened Macadamia Milk
- Unsweetened Blends (Coconut & Almond for example)
- Mix together 2 ounces of heavy cream and 4 ounces of water
- 6 ounces of water
My favorite options are unsweetened almond milk, full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, and unsweetened macadamia milk. Yumm...
I'm sure I'm missing a few options for the base of this keto hot cocoa mix. What are your other ideas?? Comment and let me know below.
Mix It Up
In the video, I show mixing this up with a little handheld milk frother. I ordered this on Amazon and just love it. It's rechargeable with a USB cord and even with daily use we only have to charge it once a month.
This little milk frother works great for blending your hot chocolate together and for making keto MCT oil coffees. I like to blend together a scoop of collagen and a teaspoon (or three) of MCT oil once a day into a coffee.
It's also a fantastic tool to travel with. It comes packaged in a box which I saved to pack it into when we travel. I don't like to miss out on my MCT's when we're traveling!
Ingredients for Keto Hot Chocolate Mix
Here's the ingredients you'll need to make your keto friendly hot cocoa mix:
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- MCT Powder
- BochaSweet or Allulose
- or Monk Fruit/Erythritol Blend (Use the code KETOKITCHEN for 15% off on Lakanto's website)
- Black Cocoa Powder (optional)
- Fine Sea Salt
Tutorial Video: Keto Hot Chocolate Mix
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Keto Hot Cocoa Mix
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup MCT powder
- ½ cup BochaSweet or other sugar substitute
- 1 Tablespoon black cocoa powder optional
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients together until completely combined.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To make keto hot cocoa, blend 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix with 6 ounces warmed unsweetened almond milk or hot water. Top with real whipped cream.
Many of you have emailed me to tell me you prefer my shorter blog posts. The problem with that is that Google doesn't want to rank these posts... it wants longer content.
In fact, it wants me to write content more than 1000 words. (yikes) Which you will very rarely see on a keto recipe post on my website.
So, what I'm trying on this post for keto hot chocolate mix...is to move some of the content where it isn't annoying to you (the actual person reading the blog post!).
I get it! Google...Not So Much.
It annoys me too when I look for recipes and have to scroll for five minutes before getting to the printable. I also don't like those video pop-ups in front of the content, which is why you won't see them here.
But... now that you know that Google wants us bloggers to write posts with 1000 words all the way up to 2500 words...you may understand WHY so many keto recipe blog posts ARE so lengthy.
(This post contains a little over 900 words... and most of them are isolated to this specific section)
It drives me crazy too. As a blogger, I don't want to sit here and ramble on about a recipe. Every recipe I create is either a favorite food of mine that I want to make keto... or of my husband's... or a request from readers like you.
Sure, some of these recipes take me years to get perfect... but I don't really think you want to hear about the 50 batches that weren't perfect and the story behind each of them. To me, that sounds like a snoozefest.
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If I'm wrong about any of this, please comment below and let me know.
It is important to me that you have a great experience when you're on my website. It's also important to me that google start to rank some of my content so that more people can find my recipes.
I work hard to create delicious keto recipes, like this keto hot chocolate mix, that turns out great every time. I love hearing from you and learning how I can improve things to better serve my audience and my mission to make keto a sustainable lifestyle.
I thank you for taking the time to read this and invite you to comment below. How am I doing??
Hi do I have to use a blender or frother, or can I just stir / whisk it? I haven't worked with MCT oil powder before.
Gayle Hebert says
Hiya Tara and company! Funny, I was sitting here thinking about hot cocoa! Then I got your email! Fantastic!can't wait to try it! If it's half as good as your other recipes that I've tried, it will be delicious. Thanks for all the support. I'm in my fourth month of low carb and have lost 45 lbs.so far!
Thank you for sharing your wins with us Gayle 🤩 You're doing great! We're so glad you're enjoying the recipes too. If you have any recipe ideas be sure to let us know 😃
This is exactly what I was looking for .... a dry hot chocolate mix to keep on hand for when the urge hits. I agree, I would rather just have a few sentences and then the recipe, I don't need to read a whole big rambling section before getting to the reason for coming here - the recipe! But you do what you have to do. So with that being said I really, really, REALLY appreciate all the hard work you put into testing and developing recipes. You are amazing for the hard work you put into this and it is greatly appreciated! Blessings <3
LadyJ1225, Thank you for your honest feedback. We really appreciate it and will keep that in mind. We did add the "jump to recipe" button at the top of the blogs to make it easier for those that would like to bee-line it right to the recipe. 😊 I hope that helps. If you have any other feedback or recipe ideas, please let us know 😃
Hi, I'm trying to print/save this but it seems that feature is broken. I get sent to your page to look up the recipe, then referred back to this page, so it's a cycle that is never ending.
Thanks. I can't wait to try this.
I'm not sure why that's happening... thank you for your letting us know! Here's the direct link to the printing page: https://www.wholebodyliving.com/wprm_print/52969 Let me know if it works for you. 😊