Keto Homemade Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe (2.4 Carb Sweet Treat!)

My signature homemade sugar free hot chocolate recipe is the low-carb chocolaty drink you never knew you needed.

With only 2.4 carbs per serving, it’s one of the best keto treats to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

Always a winner with my friends, this family recipe has been passed along for generations.

For me, a homemade sugar free hot chocolate recipe is the perfect cozy drink to warm up the cold winters during the Holidays.

It really personifies the Christmas holidays and the comfort of sharing time with your family and friends.

I know when you think of hot chocolate it’s marshmallows and sugar that comes to mind but the great news is that this recipe is just as sweet and satisfying as the original without having to compromise your carb count.

It’s that one drink that calms the soul with every warm sip and tells you everything is going to be alright.

Especially when it feels like the winter cold will never end!

The inspiration behind this recipe is really close to my heart.

I remember my mom sharing this family recipe back in Puerto Rico with me and we would have a hot rich and creamy cup of chocolate with Gouda cheese during the cold and rainy nights. (Yeah, you read that right, GOUDA!)

Traditionally, Puerto Ricans have a habit of putting gouda cheese in their hot chocolate after it has been served.

The cheese melts but doesn’t mix with the chocolate which gives you the perfect consistency to dip soft warm buttery bread in your hot chocolate and scoop it all out!

Kind of similar to fondue, but with a touch of sweetness from the chocolate!

I know what you’re thinking, ‘that’s kind of strange’, but don’t you think sometimes the strangest things make the best combinations! (think marshmallow sweet potato, chocolate & bacon, turkey and raspberry jam, anything sweet AND salty – I LOVE all these combinations! ).

As you may know, It doesn’t really get cold in Puerto Rico but on those days that the temperature is colder than usual, we’d rush to get the ingredients to make this delicious drink.

Let’s just say, I’m glad I hovered over my mom whenever she made this recipe. Not only did I get to take in the amazing smell from the pot, but I also got to learn all her secrets. Here’s what you’ll need:

Homemade Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe Ingredients:

After going through lots of sugar free hot chocolate recipes I ended up deciding to tweak the one I knew and loved to create my homemade sugar free hot chocolate recipe.

This homemade sugar free hot chocolate recipe is easy to make but with a clever secret that helps transform the flavor into something truly terrific.

Cinnamon and vanilla are really what makes this recipe so perfectly balanced in flavor.

If you’ve been searching the internet for sugar free hot chocolate recipes, then you’ve finally found THE one.

Lots of good almond milk hot chocolate recipes are available on the internet and I’ve tried most of them but the one I’m about to share with you is the one my boyfriend and I enjoy the most.

My boyfriend’s crazy about my keto-friendly hot chocolate and I’m feeling it’s time the world stops searching endlessly for almond milk hot chocolate recipes and finally starts enjoying the right one!

The Best of All Almond Milk Hot Chocolate Recipes

Do you know that feeling when you taste something completely amazing and you can’t wait to share it with your friends and family?

This is the case for me! Frankly, it hurts me a little bit every time someone settles for just slightly above average hot cocoa!

I guess to put it into perspective and to make it more relatable, imagine this. Your favorite underrated show that your friends are oblivious to!

You want them to watch it so they can experience it for themselves and love it as much as you do.

Can you relate? If so then you definitely need to try this hot chocolate! If not, then you definitely need to try this 2.4 net carb hot chocolate!

You’re thinking about a ready-made mix from the store?

You deserve better. The world is yours for the taking! Don’t settle for anything but delicious.

We need to be careful of the stuff we are putting in our bodies and look at every label.

Not only is my recipe sugar free, healthy and keto-friendly, it also happens to be tastier than the commercially available alternatives.

So do yourself and your family a favor by following this short, and easy to follow recipe! Will you join me in this Christmas tradition?

After all warm, cozy, and delicious chocolaty flavor has the power to melt hearts!

Do Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipes Taste As Good?

I wouldn’t be hyping it up, if it wasn’t worth the hype. The sugar free hot chocolate hype is real and you better believe it.

Keto hot chocolate is here to stay and win the hearts of sugar free hot chocolate lovers everywhere!

Share Your Results! 

I hope you enjoy making this keto hot chocolate as much as I did. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! 

As I absolutely love to see your creations! If you happen to make one of the recipes, would really love to see it 😍 ! Just use the hashtag #sweetketolife, tag me on @sweetketolife, or just let me know by comment!

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Homemade Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

Yaidy Santiago
This hot cocoa is one of the best keto treats to satisfy your chocolate cravings! Always a winner with my friends, this family recipe has been passed along for generations.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine keto, lactose free, low carb, refined sugar free
Servings 3
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1.5 oz 100% dark unsweetened chocolate bar
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sweetener (I use erythritol)


  • Into a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, add unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, 100% unsweetened dark chocolate (I use pure unsweetened cacao mass), and sweetener (I’m using erythritol).
  • Whisk it up together carefully until the chocolate has melted into the milk. Whisking constantly so the chocolate doesn’t set at the bottom and begin to burn.
  • Add cinnamon powder, and vanilla extract. Whisk it up until the mixture is completely smooth without bits of chocolate. Turn the heat off and serve immediately. You can serve this with some sugar-free whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Enjoy!


➕Fully voiced step-by-step video available on Patreon (
💕Nutritional Values/ Per Serving: Calories 130 / Total Fat 10.1g / Total Carbohydrate 5.6g / Dietary Fiber 3.2g / Protein 2.9g / Sodium 125mg / Net Carbs 2.4g
Keyword chocolate, christmas, drink, hot, keto, lowcarb

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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