Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Toya
This Keto Chocolate Milk recipe has an amazing and rich taste, is sugar-free and perfect for keto. Besides being Keto-friendly, this chocolate milk recipe is super easy to make and requires no fancy equipment and has only 3.6g net carbs per serving!
Keto chocolate milk
There is nothing more comforting than a good chocolate milk, but when following keto it may be challenging to enjoy chocolate milk. The chocolate milk available in stores is usually filled with sugar and carbs, making it very difficult to fit into any low carb lifestyle.
However with a few adjustments, you can easily make a delicious low carb chocolate milk and once again, enjoy a keto version of a childhood drink without compromising on taste. A big part of this recipe has to do with the milk and the chocolate used which can make or break this recipe if not chosen wisely.
Low carb chocolate milk FAQs
Which milk is best for keto?
Most milks are not keto friendly. In fact, here are the stats for different milks:
- Cow’s milk – 12 grams of carbs
- Rice milk– 22 grams of carbs
- Soy milk- 4 grams of carbs
This is why unsweetened almond milk is one of the best options for a keto lifestyle. One cup of unsweetened almond milk contains 1.1 grams of carbs and 0.7 grams of fiber. You can also try unsweetened coconut milk for this recipe.
What kind of chocolate is best for keto?
Like the milk, the chocolate used for this recipe must be unsweetened and low in carbs.
In the regular chocolate milk recipe, the chocolate is often filled with carbs and sugars.
With a cocoa powder like Anthony’s Organic Cocoa Powder there is only 1 net carb per tablespoon!
How many carb are in chocolate milk?
So, how many carbs are in chocolate milk? This answer is based on a number of different factors such as what kind of milk was used, what kind of chocolate was used and what kind of sweetener was used.
For regular chocolate milk, there are about 26 grams of carbs per cup. However, for keto chocolate milk, made only with keto-friendly ingredients, such as this recipe, there are only 3.6 grams of carbs per serving.
Tips For Making The Best Keto Chocolate Milk
To make sure that you make the best low carb chocolate milk recipe you’ve ever had follow these simple tips.
- If you want to improve the flavor of the Keto Chocolate Milk you can add a pinch of cardamom, but if you really want to spice it up, try adding a pinch of chili powder. Other delicious things to add are ginger, turmeric, anise, and nutmeg. If you do choose to add some spice, make sure to add just one.
- This recipe is fairly simple and does not require fancy equipment, but if you do not have a food blender, you can whisk ingredients in a glass bowl, or even better – whisk all with an electric whisk. Be careful as it may splatter around.
- Cocoa powder is known to form small lumps when added to liquid. To prevent this, make sure to use room temperature milk, especially if whisking the ingredients by hand. This will give you lump-free chocolate milk.
- If you are wondering if you can add more fat into the milk – yes, you can. The cocoa pairs wonderfully with almond butter, but you can also add MCT oil or coconut oil.
Now that these tips are out of the way, let’s make this drink!
Ingredients needed for the low carb chocolate milk recipe
To make this recipe, it takes less than 10 minutes and only 5 ingredients for a healthier version of chocolate milk that is keto-friendly. The ingredients needed include:
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons powdered Erythritol
- ½ teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
How To Make Keto Chocolate Milk
To make this recipe, first, gather all of your ingredients in one place.
Next, you will place the ingredients including the unsweetened cocoa, unsweetened almond milk, erythritol, vanilla extract and cinnamon into the blender and blend until smooth.
Now that your keto chocolate milk made with almond milk is done, you can serve.
NOTE: As this chocolate milk is completely free of the additives that affect sedimentation, there may be a chance of your cocoa sinking to the bottom of your glass or bottle. If this happens, just shake or stir the milk before serving.
Your keto chocolate milk can be served cold or hot with some chewy almond butter keto cookies.
Also, if you’re looking for another great keto drink to try, you should try out this Keto Eggnog recipe.
Storing and freezing chocolate milk
You can make this drink ahead and store it in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze this in a silicone ice-cube tray and use it to chill down your favorite keto milk-based beverages, or iced coffees.
Apart from the ingredients used above, you can change up this recipe if you’d like. Here are some ideas that taste amazing as well:
- Keto chocolate milk with coconut milk: Instead of unsweetened almond milk, use 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk instead.
- Keto coconut cream chocolate milk: Apart from swapping out the almond milk with coconut milk, you can also add an extra 2 tablespoons of coconut cream to make a rich chocolate milk recipe.
- You can also swap out your sweeteners by using monk fruits sweetener, swerve, stevia or allulose. Keep in mind that if you use another low carb sweetener, you will need to adjust the amount used. Do so by adding a little at a time while tasting the drink to avoid adding too much sweetener to the chocolate milk drink.
- You can also add in a bit of heavy cream to make this recipe thick and delicious. Don’t use too much though. Just 1/3 cup of heavy cream is perfect for this recipe.
- Lastly, you can add in some spices such as nutmeg or cardamom!
Now you can truly enjoy this easy sugar free chocolate milk recipe made in just 10 minutes!
More keto chocolate drinks
- Sugar free hot chocolate
- Bulletproof hot chocolate
- Sugar free slow cooker hot chocolate
- Low carb chocolate smoothie
Keto chocolate recipes
To make this recipe, first gather all of your ingredients in one place.
Next, you will place a the ingredients including the unsweetened cocoa, unsweetened almond milk, erythritol, vanilla extract and cinnamon in to the blender and blend until smooth.
Now that your chocolate milk is done, you can serve.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4.4gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 3g