Drinks

Slow Cooker Keto Hot Chocolate

This slow cooker keto hot chocolate recipe is like the perfect low carb drink to make for cold days! It is easy to make as it is made in a slow cooker and tastes so good you’ll want to make this over and over again!

slow cooker keto hot chocolate

 

During the colder months it’s customary to enjoy things like hot chocolate and chocolate milk recipes to keep warm. However, if you’ve started a keto lifestyle, chances are you’re looking for unique and interesting ways to enjoy this drinks.

 

This is exactly what this keto slow cooker hot chocolate recipe with low carb marshmallows is!

Made with ingredients like cocoa or dark chocolate, this recipe is rich in antioxidants and rich in flavors and this even makes a nice idea for an easy keto breakfast.

If you’re looking for more ideas, I’ve rounded up my best keto breakfast recipes here in one place!

 

Carbs in hot chocolate

On the keto diet it is very important to know how many carbs are in the foods or drink you plan to enjoy. Drinks like hot chocolate contain close to 30 grams of carbs per cup. This means that in their traditional form, you cannot have them and remain in ketosis. However, if you make adjustments to the ingredients used and make a keto friendly version you will be able to enjoy it guilt free as it is way lower in carbs.

How many carbs are in this keto hot chocolate drink?

There are only 5 grams of net carbs in each serving of this low carb hot chocolate drink. Each serving is 3/4 cups of keto hot chocolate.

 

Tips to make hot chocolate

  • To make this recipe as creamy as possible while keeping it keto friendly , you will need to add a little bit of xanthan gum.
  • Sweet spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, which I like, will add extra flavor to this drink. You can go ahead and use the spices that you prefer though.

 

Ingredients used to make slow cooker hot chocolate

This is the list of ingredients you need to make this keto friendly hot chocolate recipe:

For the Chocolate:

For the Topping (Optional):

 

 How to make slow cooker keto hot chocolate

The preparation of this recipe is extremely simple. First gather all of your ingredients:

ingredients for keto hot chocolate

 

Next, mix all the dry ingredients into a small bowl. This will include the sifted cocoa powder, xanthan gum, the sweetener and the spices you choose, (we added nutmeg).

 

Then, pour the almond milk, the heavy cream, the dark chocolate bars, and the cinnamon stick and the powder mixture, into the slow cooker and program the crock pot at 4 hours.

 

Once you’ve left the ingredients in the slow cooker for 4 hours, then you will stir and remove the drink from the slow cooker.

This final step is also option. However, if you want your hot chocolate to have a very soft and delicate texture, you should blend it for a couple of minutes just before serving it.

blend keto hot chocolate

 

 

Lastly, we topped out hot chocolate recipe. The topping for this recipe is totally up to you. We choose to add low carb marshmallows, sprinkled with some cinnamon powder, sugar free chocolate syrup and and a few low carb chocolate shavings.

Keep in mind that the low carb marshmallows do add some extra carbs to this low carb hot chocolate drink.

low carb hot chocolate with marshmallows

 

You can also just serve this recipe plain if this is your preference . It tastes great this way too!

 

Last step is to serve and enjoy! This recipe is perfect for the whole family and makes 8 servings.

slow cooker low carb hot chocolate

 

How to store sugar free hot chocolate

You can definitely store this hot chocolate if you have left overs or if you’ve decided to make it ahead. To store, place in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator.

 

Can this hot chocolate recipe be made ahead?

Hot chocolate is great when served immediately. However, you can make this ahead and warm in the microwave or on the stove top when you’re ready to enjoy it.

 

More keto chocolate recipes

Slow Cooker Keto Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Keto Hot Chocolate

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

This slow cooker keto hot chocolate recipe is like the perfect low carb drink to make for cold days! It is easy to make as it is made in a slow cooker and tastes so good you’ll want to make this over and over again!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup low carb cacao powder
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • ¾ cup heavy cream cream
  • 4 xilitol envelopes or 15 drops stevia
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ⅛ tsp xhantan gum
  • 50 grams low carb chocolate, 70%
  • ⅛ nutmeg powder
  • ¼ cup small low carb marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp low carb chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp low carb chocolate drops

Instructions

    1. mix all the dry ingredients into a small bowl. This will include the sifted cocoa powder, xanthan gum, the sweetener and the spices you choose, (we added nutmeg)
    2. Then, pour the almond milk, the heavy cream, the dark chocolate bars, and the cinnamon stick and the powder mixture, into the crock pot pot and program the crock pot at 4 hours.
    3. Once you’ve left the ingredients in the crock pot for 4 hours, then you will stir and remove from the crock pot.
    4. This final step is also option. However, if you want your hot chocolate to have a very soft and delicate texture, you should blend it for a couple of minutes just before serving it.
    5. Lastly, we topped out hot chocolate recipe. The topping for this recipe is totally up to you. We choose to add low carb marshmallows, sprinkled with some cinnamon powder, sugar free chocolate syrup and and a few low carb chocolate shavings.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 14.6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 8.5gNet Carbohydrates: 5.5gFiber: 3gSugar: 3.2gProtein: 2.5g

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