Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up during colder months with my low carb sugar free hot chocolate recipe! Plus, I included a luscious dairy free option.
This recipe is chocolate-y, creamy, satisfying, and rich in nourishing, heart-healthy and waist-whittling saturated fat–you heard me!
Low Carb Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (organic, fair trade)
- 8 oz hot filtered water
- 2 Tbsp cream (ideally organic, from grass-fed cows) OR full-fat coconut milk (organic)
- shaving of organic pasture butter OR ½ Tbsp organic coconut oil
- dash of organic stevia (sweetener) to taste (this has been my favorite for the past decade: Kal Pure Stevia Organic Extract — 1.3 oz)
- few drops of organic vanilla extract (ideally organic and fair-trade)
- pinch of pink salt
Ideally, use organic or “wild” crafted/harvested herbs.
Choose one or a combo of the following:
- a few strands of saffron
- fresh grated ginger
- dusting of cayenne pepper
- dash/pinch of ground/grated nutmeg
- dash of ground cardamom seeds
Super Easy Prep
Add everything but hot water to your favorite big mug.
Pour hot water into mug.
Stir until evenly mixed.
Ideal when blended. I love using my stainless-steel immersion hand-blender directly in my giant mug! (Remember immersion hand-blenders are awesome, but plastic versions can release toxins into your food, especially if that food is hot, like hot chocolate! Opt for stainless steel construction.)
Time to snuggle up in a cozy blanket and revel in the colder weather, or curl up with your special someone.
(Learn more about why you need to eat more saturated fat in my popular post 6 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat for Optimal Health and Weight Loss.)
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