Yes, you can still enjoy your favorite seasonal drink even while watching your carbs! This comforting Bulletproof Hot Chocolate is sugar free, low carb and packed with healthy fats!
‘Tis the season for lots of treats, cookies and HOT CHOCOLATE!
Now that I am following a low carb(ish) and high fat diet I am really enjoying creating classic recipes and making them sugar free. This comforting mug of creamy chocolate is so delicious that my kids even loved it. No one missed the sugar!
If you aren’t familiar with Bulletproof Hot Chocolate, Coffee or Tea, basically it’s adding healthy fats (like grass fed butter, ghee or coconut oil) to your preferred beverage. It’s said to help keep you full and provide you with a bunch of energy. I personally love to add MCT oil to my tea every morning. Many people drink Bulletproof Coffee or Tea instead of eating breakfast, but I have to eat something in the morning. That’s just me.
If you are also wondering what in the world MCT oil is… here ya go…
MCT oil is made up of Medium Chain Fatty Acids that are considered easily digestible and beneficial fats. Instead of being metabolized through digestion like most other foods, these fats are processed in the liver. MCTs provide fast and lasting energy and are easily absorbed by the body, according to Wellness Mama. You can read more about it here.
So for this recipe, I’ve made it with both MCT oil (which is tasteless) and coconut oil and I liked the MCT oil better, but that’s mainly because I don’t like coconut! Now I only buy refined coconut oil because it’s virtually tasteless. I know, don’t hate on me people. Most of you love your coconut! You can use whatever you like, or even go with grass fed butter or ghee!
Bulletproof Hot Chocolate
- 1/2 cup hot water (not scolding hot) ( I heat mine in a small saucepan on the stove)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or MCT oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoons Erythritol
- heavy whipping cream optional
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Top with Heavy Whipping Cream if desired.
IMPORTANT: Be very careful when opening a high speed blender with a hot liquid, as it may create a vacuum. Make sure water isn't scalding hot. Blend it only for a few seconds at a time, allowing the pressure to release every time.
This only has 4 net carbs in the entire, decadent serving. Enjoy this guilt-free!
And by blending this all up in the blender it gets thick, creamy and frothy! Who doesn’t love frothy??
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.4g 39%
Saturated Fat 24.6g 123%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 15%
Total Sugars 2.3g
Vitamin D 1mcg 3%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 262mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
*Nutritional information is provided by verywell.com and not guaranteed 100%.