This Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate is a breeze to make and is packed with valuable electrolytes (yes, really!)… which means it’s basically a health drink. 😉 Whip up a warming cup today!

buttery hot chocolate with whipped cream on top in front of a black background

Imagine having a cup of THAT up there as an electrolyte drink. Believe it or not, a single cup of this Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate packs in 290mg of potassium, 330mg of sodium, and ~80mg magnesium — all valuable electrolytes that you need if you’re on the keto diet.

Other than the electrolyte content, let’s talk about the fact that this is a Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate. Everything is better with butter, right? (If you’re dairy-free, see below for modifications!) The butter adds such a yummy element of flavor to the hot chocolate, plus the use of salted butter bumps up the sodium content.

Basically, this is a totally guilt-free keto hot chocolate that you can actually feel good about drinking. How often can you say that about hot chocolate?!

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Keto Hot Chocolate

You will need unsweetened almond milk (I used vanilla, but you can also use plain) and salted butter, plus:

Lakanto Drinking Chocolate

This keto hot chocolate mix is the star of this drink, and it is SO good! (No joke, it’s better than the Swiss Miss I used to drink growing up!) Sweetened with monkfruit (a natural sugar alcohol), you can use it to make hot or cold chocolate drinks. It’s packed with potassium and is fortified with probiotics, plus it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

How to Make Keto Hot Chocolate

In a saucepan over medium heat, add the almond milk and butter. Heat until the butter is fully melted, stirring occasionally.

keto hot chocolate with almond milk in a sauce pan with a pat of butter

Add the drinking chocolate…

keto hot chocolate with hot chocolate mix in a lump in almond milk

… quickly stir, and remove from heat. Then, use a milk frother or immersion blender to fully incorporate the drinking chocolate.

buttery keto hot chocolate in a sauce pan fully combined and heated

Add to a cup and serve immediately! (Keto whipped cream optional; see below.)

Want to Succeed on the Keto Diet?

How to Add Keto Whipped Cream (Optional)

Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate is great as-is, but you can add some whipped cream for an extra-special treat. To do this, you can use:

  • A small amount of canned whipped cream. Although you probably won’t find entirely sugar-free canned whipped cream, some brands have less sugar than others. Check the labels! I used Kroger brand “extra creamy dairy whipped topping.” It contains 1g carbs per 2 tbsp.
  • Make your own. Here is a recipe to use.

How to Make Dairy-Free Keto Hot Chocolate

You can still enjoy this keto hot chocolate drink if you’re dairy-free! Instead of butter, use 1 tbsp coconut oil plus a tiny pinch of salt. (And I do mean tiny; 1 tbsp salted butter contains 91mg sodium. That’s about the amount of sodium in 1/25th of a tsp of salt.)

Alternatively, if you’re only sensitive to the casein in dairy, you can use ghee. Although it’s not dairy-free, it’s lactose-free. 4th & Heart’s Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Ghee is a great choice because it contains 102mg sodium.

How to Make Caffeinated Keto Hot Chocolate

If you want to turn Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate into a coffee drink, go for it! Just add a heaping tsp of instant coffee granules at the same time you add the keto hot chocolate mix. (I suggest using instant coffee granules rather than adding liquid coffee because adding more liquid will dilute the flavor.)

Electrolyte Content in Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate

Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate contains:

  • 290mg potassium
  • 330mg sodium
  • ~80mg magnesium

While the exact value isn’t shown on the label, I am certain that Lakanto Drinking Chocolate contains somemagnesium because cocoa powder is a high-magnesium food (about 80mg per 1 tbsp).

Want to Succeed on the Keto Diet?

Make Yourself a Cup of Keto Hot Chocolate!

Now that we have all of that out of the way… what are you waiting for?! Go make yourself a yummy and warming cup of Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate. It is going to become your fall and winter keto drink staple!

keto hot chocolate against a black background with a ton of whipped cream on top

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buttery hot chocolate with whipped cream on top in front of a black background
Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This Buttery Keto Hot Chocolate is sweet, warming, and surprisingly high in valuable electrolytes!

Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto cocoa, low carb cocoa, low carb hot chocolate
Calories140 kcal
  • 4 1/4 tsp Lakanto Drinking Chocolate
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or plain; I used vanilla)
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the almond milk and butter. Heat until the butter is fully melted, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the drinking chocolate, quickly stir, and remove from heat. Use a milk frother or immersion blender to fully incorporate the drinking chocolate.

  3. Add to a cup and serve immediately. Keto whipped cream optional!

Recipe Notes

Note about nutrition facts: Lakanto Drinking Chocolate contains sugar alcohols, which can be subtracted from the carb count (in addition to fiber) to calculate net carbs. Because my nutrition calculator doesn’t have a sugar alcohols field, I have already subtracted those from the total carb count. 1 serving of the drinking chocolate contains 9g total carbs, 3g fiber, and 5g sugar alcohols = 1g net carbs.

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