I can already tell, this frozen hot chocolate will be on regular rotation around here! It’s easy to make, uses ingredients that we almost always have on hand, and most importantly – it’s absolutely delicious!
The trickiest part of the recipe was getting the sweetness just right without any aftertaste. I used a combination of stevia drops and pyure stevia blend. I found the best method was just to add a little at a time and taste after each addition, and that’s what I recommend you do as well. But, don’t worry I listed the amount I used in the recipe to give you an idea! You could also substitute with your preferred low carb sweetener. I think some of the sugar free coffee syrups would be heavenly in this recipe!
Initially I tried to make this with heavy cream, but it was hard to get it creamy enough without adding a TON of cream (and thus a ton of calories). I found half and half to have the best macros and it really amped up the creamy factor to a perfect level. If you are dairy free I would think that you could easily substitute with canned coconut milk and have an equally yummy drink. If you try it let me know how it turns out!
I topped mine with homemade whipped cream, which I make by mixing heavy whipping cream, stevia and vanilla in a shaker cup until it’s thick. You could also use store bought, sugar free whipped cream – but like most things in life, the homemade is WAY better!
Also one last note – if you want to make this even easier. You could omit the sweetener and the cocoa powder. Just sub with 4 scoops of ChocZero hot cocoa mix. This is by far my favorite low carb hot chocolate mix. It comes in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate – all of which would work fine in this recipe!
This low carb twist on the classic NYC treat is so decadent and chocolaty that you will not miss the sugar or carbs one bit!
- 1 cup of half and half or canned coconut milk
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2-3 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Low carb sweetener to taste I used about 15 drops of liquid stevia and 1 tbsp of pyure stevia blend
- 2 cups of ice
Combine all ingredients except ice in a blender. I recommend adding the sweetener a little at a time and tasting after each addition.
When everything is well combined and you have reached your desired level of sweetness, add the ice and blend until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition info for 1/4th of the recipe - 87 calories, 7.2g fat, 4.6g carbs, 1.7g fiber, 3g protein. 2.9 net carbs!
This nutrition info is only an estimate using the exact ingredients that I used.