Two iconic holiday drinks combine to make a rich, creamy, and sweet drink. Keto eggnog hot cocoa tastes like it came from the North Pole.
Eggnog Hot Cocoa
Cold weather means hot drinks, and winter has some of the best-tasting warm drinks. I always look forward to the return of peppermint mochas, salted caramel lattes, mulled wine, and hot chocolate.
This is a very indulgent drink. Each mug has about 5 grams net carbs in it. But you won’t feel like you’re missing out when you only drink one cup.
It’s a very rich and sweet drink. You’ll feel full after one cup.
Keto Winter Drink
There are two types of people in the world: those who love eggnog and those who don’t. The best thing about this hot cocoa is that even if you don’t like eggnog, you will love how this hot chocolate tastes.
It doesn’t have a strong eggy flavor. It tastes mostly like a creamy, nutmeg and cinnamon-spiced chocolate drink.
One of the best feelings in the world is cuddling on the couch under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa and your favorite keto desserts. Grab a small bowl of keto spiced pecans. The nuttyness of the pecans will really enhance the cocoa taste.
Or eat some keto pumpkin donuts with the eggnog hot chocolate.
Keto-Friendly Hot Chocolate
This recipe makes enough for six cups of hot cocoa. It tastes best when you serve it fresh and hot, directly from the stove. Trust me, don’t try to make this in the microwave.
You need to cook the egg yolks over the stove in order for the eggnog to turn out correctly.
I used almond milk in the hot chocolate, but you can use dairy milk or even coconut milk if you want. I think the almond milk is the perfect taste and texture.
Is Eggnog Keto
Eggnog is only keto-friendly if you make it homemade. The kind of eggnog you buy from the store is made with a lot of sugar, so I don’t recommend it.
In the recipe card below, you’ll find a recipe for homemade keto-friendly eggnog. I made it with heavy whipping cream, almond milk, and egg yolks (and a few other ingredients). Don’t add the egg whites. When you make egg nog just with egg yolks, it keeps the drink thick.
Keto Hot Chocolate
I love how thick and creamy this hot cocoa recipe is – and that’s because I made it with keto chocolate chips, not cocoa powder. When you melt chocolate chips, the texture is so much more luxurious.
For a little added flavor, sprinkle in some dark chocolate chips with it.
Don’t forget to top your hot cocoa with more cinnamon. Add a cinnamon stick as a garnish for a little extra flair!
Keto Eggnog Hot Cocoa Recipe
Below are the ingredients you’ll need to make this keto eggnog hot cocoa recipe. Exact measurements and instructions are located below within the printable recipe card below.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Net Carbs: 5 net carbs per serving
For the eggnog:
Heavy whipping cream
Unsweetened almond milk
Swerve confectioners sugar substitute (you can add more if desired)
For the hot chocolate:
Keto chocolate chips
Sugar free whipped cream if desired
Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 cup of almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg to a saucepan over medium low heat on the stove.
Simmer until hot, but not boiling.
Whisk the egg yolks together in a bowl, and slowly add a bit of the warmed milk mixture to them, whisking continuously.
Once tempered, add the yolks into the saucepan along with the Swerve.
Whisk to combine well. Continue to simmer for about 8-10 minutes longer.
Let the eggnog cool and thicken. Return the thickened eggnog to the stove over medium low heat.
Stir in the remaining cup of almond milk. Warm until hot but not boiling.
Remove the mixture from the heat, and add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir to combine until the chips have completely melted.
Serve immediately with sugar free whipped cream if desired.
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Keto Eggnog Hot Cocoa
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/3 cup Swerve Confectioner's Sugar Substitute you can add more if desired
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 3 large Egg Yolks
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 cup Keto Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Sugar-Free Whipped Cream if desired
- Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 cup of almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg to a saucepan over medium low heat on the stove. Simmer until hot, but not boiling.
- Whisk the egg yolks together in a bowl, and slowly add a bit of the warmed milk mixture to them, whisking continuously.
- Once tempered, add the yolks into the saucepan along with the Swerve. Whisk to combine well.
- Continue to simmer for about 8-10 minutes longer.
- Let the eggnog cool and thicken.
- Return the thickened eggnog to the stove over medium low heat.
- Stir in the remaining cup of almond milk. Warm until hot but not boiling.
- Remove the mixture from the heat, and add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir to combine until the chips have completely melted.
- Serve immediately with sugar free whipped cream if desired.
Keto Chocolate Recipes
If you enjoyed learning how to make keto eggnog hot cocoa, here are some more tasty keto chocoalte recipes you should make next! They are some of my favorites!