I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you! It’s becoming one of my favourite afternoon drinks as it’s warming and so filling too. I have to start by pointing out that this recipe makes three servings of 190g each. That’s a small mug serving (the average mug size is 300g), so if you’re low carb/ ketogenic be careful when dishing it out. If you’re not low carb you can fill your mug up as much as you like, but be warned, it’s very filling and too much will be a bit sickly!


Total carbs 8.3 (Net carbs 6.3)
Protein 3.2
Fat 8.3
Kcal 109

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Hot Chocolate - Paleo and Keto Friendly
Warming, filling and creamy hot chocolate without the dairy! Top with Paleo whipped cream or marshmallows - recipes for both are linked below.
Course Drinks, Sweets
Prep Time 2
Cook Time 4
Course Drinks, Sweets
Prep Time 2
Cook Time 4
  1. Measure out all of the ingredients. Keep the egg yolks aside until later. Combine all of the other ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Place the pan over a medium heat, and gently bring to the boil.
  3. Whilst heating, stir regularly with a whisk
  4. Once it's reached the desired temperature, pour a small amount into a jug and add the egg yolks. Whisk the egg yolks until bubbly and then pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
  5. Return the pan to the heat for another minute and continue to whisk gently
  6. Divide the mixture between three cups / small mugs and enjoy.
  7. Optionally - top with marshmallows or some whipped cream (Paleo recipes for these are listed below)
Recipe Notes

Paleo whipped cream - Against all grain

Paleo marshmallow - Super glue mom

Optional Flavouring

Add in some extra cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper for a spicy hot chocolate

Omit the cinnamon and add in 1/2 - 1 tsp of peppermint extract for a refreshing minty hot drink

Omit the cinnamon and add in orange essence for a zingy version.


2 comments on “Hot Chocolate – Paleo and Keto Friendly

    • Thank you for the reply – you can make hazelnut milk yourself. I don’t have a recipe on my blog but if you try googling it you will find simple recipes. Wellness Mama and Against All Grain both have recipes for making milk (from nuts or coconuts) – you just use whatever nuts you want. Ideally you’ll need a nut bag to strain the pulp from the ‘milk’ but I’ve used washed cotton tea towels before or muslin clothe. You can also keep the pulp and make cookies with them (again – you’ll find a recipe on Against All Arain for this!). Em x

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