Keto Hot Chocolate And Pumpkin Spice Recipes

Keto Hot Chocolate And Pumpkin Spice Recipes
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Fall is in full swing, and winter is rapidly approaching. 

Scarves, flannels, toboggans, and knee length boots are being seen more and more frequently.

And, many of us are trading our iced beverages for warm mugs of hot chocolate and pumpkin spice.   

Unfortunately, those fall and winter classics can be loaded with carbs and sugar. A keto nightmare! 

So, if you’re looking for ways to enjoy these delicious, warm, seasonal treats without ruining your ketogenic lifestyle…look no further! 

Keto Hot Chocolate 

1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners’ style sweetener
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk well for 2-3 minutes or until all ingredients are well incorporated and desired temperature is reached. 

**Serves 1 (142 calories, 3 g net carbs)

Keto Hot (Dark) Chocolate

6 oz dark chocolate, chopped or shaved (100% cacao unsweetened baking chocolate was used in this recipe)
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Besti Allulose (or your preferred keto-friendly sweetener)
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, heat almond milk, heavy cream, and sweetener over medium heat only it begins to gently simmer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and dark chocolate, whisking constantly until chocolate is completely melted. 

**Makes 4 servings (193 calories, 4 g carbs, 1 g net carbs)

And, if you simply can’t live without marshmallows sitting atop your keto hot chocolate, here’s a keto marshmallow recipe to go along with your hot, creamy, cup of keto, chocolatey goodness! 

Keto Marshmallows 
(Recipe from The Keto Diet, by Leanna Vogel)
1 cup water, divided
3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1 cup confectioner’s style erythritol
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoons finely ground sea salt

Prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining with parchment paper (drape ends over side for easy lifting. Place ½ cup water in a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Do not stir. Let sit as you prepare other ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine ½ cup water and remaining ingredients, turn heat to medium and stir occasionally until mixture begins to boil rapidly and almost spills over. Remove from heat. Reduce heat to low and keep at a low boil for 5 minutes.

Transfer hot liquid to the mixing bowl with gelatin. Using a whisk attachment on your mixer, whisk at high speed for 6-7 minutes, until the mixture thickens to a spreadable consistency (similar to marshmallow creme). Do not overbeat or the mixture will be too stiff to spread. 

Once thickened, transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Smooth the fluffy marshmallow mixture with the back of a spatula. Allow marshmallows to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours, until firm, then cut into 1 inch squares. 

Keto Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
1 cup coconut cream 
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate MCT oil powder
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Combine coconut cream and unsweetened almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to desired temperature. Once heated add mixture to a blender along with remaining ingredients and blend until well combined. 

**Serves 2 (307 calories, 31g fat, 2.5 g carbs)

Keto Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
⅛ teaspoon liquid stevia (adjust to taste, or use keto friendly sweetener of your choice)
1 small pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk until fully dissolved. Heat over medium heat until desired temperature is reached. Serve immediately.

*Serves 1 (40 calories, 5.2 carbs)

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½-1 tablespoon allulose (to taste, can also substitute with keto friendly sweetener of your choice)
½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tablespoon full fat coconut milk
1 shot espresso (if you prefer a less strong version, simply opt for ½ cup of your preferred coffee, freshly brewed)

Slightly warm pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan (this small amount won’t take much). Stir in sweetener until combined. Add unsweetened almond milk and full fat coconut milk, stir to combine, and simmer until warm. Add vanilla and whisk until frothy. 

Pour espresso or freshly brewed regular coffee into a mug and add the pumpkin spiced milk. 

Optional garnish: homemade whipped cream (or your preferred keto friendly brand) and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. 

**Serves 1 (70 calories, 2 g carbs) (nutritional value does not include optional whipped cream garnish)

This “super-chocolate” might be better than sex & stops cravings

I don’t know about you…

But I don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate.

Chocolate cake… Chocolate ice cream… Chocolate milk shakes… I love it all!

It’s why I was so excited when I found out about the power of a unique type of Peruvian chocolate. You see, most chocolate is grown over on the west coast of Africa.

But small batches of chocolate also come from the jungles of Peru.

And the difference is incredible.

Peruvian cacao is not only sweet like regular milk chocolate… It’s also one of the healthiest and highest antioxidant foods on the planet.

Being 12x healthier than blueberries… 16x healthier than kale… And 37x healthier than even broccoli.

This delicious chocolatey gift has been the food of emperors for nearly 2,000 years. And the growing process was finally perfected during the late Incan empire.

Which is what gives us this unique Peruvian chocolate that not only tastes delicious, but can also…

* Promote healthy blood sugar
* Reduce free-radicals & fight inflammation, thereby slowing down aging in the body
* Make you fall asleep faster and STAY asleep through the night
* Even help preventing brain aging

It’s no wonder people have been saying things like…

“It has been a wonderful discovery and my body and mind have never been better. My aches and pains are minimal, my gut health has been amazing – gas and cramping is gone!” – Angela Kiesow

“This chocolate is so incredibly delicious, it really feels great to be eating something so healthy and satisfying. I’m losing weight, I feel great, and I have NO food cravings at all during the day!” – Dolores Adkins

“It actually makes me smile every time I eat some, it’s that good! It also gives me energy without the jittery side effects of too much caffeine. I used to get a Starbucks Mocha almost every day, and this healthier drink has taken its place.” – Jennifer Wilson

There is only ONE season a year that they grow this unique South American chocolate… So make sure you get some BEFORE the end of this year’s growing season.

Find out the details on this page below:

>> This unique Peruvian chocolate is healthier than kale (tastes incredible AND packs more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than any vegetables)

Enjoy!

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