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Keto chocolate milk takes just a few minutes to prep, and creates a totally creamy, frothy, and dairy-free treat. Perfect for kids (and kids at heart)!
Keto chocolate milk is the perfect low-carb throwback to your favorite childhood drink. Remember dumping sugary chocolate syrup in a glass of white milk as a kid and watching it mix together? This recipe delivers the same results and sweet flavor, without the trouble that regular chocolate milk causes.
Keto chocolate milk vs. conventional chocolate milk
Yes, regular chocolate milk causes some serious trouble. Most keto dieters won’t drink it because of its high sugar content, while others have trouble processing the lactose. This keto chocolate milk solves both problems with some simple ingredient swaps.
While dairy works well for some people on keto, it’s not for everyone. So, much like our chocolate fat bombs, this keto chocolate milk is a dairy-free and totally vegan recipe!
Keto chocolate milk: Secrets to a delicious drink
Regular chocolate milk relies on sugar to carry its flavor. This keto chocolate milk trades the sugar for real, low-carb ingredients:
Pure cocoa powder
Make keto chocolate milk with real chocolate, please. Get a high-quality brand (like this one) with 100% cacao -- no added sugar or fillers. If you want to cut down more on carbs, simply use less chocolate for this recipe or find a variety with lower net carbs.
We used our favorite keto sweetener, Lakanto golden, but plain erythritol or xylitol would work here, too. Your taste for sweetness may vary, especially when fat adapted, so start with a smaller amount of sweetener and add more if needed.
Good keto chocolate milk needs vanilla! Vanilla adds depth and brings out the rich flavors in your cocoa powder -- it’s the same reason why you’ll see it in baked goods and cake recipes. But please, do use good vanilla extract or vanilla flavoring (not the imitation stuff).
Why add salt to your keto chocolate milk? Just a pinch of it will enhance the sweetness of the recipe without the need for extra sweeteners. We prefer pink Himalayan salt, which somehow has a sweeter flavor to us. However, you can easily use sea salt as well.
The best non-dairy milk for keto chocolate milk
We found that almond milk yielded the best flavor in this keto chocolate milk. However, you could easily use coconut milk for a nut-free beverage, or even watered-down heavy cream if you prefer it. Whatever you use, make sure it’s chilled ahead of time.
Use a blender!
You can mix keto chocolate milk by hand, but better to use a blender (we just popped ours in a Nutribullet). Whisking will take much longer and may leave you with lumps of chocolate or undissolved sweetener.
Can you buy keto chocolate milk instead of making it?
For the truly lazy, you can buy keto chocolate milk (here’s one example). However, we highly recommend making it at home. Not only does it taste richer and fresher, it also uses keto ingredients you probably already keep in your pantry and fridge. Try it -- you’ll be a believer!
Approximate nutrition facts per serving (1 glass):
Saturated fat: 0g
Total carbs: 19g
Sugar alcohols: 12g
Net carbs: 2g