Vegan Keto White Hot Chocolate


A creamy, delicious vegan white chocolate recipe that can be enjoyed by low-carb eaters-and everyone else.

Been missing your cup of white hot chocolate this holiday season because you simply cannot stomach all those carbs and throw your weight-loss goals off track? Here’s the perfect, low-carb and vegan white hot chocolate recipe with just 2 grams of net carbs in each serving. It tastes divine, and is so easy to make, you might want to have it every day! This recipe is gluten-free and soy-free and, if you’re not a keto eater, it can easily be modified to your tastes and palate.

Front photo of a cup of vegan keto white hot chocolate with vegan whipped cream and cocoa powder sprinkled on top.

I’ve always loved white chocolate madly–a madness that has led me to make such confections as this vegan White Chocolate Raspberry Cake, Vegan White Chocolate Pie, Vegan White Chocolate Bark, and this Vegan GF White Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.

Recently, on my low-carb journey, I developed an insatiable craving for a cup of white chocolate. So I went into the kitchen and experimented with this and that and now I have for you what has quickly become my favorite beverage: a delicious and creamy vegan white hot chocolate. It’s keto-friendly, so you don’t have to throw your health goals under the bus to enjoy a cup.

Why you’ll love this vegan keto white hot chocolate

  • It’s delicious. Creamy and comforting, with a silky mouthfeel and a lovely white chocolate flavor.
  • Everyone can enjoy it. The white hot chocolate is gluten-free and soy-free and you can make it nut-free by using soy milk or coconut milk instead of almond milk. If you’re a low-carb eater, keep in mind that both soy and coconut milk will add a few more carbs to the drink.
  • It is divinely low-carb. There are just two grams of carbs in each serving, which will help you stay firmly on your weight-loss journey despite the indulgence.
  • It is easy to make. All you need is under 15 minutes and a saucepan. Easy peasy.
  • It is comforting. A cup of this, a cozy fireplace, and you will be transported into the winter wonderland of your dreams.
Front top photo of a black cup and saucer with vegan low carb white hot chocolate with coconut whipping cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp cacao butter (approx 1 ounce, roughly chopped). Chopping any large chunks will help the cacao butter melt faster, so do it please.
  • ¼ cup nondairy whipping cream. I used Silk heavy whipping cream alternative, which is also soy-free. You can use a nondairy creamer as well or if you’re using a thicker milk, like soy milk instead of almond, you can skip it altogether and just use more milk)
  • 2 ¾ cups almond milk. Almond milk is the lowest-carb plant milk out there (the Kirkland brand I use has just 1 gram of carb in each cup), which makes it the best option for a low-carb white hot chocolate. If you are not watching your carbs, just use soy milk or oat milk, which will give a creamier mouth feel.
  • 2 tsp cornstarch. This is an unconventional ingredient in hot chocolate, yes, but here’s why I recommend it: the cacao butter is pure fat, which gives the white chocolate a slightly oily mouth feel that I don’t love. The cornstarch helps cut through some of that, and it also helps thicken the almond milk, making it creamier. You won’t taste the cornstarch, it will just disappear into the white hot chocolate. The cornstarch does contribute to the 2 grams of net carbs in this recipe, and if you absolutely can’t afford them just leave it out.
  • 5 tsp erythritol. You can use any keto sweetener of your choice. If you are not worried about the carbs, use sugar.
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • (Optional, for topping): vegan whipped cream and cacao powder or cinnamon. Many vegan whipped creams available in stores are low-carb. Vegan Keto White Hot Chocolate

How to make vegan keto white chocolate

  • Place the cacao butter in a saucepan with the vegan whipping cream. Bring to a boil and let it simmer, stirring frequently, until the cacao butter melts.





Source link

Leave a Reply