Thick creamy Keto Paleo Hot Chocolate is inspired by Italian style hot chocolate with dairy-free almond or coconut milk and healthy cacao chocolate. Low carb and easy to make for everyday indulgence!

Paleo Hot Chocolate (Keto, Vegan, Rich, Creamy, Dairy-Free)

Whenever the weather starts getting cold, tea and any hot beverages are my go-to drinks. It just so happened that I’m a big dark chocolate lover so creamy hot chocolate becomes one of my favorites drinks for the holiday season.

Years ago when I traveled to Italy, I fell in love with the Italian-style hot chocolate. It’s often served in a tiny espresso cup and the chocolate is rich, thick, and creamy.

Today’s Keto Hot Chocolate Version is made with 100% unsweetened dark chocolate so it needs to be balanced with sweetener. I love maple syrup with dark chocolate. It gives a nice deep rich flavor when combining the two together. And of course, feel free to use any Keto friendly sweetener, too.

How do you make Paleo Hot Chocolate?

  1. 1 cup dairy-free milk (almond, coconut, or any dairy-free milk)
  2. 3 tbsp coconut milk cream
  3. 1.5 to 2 oz unsweetened dark chocolate (or semi-sweet chocolate)
  4. ⅛ tsp vanilla extract or bean powder
  5. Pinch of himalayan pink salt (or coarse sea salt)
  6. Sweetener to taste (maple syrup, honey, or any keto sweeteners)

It’s easy to create different hot chocolate flavor variety. You can add a small drop of mint extract to make it minty. Instead of adding whipped cream to my rich chocolate drink, I simply dusted it with a bit cacao powder, added a bit more dairy-free coffee creamer, and garnish with a mint leaf. I think it’s quite cute looking this way. Don’t you think?

Chocolate chunks melt quite quickly over stovetop yet in the meantime they clump with each other easily. Make sure to whisk often and slow simmer so that all the beautiful ingredients can be melted in one harmony.

So my friends this Paleo Hot Chocolate is

Paleo, Keto, Vegan
Uses real chocolate
And you can decide the level of sweetness you like!

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Paleo Hot Chocolate with dairy-free almond or coconut milk is healthy, low carb, and easy to make!
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Paleo Hot Chocolate (Keto, Low carb, Dairy-free, Vegan)

Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 11 mins
Servings: 2 people
Author: ChihYu
Thick creamy Paleo Hot Chocolate is inspired by Italian style hot chocolate with dairy-free almond or coconut milk and healthy cacao chocolate. Low carb and easy to make!
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Paleo Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dairy-free milk, almond, coconut…etc.
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk cream
  • 1.5 to 2 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, , alt. semi-sweet chocolate
  • tsp vanilla extract or bean powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt, , alt. coarse sea salt
  • Sweetener to taste, , maple syrup, honey, or any keto sweeteners

Optional Topping/Garnish:


  • Add milk, coconut milk cream, chocolate, and vanilla to a medium size pot. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 7-10 minutes, stir often until the chocolate is completely melted. Add sweetener of choice and salt to taste. Stir and keep simmering until your desired consistency.
  • Optional. Dust with cacao powder, stir-in dairy-free coffee creamer, and garnish with mint leaves.



The nutrition label is calculated without the toppings and uses 2 tsp maple syrup as sweetener. Makes total 2 generous servings for 2 adults. If serve in small espresso cups it’ll be good for 4 people. 


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 416mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 465IU, Vitamin C: 9.2mg, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 4.8mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Almond Milk Hot Chocolate, Cacao Hot Chocolate, Coconut MIlk Hot Chocolate, Healthy Hot Chocolate, Keto Hot Chocolate, Low Carb Hot Chocolate, Paleo Hot Chocolate
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