The mornings and evenings are colder, which puts me in the mood for hot chocolate! This version uses white chocolate chips (either in peppermint flavor or plain) to create a delicious warming beverage that has a flavor reminiscent of Peppermint Bark. Perfect for any time of day, but especially at night, because there’s no caffeine...just pure, delicately sweet white chocolate and peppermint!
Keto Hot White Chocolate Peppermint Cocoa
Makes 1 serving
1-1/4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons heavy cream
A tiny pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar free white chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Peppermint baking chips, see below*)
2-3 drops peppermint extract, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon chocolate or vanilla extract
6-7 drops monkfruit extract or liquid stevia, or to taste
1. Heat the coconut milk, heavy cream, pinch of salt and white chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the chips are melted and the mixture is hot and bubbly around the edges.
2. Remove from heat and add the extracts and sweetener. Stir to combine.
3. If you have one, use a frothing tool to create foam and pour into a mug. If desired, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed sugar free peppermint candies. Serve immediately.
*Note: I used Lily’s sugar free Peppermint Flavor baking chips, which are available for a limited time at WalMart. If you can’t find them, just use any sugar free white chocolate chips and add enough peppermint extract to achieve the peppermint flavor you desire.
Nutritional Information: 168 calories, 4.4 g carbohydrate (1.5 g dietary fiber, 0.6 g sugars), 17 g total fat (8.3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 572.6 mg calcium, 19 mg potassium, 120 IU Vit A, 1.4 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 2.9 grams
Photos and recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2020
All rights reserved. Please do not duplicate without the author’s permission.