Nearly every summer since my children were really young (my youngest went camping for the first time when she was 6 months old), we've gone camping. We disconnect from technology, take nature hikes and sit by the camp fire and soak up nature. Nowadays, its my children whom I'm disconnecting from technology more than I—so many gaming, devices, tv and the such have made them just as tech dependent as my husband and I (who work in the tech industry).
One of the staples for our campfire nights was hot chocolate. In true #ketomama fashion I knew there HAD to be better than the 30g carbs (25g sugar) in those normal hot chocolate packets GAH! So there, like many of my other keto kitchen adventures, began the journey to make a keto version hot chocolate mix. And do you know what? It was EASY. Simple. Dog-gone stupid easy, it was surprising why I never made it before.
My keto hot cocoa mix is sugar-free, low carb and diabetic friendly. 4 ingredients, yes 4. That's it. Mix it together, save it in an airtight container and ta-da! Hot chocolate whenever your heart desires!
The key is to keep the mix in an airtight container. Keeping moisture out is key to keeping this fresh. Kept properly and this mix will last 6-8 months!!! It doesn't matter if you choose a glass or plastic container. The key is that the airtight suction works. I added a link to the containers I use. I like them because they are stackable (space saver) and they are plastic (little hands can make hot cocoa without difficulty. Plus when we are camping, I literally pack the plastic container and call it done. I don't have to worry about any broken containers or transferring the mix.)
How to make the hot chocolate
When you are ready for a cup, just mix 2 tablespoons of the mix with 8oz of hot water. Yes, I'm old school and I like heating water in a tea kettle LOL. Pour the hot water over the mix and stir vigorously. I use a small whisk. Remember there aren't any additives or emulsifiers in this mix, so it will take several stirs to fully dissolve (darn you convenient packet of Swiss Miss, you've ruined our patience! LOL). The hotter the water, then better it dissolves. You can also dissolve in half the water and then add whole milk, almond milk or heavy whipping cream to thicken it it. My personal fav? Top it off with some sugar-free, keto whipped cream. YUM!
12 oz heavy cream powder (I recommend this brand)
1/3 cup of Stevia (I recommend Wholesome brand)
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
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Hi! I'm Arlene – wife, mother of 3, entrepreneur and keto foodie. I love to make, share and try different, delicious keto food recipes that are easy to make and most-importantly kid-friendly. Life is hard as it is, feeding our families should be easy, fun and nutritious.