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Did you know that a regular coffee shop hot chocolate can easily have 400 calories, 40 grams of carbs and 40 grams of sugar? Delicious, but yowza! Be your own barista and give this one a try — it’s under 200 calories, has 10 net carbs and only 1g of sugar.
Here’s what we used:
3-Ingredient Low-Carb Hot Chocolate: Mmmm
Treat yourself to a simply sweet homemade hot chocolate. Made with real chocolate and coconut whipped cream, it’s like a hug in a mug.
Servings 1 mug
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/3 Lily’s low sugar chocolate bar
- 2 tbsp coconut whipped cream
Heat the almond milk and the chocolate bar in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally to mix the chocolate as it melts. Do not bring it to a boil, only simmer until melted/warm.
Pour into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream. You can also add a shot of espresso or a shot of something stronger.
Net carbs: 10g
Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 10g | Calories: 170kcal | Fat: 13g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 20g
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.