Creamy white chocolate mochas, just like Starbucks but without all the added sugars! These keto hot beverages will keep you toasty warm. Or make yours into a sugar-free white hot chocolate instead. Easy and delicious.
Hey, are you cold? Because I am freezing. And I am so over this winter!
Who’s with me? Let’s all go whip up some White Chocolate Mochas and curl up with a good book. That’s really the only way to survive this never ending winter, as far as I can tell.
If you’re not a coffee person, or if you had too much caffeine already, make it a White Hot Chocolate. The choice is yours. Who cares as long as it’s steaming hot and you can wrap your hands around it.
I have something called Raynaud’s Syndrome, a fun thing where my fingers and toes go dead white if I get too cold. It’s genetic and my mum has it too. It’s actually quite painful. Somehow, my body signals my extremities that all the blood is needed in my core, and my blood vessels constrict, leaving one or more of my fingertips white and numb.
But not just numb, because it’s a weird painful sensation. And even after I am back in a warm house, it takes forever for the blood to get back in there. I can’t type or write or even cook. All I can do is wrap my hands around something warm and just… wait.
So I am all about the hot drinks and this White Chocolate Mocha is my new fave. Super easy to make and tastes like the Starbucks version. But not nearly so sickly sweet.
Sugar Free White Chocolate – Is there such a thing?
I have tried and tried to make keto white chocolate bars and thus far, none of my efforts have yielded something that truly lives up to my white chocolate dreams. I am not going to give up, though!
White chocolate is really just cocoa butter, sugar, and vanilla so it seems like it should be easy to just add in your own favourite low carb sweetener. But cocoa butter is a tricky substance and it doesn’t like to combine with other things. It often sits on top, an oily layer, with all the sweetener sunk to the bottom of the bowl.
I tried blending it once and then pouring it into molds and that helped but it still seemed chalky and not very smooth.
And I am not one to be satisfied with half-arsed, mediocre attempts. I still have a few ideas and tricks up my sleeve, so I may nail it someday. But until then, I can still use the cocoa butter to flavour other things and make them seem like white chocolate!
How to Make Keto White Chocolate Mochas
Or white hot chocolate, if you prefer!
This really is an easy recipe. A little chopped cocoa butter goes a long way, as it’s a very strong flavor.
Use your blender: Again, because cocoa butter doesn’t like to combine with other things very easily, this is the best way to force it to mix in. You don’t want an oil slick on the top of your lovely mocha!
Heat up the almond milk and cream: Get this combination nice and hot in a pot first. You want to get it to almost a boil before adding it to the blender.
Do you need the collagen? No, not necessarily. But it will help your mocha or hot chocolate get nice and frothy and it’s a great nutritional boost too.
Vanilla is key: Since, as I said, white chocolate is really just cocoa butter, sweetener and vanilla, you want a good dash of vanilla in there. Use the good stuff, the real vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla. You deserve it!
Best sweetener: This doesn’t rely on any particular sweetener for consistency, so feel free to use what you like best. If using a more concentrated sweetener like stevia, be sure to use the amount that equals 3 tablespoons of sugar in sweetness.
Add the coffee. Or don’t! That part is up to you. And a little whipped cream on top never hurt either.
Dairy-free? You can still make this! Skip the butter and use coconut cream in place of the heavy whipping cream.
Other Delicious Keto Hot Drink Recipes
Keto White Chocolate Mocha
- Place the butter, cocoa butter, collagen, sweetener, vanilla extract and salt in a blender.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the almond milk and cream. Bring to just a boil.
- Pour the hot milk mixture into the blender and blend on high combine. Pour into two mugs and add coffee. Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream, if desired.