There’s low carb hot chocolate. And then there’s low carb hot DRINKING chocolate. Like a warm, melty bar of chocolate in your mug.
You may recall a few months ago that I wrote about a dear blogger friend, Joan, who died suddenly of a heart attack. Her death was a shock for the food blogging community, and we all deeply miss her fun and positive energy. Her blog, Chocolate Chocolate And More was a huge success (how could it not be with a name like that?) and it was her livelihood. It was her income and the way she supported her three children. Many bloggers, including me, committed to keep her blog going as much as we could. I don’t think I’ve ever seen bloggers come together quite like this. Joan inspired a great deal of love, as you can see.
Well, to that end, I am guest-posting on Chocolate, Chocolate And More today, and I ask you to click through to her blog to see this recipe. I know people don’t always love having to click another link to get a recipe they had hoped to find here. But this time it’s worth it…not only for the recipe itself, but for Joan and her kids.
Because Joan and I differed in the execution of our chocolate creations, I decided to create a recipe that can be used with both sugar OR alternative sweeteners. And since we are in the heart of January, and drinking hot chocolate is almost a necessity, I went for the ultimate hot chocolate recipe. Drinking chocolate is thicker, richer and way more chocolatey than your typical hot cocoa recipe. It’s simply made by melting chocolate in hot cream and milk. It’s almost like a thinner chocolate ganache, before it cools. And it’s so rich, you really ought to consider it a dessert. Or a whole meal, that’s fine too!
Please see my low carb Chai Spice Drinking Chocolate Recipe on Chocolate, Chocolate and More.
Nutritional information: Serves 2 (very rich portions, you could easily split it into 3). NET CARBS per serving = 7.24 g.
Food energy: 499kcal
Total fat: 42.72g
Calories from fat: 384
Total dietary fiber: 7.80g