This Keto Mocha really hits the spot. It is chocolatey, creamy, has a hint of coffee flavor, and the caffeine needed (no judgment) to start the day. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
This is the companion to my fabulous Hot Chocolate recipe. I love hot chocolate at night but in the morning this mom of many needs something a tad bit stronger.
In the morning I love coffee. It is such a relaxing ritual for me and I can’t function joyfully until I have a cup in hand. Every time I wonder if I should give it up the aroma is too enticing.
Many nights I’ll also have a cup of decaf before bed to relax again after a busy day. I’ve gotten to the point that I like my coffee with just a splash of half and half but a sweet treat from Starbucks still holds appeal. Now I can indulge in a mocha without the guilt, or the sugar hangover, I’d get if I did swing through the Starbucks drive-through.
How to Make a Keto Mocha
There are multiple methods to make a mocha coffee. Most include espresso and foamed milk with the addition of sugar and chocolate syrup. Not exactly low carb. For my mocha recipe, I decided to use almond milk as the base, strong brewed coffee, coconut oil to make it creamy and boost the fat, a sugar-free sweetener, and cocoa powder.
To make it you melt the sweetener, add the other ingredients, and then blend until it is creamy. This is very rich, almost like drinking chocolate. If you prefer a thinner beverage you can add some extra coffee.
What chocolate drizzle can I use?
- In a small saucepan heat the sweetener over medium low heat until until is melted.
- Whisk in the cocoa powder, almond milk, and coffee. When smooth add the salt and coconut oil and whisk until it comes to a simmer.
- Use an immersion blender to blend until frothy. (You can transfer to a regular blender but be careful with blending the hot liquid). Let cool for a few minutes. It is very hot. Enjoy your guilt-free mocha!
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