This delicious 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 mocha coffee recipe is low carb, 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 with my keto coffee creamer. 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 low carb keto mocha without the guilt, net carbs, or the sugar hangover, I'd get if I did swing through the Starbucks drive-through.
This has become of my favorite easy keto recipes for coffee!
How to Make a Keto Mocha
There are multiple methods to make a gluten free keto mocha coffee. Most include espresso and foamed milk with the addition of sugar and chocolate syrup. Not exactly low carb or keto diet friendly. 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.
You can use mct oil or unsalted butter instead of the coconut oil if you prefer. Just be careful if you aren't used to having large quantities of mct. It can cause stomach issues. If you don't need this to be dairy free heavy cream also works.
What chocolate drizzle can I use?
I make my own low carb hot fudge which needs only 3 ingredients. Alternatively, you can use a keto chocolate syrup like this one.
Other Variations on Keto Mocha
Raspberry - Adding in a drop or two of raspberry extract or flavoring can make this into a Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mocha. I'm not a huge fan of the combination of fruit with chocolate except for raspberries. They do go so well with white chocolate or dark chocolate!
Peppermint - Just a couple of drops of peppermint extract are all you need for a minty holiday mocha. If you have any fresh peppermint around garnish with a sprig.
Cinnamon - Stir in a little cinnamon to the keto coffee and then sprinkle some on top of the whipped cream.
Frozen - Craving a keto mocha frappuccino? Use my Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte & Frappuccino Recipe and add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder.
Or really change up your morning beverage and make this Keto White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha or this Keto Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate!
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- 3 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 3 tablespoon raw cacao or cocoa powder
- 4 oz almond milk
- 8 oz very strong coffee
- 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- 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!
To sub in Swerve or Lakanto Monk Fruit use 1.5 times the amount of sweetener called for.
I am on a dairy free ketogenic plan, and this recipe is absolutely going to be a new special go-to for me. I woke up this morning craving a mocha (likely having a hormonal swing), and this was the perfect silky smooth start to my day that I needed. I subbed torani sugar free french vanilla syrup in for the sweetener, and it's so delicious. Thank you for sharing!
This was delicious! Thank you!
Yummy. My friend and I tried it and it was a DESSERT! So yummy
Just found this and made it exactly as written. It was BITTER! I even put in another teaspoon or so of Sweet Blend to try to give it some sweetness. It was thick, though!
I'm sorry you found it bitter, Karen. My guess is it's the type of cocoa powder you are using. I really like nativa raw cacao (sold at costco) and its not bitter at all.
Just made this yummy Mocha tonight! I was needing a little sweet snack and I came across this treat! It's a bit of a cooler day here in Kansas! =) I really enjoyed it and hope to make it again, especially this winter! I am only on my first month of THM and it's going pretty well. Still figuring out the whole S, E, and FP, but I'm sure I will learn a lot more in the months to come! Thank you!
Just curious how old your kids are?
I'm a mom of 4 as well and my son was 2 around that same time.
I have son june 05
son dec 08
daughter mar 12
son jan 14 (lol he was not planned)
I have a son who just turned 10 and daughters who are 2 1/2, 5, and 7 1/2. 🙂
Molly M says
I was just thinking how cute that mug was! Then to scroll down and find it was made by one of your kiddos made it so special! LOVE it. Thanks for this blog and recipes. Blessings to you and yours.