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Ready in 2 minutes, this 3 ingredient Keto Chocolate Milk really hits the spot! It’s sweet, extra chocolatey, and creamy with none of the sugar. Perfect for any age or a low-carb lifestyle, chocolate milk is the best pick-me-up!

Pint glass of keto chocolate milk with a metal straw in front of another glass of the same, sitting on a light wooden table with a white cloth.

This post was originally published on March 2nd, 2022.

❤️ Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s nostalgic! I don’t know about you but when I was a kid, I made my own chocolate milk (ahh Nesquik!) nearly every day after school. Nothing beats it when you’re a chocoholic!
  • Sweet and creamy: I love that this Keto Chocolate Milk recipe tastes just like my childhood drink but uses powdered erythritol plus unsweetened almond milk instead of a sugary mix with regular milk. It tastes amazing but has far fewer calories and carbs!
  • Quick! Yes! This recipe can be made in 5 minutes or less! Perfect for when I want my chocolate fix right now but don’t have any low-carb chocolate on hand. This hits the spot and is almost instant.
  • Healthy: The keto chocolate milk ingredients are really simple, natural ingredients! No added extra stuff, and it’s even dairy-free!
  • There are no lumps: Sometimes chocolate milk can be a little lumpy as the cocoa powder doesn’t mix well if you add it to a lot of milk straight away. My step-by-step method ensures there are no lumps floating at the end!
  • Premake the mix: That’s right, you can premake the sugar-free chocolate milk mix so that all you have to do is scoop a few tablespoons into your cup. So efficient!
  • Make hot chocolate: This mix can be made easily into keto hot chocolate by warming it in a pot on the stove for a few minutes. It literally takes maybe 5 more minutes which is no time at all!

🗝️ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

Unsweetened cocoa powder: Dark chocolately goodness at its finest, I added rich, dark cocoa powder (affiliate) to this keto chocolate milk recipe. Whatever cocoa powder you have on hand will work, just check the ingredients to make sure it’s just cocoa powder and no sugar.

Erythritol: To sweeten, I used powdered erythritol this time. I skipped my usual stevia and erythritol blend because I wanted to make sure the sweetener dissolves easily and not be left with grainy residue at the end. This can easily be swapped from liquid sweetener or a different sweetener of choice, but keep in mind that powdered sweetener is best. If you’re making hot chocolate instead of keto chocolate milk, a granulated sweetener could work instead as it will melt easier with the heat.

Milk: I always have unsweetened almond milk on hand, and it works really well in this low-carb chocolate milk recipe, however, you can use whatever keto-friendly milk you prefer! If you’re not worried about calories, cream cut with a little water would taste heavenly.

🥣 How to make this Keto Chocolate Milk recipe

1. Add the cocoa powder and powdered erythritol to the bottom of an 8-10oz glass.

2. Add a splash of milk to the glass and mix the ingredients to form a paste.

3. Keep adding a little milk at a time until it becomes more of a syrupy liquid.

4. Once the mixture is runny, pour in the rest of the milk and more to top up if needed.

5. Mix and drink immediately or chill in the fridge for later.

Pint glass of keto chocolate milk with a metal straw on a light wooden table with a white cloth.

🫙 Storage Instructions

This low-carb chocolate milk stores really well in the fridge – it doesn’t even separate! Store in a pitcher or a glass jar with a lid for up to 4 days. I put my second glass you see in these photos straight into the fridge uncovered and had it a few days later. It was still delicious!

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

  • To avoid cocoa powder lumps floating at the top, make a paste with the cocoa powder, erythritol, and milk at the bottom of the glass and mix in a little more milk at a time until it’s fully merged.
  • Make a pitcher! It’s always good to have some extra chocolate milk on hand, right? You can quadruple this keto chocolate almond milk and make it straight in a pitcher, storing it in the fridge for later. Great for kids after school!
  • Premake the sugar-free chocolate powder for ease! Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and 1.5 cups of powdered erythritol to an airtight jar and mix them together well. When you’re ready for chocolate milk, add 2 tbsp of the mix to a regular 8-10oz glass and follow the instructions, or 4 tbsp to a pint glass for a large keto chocolate milk drink.
  • Make it creamier by swapping half of the almond milk for heavy cream.
  • Only have granulated sweetener on hand? Mix the granulated sweetener with 1 tablespoon of hot water in a mug to make syrup, and then follow the recipe as written. You may want to add a couple of ice cubes to make it cold.
  • Add protein powder and blend it in a high-speed blender with ice to make a healthy milkshake!

❓ Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of milk is OK on keto?

I try to stick to sugar-free milk that is at most 1g net carbs per 100ml serving. My go-to is unsweetened almond milk which has 0g net carbs and tastes pretty good! Other options would be (all unsweetened):
• Coconut milk (carton or canned)
• Cashew milk
• Macadamia milk
• Hemp milk
• Flax milk
• Pea milk
• Soy milk
• Double or single cream cut with water (heavy cream or regular cream)

Is chocolate milk keto?

It can be, especially when you make it yourself like this easy low-carb chocolate milk recipe! If you buy store-bought, check the label for the carb content.

Is Nesquik Keto?

Unfortunately not, but this recipe is pretty close without the sugar! Most chocolate powders have a high carb content because of the sugar.

Why is cream keto but not milk?

Cream has a higher fat content and fewer carbs than regular milk. Per 100ml, whole milk has 4.7g net carbs and double cream (heavy cream) has just 1.6g net carbs. So technically you could drink milk on a keto diet but it’s quite high-carb for keto, and there are other lower-carb options out there.

🍓 More of a strawberry milk fan?

Check out my Keto Strawberry Syrup recipe. Mix 2-4 tablespoons with unsweetened almond milk to make a delicious glass of strawberry milk.

Overhead picture of low carb chocolate milk.

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2 glasses of Keto Chocolate milk on a table with a metal straw.

Keto Chocolate Milk Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Ready in 2 minutes, this 3 ingredient Keto Chocolate Milk recipe really hits the spot! It's sweet, extra chocolatey, and creamy with none of the sugar. Perfect for any age, chocolate milk is the best pick-me-up!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 48 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tbsp powdered erythritol see notes 3 + 4 for more options
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk see notes 1 + 2 for more options

Instructions
 

  • Add the cocoa powder and powdered erythritol to the bottom of an 8-10oz glass.
    Cocoa powder in a glass.
  • Add a splash of milk to the glass and mix the ingredients to form a paste.
    Chocolate milk paste.
  • Keep adding a little milk at a time and mixing until it becomes more liquid.
    Keto chocolate milk syrup.
  • Once the mixture is runny, add the rest of the milk and more to top up if needed.
    Topping keto chocolate milk up with more milk.
  • Stir well and drink immediately or chill in the fridge for later.

Notes

  1. Milk: I always use unsweetened almond milk, however, Coconut milk (carton or canned and blended), Cashew milk, Macadamia milk, Hemp milk, Flax milk, Pea milk, Soy milk, and Double or single cream cut with water are all keto-friendly options, perfect for this recipe (all unsweetened). If you have another keto-friendly milk that you prefer, go ahead and use that.
  2. Make it creamier by swapping half of the almond milk for heavy cream.
  3. Only have granulated sweetener on hand? Mix the granulated sweetener with 1 tablespoon of hot water in a mug to make syrup, and then follow the recipe as written. You may want to add a couple of ice cubes to make it cold.
  4. Liquid sweetener: Mix the cocoa powder with milk as per the recipe instructions, and add a few drops of liquid sweetener at the end to taste.
  5. Add protein powder and blend it in a high-speed blender with ice to make a healthy milkshake!
  6. If you have leftover chocolate milk, store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. This keto chocolate milk does not separate and holds up well for a few days in the fridge.
  7. You can make this in a pitcher and store it for later. Just quadruple the recipe: 2tbsp cocoa powder, 6 tbsp powdered erythritol, 4 cups of milk + more milk to top up.
  8. You can premake the keto chocolate milk powder and store it in an airtight container. Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to 1.5 cups of erythritol. When you're ready to have chocolate milk just add 2 tbsp of the mix to a glass, and continue the recipe as before from instruction #2.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 15mgFiber: 0.5g
Keyword chocolate, drink, easy, keto, kid friendly, low carb, milk, quick, sugar free
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