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Italian Hot Cocoa (THM FP, low carb, keto)

Jo Speidel (aka Mom)
When you're in the mood for a cup of warm hot cocoa, this more decadent tasting thicker version will make you feel like you're sitting in an Italian cafe drink chocolate decadence without the decadent calories.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Course Beverage
Servings 1


Dark Chocolate Version:

  • 1 3/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 t. xantham gum or gluccie
  • 1/4 t. lecithin *
  • 1/2 t. vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. supersweet or the equivalent of your sweetener of choice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8- 1/4 t. peppermint extract (optional)
  • splash of 1/2 and 1/2 (optional) the dairy free version is my fave ;)
  • squirt of whipped cream (optional)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional

Milk Chocolate Version:

  • 1 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • use the rest of the above ingredients


  • Heat the almond milk, set aside 3/4 c.
  • Blend 1 c. of heated almond milk with all the rest of the ingredients until well blended
  • Pour in a mug & slowly add in the rest of the heated almond milk until the cocoa is as thick as you'd like (you don't have to use the full extra 3/4 c.)
  • Mix well
  • Add a squirt of whipped cream on top & enjoy!


*You can omit the Lecithin if you don't have it but it does make the cocoa creamier 
Pictured is the dark chocolate version. The milk chocolate version will be a little lighter in color :)