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Nothing beats a great cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day. The secret to this delicious low carb hot chocolate is the addition of chocolate extract which really heightens the flavor.
Although I love my coffee, there are times when I like to warm up with a sweet cup of low carb hot chocolate on cold winter days. I have tried a lot of hot cocoa recipes made with cocoa, chocolate, or a combination of both.
Nothing was ever perfect for me until I adapted the standard recipe on the back of a bag of Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa to low carb and added one simple ingredient. That special ingredient is chocolate extract which really heightened the flavor to give it a rich chocolate taste.
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Low Carb Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Mix
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Low Carb Gluten Free Vanilla Frosting Mix
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Low Carb Hot Chocolate
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa I used Ghirardelli
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Pyure All Purpose
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon chocolate extract
- sugar free whipped cream optional
Mix cocoa and sweetener in small bowl, set aside.
Pour water and heavy cream into small sauce pan.
Add cocoa mixture and stir. Heat, while stirring and steaming.
Remove from heat and stir in chocolate extract.
Top with sugar free whipped cream if desired.
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition per serving: 110 calories, 10.3g fat, 10.5g carb, 3g fiber, 6g erythritol, 1.5 net carbs, 0.5g protein