Need a low carb sugar free chocolate syrup recipe to use for making chocolate milk and as an ice cream topping? It’s super easy to make your own.
Lately, I’ve been craving a lot of chocolate. In particular, chocolate milk. Then it dawned on me that I’ve never made my own homemade chocolate syrup.
When I first went sugar free, I used to buy sugar free chocolate syrup. The one brand that I used to use was the Walden Farms zero carb chocolate syrup.
However, I stopped buying commercially prepared products that contain artificial ingredients. Unfortunately, Walden Farms uses sucralose in their syrup which doesn’t appeal to me because I made the decision to only use natural products a few years ago.
You only need a few ingredients for this easy sugar free chocolate syrup recipe. And, I’m sure it turns out to be much cheaper to make it at home.
It’s really just a mix of cocoa sweetened water. You could thicken it up if you want to with xanthan or guar gum, but I don’t think thickeners add much.
Cooking the mixture does thicken it a bit without having to add any low carb thickener. I try to make things as simple as possible and stay away from adding extra fiber or carbs when I can.
Some unsweetened cocoa powders have less carbs than others. So, you can check the labels before buying to make sure you choose one with the lowest carb count.
You should look for cocoa powder that has more fiber which reduces the effective net carbs. I like to buy the one with the lowest net carb count because every little bit helps. If you want to be conservative, you can always choose the one with the lowest total carb count.
You should be able to whip this chocolate syrup up within 10 or 15 minutes. One you gather all your ingredients it’s just dumping it into a saucepan, whisking it up, and cooking it up a bit.
I find that a whisk helps blend the cocoa powder into the liquid best. I also like to use a mix of sweeteners.
To lower overall carbs, I often use concentrated stevia liquid and mix it with a powdered erythritol or inulin sweetener. The choice of sweeteners is really up to your own personal taste and preference.
You can use this sugar free chocolate syrup recipe just like any commercially prepared chocolate sauce. It blends well with low carb almond or coconut milk.
It’s also great to pour over ice cream to make a chocolate sundae. I had some low carb strawberry ice cream in the freezer that I made several weeks ago and it went perfect over that.
I’ll be sharing a special recipe either this week or next that used some of this homemade low carb chocolate syrup in it. Now that it’s cold, I may need to come up with a recipe that uses this syrup to make sugar free hot chocolate.
It’s so easy to make this low carb chocolate sauce. I’ll have to keep a jar in the refrigerator all the time! And, it’s perfect for making a low carb no bake banana split cake cheesecake.
Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe
Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe
Combine water, cocoa powder, sweetener, and salt in medium pot.
Bring mixture to a bowl, then reduce heat.
Simmer on low for 5-10 minutes. Mixture should thicken up a bit.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla stevia.
Makes about 9 servings
Nutrition per serving: 1.2g net carbs, 0.9g protein (plus 8.9g erythritol if using Swerve or 8.9g additional fiber if using LC White - Inulin)