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, chocolate milk is the best pick-me-up!
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 tastes just like my childhood drink but using powdered erythritol plus unsweetened almond milk instead of a sugary mix with regular milk. It tastes amazing but has far lass 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.
- 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 insures there are no lumps floating at the end!
- Premake the mix: That’s right, you can premake the keto 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!
- Cocoa powder: Dark chocolately goodness at it’s 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 could melt easily and not be left with grainy residue at the end. 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 keto chocolate milk, 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 Keto Chocolate Milk
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This keto chocolate milk stores really well in the fridge – it doesn’t even separate! Store in a pitcher or a 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 at 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 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 keto chocolate milk powder for ease! You 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of milk is OK on keto?
I try to stick to 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 whipping cream or regular cream)
Can I drink chocolate milk on keto?
Yes, especially when you make it yourself like this easy keto friendly 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!
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 whipping 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.
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- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1.5 tbsp powdered erythritol
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add the cocoa powder and powdered erythritol to the bottom of an 8-10oz glass.
- Add a splash of milk to the glass and mix the ingredients to form a paste.
- Keep adding a little milk at a time until it becomes more liquidy.
- Once the mixture is runny, add the rest of the milk and more to top up if needed.
- Drink immediately or chill in the fridge for later.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 0.5gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information and calculations will vary with the use of different brands or ingredients. These figures are estimates. Please get in touch if you have questions!