White Hot Chocolate

It’s the perfect time of year to brew up a cup of this rich and creamy dairy-free White Hot Chocolate and relax by the fire. Made with real cacao butter, this low-carb hot chocolate recipe is the perfect keto drink when you leave out the honey.

Low-Carb White Hot Chocolate

I’ve wanted to create a low-carb, dairy-free White Hot Chocolate recipe for as long as I can remember. That’s because when bought at the corner coffee shop this drink is generally super sweet and made with far more sugar than my system can handle. If you’re looking for more low-carb recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out my Low-Carb Diets page!

Homemade White Hot Chocolate

When I make this drink for myself I omit the honey from the recipe. For the boys, I leave it in since they want their treats a bit sweeter. Making homemade hot chocolate is so easy that my boys have been doing it for years. Another one of our favorite recipes is for Mexican Hot Chocolate. It will seriously warm you up with its spicy goodness!

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

If you’re looking for other variations of homemade hot chocolate recipes, there’s so much you can do with this one! Add peppermint extract to taste for a Peppermint White Hot Chocolate, or add hazelnut extract for a luscious White Nutella Hot Chocolate. That one’s my favorite!

White Hot Chocolate

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Servings 2



  • In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer
  • Continue simmering until cacao butter is melted
  • In very small batches, blend in a vitamix
  • Serve frothy whipped White Hot Chocolate in mugs
  • Enjoy
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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Caffeine-Free White Hot Chocolate

Another great thing about this is that it’s a caffeine-free hot chocolate recipe! The cacao butter is purely fat from the cacao bean and therefore does not contain any caffeine, which is in the cocoa powder component of chocolate! You can drink a big mug of this before bedtime and you won’t be kept up all night with a caffeine buzz!

Dairy-Free White Hot Chocolate

If you’re in need of a treat when you’re cozying up with this scrumptious dairy-free White Hot Chocolate, check out my dairy-free, egg-free Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes. They’re also low-carb and not quite as sweet as their wheat and sugar-filled counterparts.

Keto Recipes

If you’re on a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet you definitely need to take a look at my Keto Diet Recipes page! Here are my most popular keto recipes for you:

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2013.


77 responses to “White Hot Chocolate”

  1. I love this recipe!! I usually splurge and make it with cane sugar, but honey is delicious too. I don’t use vanilla stevia so I add vanilla extract, which really smooths out the flavor.
    This drink is also fabulous with a shot of espresso! Better than Starbucks’ White Mocha.

  2. This was wonderful treat for me. I only needed enough for me so I hope refrigerates well and reward up tomorrow.
    I made mine with Maple syrup instead of honey added a few drops of vanilla. Thank you so much.

  3. What a delicious recipe, Elana! I also added Collagen Hydrolysate powder for extra protein and it makes it even thicker. Thank you!

  4. Any ideas for a substitute for stevia? I cannot eat things with it. It has an aftertaste I don’t care for. I can always tell when it’s in something I’ve eaten. I wish I liked it. Any ideas?

    • Kelley, I haven’t tried making this recipe without stevia so not sure what would work in its place :-)

    • dear kelly, not all stevia is the same. i have tried lots of brands and have found the now better organic stevia powder to be the best. another common problem with stevia is using too much. a tiny amount goes a long way and using too much creates that aftertaste.

    • I made it withou stevia and it was plenty sweet enough for me. It was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe, Elana!!!

  5. This was incredible with just the stevia, though I did had homemade honey marshmallows. Thank you!

  6. Tried this with coffee instead of water for the mix. SO good! Cocoa butter with its hint of chocolate flavor blends so nicely with coffee.

  7. Whaaaaat this was INCREDIBLE!!!! I will haveto find a better source for the cacao butter.. $5.69 for the amount for this recipe alone. But seriously, the most delicious hot chocolate I’ve ever had and by far the most nutritious. I topped this baby off with some gluten free, vegan, gelatin free mallows. MmMmM!

  8. Hi everyone…
    Has anyone tried making these recipes using a traditional blender? I currently do not own the vitamixand have heard fantastic reviews of them. I’m wondering how a blender would stack up to the vitamix when it comes down to cloves and other ingredients. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

    • You should be able to use a regular blender, it just won’t make it quite as fine a froth as the vitamix does. I find adding a tsp or so of collagen powder helps make my drinks stay nice and frothy – that might be something you could try. :)

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