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We don’t usually buy chocolate milk for our kids (So. Much. Sugar!), but occasionally they have it at a friend’s house, and then come home asking for it. It was about time for me to make a low carb keto chocolate milk recipe, so they could enjoy it without all the sugar. It takes only a few minutes and uses basic, natural ingredients. This sugar-free chocolate milk tastes sweet, but each serving has just 2.5 grams net carbs, making it the perfect snack or treat anytime of day.
Sweet drinks can feel like a no-no when you first start keto, but once you figure out the right sweeteners, there are so many options! Keto pink drink, keto lemonade, and for the coffee-obsessed? Keto coffee creamers (five flavor options!) or keto coffee syrups.
What gives this chocolate milk sweetness without carbs? My very own Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend. If I had to pick a favorite sugar alternative, this one is it! It’s really the only natural keto sweetener that dissolves easily and has absolutely no aftertaste.
Keto Chocolate Milk Ingredients
You need just 5 basic ingredients to make keto friendly chocolate milk:
The ingredient amounts are on the recipe card below.
How To Make Sugar-Free Chocolate Milk
This keto chocolate milk recipe comes together in just 5 minutes:
- Combine. Pour almond milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, and vanilla into a high-powered blender.
- Blend. Blend everything together until smooth.
Low Carb Chocolate Milk FAQs
Is chocolate milk keto?
Traditional chocolate milk would not be considered keto, as it’s made with high-carbohydrate milk as well as sweetened with sugar.
This keto diet chocolate milk is made with a combination of almond milk and heavy cream and sweetened with powdered monk fruit allulose blend, making each serving have just 2.5 grams net carbs.
Can you use a different sweetener?
Yes, but because most keto sweeteners don’t dissolve well, your options are fairly limited. Here is what you can use:
- Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – This is what I used in the recipe. The reason it works best is it dissolves just like regular sugar, and doesn’t have an aftertaste or cooling effect. (Crystallized monk fruit allulose blend should work just fine as well, the powdered just dissolves a little faster.)
- Powdered Allulose – This will work the same way as the above, but it’s less sweet, so you’ll need about 33% more of it. Refer to my sweetener conversion chart for determining the amount.
- Keto Simple Syrup – Since this is already in liquid form, there’s nothing to dissolve and it will work great.
- Other Liquid Sweeteners – You can get the recommended sweeteners at the links above, but if you can’t get them in your country, you can also use another liquid sweetener, since these won’t have the dissolving issue. Unfortunately, in my experience, most of these have an aftertaste.
I don’t recommend most other granulated or powdered keto sweeteners, because they won’t dissolve properly in the cold liquids.
Can you make it dairy-free?
Yes, you can make this low carb chocolate milk recipe dairy-free. Simply swap out the heavy cream for coconut cream. It may give it a slight coconut flavor, but will taste just as delicious.
Can you make it nut-free?
Yes. To make nut-free sugar-free chocolate milk, replace the almond milk with coconut milk beverage (the liquid kind in a large carton, not the thick kind in a can).
Can you use a different milk?
This recipe uses a combination of almond milk and heavy cream, for a creamy result. As mentioned above, you can replace the almond milk with coconut milk beverage and/or the heavy cream with coconut cream, if you want to. In general, all kinds of keto milk options will work just fine.
You can even make your own homemade almond milk to avoid the preservatives of store bought.
Keto Chocolate Almond Milk Storage Instructions
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, you can make low carb chocolate milk ahead.
Store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Sometimes it can separate, so for best results, shake or blend before serving.
Can you freeze it?
No, freezing dairy products is not recommended. The texture will be ruined.
More Keto Drink Recipes
If you like this sugar-free chocolate milk recipe, you might also like some of these other keto drink recipes:
- Keto Coffee – The best start to your day! Learn why you should add butter to your coffee.
- Keto Whipped Coffee – See what all the fuss is about, made with just 4 ingredients.
- Keto Electrolyte Drink – The best way to avoid keto flu. It’s refreshing and delicious!
- Golden Milk – Made with unsweetened almond milk, and loaded with benefits.
- Sugar-Free Lemonade – Just 3 ingredients to make this keto friendly version that tastes like the real thing.
Tools To Make Low Carb Chocolate Milk
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Blender – My fave for everything from low carb chocolate milk to sugar-free margaritas, and everything in between.
- Glass Jars – My favorite way to store sugar-free chocolate milk.
Sugar-Free Keto Chocolate Milk Recipe
Sugar-Free Keto Chocolate Milk Recipe
Keto chocolate milk tastes sweet & creamy, with only 2.5g net carbs per cup! This easy sugar-free chocolate milk recipe needs just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make.
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Blend all ingredients in a blender, until smooth.
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Thanks for the basic recipe! I was a Nesquik drinker as a child then a big sugar free Nesquik drinker as an adult – I even once had a banana Nesquik shipped from England. I was hoping to pick your brain to make this a dry mix made in bulk for the same convenience as those who drink the commercial mix – that is only add milk and blend. The ingredient list on Nesquik isn’t all that dire if you ignore the added vitamins and minerals. Besides cocoa, sweeteners and salt, it says “natural flavor” and “spice” which I’d guess includes the vanilla and a dash of something warm like cinnamon. By weight whey (for richness?) is the first ingredient and carrageenan (for thickness?) is the fifth. The third ingredient is “soy lecithin” which I’m guessing helps the powder not clump – well as badly. If powdered whey and vanilla powder (I’m not fond of the alcohol taste of extract in this) were used, how close could it get to needing only milk? What could help with clumping that isn’t soy? Or would a more complete dry mix (i.e. no cream) just cause us to lose an opportunity to add as much fat as we might need to for our macros and satiation? Could MCT oil powder substitute? Sigh, I am turning into reverse engineering mad scientist. Thanks for any pointers.
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Hi Lori, I haven’t attempted to create a dry mix for chocolate milk, but it’s a great suggestion! If you decide to experiment we would love to know how it works out. Thank You!
I need to get a blender, but the recipe sounds perfect for the keto diet I’m about to start. Thanks so much.
My husband has a difficult time giving up milk, even fairlife milk, especially chocolate milk. He’s low carb, but he can’t stand unsweetened almond milk, says it tastes like water. So i adapted this recipe.
I make the milk portion without the cocoa, and instead i use sugar free Hershey’s cocoa syrup and he loves strawberry milk, so i make the milk portion and use a few strawberries and extract to taste.
Thank you from the bottom of my husband’s heart for this recipe.
What else can ya use if you don’t have Besti Monk Fruit Allulose blend? Wanna give this recipe a try.
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Hi Malorie, I have a section on what sweeteners can be used in the FAQs above – it’s titled “can I use a different sweetener?”.
Sounds absolutely yum! Just a couple of quick questions. Firstly, can I use an electric whisk to blend the ingredients as my food professor’s motor has gone? Also as it’s winter at the moment I was wondering can you heat it up and have as hot chocolate drink?
Thanks in advance
Wholesome Yum M0
Hi Zarin, Yes and yes!! Enjoy your (hot) chocolate milk!
This chocolate milk was fun to make and delicious. Such a great idea!
You saved my chocolate craving with this chocolate milk! So satisfying and it kept me from caving in!