Another Keto Mocha

Keto

May 11
Hot Mocha Coffee

This recipe comes from our Keto Creamer.

Even if you’re not on a diet, this is a great low carb mocha with MCT oils, guaranteed to lift your energy and not stick to your fat cells. That’s what MCT oils do. And this is dairy free and vegan friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ Cup MCT oil
  • 1 Cup Swerve Confectionery Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Better Stevia
  • 1 Tbl Butter
  • 2 tsp – 1 Tbl Unsweetened Vanilla Extract
  • ½ – 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream (optional, but as we found it, it’s delicious)

Directions

Get out your double boiler and fill the bottom and turn the burner on to medium/medium low (just to warm the water). Keep the Cacao Butter and Cacao Powder separate from the other ingredients.

First we will start the creamer part because that takes 25 minutes to cook down.

Put Almond Milk, MCT Oil, Sweeteners in your pot leave out the butter, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. Stir well, bring to a rolling boil, turn the heat down to medium low (just enough to keep it bubbling a bit) but keep stirring while the concoction cools down or it will boil over. Did you set the alarm for 20-25 minutes? It’s going to take that long to thicken, and I must admit that I do not know the chemistry of why the MCT Oil merges with the almond milk in the heating process, but I was delighted to discover that it did.

When you have 10 to 15 minutes left on the timer, turn up the heat under the double boiler (just to make sure the bottom pot is boiling) and add the Cacao Butter. When it’s melted, stir in the Cacao Powder. Stir well and don’t forget to continue stirring the creamer.

Creamer

This is how the bubbles should look when you stop stirring. Not a rolling boil.

When the chocolate is finished, just turn down the heat to keep it in a liquid state.

When there are three minutes left, add the tablespoon of butter and stir.  As soon as the timer goes, off you can add the Vanilla Extract.

Now add the chocolate to your creamer and mix well. If you had the presence of mind to make a pot of coffee during all this mixing and stirring, well, you’re doing just fine because when you add this Mocha to your coffee, you’re going to think: Am I really on a diet?

To read more about the oil we use, go here: Medium Chain Triglycerides.

To get the MCT Oil and the Swerve Confectionery Sweetener, I made sure Simply the Best carries them because a lot of our readers have troubles getting these products. The best deal on Better Stevia (read about it here), is from our best affiliate program, Swanson Health.

Editor’s Note:

This posting was being written while enjoying a cup of this Mocha Coffee. Sure it took a while to make, but there’s enough left in the pan for few more big cups.

After I ran upstairs to view the pot, I discovered that the top had hardened. So there is a lot of chocolate in this concoction and you’ll probably want to warm it up before using it. Also, it’s very sweet and I know that some don’t like their coffee or mochas too sweet, so here is what you can do.

  1. You can make it less sweet, using only a half teaspoon of Better Stevia
  2. Once created, you can add 8 to 16 more ounces of Unsweetened Almond Milk (but keep the burner on medium low and keep stirring)

I’m going to try this second version tomorrow.

Optional

The ketogenic diet usually steers you clear of adding milk of any sort to your recipes because of the milk sugars. And skim milk is definitely a no-no! There are 23 grams of carbs in half a cup of skim milk.

But (you’re going to love this) there are only 3.2 carbs in half a cup of heavy cream (the one that makes whipping cream). That’s equal to the carbs in a Miller Lite Beer. So hey, add half a cup or a whole cup to make it a bit less sweet but really, really creamy.

Follow-up

OMG! We added the thick (whipping) cream and it was heaven. If you have nothing against milk products and want a very smooth mocha in the morning, this is it. You can add a quarter cup or a half cup, warm it up and mix it into your hot coffee. You’ll never buy Starbucks again (unless they learn this recipe).

Drink up!

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