Like a hug in a mug: whisk up this creamy, frothy sugar free hot chocolate and enjoy cocoa without the carb load. Learn my hack how to make thick and satisfying hot cocoa that is ultra healthy and good for you at the same time. Hint - I'm not loading you up with cream!!


  • 200 ml / 6.76 oz almond milk unsweetened, 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp / 9g cocoa powder (use 2 tbsp if you love a REALLY chocolatey cocoa) 
  • 3 tbsp / 20g grass-fed collagen powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional 
  • 1 tsp MCT oil optional 
  • 1 tsp powdered sweetener (So Nourished) optional 
  • pinch sea salt recommended

To serve

  • optional whipped cream or coconut cream 
  • square of dark chocolate or chocolate shavings 85% cocoa solids minimum


  • Heat the almond milk in a saucepan or in the microwave (90 seconds on high). 
  • Pour into a jug, add the collagen peptides, cocoa powder, salt (plus vanilla extract / mct oil / sweetener, if using). Blend with an immersion blender until frothy. Alternatively, blend in a high speed blender.


Makes 1 serving of thick, creamy hot chocolate. Use a 250 ml cup to accommodate the froth. 

Nutrition: 2.5g net carbs, calculated without cream topping. 

I don't add sweetener, but add 1 tsp or more of powdered sweetener if you prefer. 

For a more traditional hot chocolate, replace 2 tbsp of almond milk with double / heavy cream or coconut cream and omit the mct oil. (changes the nutrition to 2.8g net carbs per serving)

NUTRITION Calories: 196kcal Total Carbohydrates: 6.9g Protein: 22.2g Fat: 11.8g Saturated Fat: 5.6g Fiber: 4.4g Sugar: 0.5g