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Keto Brownie Shake Recipe
Your keto diet may have you missing some familiar favorites from your old diet. If you’re missing brownies and shakes, you’re in luck. This keto brownie shake recipe combines the flavor of both without the problem of excess sugar.
How to Make Keto Chocolate Beverages
Sometimes a lady just needs her chocolate. It helps to keep everyone happy, quite frankly.
But you do have to be mindful of sugar and carbs on keto, so not just any old chocolate will do. So before you launch into visions of licking brownie fudge off a spoon and drowning your sorrows in a large chocolatey milkshake, let’s discuss how to make this fantasy drink acceptable for keto.
The key word in this recipe is unsweetened. You may have to look hard for it, but it makes a big difference when ketosis is on the line.
The first ingredient you’ll need to look for is unsweetened cacao powder. I already stressed the unsweetened part, but you also need to keep your eyes peeled for cacao, rather than cocoa powder.
I know it’d be much simpler if it called for cocoa powder (who doesn’t have that sitting around in their pantry?) but you should pick up the cacao.
Cacao powder is processed over low heat and retains its vitamins and nutrients. Some consider it to be a raw food, and in any case, less processing is a good goal.
The second unsweetened item on your list should be almond milk. It can be easy to snag the wrong one in that aisle, so read the cartons closely to make sure you’re getting what you need.
Finally, since we do want this shake to have some sweetness, add some erythritol or stevia. You don’t need much, so start with a tiny amount and add more if necessary.
I like to write down how much I add and if I was satisfied with the amount so that the next time I make a recipe it can come close to perfection.
If you want to take this drink to the next level, you can make a decorative chocolate drizzle.
To accomplish this, melt a small handful of unsweetened chocolate discs together with a bit of coconut oil and some erythritol.
Make your drink look as pretty as the photos by allowing the drizzled chocolate to set inside the glass before adding the shake.
If you have any chocolate drizzle left, pour it on the top of the shake for an extra treat!
More Keto Desserts
While you can make this shake for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s most frequently eaten as a snack or dessert.
Find some more options to keep your dessert keto on this list with a ton of tasty options.
Enjoy all the delicious flavors of a chocolate brownie in a cool dairy-free shake!
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) hot water
- 20fl oz unsweetened almond milk (600g)
- Erythritol or stevia, to taste
- 1–2 cups crushed ice
- 1 Tablespoon (10 g) chopped walnuts (for garnish)
- Dissolve the cacao powder in a little hot water in a large bowl or jug and then add the almond milk.
- Whisk well to combine and add enough sweetener until you are satisfied with the sweetness.
- Cover and place in the fridge until the mixture has chilled thoroughly.
- Divide a little-crushed ice (or a scoop or two of Keto Ice Cream) into two glasses and top with the chocolate drink. Garnish with chopped walnuts.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 4 g
- Calories: 112
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 8 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 5 g