Obviously, this low carb hot chocolate recipe is very open to “interpretation” and modification. Don’t like cinnamon? Leave it out. Like a little more vanilla, bump it up. Using this pre-workout or post-workout? Consider incorporating a scoop or two of whey protein and possibly substituting some or all of the erythritol with raw honey or other natural sweetener.
On a heavy workout day, you can get away with a little more carbs and/or protein pre or post workout as your body will use them up quickly and move back into ketosis. However, I wouldn’t do this unless you’ve been “keto” for at least a few weeks for your body to become well adapted.
Also, if you’d like to cut back on the erythritol a bit, you can sub in a very small amount of stevia for sweetness. Stevia typically couples well with cocoa, but don’t overdo it or you’ll get that odd, stevia aftertaste.
Lastly, this also makes a great cold, keto chocolate milk. However, you may need to cut back on the fat content just a bit to improve the overall taste. Too much COLD fat can be a bit much for some people. If using for chocolate milk, consider heating it, letting it cool and storing in the fridge. Then, when you want some, simply cut it with water (about 2/3 cup cocoa mix with 1/3 cup water).