If you need a diabetes-friendly recipe for a cold winter day, this sugar free hot chocolate is the drink for you! Made with stevia and unsweetened ingredients, it has no added sugar, but tastes delicious. Whether you’ve been playing out in the snow, are relaxing on the couch, or simply need something to warm you up, we have you covered.

Everybody loves hot cocoa, but it can be tricky when you need to watch your carbohydrate intake. This recipe is almost as easy as opening a pouch of that sweet-smelling chocolate-y powder, but will help make sure your blood sugar doesn’t spike.

Aside from this sugar free hot cocoa, we have plenty of other diabetes-friendly recipes that can be used as alternatives to other desserts. Check out a few of our favorites below:


Sugar Free Hot Cocoa

This sugar free hot chocolate is perfect on a cold winter day!
5 mins
Course: Drinks, Kitchen Basics
Keyword: Beverage, Easy, Kid-friendly, Quick
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1


  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp stevia
  • 1 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • sugar-free marshmallows (optional)


  • Combine the cocoa powder, sugar alternative, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until well-blended and it reaches your desired temperature.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract (and salt, if using).
  • Serve, topping with marshmallows if desired.

If you are wondering about the safety of stevia and other artificial sweeteners, take a look at this blog called Comparisons and Risks of Specific Artificial Sweeteners.

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