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Homemade Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Homemade Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

I have been so excited to share my Homemade Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe!

If you haven’t tried and you are wondering it Allulose is really sugar free, I have feedback from diabetics; both Type 1 and Type 2 for feedback on if they have ANY rise when using this new sweetener called Allulose. And the results are in… Allulose does not increase blood sugar at all! Yahoo!

Here is a screen shot of a Type 1 diabetic testing it (thanks RD!)!

Starbucks’s Caramel Hot Chocolate is not only FILLED with sugar! It is also very expensive.

Many times people complain about the cost of eating keto, but I have to tell you, I find I save money by making healthy versions of recipes like my Homemade Starbucks Caramel Hot Chocolate at home!

To make my Homemade Starbucks Caramel Hot Chocolate, I used my favorite NEW allulose from Impact! Other sweeteners will not work as well with my sugar free caramel recipe. Allulose melts unlike erythritol which helps make the caramel creamy and smooth.

Impact makes really great sweeteners! Other low-quality sugar substitutes often taste bitter, have artificial ingredients, additives, and fillers. Impact provides healthier, tastier solutions!

I highly suggest to order a few bags of their monk fruit allulose blend so you can enjoy homemade caramel hot chocolate all year round!

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Homemade Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Dessert, Drinks, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 414


SUGAR FREE CARAMEL (this will make extra):


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or canned coconut milk for a thicker drink
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup allulose
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate chopped fine (or more if you prefer a dark hot chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Few drops chocolate stevia
  • Pinch Redmond Real salt


  • Whipped Cream sweetened with Impact Monk Fruit Allulose Blend


  • To make the sugar free caramel sauce, before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go - the cream and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in.
  • Heat butter on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart (2 L) or 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. Whisk and let it come to a boil, watch for specks of brown (this is brown butter....so good on veggies!). Immediately add the Allulose and whisk until melted. Add the cream to the pan and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth.
  • Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, and then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  • To make the hot chocolate, heat the almond milk in a sauce pot over high heat until simmering.
  • Meanwhile place the eggs, allulose, chopped chocolate, vanilla, stevia and salt into a blender. Puree the mixture to chop the chocolate very find. While the blender is running over slow speed, pour the hot almond milk into the blender. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Place the hot chocolate into goblets. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of the caramel sauce. Stir to combine.
  • If desired, garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce! Click HERE to find the best Whipped Cream Dispenser! Place 1 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons allulose into the canister. Close and shake to combine. Use to top the hot chocolate with whipped cream.


(Hot Chocolate without Caramel):
312 calories, 28g fat, 13g protein, 13g carbs, 10g fiber


Calories: 414 | Fat: 39g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fiber: 10g | P:E Ratio: 0.3



“My name is Cheryl and my keto journey started 6 months ago. 

I had been overweight my whole life. I weighed in at my heaviest  at 280 pounds, wearing 3x and 2x clothing.

I was diagnosed  with IBS when I was 14 and suffered for years with it.  Five years ago I was diagnosed  with diverticulitis. It was so extreme that I was hospitalized  for a month  on IV antibiotics and then finally I had to have emergency surgery to remove a large diseased section of my bowel. In the midst of the operation they also found an abscess  in my bowel.
In April 2021 I had another  re-occourance of the diverticulitis. In May I had miraculously  “stumbled ” across Maria and Craig Emmerich at Keto-Adapted.com.  Researched them and then I  fully invested in my health (something  I had never done before).
Today (only 6 months later) I weigh in at 165 pounds and I’m fitting into medium and small  clothing.
It feels so surreal!
No more IBS  and  no more diverticulitis. I followed Maria’s advice and I feel the best I’ve ever felt! I also feel  so much younger! I have 25 more pounds to lose before I’m at my ideal weight for skin removal surgery.
Thank  you  Maria and Craig for saving my life!!” Cheryl

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • gjeanieg says:

    This looks wonderful and I look forward to trying it! I’d like to increase the protein in it even more. I probably wouldn’t use egg white protein, since there are already two eggs in it. Should I use organic grass-fed gelatin, collagen, or protein powder for a liquid application like this? I’ve never been able to keep it straight in my mind which one works best for which kinds of applications. Thank you, Maria!

    • Hi! Gelatin and collagen do not count for your protein macro. They are not complete amino acids.
      Personally I suggest to chew your protein! It registers proper hormones to signal satiety. ❤️

      • gjeanieg says:

        Thank you for your response, Maria. I do usually chew my protein, and I prioritize it. That’s why I want to increase the protein in this yummy drink. =) My understanding is that by adding dairy and egg whites (for the tryptophan) to high-quality collagen or protein powder, they become complete proteins. Is that not true? Thank you for educating us.
        [I am not trying to lose weight; keto for over 5 years and dabbling with PSMF/carnivore for many months now.]

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          You still wouldn’t count the added collagen or gelatin towards your protein goal. Also, PSMF is a tool meant to help speed up weight loss. So if weight loss isn’t a goal, I do not recommend it.

  • Amber Taylor says:

    Would the caramel sauce work with canned coconut mild instead of HWC?

  • eatkinson says:

    This looks so amazing, but why are the carbs so high for the hot chocolate? Which ingredients are accounting for the high carbs? I am doing my back of the envelope math, and I can’t figure out what I’m missing:
    Almond milk ~ 1 gram,
    egg ~ .6
    monk fruit – 0
    baking chocolate ~ 4
    vanilla ~ .5
    stevia – 0
    salt – 0

  • Dmarie says:

    Your comment about this Starbucks drink & similar coffee drinks costing less to make at home may be accurate, but let’s be honest, eating low carb/truly healthy DOES cost more!! Compare sugar to allulose, white flour to almond or coconut flour, GMO & additive laden meats to organic grass-fed, the protein powders you use; the list goes on & on. Most of us cannot afford to stock up on all of these products all at once. It is a constant challenge to eat healthy, because it’s CHEAPER to eat crappy 😫

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      That depends on what you are eating. If you prioritize lean meat, eggs and low carb vegetables and shop sales this lifestyle can be extremely affordable. Not to mention how much LESS you’ll spend over time considering you will reduce your risk for CVD, Metabolic syndrome, etc. Choose your investments wisely. Pay a little more for your groceries now, or pay with your health later 🙂

  • Dmarie says:

    Well, don’t get me started on health care right now. It needs a complete overhaul, health insurance included 😫. And try finding a doctor who thinks “healthy whole grains & low fat dairy “ are the enemy. And that cholesterol is not!!
    As you can tell I am more than a little frustrated 😖
    Thanks for answering!

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