Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate (that won’t spike your blood sugar!)

This spiked peppermint hot chocolate will provide a warm adult beverage for cold nights, without all the sugar.


  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (almond milk could also be used)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp stevia
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1.5 oz (1 shot) vodka
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  1. In a small saucepan, mix all ingredients except vodka.
  2. Heat mixture on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour vodka into mug.
  4. Pour cocoa over vodka.
  5. Enjoy responsibly!


Calories: 159, Fat: 5.5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 1g

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    It is unfortunate that you have chosen an alcoholic beverage for a diabetic and then have the gall to state that it will not raise blood sugar. Drinking alcohol is probably the worst thing a diabetic could do. According to Healthline…

    “People with diabetes should be particularly cautious when it comes to drinking alcohol because alcohol can make some of the complications of diabetes worse. First of all, alcohol impacts the liver in doing its job of regulating blood sugar. Alcohol can also interact with some medications that are prescribed to people with diabetes. Even if you only rarely drink alcohol, talk with your healthcare provider about it so that he or she knows which medications are best for you.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Alcohol interacts with diabetes medications
    Alcohol can cause blood glucose levels to rise or fall, depending on how much you drink. Some diabetes pills (including sulfonylureas and meglitinides) also lower blood glucose levels by stimulating the pancreas to make more insulin. Combining the blood-sugar-lowering effects of the medication with alcohol can lead to hypoglycemia or “insulin shock,” which is a medical emergency.”

    Your recipe for spiked hot chocolate on this site is very irresponsible.

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      Thank you for your comments. Drinking alcohol is a personal decision, and we certainly like to address our readers who do drink alcohol responsibly. It turns out that vodka has zero carbs and is one of the best types of alcohol you can drink to not spike your blood sugars. We respect anyone who doesn’t drink alcohol, and you can easily make the recipe and leave the alcohol out.

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