Are all keto coffee drinks just variations on boring black coffee?
You probably already know that sugary, high-carb keto spreads are off-limits.
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but the answer is, absolutely not! in fact, you can use full-fat heavy cream to make your morning keto coffee more indulgent and wonderfully creamy.
From there, it’s just a matter of getting creative with spices, like cinnamon and vanilla, to add extra flavor.
and if you like your coffee sweet (I know!), there are plenty of keto sweeteners in stores and online to choose from.
what can I put in my coffee on keto?
As with most diets, a quick google search will lead you to countless keto coffee recipes.
It’s such a popular show that more and more people are looking for new and fun recipes.
but one thing the keto diet has going for it, above all other diets, is that you can still consume fat.
While most “diets” suggest you just stick with black coffee, keto allows for plenty of sweet flavors and a healthy dose of cream.
You can put everything from heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, and a variety of spices into your keto coffee.
Vanilla extract is an excellent source of natural flavor and sweetness, as are keto ready creamers like omega powercreamer.
remember, you’re avoiding carbs when you’re on keto, and sugar is a primary source of carbs.
so that morning coffee with a dash of caramel syrup and an extra drizzle of caramel is one of the worst things you can consume.
Luckily, you can always rely on the internet to do the impossible, and if you can’t give up your favorite caramel macchiato, try this keto-approved salted caramel recipe.
If coffee is the only way to start your day, keep reading! I have 15 fantastic keto coffee drinks to brighten up your mornings a little.
1. healthy keto pumpkin spice latte recipe
If you can’t get enough of this Starbucks favorite, you’ll love this recipe!
Of course, that version is loaded with sugar, so it’s strictly non-keto.
The good news is that it’s easy to make this at home, saving you money and curbing cravings without overloading on carbs and sugar.
You’ll use a mixture of almond milk, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice, along with xylitol (or your sweetener of choice).
since heavy cream is low carb, it’s the perfect way to make this ultra-velvety and decadent.
2. keto crack coffee
You’ll see mcts (medium chain triglycerides) in so many keto recipes, and being able to buy a bottle of healthy fats makes these keto coffee drinks a breeze.
Since this coffee is served cold, you’ll need liquid sweetener.
Alternatively, try adding everything but the coffee to a pot of granulated sweetener and heating gently until dissolved.
Keep this in the fridge as a keto make-ahead creamer until it’s coffee time.
I love that this recipe uses extra strong coffee because in most cases these latte-style drinks end up relatively weak.
Of course, you can use the coffee you prefer and adjust it to your liking.
3. vanilla keto coffee recipe
omega powercreamer makes keto-approved coffee creamers with just three ingredients: grass-fed ghee, organic coconut oil, and mct oil. (some also include stevia)
Available in their original flavors, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Pumpkin, Caramel, and Mocha Mint, they’re a great way to get that hint of sweet flavor.
However, since these are essentially 100% fat, you don’t get the same creaminess that you would from using cream or milk.
To make it creamier and more palatable, you should use a whisk, blender, or frother to help emulsify the mixture.
otherwise the grease just sits on top of the cup.
4. iced mocha
Natural cocoa powder is mostly gluten-free and sugar-free, making it perfect for ketogenics who want a touch of chocolaty goodness.
Be sure to choose cocoa powder with a high cocoa content and not something like a sugar-filled hot cocoa mix.
Since the cocoa powder needs to be so strong, you’ll find this keto coffee drink isn’t too sweet.
the cream helps smooth the intensity, but you may need to add sweetener as well.
5. keto mocha frappuccino
I am always amazed at keto recipes and how good they look.
That whipped cream is allowed in this frappuccino recipe surprises me because it doesn’t sound like “diet” food at all.
Unlike the typical store-bought version, which contains over 65 grams of carbs, this recipe has just 3.7 net carbs!
As with the previous recipe, you’ll use unsweetened cocoa powder, which adds no sweetness.
so play around with the sweetener until you get it right.
almond milk redi whip is optional, but I feel like this drink is a treat, so why not go all out?
6. keto coffee smoothie recipe with dalgona
dalgona coffee is very popular in korea, and in the last year or so, it has exploded on social media.
looks like an elaborate coffee shop concoction when, in fact, it’s nothing more than instant coffee (yes, instant!), sugar, and water.
to make it keto-friendly, you’ll substitute your favorite sweetener for the sugar, and instead of milk, you’ll pour the froth over unsweetened almond milk.
7. Dairy Free Low Carb Cappuccino
The key to a good cappuccino is the foam on top. unfortunately, many dairy-free milks do not froth enough to make the proper amount of foam.
you’ll use coconut milk instead, which will also add a bit of sweetness to the drink.
just make sure you buy coconut milk and not the cream. that would be too thick and creamy and will whip up instead of foaming.
8. bulletproof keto latte
Bulletproof coffee has long been a favorite of keto dieters due to its high fat content.
Because it’s over 50% fat, this will help you stay in ketosis and won’t affect your blood sugar.
The only caveat with this type of coffee is that you’ll need a blender to make it.
since you’re not blending anything hard, it doesn’t have to be expensive, but you’ll need that high-speed blade to properly emulsify the coffee and fats.
many recipes call for butter, which leaves a distinctive rich flavor.
However, I prefer cocoa butter because it gives it a sweet chocolate flavor without adding sugar or cocoa powder.
9. keto mint mocha
If you’ve tried any of the chocolate recipes above and found them too bitter, I recommend splurging on Dutch cocoa powder.
It’s still super rich and wonderfully flavorful, but it’s not as bitter and will provide a much smoother chocolate taste in your keto coffee drinks.
You’ll also need powdered mct oil, which you can buy in a variety of flavors, including peanut butter, caramel, and matcha.
although the recipe calls for swerve pastry, a substitute for powdered sugar, you can use granulated if that’s all you have.
You’ll be heating everything in one pot anyway, so the sweetener will dissolve nicely.
10. mexican coffee
torani makes several fantastic sugar free syrups that enhance your favorite beverages with a hint of flavor and no sugar.
Considered a “dirty keto” ingredient by serious ketogenicians, it contains acesulfame k, sodium benzoate, and sucralose.
but for those who don’t mind breaking the rules, it’s the perfect way to make your coffee like a “regular” coffee and not feel like you’re restricting anything.
In this recipe, you’ll use brown sugar and cinnamon flavoring to make your coffee warm and sweet.
11. snickerdoodle latte
Lattes are more milk than coffee, but since almond, coconut, soy, and cashew are all keto milks (when unsweetened), you can easily make a decent latte and stick to your daily goals.
Of course, keto doesn’t mean vegan. In most cases, keto recipes call for high-fat dairy options like half and half or heavy cream.
and you can’t deny that they make a difference with their rich and creamy flavors.
Since this recipe is a snickerdoodle and not just cinnamon, you’ll use a drop or two of molasses to give it that rich brown sugar flavor.
it’s optional, but I think it makes all the difference.
12. bulletproof keto coffee with chocolate
Here’s another bulletproof coffee recipe, this time with cocoa powder for a mocha flavor.
As I mentioned before, you’ll definitely need a blender to make bulletproof coffee. a steamer won’t work, and neither will a whisk.
However, adding hot liquids to a blender has its dangers, such as steam being trapped inside.
pressure can build up and cause the lid to come off, or in some cases, if the blender is cheaper, the plastic can crack (it was there, it broke!).
so be careful when mixing hot coffee and always let it cool for a few minutes first.
13. Keto Irish Coffee
Beer, wine, and most cocktails are off-limits on the keto diet because they contain carbohydrates and sugar.
although a small amount is usually fine, it can lower the rate of ketosis, which is not what you want if you have weight loss or other specific health goals.
however, pure forms of alcohol, such as tequila, whiskey, rum, gin, and vodka, do not contain carbohydrates.
so adding whiskey to your keto coffee is such a fantastic treat that it won’t ruin your progress at all.
14. keto iced coffee recipe
If you don’t like the sound of greasy keto creamers or dirty keto syrups, there are other keto-approved sugar-free, carb-free syrups.
I highly recommend trying this sample pack of syrups so you can find out which one you prefer.
Plus, having a few flavors means you can switch things up every day to keep your coffee exciting.
I even found keto coffee syrups at marshall’s and some health food stores. just keep in mind that they won’t be very cheap.
Because I like to enjoy my iced coffee throughout the morning, I always prepare ice cubes so the drink doesn’t dilute.
15. keto iced caramel macchiato
Caramel macchiatos are typically made with espresso, milk, caramel syrup, and even more caramel in the cup and on top.
extra candy, extra, please!
using that recipe for caramel from the top, unsweetened silk almond milk, espresso and sugar free caramel syrup, you can recreate it at home and save yourself a trip to your local coffee shop.