Keto Coffee Recipes to Keep You Happy and Laser-Focused
By: Amanda Suazo
April 6, 2021
Keto coffee is the ultimate way to wake up in the morning. Keto coffee recipes usually contain simple ingredients, such as unsalted butter (or grass-fed ghee) and medium-chain triglycerides, or MCT, in oil form added to high-quality brewed coffee.
It may seem unusual to add butter to your morning coffee mug at first, but the benefits are hard to ignore. Between sustained energy from caffeine, fat to keep you full and smash cravings, and a rich satisfying flavor, it’s worth creating every day.
Perfect as a breakfast companion, or in some cases a morning meal replacement, keto coffee such as Bulletproof Coffee is a perfect addition to any ketogenic diet meal plan.
However, quality matters when it comes to making keto coffee. And while some keto coffee recipes use compliant low-carb ingredients like heavy whipping cream and conventional butter, these can still cause irritation that can hamper your results if you’re sensitive to dairy fats.
The following recipes are full of healthy fat to keep you in ketosis. Hot or iced, blended or frozen, you can make sure your daily cup of coffee works hard to fuel you.
Keto hot coffee recipes
Bulletproof is where the butter coffee craze started. Refined by the founder, Dave Asprey, the original Bulletproof Coffee recipe is the gold standard among keto coffee recipes.
Toxin-free coffee beans, highly-concentrated Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil, and grass-fed butter or ghee blend together for a frothy zero-carb latte to power you all morning long. Don’t have a blender? An immersion blender or even a strong milk frother can also work.
Don’t have time to measure and blend? Bulletproof Keto Creamer is an easy way to get your Bulletproof Coffee in every morning. Just scoop our powdered coffee creamer into your morning joe, and stir vigorously to dissolve. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Simply blend brewed coffee, coconut milk, and stevia for a warm way to start your morning — all with just over 3 net carbs.
This recipe from Healthful Pursuit incorporates regular coffee and pastured collagen, as well as Brain Octane Oil and cacao butter for a sweet and creamy morning blend.
Not a fan of hemp hearts? Substitute coconut butter instead.
Coconut milk creates the perfect froth for this keto coffee recipe from KetoDiet Blog.
Simply brew your coffee, add warm coconut milk, and top with a beautiful, easy-to-prep foam. Enjoy this cafe-worthy coffee with 1.7 net carbs.
Tip: High-quality vanilla extract is a great way to up the flavor of this smooth coffee.
Iced keto coffee recipes
Get all the benefits of hot keto Bulletproof Coffee — all in one cool, refreshing recipe. (Plus, get some secret tricks for transforming your iced coffee into an ice cream-like treat.)
Zero net carbs. (If you don’t want to bother making them, you can buy them pre-made, too.)
A social media superstar and so satisfying to look at, whipped, or Dalgona Coffee, is a fun way to consume a wholesome glass of iced coffee.
While the original recipe calls for instant coffee and sugar, our take places fluffy egg white flavored with monk fruit and black coffee on top of a cool glass of oat or cashew milk. The total time spent may be higher than a normal iced coffee, but the experience speaks for itself.
Each glass is only 3.2 net carbs. (If you want to make this even more low-carb diet friendly, use high-quality almond milk instead.)
No butter in this keto coffee recipe from Farmstead Chic: Instead, it’s a simple blend of Brain Octane Oil, collagen protein, and coffee.
Swap the dairy-free creamer with plain, full-fat, canned coconut milk for maximum creaminess.
Iced coffee, or protein shake? Get both with this protein-packed keto coffee recipe.
Fresh avocado gets blitzed with coconut milk, cold brew coffee, Brain Octane Oil, and cinnamon for a shake that skimps on carbohydrates, not flavor.
Just 5.5 net carbs.
Traditional Vietnamese coffee combines fresh-brewed coffee with high-carb sweetened condensed milk.
This keto recipe from KetoDiet Blog removes the sugar and lactose in the original formula and replaces it with a thick, rich coconut condensed milk.
The whole glass of sweet, creamy goodness is 1.7 net carbs.
Brewed coffee gets a luxurious upgrade with almond butter, cacao butter, vanilla bean, and Brain Octane Oil in this low-carb recipe from Healthful Pursuit.
Plus, this keto coffee freeze is also paleo and dairy-free.
Mocha keto coffee recipes
While being in ketosis has multiple health benefits and can help with targeted weight loss, it can also feel like you’re constantly missing out on things you enjoy, such as peppermint mochas.
You don’t need to feel restricted anymore. This keto coffee recipe is creamy and sweet with a decadent chocolate flavor balanced by the fresh taste of peppermint.
It’s also infused with collagen and MCT oil, giving you a dose of quality fat with a 6 net carb cup of coffee that only tastes like an indulgence.
Add a simple mocha flair to your morning coffee with this recipe from The Do Something Project.
Mix your fresh coffee with full-fat coconut milk, grass-fed butter, coconut oil and cocoa powder for a creamy, chocolatey spin on butter coffee.
Tastes like an Almond Joy bar in your mug: This keto coffee recipe from Beauty and the Foodie captures the same chocolatey, coconutty flavor of your favorite candy bar without the sugar.
Simply heat your ingredients in a saucepan for rich morning joe with only 3 net carbs.
Spicy keto coffee recipes
Add “pep” to your keto coffee with this sweet, simple recipe.
Fresh mint leaves get muddled with xylitol, blended with buttery Bulletproof Coffee with collagen and poured over ice.
This refreshing recipe has just 1.3 net carbs in a serving.
This easy keto coffee recipe from Guy Gone Keto gets added flavor and benefits from blood sugar-stabilizing cinnamon.
Simply blend it together with your coffee and fats for a warm way to start the day.
Get warm flavors in a cool, keto-friendly coffee drink.
This recipe stars cardamom, allspice, and anise, all mixed together with a blend of black tea and coffee for a spicy frappe with perks.
Each serving is 2.6 net carbs.
This keto coffee from I Breathe I’m Hungry adds cocoa with an added kick from cinnamon and cloves, plus sweetness from erythritol to create a spicy-sweet mug of bliss.
Each serving is 1 net carb due to the sugar-free syrup, but you can also toss in extra cinnamon sticks to cut the sweetness and up the spice.
Spicy ginger and sweetness from stevia add rich flavor to your standard Bulletproof Coffee ingredients.
This keto coffee delivers big flavor with trace net carbs — perfect for kicking off the holiday season or making your morning more cozy.
This spicy, frothy coffee recipe from The Real Food Dieticians gets extra creaminess from coconut milk and collagen peptides.
Gently heat your fats and spices, then blend with coffee and collagen for a luxurious coffee with 1 net carb.
Bulletproof Coffee gets a gold treatment in this recipe from Real Life of Pie.
In addition to grass-fed ghee and Brain Octane, this blend also includes nourishing pastured gelatin, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and real vanilla bean.
Keto coffee dessert recipes
Dessert or breakfast? This deliciously smooth panna cotta gives you all the caffeinated benefits of your morning coffee but tastes just as good as a sweet afternoon treat.
Simply mix your cold-brew coffee with pastured gelatin and flavorings, then let it gel overnight and wake up to a delicious breakfast with 5.5 net carbs.
If you’re not intermittent fasting, this recipe is a-ok to eat for breakfast.
Ripe avocados, coconut cream, Brain Octane Oil, coffee, and sweetener blend together for a high-fat coffee treat with just 2 net carbs in your bowl.
Looking forward to an after-dinner sweet? Use brewed decaf to create an evening-friendly treat.
Here’s one more keto coffee recipe to upgrade your breakfast. Simply spoon keto ice cream into your mug, then top with a shot of warm espresso for a creamy, floaty way to start the day.
Each serving is 2.7 net carbs and packed with nourishing fat.
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