There are 5 yummy flavors to choose from so you will not have to give up your sweet and creamy morning coffee.
The best part is this keto coffee creamer is dairy-free!
Add a splash of keto-friendly creamer to your coffee and you will be saying goodbye to black coffee forever.
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Is coffee keto?
How many carbs are in your coffee depends on how it is made and what you have added. So get to know the best options and keep a limit on how many cups of coffee you drink each day.
Milky coffees such as a cappuccino, flat white, or long iced coffee have a high carb count. Iced coffees served with added sugar, sweetened whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and marshmallows are the worst coffee to order.
There may be hidden carbs in your sugar-free coffee creamer too, depending on which sweeteners have been used.
These carbs in coffee charts help to explain the best way to order a coffee while on the keto diet or low-carb diet.
Is coffee creamer keto-friendly?
Most store-bought coffee creamers have added sugars, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. Coffee creamers can be liquid or powder to add to your coffee.
Adding a flavored creamer to your coffee is a fun way to enjoy coffee, but most coffee creamers found in grocery stores are avoided the ketogenic diet because of the high net carbs.
The good news is this keto creamer tastes just like your traditional coffee creamer but with almost zero carbs (0.5 net grams of carbs) and has filling healthy fats and is friendly to your blood sugar.
1 serving of keto coffee creamer has 0.5g net carbs, 0.5 grams of protein, 3.7 grams of fat, and 35 calories. There is no added sugar.
Only four ingredients are needed to make this dairy-free keto coffee creamer recipe.
Once you have made the plain coffee creamer you can add your favorite flavors. We’ll show you how to make five flavors under the variations section below so you can make your favorite flavor.
- almond milk – always check the label for any hidden carbs in your unsweetened almond milk.
- coconut milk – make sure you buy a can with no sugar added.
- sweetener – the most popular keto sweeteners are erythritol, stevia drops (with stevia extract), allulose, and monk fruit sweeteners. Always add more or less sweetener according to your taste preferences.
- xanthan gum – optional for a thicker keto creamer.
See the recipe card for exact quantities, full instructions, and nutritional information.
Making this keto coffee creamer recipe is quick and easy. It only takes about 5 minutes to make. Then you can enjoy a cup of hot coffee while you wait for it to cool enough for storage.
Mix the sweetener and xanthan gum together in your saucepan with the heat off. This helps to prevent clumps from forming.
Next, whisk the unsweetened almond milk and coconut milk into the sweetener. Heat on medium-low heat until the creamer comes to a simmer, and the sweetener dissolves.
Cover your pan with a lid and remove from heat. Let the creamer cool to room temperature. If flavoring, now is the time to mix in your chosen flavors.
Once the keto creamer has cooled pour it into a storage jar with an airtight lid. Store it in the refrigerator.
Hint: the longer the creamer cooks the thicker it will be. The creamer only needs to cook long enough to warm it through and dissolve the sweetener.
Need to replace an ingredient that doesn’t fit with your dietary restrictions? See the list below for recommended substitutions.
- Canned coconut milk – coconut cream or heavy cream is a great replacement for coconut milk. Using heavy cream will add dairy to your creamer.
- Almond milk – use a different type of nut or seed-based milk instead. Unsweetened oat milk or rice milk can be used in place of almond milk if needed. Your creamer will get all its creaminess from the coconut milk.
- Xanthan gum – this can be completely omitted. It is used to thicken the creamer but isn’t essential.
I do not recommend substituting both coconut milk and almond milk when making this recipe otherwise it will be a different recipe entirely and the results will vary considerably.
Turn your keto creamer recipe into five different flavors by using flavor extracts or common spices! Pick and choose your favorites.
You can split the measurements in half and turn one batch of creamer into multiple flavors! Each one will have slightly higher carb counts.
- Mocha coffee creamer – add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder to your creamer for a deep chocolate flavor.
- Vanilla coffee creamer – add 1 tbsp vanilla extract for a rich French vanilla flavor.
- Hazelnut coffee creamer – only 2 tsp hazelnut extract is needed for this flavor since hazelnut extract can be quite strong. You can always add more to meet your tastes.
- Cinnamon coffee creamer – 1 tsp ground cinnamon is plenty to make cinnamon creamer.
- Pumpkin spice coffee creamer – you’ll need 1 tbsp pumpkin puree and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice seasoning to make pumpkin spice creamer.
You could also add peppermint extract and cocoa powder to make a festive peppermint sugar-free creamer and a hot peppermint mocha.
See this keto sugar-free hot chocolate on my website for more hot drink ideas!
I made my keto creamer on the stove in a small saucepan. However, if you need to you could easily heat the creamer together in the microwave. I’d heat it in 1-minute increments.
Most importantly you will need a large storage jar, two smaller jars, or mason jars with lids to store your keto creamer in. You could use a plastic food storage container with a lid, but it won’t pour correctly into your morning coffee and may easily spill out of this type of container.
Your homemade keto coffee creamer is best stored in the refrigerator after it has cooled to room temperature.
Since this creamer is dairy-free it will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Be sure to store the creamer in a cleaned storage container with a well-fitting lid that won’t spill easily.
You only need to heat your coffee creamer long enough for the sweetener to dissolve and the creamer to be warmed through. Cooking the creamer for too long will make it too thick. If you need to thin the creamer add a bit more almond milk.
Coffee creamer FAQ
Check to see if the creamer passed the sniff test. If it smells musty or sour then it’s gone bad. Separation is normal for coffee creamer, so if it looks like it is separating it is still likely good. It just needs a shake.
This keto coffee creamer recipe is gluten-free. But always check your dairy-free milk to ensure they are gluten-free and no gluten-containing thickeners have been added.
Yes, you can freeze this keto coffee creamer if needed. Once it is defrosted you will likely need to mix it up again because it will separate.
Many people on the low-carb diet or keto diet like to enjoy black coffee, coffee with heavy whipping cream, or keto-friendly coffee creamers.
Any coffee creamer that is sugar-free and low-calorie may help with weight loss as part of a nutritionally rich diet such as the low-carb diet or keto diet. When you make your own creamer, you know exactly what goes into it with no hidden nasties.
If you cannot find canned coconut milk you can use full-fat coconut milk powder, as long as you make the coconut milk according to the instructions on the packet.
Bulletproof coffee is a high-fat coffee that can be made with extra virgin coconut oil, heavy whipping cream, grass-fed butter, grass-fed ghee, ghee butter, or MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides).
Blend your morning cup of coffee in a high-speed blender (or immersion blender) with your chosen fat source. Some people like to drink coffee with collagen powder or protein powder too.
A cup of Joe is another name for a cup of coffee. There are many theories why this nickname was started, but it’s a cute name for a common cup of coffee.
More keto coffee recipes
It’s nice to try different keto coffee drink recipes with your own homemade keto coffee creamer. Each of these easy keto recipes is gluten-free and has no added sugars.
The Best Keto Coffee Creamer Recipe (5 Flavors) – dairy-free.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Jar with lid
Basic Coffee Creamer Recipe
- 2½ cups almond milk unsweetened
- 13.5 oz coconut milk 1 can, no sugar added
- 3 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more, to your taste
- ⅛ tsp xanthan gum optional
Mocha Coffee Creamer
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
- 2 tsp hazelnut extract
Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- 1 tsp mixed spice/pumpkin spice
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- Combine all the ingredients for the basic coffee creamer recipe PLUS your chosen coffee creamer flavor, together in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Let the creamer come to a simmer, gently stirring occasionally. When all the sweetener is dissolved remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan with a lid. Let the creamer cool to room temperature.
- Once the creamer is cool pour it into a jar with a lid. Close tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
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