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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This was inspired by my Copycat Keto Starbucks recipes on this site and is perfect for enjoying Almond Flour Keto Scones and coffee in the morning.

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.

Ingredients

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.

Instructions

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.

Substitutions

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.

Variations

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.

  1. Mocha coffee creamer – add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder to your creamer for a deep chocolate flavor.
  2. Vanilla coffee creamer – add 1 tbsp vanilla extract for a rich French vanilla flavor.
  3. 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.
  4. Cinnamon coffee creamer – 1 tsp ground cinnamon is plenty to make cinnamon creamer.
  5. 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!

Equipment

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.

Storage

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.

Top tip

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

How to tell if your coffee creamer is bad?

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.

Is coffee creamer gluten-free?

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.

Can you freeze coffee creamer?

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.

What can I put in my coffee on keto?

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.

Is keto creamer good for weight loss?

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.

Can I use coconut milk powder?

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.

Do I need a keto coffee creamer to make a bulletproof coffee recipe?

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.

What does a cup of Joe mean?

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 most popular keto coffee recipes have to be the Copycat Starbucks recipes, keto pumpkin spice latte, or a quick keto coconut milk coffee that’s dairy free too.

And if you want to enjoy a coffee cake or cookie like you get at your local cafe, try my keto coffee walnut bars (coffee cake) or keto snickerdoodles.

The Best Keto Coffee Creamer Recipe (5 Flavors) – dairy-free.

Choose from 5 easy to make keto coffee creamers that are dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free.
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Egg free, Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Paleo, Wheat Free
Keyword: keto coffee creamer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 serving
Calories: 35.3kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com
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Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Jar with lid
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 
 

Basic Coffee Creamer Recipe

  • 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
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Nutrition information is for the basic keto coffee creamer recipe. 
Serving size = 2 Tbsp.
The flavor ingredient amounts are for flavoring an entire batch with just one flavor. If you will be making multiple flavors of 1 batch of coffee creamer you will need to reduce the flavor measurements accordingly.
Example:
2 flavors: cut flavor measurements in half
3 flavors: cut flavor measurements in thirds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve ( serves 24)Calories: 35.3kcalCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 0.5gFat: 3.7gSodium: 38.3mgPotassium: 35.1mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 35.9mgIron: 0.5mg

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11 Comments

  1. As I only like the density of double cream in my strong decaf ground coffee I was hoping this was what we in the UK know as a ‘creamer’ ie a powder that is unsweetened and unflavoured but tastes and thickens as near to cream as possible but without the gunk + carbs that the powdered creamers have.
    I feel if I make this without the sweetner + say, the cocoa powder, it won’t have the creamy flavour and thickness that double (heavy) cream has even if I add more xanthum gum.
    Would I be right?

    1. Hello Diana, this creamer is dairy-free so it will not have the same density as double cream. The coconut milk in the recipe does thicken the cream up quite a lot and adds a good amount of healthy fats. The Xanthan gum is optional and is used more for binding the ingredients together so they do not separate as quickly. Enjoy!

  2. Hi! I was wondering if this recipe would work with the Matteo’s batista style coffee syrup (sugar free ones) rather than the granulated sugar free sweetener?

    1. Hi Rebekah! I am not familiar with this product to know if it is Keto friendly, but you can use a liquid sweetener in this creamer. Your creamer might be a bit thinner but it will still be tasty.

  3. Where can I find hazelnut extract?

    1. Hi Sandy, you can find it on Amazon if you can’t find it at your local big box store.

  4. 1 star
    Not a fan. Maybe an alternative to coconut milk will be better

  5. Can this creamer be made with just almond milk and sweetener, or do you have to add a second fluid to it? TIA 😊

  6. hello, can I waterbath these for longer shelf life? I would be using coconut milk (can) and unsweetened soy milk (box not refrigerated)

    thank you in advance