This keto coffee creamer is a sugar free and low carb take on the classic creamer! Made with just 3 ingredients, it’s the perfectly healthy coffee or tea whitener! 1 gram net carbs per serving.
Keto Coffee Creamer
When it comes to keto pantry staples, my homemade recipes including maple syrup, condensed milk, and this keto coffee creamer.
I’ve never been a fan of milky kinds of coffees, like cappuccinos or lattes. I find that they detract from the coffee flavor and the excess dairy leaves me feeling sluggish. Instead, I loved starting with a strong black coffee and adding some creamer. There’s something special about the bitter flavors of coffee that is balanced with a subtly sweet and creamy whitener. However, once I started making healthier choices, I soon noticed just how much sugar, fake dairy, and fillers were in traditional creamers.
While the grocery stores do stock a few keto friendly coffee creamers, they are often filled with a plethora of ingredients. They also often contain artificial sweeteners, which can actually contain hidden carbs! Luckily, making your own creamer is so easy to do and takes minimal prep!
I’ve been meaning to share a keto coffee creamer recipe for quite some time. I’ve been adding it to my coffee for the longest of times and makes my coffees taste incredible. It uses just 3 ingredients and no fancy kitchen gadgets to make.
No dairy and no sugar are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is smooth and creamy and mixes beautifully into the coffee. It’s pleasantly sweet and easily customizable, with no coconut flavor whatsoever!
Whenever I invite my friends over for coffee, I always serve them this creamer with it and NO ONE believes me when I say that it’s low carb- They thought it was full of sugar!
How do you make a keto creamer?
- Canned coconut milk– You must use the coconut milk from a can, not from a carton. The latter does not have the same thickness required.
- Heavy cream– Just a little is used to balance out the coconut milk. I used plant based double cream, but you can also use almond milk or another milk alternative.
- Granulated sweetener of choice– I used monk fruit sweetener, but allulose and erythritol can also be used.
Start by shaking the can of coconut milk well, in case parts of it has separated. Next, add the contents into a small saucepan, along with the heavy cream and sweetener. On medium heat, bring it to a gentle simmer. Once it begins to simmer, remove the pan from the heat.
Now, cover the pan with a lid and let it sit until it has reached room temperature. Gently whisk it together, before refrigerating it until it has chilled.
Tips to make the best low carb coffee creamer
- Don’t worry if your creamer separates, as a quick shake of it will sort it out.
- If you’d prefer a thicker creamer, add an extra 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.
- For a dairy free coffee creamer, swap out the heavy cream or unsweetened coconut milk, or almond milk.
While this creamer tastes great on its own, here are some fun flavors for some variety! For the flavor extracts, add them into the saucepan with all the ingredients and simmer together.
- French vanilla– Add 1 vanilla bean and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Hazelnut– Use keto brown sugar as the sweetener and 1 teaspoon hazelnut extract.
- Caramel– Replace one of the tablespoons of sweetener with two tablespoons of keto caramel.
- Italian sweet cream– Add 1 teaspoon butter extract and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Mocha– Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
Storing and freezing healthy coffee creamer
- To store: The coffee creamer should always be stored in the refrigerator, in a sealed jar or bottle. It will keep well for up to 1 month.
- To freeze: Place the creamer in a freezer friendly container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Ways to use this recipe
This keto coffee creamer can be used to replace all or part of the milk in a plethora of smoothie, breakfasts, and dessert recipes including-
In a small saucepan, add your coconut milk, cream, and sweetener. On medium heat, bring it to a gentle simmer and let it gently bubble. Once the sweetener has dissolved, remove it from the heat.
Place a lid on top of the saucepan and let sit for 40 minutes, or until it reaches room temperature. Once it has cooled, whisk it well to ensure there has been no separation.
Transfer to a glass bottle or jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
** Erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, or allulose can all be used. If you don’t follow a strict keto diet, brown or coconut sugar can also be used.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 1g