Learn how to make keto coffee creamer at home with just 3 ingredients! Ready in just 2 minutes and almost zero carbs, it’s perfectly sweet and creamy and comes with 10 flavor options!
I have a full-fledged coffee addict.
I cannot go a day without at least two cups of coffee. While my first coffee has to be black and unsweetened, the second cup is the fun one.
Since starting a low carb diet, I’ve had to switch out the coffee whiteners and creamers I typically use. Instead, I’ve switched to sugar free options!
Is coffee creamer keto friendly?
Most coffee creamers are not suitable for a keto diet. They are primarily made up of sugar and thickeners, which are additional carbs.
While the grocery stores do stock a few keto friendly coffee creamers, they have a laundry list 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!
Why you’ll love this homemade keto coffee creamer recipe–
- 3 Ingredients. Coconut milk, heavy cream, and a sugar substitute is all you’ll need!
- Ready in 5 minutes. From prep to saucepan, the entire time to make this is less than 5 minutes.
- Easily made dairy free. Swap out the heavy cream for a plant based double cream and you’ll be sorted.
- 10 flavor options. From hazelnut to pumpkin or even Italian sweet cream, there is something for everyone.
What I love about this homemade creamer is that it is SO much more affordable than anything store bought. It also uses easy and clean ingredients, so you can feel good about whitening your coffee with it.
How to make keto creamer for coffee
- 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. You can also use keto condensed milk if you prefer a sweeter creamer.
- Granulated sweetener of choice- Either a brown sugar substitute, keto powdered sugar, or allulose. Do not use erythritol or monk fruit sweetener, as these do not dissolve like traditional sugar does.
Separate the coconut milk: Start by shaking the can of coconut milk well, in case parts of it have separated.
Make the creamer: 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 simmers, remove the pan from the heat.
Thicken and refrigerate: 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 for success
- 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.
- Store the creamer in sterilized jars to avoid any cross contamination.
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 tablespoon 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 of unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Pumpkin spice– Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
- Chocolate– Add 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: 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.
Which coffee creamer are keto approved?
If you don’t want to make your own creamer, try these keto approved ones that all have less than 3 grams of net carbs and mix well with coffee.
Ways to use low carb coffee creamer
The most obvious use for the creamer is with your favorite coffee beverages. Some ideas include iced coffee, nitro cold brew, cold brew, and even bulletproof coffee.
Coffee creamer also works well in frozen desserts and low carb breakfasts. Drizzle some over some keto ice cream or frozen yogurt, stir it into keto oatmeal, or even a chia pudding.
More keto coffee drink recipes to try
Frequently Asked Questions
While there is no dairy in almond milk coffee creamer, it still contains added sugar and has over 10 grams of carbs per serving. It is not recommended for a low carb diet.
If you don’t want the dairy in your coffee (from either coffee creamer or keto milk), you can use a liquid sweetener. These include keto maple syrup, keto simple syrup, and keto honey.
Switch out the heavy cream for a plant based double cream and you’ll have a dairy free creamer.
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.
* Keto brown sugar, allulose, or a keto powdered sugar is preferred. Do not use erythritol or monk fruit sweetener, as they do not dissolve well.
TO STORE: 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.
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