Keto coffee is a keto-friendly breakfast substitute that has taken the world by storm. A concoction of coffee, and MCT oil, this creamy drink kickstarts ketosis fast and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Keto coffee can also improve mental clarity, increase energy levels, and suppress appetite.
The creamy drink is especially popular among intermittent fasting practitioners because it makes fasting much easier. The main reason being that caffeine combined with saturated fats offers a slow and steady release of energy throughout the day along with appetite suppression.
While the original recipe calls for butter as a main ingredient, we will focus here on butter-free versions which work just as good.
The 5 recipes provided here are some of the best ways to make keto coffee in under five minutes. But first, you want to learn more about the benefits of adding this breakfast powerhouse to your morning routine.
Drinking fat-laced coffee may not seem like the healthiest way to start your day, but millions of keto followers swear by it. Just some of the more frequently reported health benefits are better mental focus, greater energy levels, and faster weight loss.
If you're still having doubts, there is ample research evidence to back up these claims. For instance, one study shows that caffeine at breakfast stimulates ketone production in most people . Studies also show that MCTs effectively increase ketone levels, lower blood sugar, and speed up weight loss [2, 3]. And when people take keto coffee for intermittent fasting, researchers noticed their appetite and calorie intake drop .
Keto coffee kickstarts ketosis, there’s no doubt about that. It is a no-carb, high-fat drink that gives an early morning surge of energy. This energy comes mainly from caffeine, which is delivered gradually to your body thanks to the addition of saturated fats. A gradual release of caffeine to your system also means you won’t experience mid-morning crashes or jitters as you would with your regular coffee.
The other source of energy from keto coffee are, of course, MCTs (short for medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs are unique types of fatty acids that don’t require enzymes for digestion but, instead, go straight to the liver where they’re used for energy and ketone production.
Keto coffee replaces carb-laden breakfasts responsible for those notorious morning sugar spikes and midday slumps. In the long-term, it provides a range of health benefits that come both from coffee’s antioxidants and the metabolic effects of MCTs .
Making keto coffee is simple, all you need is these three things:
You can also add collagen powder, vanilla extract, heavy cream, or cinnamon for more flavor. Brewing coffee in a French press is recommended as it helps preserve healthy coffee oils.
Add the remaining ingredients to your coffee and blend using a Vitamix, immersion blender or a milk frother. Using a fork or whisk just won’t cut it here because water and oil don’t mix unless beaten at high speeds. If you follow these steps correctly, you’ll get a caramel brown emulsion that tastes like heaven and sets you up for a perfect day.
But there’s more than one way to make this drink! You can upgrade your classic cup of keto coffee by adding Kiss My Keto products. The benefit here is that you can customize your cup of coffee to match your own needs and preferences.
The recipes below are easy to follow and will require less than 5 minutes of your time. Make sure to use our range of products for best results.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Kiss My Keto Unflavored MCT C8 Oil to your morning coffee and mix well using a high-speed blender. This is the perfect recipe if you’re not a big fan of latte drinks and love your coffee as is. The unflavored MCT C8 oil will give you an immediate burst of energy without affecting the taste and minimally affecting the texture of your coffee. Caprylic Acid (C8) is the fastest acting fatty acid on the market and is most useful in energy metabolism. Adding a bit of stevia can help if you don’t like the naturally bitter taste of coffee. Stevia is a natural, non-nutritive sweetener shown to have absolutely no effect on blood sugar levels .
If blending a coffee-fat emulsion early in the morning seems like too much of a hassle, then this recipe is for you. Simply make your usual morning espresso or regular black coffee and add a scoop of the Kiss My Keto MCT oil C8/C10 powder for an instant morning fix. This keto coffee contains zero net carbs and plenty of medium chain triglycerides. You can even take a bit of this powder with you to work and add it to your coffee on the go. The convenience of use combined with its fast-acting effects makes this keto coffee blend suitable for anyone who is tight on time. It is also a great option if you don’t like the oily texture of keto coffee and prefer the flavor of coffee creamers.
For fans of chocolate-flavored coffee, adding a bit of Keto Cocoa (MCT Chocolate Flavor) makes for a guilt-free indulgence. The process is the same as with any coffee creamer – simply add a scoop to your usual cup or two of black coffee, and you’re good to go. This MCT oil powder is low in carbs and rich in keto-friendly saturated fats. The fats here also consist of a perfect blend of 67% C8 and 33% C10 fatty acid chains which will put you into ketosis quickly. It contains a small amount of casein but plenty of cocoa powder. Cocoa powder added to your coffee provides its own set of health benefits such as antioxidant protection, improved mood, and a lower insulin resistance risk . It’s also flavored with stevia, adding just enough sweetness to make your keto coffee a bit more enjoyable.
The Kiss My Keto MCT Oil softgels are not just for swallowing, they can be added to coffee or any other drink for that matter. Adding three of these softgels to a warm cup of coffee is likely the most convenient way to make keto coffee. Keep in mind that once the softgel dissolves, you may see oil droplets in your coffee. Don’t let that bother you and go ahead and gulp on your coffee as you usually would. The goal is to get you started on ketosis early in the day without having to spend half an hour every morning preparing, brewing, and blending as is usually the case when making keto coffee. It’s also a great option for travelers or anytime when you don’t have a blending machine on hand.
Originally, the keto coffee recipe calls for coffee and a mix of different fats. It is because fat fills you up, suppresses appetite, and the premise of keto is that you burn fat for fuel/ energy. It is not intended to help you meet your macros for the day. But some find that a lack of protein makes keto coffee a bit hard on their stomach. If you found this to be the case with you, then add some protein to your coffee. A great option is the Kiss My Keto Protein MCT Powder – Chocolate Flavored. It is a delicious MCT powder and collagen blend containing only one net carb and no sugar or fillers. Simply add one scoop to two cups of your favorite sugar-free coffee and mix well with a blender or milk frother.
Using our range of products to make keto coffee will give you the same benefits as using butter — but with half the effort. No need to shop for butter or turn on the blender. Just scoop out some powder, drop a softgel, or add some MCT oil and you have a perfect blend of coffee and keto-friendly fats to keep you going all day.
The benefits you get from keto coffee include increased mental sharpness, improved energy, faster weight loss, and time saved by eating less. You’ll also be surprised by how much a cup of coffee can sustain you. However, do keep in mind if you’re just starting with MCT oil. It can take up to two weeks to adjust to a high-fat, low-carb diet. Be patient and in no time, you’ll see that keto coffee will be your coffee of choice, all day, everyday.