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On a low carb lifestyle, you may already be accustomed to ordering keto at Starbucks or using keto coffee creamer with your brew… but if you haven’t tried bulletproof coffee yet, you’re in for a treat! This keto coffee recipe is so delicious and satisfying that it might replace all the others. I’ll explain why to put butter in coffee, plus how to make it in minutes (with or without a blender), delicious flavor variations, and key benefits behind this rich and frothy drink.
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee is keto coffee made with either butter or ghee, and either coconut oil or MCT oil. You blend it to make it frothy, similar to a latte. Along with chaffles, it’s become a trend in the keto diet community.
The Bulletproof coffee brand, founded by Dave Asprey, is known for making coffee with butter. Many people use “Bulletproof coffee” generically to describe keto butter coffee, but the company actually has the registered trademark to the term. My “bulletproof coffee recipe” is not endorsed by or affiliated with them, but I do like to keep around some Bulletproof coffee cold brew (use code WHOLESOMEYUM15 for 15% off), which is sold in pre-made cans. It’s delicious and convenient on the go.
However, more often than not, I make my own keto bulletproof coffee at home. This simple recipe has become such a staple in my life that I even included it in The Easy Keto Cookbook.
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Why You’ll Love This Keto Coffee Recipe
Bulletproof Coffee Ingredients
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for MCT oil coffee, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe Variations:
How To Make Bulletproof Coffee (2 Ways!)
This section shows how to make keto coffee with butter, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
Method 1: Blender
Blend. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until frothy. Serve your keto coffee immediately.
TIP: You must blend — not stir!
Doing so emulsifies the fats and gets you that creamy, smooth consistency with a frothy top.
Method 2: Milk Frother
Froth. Add all ingredients to a mug or tall glass. Use a milk frother (or immersion blender) to emulsify until frothy, then transfer to a mug if needed. Serve your bulletproof coffee immediately.
TIP: If using a milk frother, leave room for expansion.
Frothing in a mug works best if it’s large, or do it in a larger jar before transferring to a mug. If the liquid is close to the top, it will overflow when you froth it.
Bulletproof Coffee Benefits
Why drink coffee with butter? Aside from tasting like a delicious latte, learning how to make bulletproof coffee keto comes with several key benefits:
Does Bulletproof Coffee Break A Fast?
Whether bulletproof coffee breaks a fast depends on your definition of fasting. Traditionally, anything with calories breaks a fast, so it does not align with this strict approach. However, drinking keto coffee while otherwise avoiding calories may still help you gain some of the benefits of intermittent fasting on keto, such as lowering blood sugar levels, without the typical drawbacks of hunger and mental fatigue. If you’re drinking it while otherwise fasting, it may be best to skip the optional add-ins.
Breakfast Recipes To Serve With Keto Coffee
Looking for a more complete keto breakfast beyond this butter coffee recipe? Try these easy pairings.
Tools To Make Keto Butter Coffee
Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
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Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe (2 Min!)
This keto coffee recipe is ultra satisfying, with simple ingredients! Learn how to make bulletproof coffee and why to put butter in coffee.
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Basic Bulletproof Coffee Ingredients:
Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree for about 5-15 seconds, until frothy and smooth. (Alternatively, use a milk frother to emulsify directly in your cup or in a tall jar, but be sure to leave room for it to expand.)
Pour into a coffee mug to serve.
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Serving size: 1 bulletproof coffee
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