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One of the most common questions I get in our keto support group is, “what is the best keto creamer for coffee?” And while many people on a keto diet opt to drink bulletproof coffee in lieu of creamer, many others (myself included!) just really wanted a keto coffee creamer recipe. So, here it is! Skip the weird, artificially sweetened sugar-free options at the store – this homemade keto friendly coffee creamer is super easy to make!
In addition to this keto approved coffee creamer recipe, I’m sharing all the common questions when it comes to coffee creamer on keto, the best coffee creamer for keto diets, why you should make it at home… and some options for where to buy keto creamer, just in case you do want some convenience at times.
Oh, and did I mention that this keto coffee creamer recipe can be made into 5 different flavors?! Whether you prefer yours plain or fancy, I have you covered.
Is Coffee Creamer Keto Friendly?
Wondering if you can you have coffee creamer on keto? It’s a yes and no answer. Many commercial coffee creamers are loaded with sugar and corn syrup, and many of the sugar-free options are loaded with weird ingredients. No, thanks!
I would much rather make my own so that I know exactly what is going into them.
Homemade Keto Coffee Creamer Ingredients
This keto coffee creamer recipe is made with basic ingredients:
- Sugar-free sweetened condensed milk – Just 3 simple ingredients and 3 easy steps to make this. It acts as the base for the creamer.
- Unsweetened almond milk – This helps to get the creamer to just the right consistency.
- Heavy cream – This adds rich and creamy flavor to your keto friendly coffee creamer.
- Flavors – You didn’t think I would leave you with just a basic keto approved coffee creamer recipe, did you? You totally can, but you can also add in flavors like vanilla extract, hazelnut extract, pumpkin puree, and cocoa powder for flavored keto coffee creamer.
How To: Homemade Keto Coffee Creamer Recipe
Let’s make keto friendly creamer for coffee!
- Make sugar-free sweetened condensed milk. The base recipe uses plain allulose, but I recommend using Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, because it will be sweeter, which is actually desired in this keto creamer recipe (don’t worry, it won’t be too sweet in the end!).
- Add almond milk and cream. Whisk in the almond milk and cream.
If you’re making the pumpkin creamer: Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
If you are making chocolate creamer: Sift cocoa powder over the pan, then whisk in.
Heat briefly, just until smooth.
TIP: Exact amount you get from this keto coffee creamer recipe will vary depending on how much you reduce the condensed milk. If you reduce the condensed milk too much, add more almond milk and heavy cream at the end to get it to the desired consistency.
- Add extracts. If using any of the liquid extracts, stir them in here.
- Adjust sweetener. This comes out sweet, but not super sweet. If you like it more sweet, add more Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend and stir until dissolved.
- Transfer for storage. I like to store mine in these glass bottles in the fridge.
TIP: Creamer will seem thin while warm, but thickens in the fridge.
Keto Coffee Creamer FAQs
Can you make flavored sugar-free coffee creamer?
Yes, you can make this keto coffee creamer recipe flavored! You can essentially use any liquid extract, but here are a few options:
- Vanilla creamer – Made with vanilla extract
- Hazelnut creamer – Made with hazelnut extract
- Pumpkin spice – Made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice
- Chocolate creamer – Made with cocoa powder and vanilla extract
Amounts for each are on the recipe card below!
How many carbs in coffee creamer?
Carbs in coffee creamers vary by brand, but most coffee creamers are made with plenty of hidden carbs, such as sugar and even corn syrup solids!
This low carb coffee creamer recipe has just 0.6g net carbs per serving (2 tablespoons). The carb count is the same in the plain, vanilla and hazelnut flavors.
The chocolate and pumpkin flavors have just slightly higher carb counts, but still no more than 1g per serving.
Can you make keto friendly coffee creamer dairy-free?
Yes. You can use full-fat coconut milk in place of heavy cream (you’ll replace it in both the condensed milk and in the creamer) and omit the butter in the condensed milk.
Can you make homemade keto coffee creamer nut-free?
Yes, you can use coconut milk beverage in place of almond milk. (Be sure this is the liquid kind in a carton, not the thick kind in a can.)
Can you use regular dairy milk instead of almond milk?
Yes, but this would increase the carb count significantly. I don’t recommend doing this if you are trying to keep this low carb.
Can you make keto collagen coffee creamer?
Yes, you can also make keto diet approved coffee creamer with collagen.
TIP: To add collagen directly to the creamer, add it while the creamer is warm. It dissolves easiest this way.
The amount to add is up to you. I’d recommend starting with 3-4 scoops for the batch of keto creamer.
- Keto Collagen – This blend of collagen and MCT’s is perfect for a keto lifestyle.
- Pure Collagen Peptides – Simply grass-fed collagen. Nothing added.
It’s also fine to add the collagen directly to your coffee.
Is there a keto coffee creamer powder?
Is plain cream in coffee keto friendly?
Yes, you can also just use cream in your coffee. You have 2 options:
- Heavy cream – This is the more purist option. Each tablespoon has 0.4 grams carbs. It’s perfect in coffee! [*]
- Half and half – Half and half is technically half heavy cream and half whole milk. Even though whole milk is not keto friendly, and for that reason, half and half didn’t make it onto the keto food list, half and half on keto can be okay in your coffee in moderation. It also happens to be lighter in calories than heavy cream. It has 0.7g net carbs per tablespoon. [*]
Sugar-Free Coffee Creamer Storage Instructions
Can you make sugar-free coffee creamer ahead?
Yes, you can make this keto coffee creamer recipe ahead. No need to wake up early to make it each morning! 😉
Creamer storage instructions
Store this keto approved coffee creamer in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
Can you freeze coffee creamer?
You can try to freeze keto coffee creamer, but it’s best to enjoy it fresh. Dairy items can change texture when it’s frozen.
Note: I have not tried freezing this yet. Let me know how it goes if you try it!
How To Use Keto Creamer
Simply add it to your coffee to your liking! I recommend starting with 2 tablespoons, and increase to taste as needed.
Keto Approved Coffee Creamer Options To Buy
If you want to skip the prep time altogether, there are lots of keto-friendly coffee creamer options — including dairy-free and shelf-stable options:
- Heavy Cream – If you want to keep it simple, just sweeten your coffee with heavy cream. You can add Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend for sweetness if you like – unlike other keto sweeteners, it dissolves effortlessly!
- Perfect Keto Powdered MCT Oil – This one adds a surprising creamy texture and boost of healthy fats to your morning brew — and it even comes with flavor options. (You can save 15% on it when you use code WHOLESOME at checkout!)
- Nutpods – With a squeaky clean list of ingredients, this zero-carb liquid creamer froths up just as well as conventional types. Get them in tasty flavors like French vanilla, caramel and hazelnut!
- Picknik Creamer – Tastes like half and half, but it’s made with grass-fed butter, grass-fed whey, and MCT oil.
- Kitu Super Creamer – This one is sweetened with monk fruit and has a little extra protein in each serving.
- Laird Unsweetened Superfood Creamer – Like Perfect Keto, this creamer is powdered and shelf-stable… and made almost entirely out of coconut!
More Keto Coffee Drink Recipes
If you like this homemade keto friendly coffee creamer, you might also like some of these other keto coffee drinks:
- Keto Whipped Dalgona Coffee – The sweet and creamy drink that took TikTok by storm… made keto, of course!
- Bulletproof Coffee – Keto butter coffee with a secret ingredient! This coffee keeps you full until lunch.
- Keto Pink Drink – Not actual coffee, but a delicious sugar-free replacement for a popular coffeehouse drink.
- Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte – Perfect for fall, and unlike those coffee house PSL’s, no added sugar.
Tools To Make Sugar-Free Coffee Creamer:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Large Saucepan – Use this to make the keto condensed milk base for the creamer. The even heating and especially the large size will help speed up the process. (Using a too-small pan will make it take forever, trust me!)
- Small Glass Bottles With Lids – These look super cute and are the perfect size for storing your sugar-free creamer. You can see them pictured in the post, and they do also come with lids.
- Glass Coffee Creamer Dispenser – This glass dispenser is another great option for storing your keto approved coffee creamer. The nice thing about this one is it’s convenient for dispensing, too.
- Keto Coffee Mug – This is too fun to not share! “Keep Calm and Keto On” will show your lifestyle in a fun way.
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Basic keto coffee creamer:
For vanilla creamer:
For hazelnut creamer:
For pumpkin spice creamer:
For chocolate creamer:
RECIPE TIPS + VIDEO in the post above, nutrition info + recipe notes below!
Click on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Make sugar-free sweetened condensed milk according to the instructions here, but use Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend instead of plain allulose (this is important for the right sweetness level in the final creamer!).
Whisk in the almond milk and cream.
If you are making pumpkin creamer, whisk in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
If you are making chocolate creamer, sift the cocoa powder over the pan, then whisk in.
Heat briefly, just until smooth.
Remove from heat. Stir in the extract(s). Taste for sweetness while still warm, and add more powdered Besti to taste if desired (stir until dissolved).
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Serving size: 2 tbsp
Nutrition facts is for basic recipe.
Makes 3 cups. (Exact amount will vary depending on how much you reduce the condensed milk.)
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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