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Keto Coffee with Butter Recipe (and MCT Oil)

Keto Coffee with Butter Recipe (and MCT Oil)
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Keto Coffee Recipe with Butter and MCT Oil helps to banish hunger, increase energy levels, and promote mental clarity for your busy day. Keep reading to reveal how drinking fat coffee can support your ketogenic and low-carb diet.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, with folks around the globe drinking more than 400 billion cups each year.

Now, that is a lot of coffee!

Additionally, black coffee contains fewer than five calories per cup and is zero-carb.

Which makes it a GREAT choice for those on a low carb or keto diet. 

So, keep reading to find out how drinking Keto Coffee with butter and MCT oil can support your ketogenic and low carb diet, and help you lose weight.

Bulletproof Coffee, Keto Coffee Recipe with Butter and MCT Oil.

What is Keto Coffee?

Drinking keto coffee is a good way to meet your daily keto macros while also boosting energy and increasing mental focus. 

Keto coffee (also called Butter Coffee and Bulletproof Coffee) is a combination of coffee and fats.

Specifically, the fats are butter or ghee, and coconut oil or MCT oil.

And, drinking this coffee follows the principles of the ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet.

The butter used in keto coffee is to cut the bitter taste of black coffee and provides a creamy, rich texture.

Also, the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are usually in the form of MCT oil.

This MCT converts easily into ketones, which is very important for keto.

When we are not eating carbs, ketones fuel our brains and body, suppress our appetite and help us lose weight by burning fat.

These added fat ingredients help you feel full longer so you wind up eating less.

Keto Butter Coffee Recipe Infographic.

How to Make Keto Coffee with Butter Recipe

1. Brew your coffee

Brew 8 ounces of coffee your favorite way. I make mine with a Keurig and then pour it into my mug.

2. Add Butter and Oil

Add equal amounts of grass-fed butter and MCT oil (or coconut oil). Start with 1 tablespoon each and work your way up to 2 tablespoons. Adding the fats before pouring in the hot coffee helps them melt better. 

3. Blend it all together

Blending the fats into the coffee with an electric milk frother emulsifies the fat into the liquid. This produces a cup of coffee with foam, like a latte!

Adding grass-fed butter and MCT oil to your morning brew is a great way to gain energy and stay in ketosis.

Note: Grass-fed butter is more nutrient-dense than grain-fed butter and it tastes better and has a creamier consistency.

Ways to Flavor Your Bulletproof Coffee

Try adding some of these items to personalize your coffee tastes:

  • Almond extract
  • Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • Heavy cream or whipping cream
  • Keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit or stevia
  • Maca powder
  • Peppermint extract
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Pure vanilla
  • Sugar-free cocoa powder
Breakfast keto butter coffee recipe drink on a cutting board.

How did Keto Coffee start?

In the beginning, keto coffee was just coffee with a spoonful of coconut oil stirred into it.

Later, it improved with the famous bulletproof coffee recipe from Dave Asprey, founder of

Mr. Asprey is credited for combining grass-fed butter and MCT oil with coffee and blending them together.

This blending then emulsifies the fats in the coffee producing a latte-like drink, including the foamy top.

Does Keto Coffee help you lose weight?

Simply adding keto coffee to a regular, non-ketogenic diet will NOT lead to weight loss.

In fact, it can make you gain weight.

How? The grass-fed butter in keto coffee adds extra saturated fat to your intake.

And, adding fat without reducing carbs will not put the body in ketosis.

However, when carbs are limited, as in a low-carb diet, the body begins to break down fat stores while the liver produces ketones.

Finally, as the body burns more fat to meet its daily energy needs, it begins to lose weight.

Is Keto Coffee bad for you? Why?

There can be a few potential downsides to drinking Keto Coffee:

  • High in saturated fat
  • Low in nutrients
  • Could raise your cholesterol levels

Keto coffee is a high-fat coffee drink intended as a breakfast replacement.

It’s popular among people who follow a low-carb or ketogenic diet.

While it is filling and boosts energy, it could have some potential downsides.

Including, reduced overall nutrient intake, increased cholesterol, and high levels of saturated fat.

As always, check with your healthcare provider before starting anything new.

Cup of coffee on a white background.

Where can I buy Keto Coffee?

You can buy any of the popular and organic keto coffee products on Amazon, and at pretty good prices.

Here are some of my favorite ketogenic coffee K-cups and helpful kitchen essentials.

My Favorites:

VitaCup Organic Keto Max Dark Roast Coffee Pods w/ Butter, Coconut MCT Oil, Turmeric, B Vitamins, & D3. I LOVE that it’s all ready to go into your Keurig and then to your cup!

Perfect Keto and Tokalau MCT coffee for instant keto coffee packets. Just add hot water, stir and enjoy!

Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker whisk drink mixer for coffee, lattes, matcha, and hot chocolate. 

French Press Coffee and Tea Maker really nice to have for either coffee or tea.

Double Walled Glass Coffee Mugs (Set of 2) keep my keto coffee warm for a couple hours!

And, this page has lots of quick Keto Coffee options, and free 2-day delivery!

Keto Butter Coffee Recipe

Keto Coffee with Butter Recipe and MCT Oil

Keto Coffee with Butter Recipe (keto coffee with MCT Oil)

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes

Try this delicious and rich Keto Coffee with Butter and MCT oil -- the coffee that looks and tastes like a cafe latte! Frothing the ingredients emulsifies the fats and produces that creamy, smooth consistency with a frothy top.


  • 8 ounces of fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 to 2 Tblspns grass-fed butter
  • 1 to 2 Tblspns MCT oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • zero-carb sweetener


  1. Measure the almond milk, butter, and MCT oil into a coffee cup.
  2. Pour 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee into the cup.
  3. Blend the ingredients with a milk frother until a rich foam appears on top.
  4. Sweeten to taste with low-carb sweeteners.
  5. Serve Hot. Enjoy!


This makes a delicious cup of keto butter coffee. Be sure to add more or less MCT oil, butter, almond milk, or sweetener to your taste.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 30gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 31mgSodium 97mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.

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Helpful Tips

If you’re going to drink Keto Coffee, make sure to avoid sugar, milk, and other higher-carb coffee additives.

Alternatively, drink your coffee black, or choose low-carb additions like these below:

  • Butter
  • Erythritol
  • Heavy cream
  • MCT oil
  • Monk fruit
  • Nut milks (almond, macadamia, etc.)
  • Stevia
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