Put Coconut Oil In Coffee? Yes! It’s A Coconut Oil Latte!

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Coconut oil in coffee? Are you crazy?!

It doesn’t taste like coconut.

It doesn’t smell like coconut.

But… it has all of the health benefits of coconut oil.

I should mention quick that coconut oil and coconut milk are completely different. And to confuse you even more, there are two kinds of coconut milk – thicker coconut milk usually found in a can and refrigerated milk made from coconuts that’s similar to soy or almond milk. There are many, many arguments about which is best, but I’m skipping right over that right now.

Coconut Oil Latte

I have tried to use coconut oil in my coffee before, and it didn’t end well. It sat on top of my coffee and it was admittedly tough to drink. It was oil, after all.

But one morning I was discussing my diet with my Crossfit coach. He asked about the good fats I eat and though I’d like to say I eat a wide variety of them, I don’t. I needed to start sneaking them in, I said.

“Have you tried coconut oil in your coffee?”

Ohhhhhhh no. Yes, I told him – I had tried that. And no, I just couldn’t do it.

“Well, did you blend it?”

Ummm…. no. I don’t normally think to blend hot coffee.

Then he offered to make me one.

Yum, friends. YUM. And the best part? I have kicked the coffee creamer habit, as well.

Here’s the version of the recipe I’m using now.

Ingredients Coconut Oil Latte

You’ll need:

Milk (I use vanilla soy milk)

Coconut Oil (some tastes like coconut – I don’t know why some does and some doesn’t. LouAna coconut oil does not taste like coconut)

Stevia sweetener (mine is flavored vanilla)


A blender or a milk frother

1. Make a cup of coffee, then pour half into the blender or frother.

2. Add 1-2 Tish of coconut oil, milk (to taste), and 5-7 drops of Stevia. Blend or froth. At first, the coconut oil will look like it does in the photo below, on the side of the coffee cup. It is a solid oil. Don’t freak – it’ll melt :)

Coconut Oil In Coffee

3. Froth/blend.

What you’ll get is a yummy and healthier coffee drink with a light foam on top – a latte, if you will.

Try it and let me know what you think!


    • Becca says

      I only like coconut in certain foods – and certain drinks. I love it sometimes, but other times feel like I’m eating sunscreen!

  1. says

    I can honestly say that I’ve never ever thought of using coconut oil in my coffee. hmmmm, I’ll have to see if I can get past the “thought” of it, kwim. I bet if someone made it for me and didn’t tell me I would love it. (funny how the mind works)

  2. says

    My hubby saw your post on FB about this. He has been doing it for years and we can both tell when he is not consistent with it…it really does help! I take a supplement in pill form…can’t quite get past the oil slick look – lol!

    • Becca says

      The blending helps with the oil slick look, Amy! I’m not much of a supplement taker, so if I can get things into my food and drink it’s a plus :)

  3. Carlise says

    I will definitely have to try this, but I probably would skip the Stevia. I have kicked the creamer habit, too, and usually just use a little unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk or just drink it black (which I NEVER thought I would do!). I do try to use coconut oil in something at least once a day – my favorite way lately is to toss some with a sweet potato and sea salt and roast. I also use it to cook my eggs. I also use it on my face and hair. Have you ever looked into oil pulling? Very interesting topic – you should check it out!

  4. says

    I love coconut oil! I use it almost every single day as my lotion.

    I don’t drink coffee but I bet that I could is it in my chai tea instead.

  5. Stephanie says

    I just started using coconut oil…on my face. After receiving numerous recommendations to use it as a moisturizer, I decided to give it a go. So far, so good. :)

  6. Nicole says

    Whether or not the coconut oil smells and tastes like coconut has to do with the way the oil was processed. Cold expeller pressed oil tastes and smells like coconut, while spectrum expeller pressed does not. The reason has to do with the temperature and how the process effects the flavor compounds in the oil. It should say on the container how the oil was processed, so now you’ll know before purchasing whether or not you get the one you want!

  7. says

    What a creative idea to incorporate more healthy fats into your diet! I bought one of those enormous coconut oil tubs from Costco, and I’ve been mixing it with lavender to use as a lotion for my hands and feet and night (lavender essential oil helps with my insomnia). It’s a really versatile product. :-)

  8. Steve says

    There are two types of coconut oils. Refined and unrefined. Unrefined smells and tastes like coconut, refined does not. Most of the store sold ones are refined, however trader joes and Whole foods do carry unrefined versions. Make sure the bottle says unrefined and you’ll do fine.

  9. Lynn Sabourin says

    Steve, thanks so much for simplifying his ,,,, since i don’t eat any refined foods i know now which oil to pick up ,,, thank you.

  10. hilary says

    i love coconut oil in coffee with sweetener, its a delicious and very healthy drink, and it tastes GORGEOUS!!! :-)

  11. Denise at Life With Four Boys Coffee Please says

    Kicked the creamer habit – never ever thought I would – and I have coconut oil in hopefully something every day. I tried coffee – with your same results so I can’t wait to try this!

    Look for cold pressed unrefined coconut oil, it’s even better for you.

    I can’t bring myself to use it for lotion though. It’s my good, you know? But people swear by it!

  12. roy says

    One morning l just decided to try some in my coffee and I realized that my coffee no longer tasted bitter betcha the alkiline in the oil cuts the acidity in the Java.not to gross you’ll out but it also works on your itchy smelly underarms well somebodies gotta do it!!!

  13. says

    I put skim milk in a milk frother, and add coconut oil to that once it is room temperature and let the milk continue to heat and froth. Then, I pour the frothy milk on top of my coffee. I use skim milk because it does not contain the hormones that come along with the milk fat of whole or reduced fat milk; since I am not lactose intolerant, I can drink regular milk and I find it tastes much better in coffee.

    Skim milk + coconut oil + vanilla agave = delicious milk for your homemade cafe au lait.

  14. Angelica says

    I don’t know if someone else has mentioned this so if I’m
    Being redundant I apologize. The reason Luann’s does not taste like coconut oil is because it’s not a good quality oil. The beneficial coconut oils are virgin or extra virgin, unheated, and unrefined so that the nutrients and enzymes are all preserved.

  15. Lori says

    Well I tried the coconut oil coffee latte! Very good. I was desperate as I’d run out of creamer and it worked quite well!

    We use Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil. I buy Louanna for body moisturizing but not for eating. It’s very processed. So Nutiva does have a bit of a coconut flavor but I don’t mind that. Sidenote: When I got a bad sunburn on my shoulders, I developed these freckled patches that started itching really bad for weeks. I used the Nutiva organic coconut oil on them several times a day as well as making sure I was taking some internally. The itching and discomfort stopped within a few days and the freckled patches were gone in a few weeks.

    Tomorrow I’m going to experiment with the flavor as I occasionally add a few drops of vanilla to my coffee and sometimes I add a teaspoon of cocoa powder to my French press for a mocha flavor.


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