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Put coconut oil in coffee? Really? YES! Try it – you’ll love this coconut oil latte as much as I do – promise! It’s quick, easy, heathy, and delicious. You are probably thinking, adding coconut oil to my coffee? Are you crazy?!

No, I am not crazy, but I am known to be a bit adventurous with my foods and drinks. Originally, the idea of putting coconut oil in coffee weirded me out.

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But, after a little push and suggestion from my Crossfit coach, he mentioned how he uses coconut oil in coffee for increasing the variety of good fats in his diet.

I was hesitant, but after he prepared me an INCREDIBLE (read life changing) cup of coffee with coconut oil, I was hooked. I had just been adding coconut oil to my coffee the wrong way in the past.

I have tried adding coconut oil in my coffee before, and it didn’t end well. The coconut oil sat on top of my coffee and it was admittedly tough to drink. It was oil, after all. I’ve learned that blending or frothing is key.

This coconut oil coffee recipe was creamy, delicious, and my new coffee creamer replacement. My cup of Joe doesn’t taste like coconut. It doesn’t smell like coconut. But… it has all of the health benefits of coconut oil in my morning coffee.

Caffeinating and increasing good fats in my diet. That’s a huge win for a little cup of coffee!

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Ingredients needed to make a coconut oil latte:

  • Milk: I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you are welcome to use your preferred milk.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a healthy fat. Consuming coconut oil has many health benefits. We like to use unrefined organic virgin coconut oil in our morning cup. You might be worried that it’ll taste like coconut coffee, or what you expect drinking coconut oil to taste like. We promise it doesn’t. The coffee flavor overpowers the coconut oil in coffee.
  • Stevia sweetener or maple syrup: We like to add a handful of drops of Stevia to our morning coffee. If you prefer to not use Stevia, you can swap out to add maple syrup as your sweetener.
  • Coffee: We love coffee. Seriously, it might be one of the best inventions. Adding coconut oil in coffee makes sense. (Trust us).
  • A milk frother: We love this frother because really makes the coconut oil coffee creamy and delightful. If you don’t have a frother, a blender will also work. 
Coconut Oil in Coffee

How to make a coconut oil latte:

  1. Make a cup of coffee, then pour half into the blender or frother.
  2. Combine coconut oil, milk (to taste), and a few drops of Stevia (5-7 is good–but add three and then test it).
  3. Blend or froth. At first, the coconut oil will stick onto the side of the coffee cup. It is a solid oil. Don’t be nervous – it’ll melt and blend in.
  4. Combine frothed coffee with the remaining portion of your cup of coffee. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • 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. You’ll want to add coconut oil to your coffee recipe.
  • This is a really easy blended coffee recipe that just takes a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil, coffee, and a frother or blender! You’ll enjoy a yummy and healthier coffee drink with a light foam on top – a latte, if you will.
  • You’ve heard about bulletproof coffee before. The original bulletproof coffee recipe includes butter and coconut oil, we opted to leave the butter out of this recipe.
  • You’ll figure out exactly how much coconut oil you like to add to your cup of coffee. We recommend starting with 1 tablespoon. Now that I have coconut oil in coffee regularly, I prefer using 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in my hot coffee.
  • This recipe works with your favorite type of coffee beans. You may also use instant coffee. We prefer how our coffee tastes with regular coffee beans instead of instant coffee.
  • Coconut Oil has so many health benefits, and there are two different types of coconut oil. Read our FAQ to learn all the scoop on coconut oil.
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What are the different types of coconut oil?

There are two different types of coconut oil. You might have already noticed that some is liquid at room temperature and some is a solid. That’s because they’re processed differently. 
There are two types, refined and unrefined. Each has their own process for collection and their own potential health benefits. 
Refined Coconut Oil: Refined coconut oil is made from dried coconut meat. The meat is bleached and treated to reduce bacteria and contaminates. They then use a high heat process to extract the oil from the meat. Refined coconut oil will usually have a longer shelf life, but may also have additives to make that possible.
Refined coconut oil is usually at least partially hydrogenated which means it will have some trans fats. Refined coconut oil typically doesn’t have any smell or flavor of coconut. Usually refined coconut oil is more of a solid at room temperature, and a liquid when it’s warmer. 
Refined coconut oil has less health benefits than unrefined coconut oil. 
Unrefined Coconut Oil: Unrefined coconut oil is wet milled–this means that the oil is extracted from the coconut directly and undergoes no bleaching. Unrefined coconut will smell like coconut, but it is the least processed form of coconut oil available.
With regard to unrefined coconut oil, more coconut flavor means more nutrients. Unrefined coconut oil has more MCTs (remember these are what offer the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits). If you’re solely using coconut oil as a health boost, you’re going to want to use unrefined. Refined coconut oil still has nutrients, but unrefined has more. 

What are health benefits of coconut oil?

Healthy fats: Some of the benefits of coconut oil are linked to the healthy saturated fats that it contains. They’re great for boosting fat burning, providing your body and particularly your brain with quick energy.
Help with HDL: Coconut oil is thought to help raise HDL cholesterol in your blood which is useful for reducing the risk of heart disease.

Does adding coconut oil to coffee work with the keto diet?

Adding coconut oil to coffee in regards to keto diets is a good match. Coconut oil is especially helpful because the fats in coconut oil–known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) or medium chain fatty acids–typically go straight to the liver when eaten, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones.
Most fats in the ketogenic diet are long-chain triglycerides, so coconut oil is a great way to add some MCTs into your diet.
Lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil. Lauric acid is thought to kill pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi.

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Coconut Oil in Coffee? How to Make a Coconut Oil Latte

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 person
Put coconut oil in coffee? Really? YES! Try it – you'll love this coconut oil latte as much as I do – promise! It's quick, easy, heathy, and delicious. A little bit of coconut oil is a healthy addition to your day, and I explain why in this post.


  • Handheld Milk Frother
  • Coffee Press


  • 2 tablespoons Milk I use vanilla soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Stevia sweetener mine is flavored vanilla
  • 8 ounces Coffee
  • A blender or a milk frother


  • Make a cup of coffee, then pour half into the blender or frother. 8 ounces Coffee
  • Add about 1-2 tablespoons 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 :) 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil 2 tablespoons Milk Stevia sweetener
  • Froth/blend. Pour the frothed ingredients back into the other half of your coffee. A blender or a milk frother


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27.6g | Saturated Fat: 23.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. The reason some smells like coconut and some doesnt is because only organic kinds smell like coconut. The louanna us refined, which means it has had most of the health benefits taken out of it. I am sorry to tell you this. Unrefined organic, that has not been heated is what you want. For those that hate the taste, I have heard of a recipe putting Kerigold organic butter in the coffee/coconut oil recipe!

  2. Wow!!!!! Delicious! And Totally satisfied my sweet tooth!!!

  3. ElleMae Ehin says:

    I shake my hot coffee in blender then release air once or twice before blending.
    This way there is no hot coffee explosion!

  4. 5 stars
    Yes and yes! I love coconut oil coffee. I just saw another recipe that asks for honey to be added to the mix. It really added to the already sweetness to it. So imagine the sweet and frothy taste along with the vanilla milk in the recipe. So good.

  5. 5 stars
    Many thanks for this it froths up beautifully! I would never have thought of that…

  6. I think the coconut milk in the can really called coconut cream, no? Is that the one you mean, the thick one?

    1. Yes, the canned one. The cream sits on the top, and the milk is below.

  7. David Holman says:

    Hey, This recipe is totally new for me. I never try this coffee with coconut oil. But it looks yummy. I will try this for sure. Thanks for the sharing this delicious recipe with all of us.

  8. wilhelmina says:

    This is a total game changer! Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite way to drink coffee. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Ada Langer says:

    Wow I have just been putting mct oil in mine but boring ,, I will try this Thank you for sharing your recipes

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