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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.

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.

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Is coconut oil the same as coconut milk? 

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.

Doesn’t oil just sit on top of your coffee? 

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. You can make your morning cup of Joe do more for your body with healthy fats found in this bulletproof coffee! 

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Can I have this recipe on a ketogenic diet? 

Yes! You can put coconut oil in your coffee if you are on a keto diet. Weight loss on keto is usually linked to your healthy fats. Using a virgin coconut oil in your coffee in the morning can help boost energy levels, work wonders on your digestive system, and more. 

This is a really easy blended coffee recipe that just takes a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil, coffee, and a frother or blender! 

Are there different kinds of coconut oil? 

Yes! 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 benefits. 

What is unrefined coconut oil? 

Unrefined coconut oil is sometimes called “virgin” or “pure” coconut oil because it’s made from fresh coconut meat. In this type of coconut oil the oil is removed from the meat quickly and therefore it retains the coconut flavor. 

Unrefined coconut oil is usually not hydrogenated so it stays a liquid at room temperature.

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What are the 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.
  • specific to keto: With regards to keto diets, 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.
  • Anti-inflammatory: The MCTs in coconut oil have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

How is refined coconut oil made? 

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. 

What is 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. 

Ingredients needed to make a coconut oil latte:

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

  • Milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Stevia sweetener (mine is flavored vanilla) or maple syrup
  • Coffee
  • A milk frother (buy it here). A blender will also work. 

How to make a coconut oil latte:

  1. Make a cup of coffee, then pour half into the blender or frother.
  2. Add 1-2ish tablespoons of 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.

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!

Coconut Oil Latte Recipe: 

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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. Bulletproof Coffee | Keto Coffee | Coconut Oil Coffee

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions

  • Make a cup of coffee, then pour half into the blender or frother.
  • 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 :)
  • Froth/blend.

Nutrition

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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42 Comments

  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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