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Keto Friendly RecipeButter coffee is an amazing way to start off your keto day. Not only does it energize you, it also stimulates your metabolism, boosts focus and improves brain function. You may also know it as Bulletproof coffee. The term Bulletproof coffee was coined by David Asprey, CEO of The Bulletproof Executive.

As an advocate of the ketogenic lifestyle, one of his most popular methods for a supercharged, productive and healthy day is starting each morning with a cup of Bulletproof Coffee. This is simply coffee with butter and coconut oil. You probably have all 3 ingredients in your kitchen now!

Some people don’t like the bitter taste of coffee and end up settling for a cup loaded with artificial flavors and sugars to mask the taste. Butter coffee is a good alternative to the artificial cup of junk, with the added benefit of being incredibly healthy. It’s creamy and even somewhat sweet!

MCT oil1 attributes to much of the drink’s benefits. Coconuts, and their healthy saturated fat filled meat, are very high in MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) which are easily digested by the body and uniquely metabolized. They are taken directly to the liver to provide long lasting energy (much better than energy derived from carbohydrates). MCT oil provides benefits such as improved blood sugar regulation2, improved metabolism3, improved appetite regulation4, and are used to treat many diseases. You can think of MCT oil as a concentrated form of coconut oil.

Butter Coffee!

Enjoying a cup of butter coffee in the mornings or afternoon gives you a boost of fat and keeps you feeling full for a long time.

Each ingredient serves an important function for making good butter coffee. That includes the Nutribullet! The key to making this coffee is high speed blending – stirring will not give you the same results. You need to disperse the oil evenly throughout the drink or you might end up with a pool of coconut oil and butter floating at the top!

Some optional add-ins include a splash of cream, cinnamon, cocoa powder or a sugar free syrup (but we’re keeping it natural and simple!).

In our video below, we used a French Press to brew our coffee. It’s one of our favorite ways to make our coffee! The French press gives the coffee a chance to really soak in the freshly boiled water giving it the full flavor (unlike water just passing through it like in regular brewers).

Here’s how we make butter coffee!

How to Make Butter Coffee
Butter Coffee
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The tastiest way to start off your morning. This keto coffee will give you a boost of energy and helps improve brain function thanks to its healthy fats.

Macros per serving:
• 230 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 0g of Protein
• 0g of Carbs
Servings Cook Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Servings Cook Time
1 serving 5 minutes
How to Make Butter Coffee
Butter Coffee
Votes: 41
Rating: 4.8
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Print Recipe
The tastiest way to start off your morning. This keto coffee will give you a boost of energy and helps improve brain function thanks to its healthy fats.

Macros per serving:
• 230 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 0g of Protein
• 0g of Carbs
Servings Cook Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Servings Cook Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Servings: serving
  1. Make a cup of coffee your favorite way. We like to use a Turkish Coffee Pot. We simply simmer ground coffee in water for about 5 minutes and then strain it into our cup. You can also use a Moka Pot, a French press, or a coffee machine!
  2. Pour your brewed coffee into your blender (like a Nutribullet) and butter and coconut oil. Blend for about 10 seconds. You'll see it instantly become light and creamy!
  3. Pour the butter coffee into a mug and enjoy! Add in any other ingredients you’d like in this step like cinnamon or whipped cream!
    Butter Coffee!
We provide nutritional information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. The data is calculated using the MyFitnessPal app. We remove fiber and sugar alcohols, including erythritol, from the final carbohydrate count since they do not affect blood glucose levels in most individuals. We try to be as accurate as possible but we encourage you to calculate nutritional information on your own.

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Vicky started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures. She lives in NYC and her favorite food is steak and lava cake. She enjoys photography, travel, cooking, working out, cats & Harry Potter. She loves sharing her knowledge, cooking tips and creative dishes with all of Tasteaholics’ readers.


  1. Chris February 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Is having butter coffee in the AM allowed on an 18/6 IF diet with eating window between 1PM and 8PM? Does it sabotage the effects of IF?

    • Vicky February 8, 2017 at 3:50 am - Reply

      Butter Coffee is quite high in calories and fat so I wouldn’t suggest it during a fast!

  2. donna February 5, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    when measuring the coconut oil does it matter if it’s liquid or solid

    • Vicky February 8, 2017 at 3:50 am - Reply

      I usually measure it when it a liquid. If it’s too solid, try warming the jar up in some warm water before scooping.

  3. Chris February 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Will bulletproof coffee sabotage an intermittent fasting keto diet if you drink it in the morning doing your fasting segment

    • Vicky February 8, 2017 at 3:51 am - Reply

      Yes, it will break your fast. It’s high in calories and fat.

  4. Brenda January 31, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    What is the difference between using cream or butter

    • Vicky February 1, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

      It comes down to fat content and consistency. A lot of people prefer butter because it’s easier to find a good quality grass-fed butter than cream.

  5. Yo January 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Here’s how I make my bulletproof coffee.
    While the coffee is brewing I put the butter and coconut oil in a coffee cup and put in microwave for 15 seconds. This melts the ingredients and heats up the cup. Then I pour coffee into the cup, add whipping cream and blend with a battery powered milk frother for a few seconds. The result is creamy HOT COFFEE!! Rinse off the end of the milk frother and clean-up done! Milk frother’s can range anywhere from $5.99 and up. I have both the very cheap (my kids used for mixing hot chocolate and that gross green powder tea) to the aerolatte brand that can cost $40.00. They are no different and look and function identical. All that is required is 2 batteries. Anyway hope this is helpful.

    • Vicky January 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the tip! Milk frothers are great because they’re so compact. You can even take them on the road and always have frothy coffee 🙂

  6. MJ November 1, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Hey there, I’m also allergic to coconut. I’ve looked at MCT oils and all the ones I’ve seen contain coconut. Is there a bran you can suggest that is coconut free? I live in a relatively small Canadian city (especially when compared with cities like Toronto), so I’m limited with what the stores have here to go by, and my brief check online only shows me MCT oils that contain coconut. I’ve read about making coffee this way for some time and I would love to try it, but I’ve never been able to figure out what to change for the coconut oil.

    • Rami November 2, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hmm, I would then try a different oil all together. Something like flaxseed oil would be a great addition because it’s high in Omega-3 fatty acids and pretty mild in flavor. Try that 🙂

    • Sheryl November 8, 2016 at 12:37 am - Reply

      You can also use grass fed butter.

  7. Gail October 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I just fixed this, I added one sweetener, not bad at all, creamy and rich. Made with a cup of coffee from my keurig.

  8. Maria October 6, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Can I buy aTurkish pot at Bath and Beyound store?

    • Rami October 7, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Yeah, for sure! You can also find them on Amazon or other online stores.

  9. Louisa Okoro October 5, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Can i use instant coffee for the bullet proof mix

    • Vicky October 6, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

      I think that should be fine.

  10. Amoni September 16, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I am allergic to coconut in all forms, please what other oil can I use?

    • Vicky September 16, 2016 at 5:39 am - Reply

      You can try MCT oil for the same benefits. Coconut oil is high in MCT (medium chain triglycerides) which contribute to much of coconut oil’s benefits.

  11. Darija September 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I was just wondering how does this coffee “feel”? I only had coffee with coconut oil once, and it felt horrible and greasy on the tongue, but this looks nice and creamy. I’d like to give it a try!

    • Vicky September 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      We blend our coffee for a few seconds to emulsify the oil. This creates a creamy and smooth consistency. No oil pooling on the surface!

  12. Stacy August 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Will ghee work in this recipe?

    • Vicky August 8, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

      The butter is meant to make the coffee creamier instead of using milk or cream. I think because ghee is more like oil than butter, it might not do the job so well. It should taste fine! You can always add some cinnamon or vanilla extract if it tastes a bit weird. Give it a try and let us know!

  13. tara July 16, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    will it mix creamy with cold brew coffee ( for an iced coffee)- or does the coffee need to be warm to mix with the butter and coconut oil?

    • Rami July 30, 2016 at 12:13 am - Reply

      Hi Tara,

      It should be a bit warm to melt the butter and coconut oil but doesn’t have to be too warm since you’re blending it.

  14. carrie June 28, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Is it okay to put something hot in a plastic blender? Doesn’t seem like it would be good for the blender and it might leach some plastic into your drink, as well. Thoughts?

    • Vicky June 28, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      These blenders are made to handle hot liquids but if it’s a concern for you, I’d suggest contacting the brand of blender you have and asking them what temperature is the limit for their product.

      • Alex November 4, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

        I asked nutribullet and they said not to put hot liquid in my bullet, I’m not keen on putting it in the microwave, to heat cold coffee would a hand mixer work just as well?

        • Vicky November 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm

          A hand mixer would work! Though I think it’d be little messy so be careful.

  15. Suelem May 17, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

    What is grass fed?

    • Rami May 17, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Hi Suelem,

      It means the cow which made the milk was fed grass instead of grain.

  16. Susan Williams March 31, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Don’t forget to add vanilla extract!

    • Vicky March 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      And cinnamon!

    • Carmen October 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      How much vanilla

  17. Chivon December 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Anyone know if you can make bulletproof coffee dairy free and it still benefit you?

    • Vicky December 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm - Reply

      Hey Chivon, we’ve been making bulletproof coffee for a while now and if you’d like it dairy free, try using coconut oil and coconut milk. You still get the benefits of coconut oil and the added creaminess you get from butter thanks to the coconut milk!

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