• Low Carb Coffee Creamer

Low Carb Coffee Creamer Recipe

I drink coffee. A lot of it. I was happily chugging heavy cream with my coffee for a good long while, giving nary a thought to just how much heavy cream I was chugging.

Yeah. That probably wasn’t my best plan. I kind of have a “thing” for heavy cream.

A refresher visit to A New Atkins for a New You reminded me, we’re only looking at about an ounce and a half of heavy creamer a day, at least on induction. For me, that was just a few cups of coffee away! I have tried both unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened coconut milk in my coffee, but neither really flipped my switch as a low carb coffee creamer.

However, mixing the coconut milk with heavy cream–sort of like “coconut milk helper”–tastes good, still makes a rich cup of coffee, lends itself well to flavoring with extracts, and helps the heavy-cream-loving crowd slow down a little.

Not that I would know anything about that… Ahem.


Low Carb Coffee Creamer

Low Carb Coffee Creamer

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Milk Creamer, Keto Creamer, Low Carb Creamer
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel
Lower carb than 1/2 & 1/2 (half milk and half cream for my international folks), lower calorie than all heavy whipping cream, and delicious!



  1. Mix the ingredients and leave in the fridge. You can add extract or sweetener to your low carb coffee creamer for whatever flavorings you want.

Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1/8th of the total, roughly.

Coconut milk thickens up sometimes, especially if you shake it up. If you're not used to this, it might appear your creamer is curdled. It's not. Just don't think about it too hard and you'll be okay.

I love to add vanilla extract, and sometimes a smidgen sugar-free chocolate syrup when I'm mixing it all together. Heaven!

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Coffee Creamer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 79mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What do you use for low carb coffee creamer and flavoring?

Keto in Five
2017-11-12T13:07:11+00:00May 14, 2015 / 9:07 am |Drinks|31 Comments


  1. Nicole June 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I also looooove heavy cream in my coffee and drank it morning til night up until a few weeks ago when I realized I was drinking literally several CUPS of it every day! Thank you for the alternative!

  2. Debi J July 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Well…I dont drink cups of coffee but I make a protein shake every morning and put a tbsp of instant coffee crystals in it and 1 tbsp of Coffeemate Sugarfree hazelnut creamer powder. I have been doing that for almost a year but I guess I need to rethink that.

    • Dix July 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Everybody has to figure out what works for the, Debi. Some of the SF stuff is not problematic, other times it can be. Depends on what’s in it and how your body gets along with it, you know?

    • Kim July 7, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      What brand protein mix do you use?

      • Debi Jackson July 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm - Reply

        I use Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder

  3. Debi Jackson July 7, 2015 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    You’re right. It hasn’t given me issue yet so I guess if it’s not broke do think fix it. Since January of 2014 I have lost 113lbs.

    • Dix July 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Wow! Awesome work. Congratulations, Debi!!

    • PEGGY ALBERT November 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Wow good for you , how long has it taken you for the New You ?

  4. Debi Jackson July 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much!

  5. Shannon August 28, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    this is a great tip! Thanks. I’m hooked on the coconut for sure. I drink A LOT of coffee myself and love my heavy cream. Also if you a coffee slut like me and you’ve never tried the Bullet Proof Coffee, give it a try! You get all the good fat ( for those LCHF-ers ) and it tastes AMAZING.

    • Dix August 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Oh yeah, I’ve discovered the joys of BPC. Awesome!

  6. maggie August 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I’m not crazy about flavored creamers, but I’m using 1/2 almond milk (unflavored/unsweetened) and 1/2 HWC: cuts calories AND carbs!

    • Dix August 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Exactly! I generally don’t worry much about calories but with as much HWC as I can down, it behooves me to be aware.

  7. Khadijah June 20, 2016 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Is the nutritional information and ingredients amount that you mentioned consists of one cup and can i use almond milk instead of coconut? What impact it will have on carbs and calories?
    Thank you

    • Dix June 20, 2016 at 7:07 am - Reply

      The size was for about two tablespoons of it – most of the calories is from the heavy cream. You can use almond milk as well, which is very low carb and low calorie if you use unsweetened. You’ll need to figure your nutritionals based on what you actually use.I always suggest people consider the carb counts in the recipes as rough guidelines. If you’re tracking, it’s good to look at the ingredients you’re using as they may be different than the recipe or the author may have just made a mistake.

  8. Susan August 19, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Any ideas for making a carmel sea salt coffee creamer? Just looked at the carb count, OUCH! Love my new flavor, need a low carb alternative! Any ideas?

    • Dix August 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      I am not sure about the Sea Salt part, but I’d look for some Sugar free syrup. My local Walmart carries this one and Netrition has some good flavors (if you don’t have issue with liquid Splenda sweetening). Otherwise I’d look for extracts to flavor it. Hope that helps!

    • Sherri August 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Torani makes a salted caramel SF flavor. Found at Kroger in Atlanta.

  9. James Foreman November 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I am one who likes a little coffee with my creamer too. The lowest carb creamer I discovered had been LC Foods Coconut Cream. I make 5 – 6oz cups in a thermos a day. I use 1/3 cup of the coconut creamer, stevia sweetner, and a little butter-rum food flavoring.

    The LC Coconut Cream you can get from Amazon I use 5×13.5 oz cans of cream for my 5 cups of coffee a day (a month.supply)

    The cost figures out to a dollar a day and adds 200 calories. Total carbs 1 and dietary fiber < 1 so net carbs are less than 1 carb for 5 cups of coffee or practically nothing – (even on the Atkins induction diet restriction). I am a man who has gone from 230 lbs to 162 lbs. Loosing the 68lbs has taken me a year that's almost 6 lbs a month.

  10. Naomi September 27, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I am having a very difficult time reading your post because of the font. Portions of many letters are faded or non-existent on an already light font. I can stare at it and finally make out the text but it is extremely hard on my eyes and I had to stop. I can’t imagine you intended this. I occasionally run into other websites who use this font also. I don’t get it!

    • Dix September 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the heads up on your experience. The font doesn’t show up super light for me, but knowing it does for some, I can look into making adjustments.

  11. CHERIE WOOD October 18, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I was surprised to see all of the comments on calorie count as far as the heavy whipping cream or cream. I understand that it’s no big deal for calories if you’re doing a low-carb diet

    • Dix October 18, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      It’s true many low carbers don’t specifically count calories, but keto is becoming more prevalent, and the keto folks do track calories along with fat, protein, etc. And even for everyday low carbers, especially those nearer to their goal, overdoing the higher calorie foods can cause stalls. I don’t usually advise people to worry over calories, but if they are not losing weight and are not sure why, it’s one of the places I will suggest they look, along with specialty foods, etc.

  12. Toni October 24, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Just as an add on, I believe its sweet leaf or sweet one who has a caramel drops stevia liquid. Im not crazy about caramel, but one of them had it. I use the English toffee occasionally (yeah I know), but also the vanilla and the chocolate. no calories and nice flavor. I like the ideas on the creamers as Im a heavy whipping cream indulger as well. Good Luck.

    • Dix October 24, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      I think something like coffee would be a good use for the flavored drops. And would never give someone a hard time about their choices, ’cause I just don’t. Not my business what someone else puts in their body, you know? Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  13. Pat korth November 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I am having trouble making sense of your nutritional calories. It says 50 cal per cup which cannot be right since 1 tablespoon of the cream is 50 cal. What am I doing wrong?

    • Dix November 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      I’m sorry, Pat. It was confusing! The “cup” was referring to a cup of coffee which is very confusing. Duh! And I recently changed my recipe plugin and nutritional calculations, too. So I’ve redone this one and figure about 1/8th the total mix is a “serving.” I hope I managed to make the recipe a little clearer. And thanks for checking – it’s really easy to overlook issues with nutritionals sometimes. I appreciate the heads up!

  14. Kathy Dawson January 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I have started using Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Almond Milk, Walden Farms unsweetened creamer, and flavored liquid stevia. It is great! The almond milk has only 45 calories for 8 oz and 0 net carbs.

    • Dix January 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing your variation I appreciate it

  15. Melissa February 21, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Is the cup of coffee listed in the ingredients part of the creamer recipe itself, or did you list it as in the cup you’re drinking and adding the creamer to?

    • Dix February 21, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Not part of the creamer recipe, no. Just what you put the creamer in. I should change that to make it more clear.

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