In our house coffee is a big deal. We even bought a fancy pants coffee maker. I think it is fancy because it has a 12 cup coffee pot on one side and a k-cup adapter on the other. It is really convenient during the work week. I am able to make a cup of coffee and take it into work. I can honestly say that since we bought this wonderful machine, I have not made one stop to Starbucks! So not only is it wonderful because of the dual usage, but it has saved us money as well.
About 2 years ago we decided we were going to stop buying coffee creamers in the store. We noticed one day that the label was packed full of extra ingredients and the really scary thing was that on the label it stated that it was a non-dairy product. That was very disturbing for me. Here is a short list of some of the ingredients they did list..
* Vegetable Oil
*Mono- and Diglycerides
* Cellulose Gel
*Cellulose Gum Carrageenan
Now I am not saying that I am an expert on food labels. But I do know that usually anything I can’t pronounce or I just don’t know what it is, I should not be ingesting into my system. We have tried to pay attention to the “anything that rhymes with gross” or you can’t pronounce rule.
So after looking at the label and reading that a coffee creamer has no cream whatsoever, we decided we would start making our own. I have to tell you it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. The recipe is simple and we know exactly what goes into it. I will post a recipe for the creamer so you can try it if you want to.Recipes
There was a small adjustment period. The homemade creamer has a better texture and a better flavor. But if you are used to the name brands, you might find that it is not as sweet or thick. I did not mind the change at all. It usually lasts in our house about 2 weeks. It all depends on how much coffee we drink that week. It should not spoil any quicker than the half and half you use. So just look at your expiration date and you will be fine.
Now for the KETO part, I was looking into different ways to up my fat intake and I discovered a new way to fix my coffee. I make a regular cup, whatever size I feel is necessary to make it through my morning, and I add my homemade coffee creamer, and coconut oil! Now my version is my own take on other things I have seen and read about.
The cool thing about KETO coffee is that it allows you to use heavy cream, and some sort of additional fat. Some people use butter, I like the coconut oil. The coconut oil also gives you a natural lip balm! I don’t add any kind of additional sugar or sugar alternative to my KETO coffee, the homemade creamer is sweet enough for me. But you can add your sugar alternatives as well just give it more sweetness. I also use a variety of flavored coffees.
You can decide what is best for you, but I wanted to let you know there are endless possibilities on how to make the perfect KETO coffee!