Hot summer days have you craving iced coffee or a cold coffee drink? This Keto Iced Latte is dairy free, so simple to make and so delicious! Quick and easy to make with only 3 basic ingredients…you can whip this baby up quicker than you can drive to your local coffee shop!
I love my coffee…espresso to be exact. I used to enjoy it iced with creamy bases, sugar, caramel drizzle, vanilla this and mocha that…but now I’m as about as plain as it gets…well if you consider butter in your coffee “plain”. The fact is my coffee just doesn’t taste good to me anymore with all that junk in it…I don’t even like it sweet anymore…but I do love it to be creamy! While I love my hot Keto Coffee, when summer comes around, I want iced coffee and that’s a little harder to do and a cold iced latte is my absolute favorite! The butter or coconut oil that I put in my hot keto coffee doesn’t work so well in iced coffee and ends up all hard and curdled on top…nasty! Well, I started making my favorite Keto Iced Latte with unsweetened almond milk and MCT oil and once I blended it…it was creamy, frothy, cold coffee heaven! It even had a little buttery flavor…I was hooked!
I have a confession. There was a time when spent over $300 a month on coffee drinks….I was a Starbucks/coffee shop junkie, I had the gold card, collected the points and would gather everyone in the car at weird times to ensure I got all my challenge points get my bonus rewards….yep, junkie. Well, there was one thing that helped me break loose of the hold Starbucks had over me…great espresso at home. I know what you’re thinking…you don’t have time for espresso at home. Come on now…yes you do. Those Starbucks lines are forever long and move as….slow….as….molasses… most of the time…and how far out of your way did you drive to get there? I digress. Incredible espresso and an amazing keto iced latte at home is possible and you don’t have to be a barista or know anything about expensive Italian espresso machines to get it.
Enter my Nespresso machine….isn’t she gorgeous! This is my second machine and I’ve been using Nespresso for over 10 years. My first machine I literally wore out. This is a Nespresso Pixie and it takes the original espresso pods. I love the style of the machines, super sleek and modern. Nespresso also makes a machine that takes larger pods for coffee, but I always have had the espresso version. Before we go any further…I have not been compensated in any way by Nespresso for this recommendation, I just LOVE their products and the flavor of the espresso is amazing and better than anything I have had in a coffee shop…and I have had a ton of coffee. Believe me, they don’t need me… they have George Clooney as a spoked person!
The best thing about the machine is the simplicity…it takes little pods and water…that’s it. No grinding beans, no pressing and loading it…nope. The pod goes in, I push the button for the shot I want and…boom…done! My machine cost about $229 (they start at $149) and the pods start at $.72 cents each and are recyclable as well. So, lets do the math real quick. If you spend an average of $5 a day on coffee this machine will pay for itself in a little over a month and from that moment on you will be paying $.72 – $1.44 for an incredibly tasty iced latte….I promise after your first sip you will be hooked! If you are interested in a Nespresso Machine, you can get a great deal on one here.
Now, you can make a Keto Iced Latte with your favorite coffee brewed extra strong if you don’t have an espresso machine, so don’t worry. But if you spend an obscene amount of your hard earned money at the coffee shop like I did, you may want to think about an amazing alternative that will not only brew you amazing espresso…yes better than Starbucks…it will save you a ton of cash!
- 1 Tbsp MCT oil
- 1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 shots fresh brewed espresso or 1/4 cup of your favorite strong brewed coffee
Add fresh brewed espresso or coffee to blender with almond milk and MCT oil. Blend on medium for 5-10 seconds. Pour over ice and enjoy!
If you like your coffee stronger start out with the minimum amount of milk, and add to suit your tastes! To make it a little more interesting you can always add sugar free extracts, cinnamon, nutmeg and other flavorings before blending!