If you're a coffee lover like myself, there is nothing like a cup of hot coffee with frothy milk on top. The problem with milk is that it's relatively high in carbs and should be avoided if you follow a keto diet.
I previously attempted making cappuccino with dairy-free options like almond, hazelnut and cashew but it wasn't quite right. Although these options work for latte, found that coconut milk works better cappuccino.
This coffee drink is very simple to make and you don't need any special equipment for it. And it's Paleo-friendly, too!
Which Coconut Milk Works Best for Cappuccino?
I love Aroy-D coconut milk - it's the best I've tried so far. It tastes and smells delicious and when you open the package, it actually looks like whole milk or cream unlike some other brands.
Also, it's really easy to make it frothy. You should avoid any creamy, high-fat coconut milk as that will not be suitable for keto cappuccino. Just for a comparison, you can see the type of coconut milk I used to make my Keto Chocolate Mousse, it's much thicker!
How To Froth Coconut Milk
The Best Low-Carb Sweeteners to Use
If you need to use a sweetener, the best one for cappuccino is 1-3 drops of liquid Stevia extract or a teaspoon of Erythritol which have zero carbs. I didn't use any sweetener, as the coconut milk already has a slightly sweet taste. You can read more about low-carb sweeteners in this post: Complete Guide To Sweeteners on a Low-carb Ketogenic Diet
Serving size 1 cuppuccino
Allergy information for Low-Carb Dairy-Free Cappuccino
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 cuppuccino)
Net carbs1.7 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 4%, fat 90%
Total carbs1.8 gramsFiber0.1 gramsSugars0 gramsSaturated fat10.7 gramsSodium9 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium29 mg(7% RDA)Potassium169 mg(8% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
- The basic make-up of a cappuccino is roughly 1/3 coffee, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 frothed/foamed milk (follow the tips in the intro). Before you open the box with coconut milk, shake it well for about 30 seconds.
- Prepare the required amount of espresso (I just fill a third of a cup). Pour some hot coconut milk into the espresso using a knife/spatula to hold back the foam. When the cup is filled up to 2/3, spoon the froth on the top. Sprinkle some cocoa powder or cinnamon and you're done!
Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 cuppuccino)
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