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Low-Carb Dairy-Free Cappuccino

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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

Hands-on Overall

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
Protein1.3 grams
Fat12.1 grams
Calories113 kcal
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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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!

Low-Carb Dairy-Free Cappuccino

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 cuppuccino)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coffee (prepared), liquid
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
1.6 g1.1 g12.1 g111 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 1 cuppuccino
1.7 g1.3 g12.1 g113 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (13)

Im from central america and we dont have that brand of coconut milk here can i use goya instead? Thanks for your help

As long as it's not coconut "cream", you can use your favourite brand 😊

Where do you buy the Acroy D brand in the UK?

Hi Aneta, I get it from here:

So, I realize this post is over a year old but I think it's worth saying for anyone else who might read this!
I often purchase Aroy-d Coconut Cream. It's often right next to their Coconut Milk; this one is in a green box and the coconut cream is in a similar looking white box. I don't have on on hand right now, but I think that the ingredients are just coconut cream. Separate/hardens up nicely in the fridge too.

Thanks for the tip Derb! I haven't tried their coconut cream but I LOVE their coconut milk. If the cream has no additives like guar gum, my dreams have just come true! 😊

"Aroy-D" in Thai means "It's delicious" and it is just that! I love coconut milk. I'm so glad I found this recipe. Thank you.

You're welcome! I had no idea what it meant - it truly is delicious and it's the only coconut milk I buy! It doesn't "cream" but it's just like cream in coffee 😊

I love Aroy-D, it's the best tasting coconut milk. If only it worked for other recipes where you need "creamed" milk - it doesn't solidify in the fridge.

It doesn't  - I think it's due to the lack of guar gum but it tastes so much better without it. I've been using Aroy-D for about 2 years and it has "creamed" exceptionally but that was after having it in the fridge opened for at least 5-7 days.

Hi Martina,
I have been KETO for almost a year now, and only just discovered your site...Wish I had found it months ago: so many lovely recipes, which could have saved me a lot of energy and hassle coming up with ideas myself!
In any case, I noticed you are crazy about Arroy-D coconut milk - as am I - but you say it doesn't work for creaming. Here in Austria they also sell canned Arroy-D coconut milk, which still contains only coconut extract and water, and it works WONDERFULLY for creaming. When it comes out of the refrigerator there is barely any liquid left! Have a look around...maybe you can find it (online) in the UK too 😊
If you HAVE found it, and don't use it for another reason, please let me know!

Thank you Karin! That's amazing news, I'll have to check that on Amazon and get some Aroy-D for creaming. It's the best one I've ever tried, I cannot actually tell the difference between freshly made coconut milk and Aroy-D 😊 Thanks again! ---- Just wanted to let you know that I found it and ordered!!

Yummy! I didn't know you could make froth out of coconut milk 😊