Low-Carb Cappuccino (Dairy-free) and Tips for Coconut Milk

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While working on my Easter recipes, I needed a little break. I previously attempted making cappuccino with many types of milk (almond, hazelnut, etc.) and found that coconut milk works best for making froth and tastes better. Almond milk just didn't work and I wouldn't use it in coffee. This coffee drink is very simple to make and you don't need any special equipment for it. And it's Paleo-friendly, too!


Nutritional values (per serving)

1.7 grams 0.7 grams 1.3 grams 12.2 grams 10.8 grams 113 calories
Total Carbs2.4grams
Net Carbs1.7grams
of which Saturated10.8grams
Energy (calories)113kcal
Magnesium29mg (7% RDA)
Potassium169mg (9% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5.5%), protein (4.1%), fat (90.3%)

Ingredients (per serving)

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The basic make-up of a cappuccino is roughly 1/3 coffee, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 frothed/foamed milk. Before you open the box with coconut milk, shake it well for about 30 seconds.

How to froth the milk:

Prepare the required amount of espresso (I just fill 1/3 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!

Tips for Coconut milk:

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.

Apart from tasting delicious, it's really easy to whip or froth. The only contents are water and coconut, no additives! Keep in mind that if you want to "cream" it to make desserts like Chocolate mousse, you will have to get this Aroy-D (tinned) or this one (coconut cream).

Another brand you can use for desserts like that is Thai Kitchen Organic (but contains guar gum which I personally don't like). Simply keep it refrigerated until the cream separates out from the coconut water. The extracted cream can be used for whipped cream - just spoon the cream out and discard the liquid.

Tips for sweeteners:

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

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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 Smile


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


Hi Aneta, I get it from here: http://www.orientaltreasure.co.uk/5735-aroy-d-coconut-milk-250ml.html


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! Smile


"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 Smile


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 Smile
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 Smile 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 Smile


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