Summer is the perfect time for iced coffee drinks! I’m a big fan of these cool beverages but it can get super pricey if you are buying one every day from your local coffee shop. Additionally, doing keto and low-carb has made seeking flavored coffee a bit more challenging. I love the options I’ve been able to get at Starbucks (I’ve got a list of my favorite drinks to order here), but you can’t beat a good ole’ fashion home-brewed, a creamy, iced cup of deliciousness!
This one is SO good it doesn’t even taste healthy! The good fats thrown in here are plentiful – this drink fills me up all afternoon. With almost 20g of fat in one cup, under 200 calories and 2g total carbs it makes a great afternoon snack.
I brewed my own french-pressed cup of coffee at home using one of my favs, Utopian Coffee Co.‘s Colombia Gran Galope blend. They are out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I fell in love with this blend after tasting it at the Indy Cup in May. I promise this isn’t an ad for them, I’m totally promoting Utopian solely based on my love of for this coffee! It’s a beautiful thing when a coffee-lover finds a specific blend to love.
While my coffee was still hot, I threw in a bulletproof pod and let that melt. For pods, I blended together melted coconut oil, MCT oil, and butter, poured into mini muffin tins and let freeze. When they harden into pods I keep them stored in the refrigerator, I use 1 pod per cup of coffee to make it bulletproof. Once melted, I filled the cup with ice to cool the coffee and added more as needed to keep it iced.
This is where the term “dirty keto” comes in, what many describe as not a true-keto recipe because you are throwing in some ingredients that are sugar-free. Use your own judgment on this, in my personal option as long as you say in ketosis you are doing keto. Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.
Next, I added some vanilla extract and Sugar-Free Torani syrup (about 1/2 tsp.), caramel extract (about 1/2 tsp.), liquid stevia and 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. Lastly, I topped with a piped dollop of keto-friendly whipped topping. Check the recipe out here to make your own!