Game Changing Butter Coffee

Libations | January 16, 2016 | By

I’ll be honest, I just wanted a fresh take on my morning cup of coffee this morning.  I didn’t want it piled high with whipped cream, dripping in chocolate sauce or caramel syrup.  But I didn’t want just a cup of joe with cream.  I can do that anytime.  So, I went to my trusty Pinterest and did a search on ‘coffee drinks’.  

I scrolled and scrolled, same old, same old,…then suddenly I came across ‘Butter Coffee’.  Wha-at? I read through the Someday I’ll Learn post, and was totally intrigued.  Sure, the health reasons for each component are laid out nicely.  But it’s a Saturday morning, and I was admittedly more interested in yummy tasting, rather than searching based on my heart health. 

And yes, the ingredients are not your typical coffee accoutrements.  Butter, coconut oil, nut milk, raw honey, and vanilla extract.  Butter was the most disconcerting. But not a deal-breaker.  I love my butter.  And the post even mentioned that using salted butter will give it that salted caramel taste.  Butter, check.  Raw Coconut oil, check.  Nut milk, check.  Raw honey, check.  Vanilla: extract, powder, paste, take your pick.  So I went about constructing my coffee.  I first made up a pour-over, my go-to way for preparing one cup.  I find it such a therapeutic way to prepare coffee- you have to be there, in the moment, to slowly, methodically pour the hot water over the grinds.  But the result is a fabulous smooth cup of coffee.  

I put the coffee into a NutriBullet. Along with all the other ingredients.  Organic butter, grass-fed if possible, because the Vitamin K that the cows get from grazing is good for clearing out your arteries, and then the healthy fat that butter contains can move through your body easily.  Raw honey is filled with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and enzymes.  Get the organic kind from a good health food store.  It’s good for fighting disease, even cancer.

I whipped the ingredients together.  Oh my, how creamy, foamy and tasty.  And potentially messy.  I learned this one the hard way, so you won’t have to: make sure you have closed the NutriBullet container tightly!  And if you don’t have a NutriBullet or something similar, an immersion blender will work just fine.  Either way, fabulously yummy.  Also ideally, try and have your butter at room temperature.  It will speed up the blending process without cooling down the coffee too quickly.  

Try this, and let me know what you think.  It is definitely a fresh way to have yummy and healthy coffee.  And why not add ground cardamom or cinnamon?  I’m trying that next!  This morning I had it with one of my Pear and Chocolate Scones, reheated from a stash in the freezer.  Go on, whip up a batch of these, you’ll be very happy 🙂

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Game Changing Butter Coffee
A rich, creamy, foamy cup of coffee that will blow your mind!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. I 8 oz cup of brewed coffee. I used a pour over method, but you can prepare your coffee as desired.
  2. 1 tbsp organic, grass fed butter (if at all possible, for utmost health benefits)
  3. 1 tbsp nut milk ( I used almond, but you could use cashew or even coconut milk)
  4. 1 tbsp raw, organic honey (this is non-negotiable. Do not use pourable, liquid honey- very little of it is actual honey!)
  5. 1 tsp coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Take all of the ingredients and blend well!
  1. Use an immersion blender, frothing wand, or even your blender. Just don't use a NutriBullet, which you turn upside down to engage. I learned this the hard way, leakage may occur!
  2. You could make this with a coffee substitute like Teeccino or Milo etc. In fact, this preparation may make them taste even better!
Adapted from Someday I'll Learn Butter Coffee
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    September 8, 2016

    Tried this recipe, swapping the nut milk for organic whole milk, and whoa! Can launch a whole chain of coffeeshops with this stuff!

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      September 9, 2016

      hahaha!! No kidding! It’s kinda dangerous how good this is- since it isn’t exactly low fat! But it is good for you, so I guess that makes it alright. You start the coffee chain, and I’m there for ya! Thanks 🙂

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