Sometimes You Just Want Coffee to Be a Bit Fancier

One of the delights of being on the ketogenic (low carb/high fat) diet is enjoying coffee with heavy cream. Not skim milk (ick) or some other option where the goal is to avoid fat. No, not with this program. Luscious, rich cream is allowed. Of course, some java lovers prefer their cup with nothing but the coffee. Between me, Lovely Mate, our three children and their spouses we serve it up in every permutation - from jet black unsweetened to sweetened without cream to unsweetened with cream to caramel flavored with cream, which is my favorite. Coffee from a bistro, a latte to be specific, will come with a nice head of steamed cream (be sure to make sure they use cream and not milk if you order a latte and are wanting to stay ketogenic since milk has lactose which is sugar). But trying to get the same effect at home can be a challenge. There are devices such as this Epica and even more elaborate ones but not wanting to either acquire yet another possession to take up space in our already semi-cluttered lives, or to have to use 1/3 of a cup of cream (!) - the minimum required for some models - I got us this little wand frother. Mind you, the larger one noted above might be fine if you're making enough froth for a few cups of latte. But for single cups, the smaller one might be the better choice.

Nothing fancy. Not high tech. Just a little do-hicky that makes my morning indulgence just that touch more ... uh ... indulgent. Reminder: heavy cream is okay on keto, but you must measure. Measure. Measure. Deal? [This item and others we've found to be helpful tool can be found on this tab at the top of this site.

Disclaimer: I’ve been fortunate to have had the time and resources to research the ketogenic diet, also known as LCHF (low carb/high fat). The information I share is based solely on my understanding of that research. We are all responsible for our own choices, including what we put in our mouths and there’s no substitute for each of us checking things out ourselves. And I’m not a medical professional in any way. Go Keto With Casey is not a medical site. “Duh,” you might say. But best to make it clear to all.  I welcome questions, comments and even civil criticism. I’m still learning. So, if you have something to add, go for it. Links in this post and all others may direct you to, where I will receive a small amount of the purchase price of any items you buy through my affiliate links. Thanks!

- Casey