How to Make a Coconut Oil Latte

by Heather on March 27, 2014

Coconut Oil Latte || #dairyfree #coffee #latte

Coffee. You all, I’m sure, know by now that I love the stuff. Most mornings I drink it straight from our $15 Mr. Coffee brewer, but I love dopio espressos or a good French press as well. In the summers I crave iced coffee like there’s no tomorrow. Fun story: when we lived in Colorado I would be driving in the snow to work in a car with the seat warmers on, iced coffee in hand, and Jimmy Buffett blaring on the radio.


Too cool, right?


One of the biggest things I love about coffee is that it necessitates community. A lone cup is fun and relaxing, but drinking coffee with people we love is just so enjoyable. Like most things it’s always better when shared, you know? Nate and I are working hard on a really fun new thing that incorporates all of the things we love about coffee, and I am hoping to be able to share EVERY LITTLE DETAIL with you guys soon – but honestly I haven’t been this excited about a business venture in a long time!

Coconut Oil Latte || #dairyfree #coffee #latte

So now that I’ve officially teased you guys, even though I HATE when bloggers tease like that, I have to tell you that I am so stoked to share this recipe with you. A few weeks ago I shared this banana coconut muffin recipe and it was a big hit. I also shared that I’ve been adding coconut oil to my coffee and that seemed to be of huge intrigue – who knew, right?!


Honestly I can’t say that I came up with that one; my sweet friend Mandy mentioned that she tried stirring it into her coffee to mask the coconut flavor. I thought it sounded like a good enough idea to get more coconut oil into my diet, so the rest is history!


Here’s the thing though: the coconut oil slick on top of the coffee isn’t for everyone, and at times can be a bit off-putting for me. After some thinking I found a way to make a latte that has the creaminess and goodness of coconut oil, is naturally sweetened, and is completely dairy-free.


Coconut oil latte anyone? Tell you what – head on over and I’ll make ya one ;)

Coconut Oil Latte || #dairyfree #coffee #latte

Coconut Oil Latte


  • 12 ounces strong-brewed hot coffee
  • 1-3 teaspoons honey (I recommend sourcing this as locally as you can), or maple syrup if preferred
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil


    A quick note: These measurements will vary based on your preferences, but you will want to use honey or maple syrup as a way to help emulsify the latte. I have not tried it with any artificial sweeteners, but I think the honey or maple syrup would be best in this recipe.
    Another quick note: I have an immersion blender that I use for this, but you could also do it in a food processor or blender. Just know that since the mixture is hot you will want to be VERY CAREFUL.
    For the latte:
  1. As a general rule I like to use 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon coconut oil for my latte.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cup and blend using a immersion blender until emulsified. Serve hot.
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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cassie March 27, 2014

I am actually drinking almost this exact same thing right now. The ladies at the office always blend up a little coffee with coconut oil and it’s perfection. I need to try adding honey!


2 Heather March 27, 2014

So fun! Isn’t it cool thinking that we’re like virtually having coffee together…sorta? :)


3 steph@stephsbitebybite March 27, 2014

Loving this!! Since talking to you about it on twitter I’ve become obsessed!!


4 Heather March 27, 2014

So good, right?!


5 Jacquelynn March 27, 2014

This sounds so yummy! Is the hot liquid ok in the plastic immersion blender cup that came with it? Can’t wait to try this!


6 Heather March 27, 2014

It’s been fine in mine – I figure if it’s dishwasher and microwave safe, then a little hot coffee probably won’t hurt it ;)


7 Urban Wife March 27, 2014

I’ve been intrigued by this but haven’t tried it yet. I know what I’m doing during afternoon nap time. ;)


8 Debby March 27, 2014

Can’t wait to hear about the coffee venture:)


9 Heather March 28, 2014

Oh, we’ll be telling you about it soon :) Love you!


10 Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes March 27, 2014

Yum! There is a local coffee shop that makes a fabulous latte with coconut milk that I love, but I haven’t tried adding coconut oil to my coffee at home. I know what I’ll be having with my breakfast tomorrow. :-)


11 Heather March 28, 2014

I hope you like it Deb!


12 Bethany March 28, 2014

Sooo…I’m a little intrigued. I’ve never heard of adding oil of any sort to coffee besides that naturally occurring in the coffee – although based on the other comments, I’m the only one. :) What’s the point of it? Health, texture, flavor…?


13 Heather March 28, 2014

Hey Bethany! I’ll be honest, I’m still doing research on coconut oil’s benefits, so I would encourage you to check into it as well, but it’s a combination of texture, flavor and the health benefits.


14 Audra April 5, 2014

I do it for energy and a metabolism boost but coconut oil has many other health benefits.


15 kelley {mountain mama cooks} March 28, 2014

What a great idea! I put coconut butter into smoothies and sauté just about everything in coconut oil but I’ve never thought to put into a hot drink…. so trying this. Of course with a dash of cardamon :)


16 Heather March 28, 2014

Of course! I love that you taught me that, the flavor is AMAZING with a little cinnamon and cardamon!


17 DessertForTwo March 30, 2014

You have me hooked on this!!


18 Catherine March 31, 2014

Sounds fascinating, I’ll have to try this for sure.


19 meg April 5, 2014

Yum! What a great idea. I am going to try this asap.


20 Audra April 5, 2014

I add coconut oil to my coffee all the time but have never thought to add honey, sounds yummy. Sometimes I add a few drops of vanilla to my coconut coffee too. Another way to get more coconut oil into my daily diet is to make coconut oil “hot chocolate”. I mix HOT milk with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and a teaspoon or so of cocoa powder. It’s super yummy.


21 Heather April 6, 2014

Oh that hot chocolate idea sounds amazing!!!


22 ATasteOfMadness April 6, 2014

I NEED to get me some coconut oil. I love this idea!


23 Just a Beach Girl April 6, 2014

Sounds delicious! Lately I’ve been putting coconut oil on my English muffins but am also a coffee fanatic (who owns an immersion blender!) so will give this a try!


24 Kathy April 6, 2014

Have you tried this iced? Wonder how that would be?


25 Heather April 6, 2014

Hey Kathy! I haven’t had it iced, but I can’t imagine that it would be all that great since coconut oil is solid at room temp or colder. If you find a way to make it happen I want to know though – I’d be ALL over that!


26 Stephanie April 9, 2014

I literally jumped outta bed to make this. It was amazing!! And I think this is how I’m going to have my coffee for a long time!


27 Annie Song April 9, 2014

Holy moly! This sounds delicious! I usually add approximately a teaspoon to my coffee but I love the idea of a latte with maple syrup. Thank you for sharing!


28 Heather April 10, 2014
This is not a latte. It is brewed coffee with oil added. It’s coffee with homemade non-dairy creamer, to be accurate. The name is sort of baffling. It’s no more a latte than a glass of iced tea with a squeeze of lemon is an Arnold Palmer.


29 Heather April 10, 2014

Thank you for clarifying Heather! You’re right in that it’s not a latte, but I thought it was the most accurate description for the texture and flavor of the drink. Sorry to baffle you with an inaccurate title, but I hope you try the recipe and enjoy it :)


30 Kaila April 17, 2014

Wait, I don’t see the recipe. Looks just like an error where it should be?!


31 Heather April 17, 2014

Hey Kaila! When I updated my blog through Wordpress the plugin I use for my recipes didn’t update with it. If you can send me an email at heathersdish (at) gmail (dot) com I’ll get you the recipe STAT!


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