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Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie

Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie — a refreshing, chilled keto-friendly smoothie that tastes like vanilla ice cream and has a nice coffee kick!

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Imagine drinking a refreshing, chilled smoothie that tastes a lot like vanilla ice cream. Now imagine this smoothie having an awesome coffee kick. Oh, and this smoothie is low in carbs and high in fat, making it the perfect keto fat bomb drink.

You don’t have to pinch yourself because you’re not dreaming! All you have to do is make this amazing Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie aka your favorite summer drink. (Or fall drink, or winter drink, or spring drink… who says you can’t enjoy smoothies when it’s a little chilly?!)

(Note that the above photo is a visual representation of this smoothie taken by a photographer with actual talent. 🙂 I promise the end result was quite similar in person!)

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

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Whipping Cream

grab this at the store! (or, if you’re dairy-free like me, you can substitute it with nutpods Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer)

Death Wish Coffee

This is my FAVORITE coffee because it’s super-caffeinated (the company bills it as “The World’s Strongest Coffee“), meaning a little goes a long way. I highly recommend using it in this recipe because it infuses the smoothie with caffeine without making it taste like coffee. (Because you want it to taste like vanilla ice cream!)

Perfect Keto Vanilla MCT Oil Powder

MCT powder is loaded with healthy MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), aka healthy fats. MCTs are a keto diet staple because you can put them in smoothies, coffee, etc. Use coupon code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY for 20% off your order!

NOW Better Organic Stevia Sweetener

A great keto-friendly sweetener.

 Viva Naturals Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a fantastic source of Omega 3s and also do a great job thickening smoothies, puddings, etc. 

Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

A nice vanilla extract with a good flavor.

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Let’s Make a Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie!

Before making this smoothie, you’ll need to brew and freeze your coffee in an ice cube tray. 12 oz coffee will fit perfectly in a standard ice cube tray, making each cube approximately .75 oz coffee.

cubes of frozen coffee in a tray for keto coffee smoothie

Once you have your coffee cubes, gather your ingredients and add them to your blender (I use a Vitamix that I have owned for about 15 years now and it was THE best kitchen appliance purchase ever!)…

keto coffee smoothie ingredients inside a vitamix blender

blend until smooth, then pour the smoothie into a glass.

keto coffee smoothie on a grey porch

(Although the smoothie has a few bubbles on top, it’s not filled with bubbles as it may look in this photo. That’s just the glass!)

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How to Thicken Your Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie

You have a few options if you want a thicker smoothie:

  • Be patient. The chia seeds will do a good job of thickening the smoothie if you let it sit about 6-8 minutes after blending.
  • Add 1/2 tsp xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is an awesome keto-friendly food that will do a fantastic job of thickening this smoothie. You can get it here!

keto coffee smoothie top

This Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie is an Awesome Fat Bomb!

Did I mention this smoothie is an awesome keto fat bomb? One serving packs in 26 grams of keto-friendly fat with only 2 grams net carbs! (Want an even bigger fat bomb? Just add more MCT oil powder. It will bump up the fat without increasing the carbs!)

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Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 

A keto friendly kick of caffeine that tastes like vanilla ice cream!

Course: Drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 296 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Freeze coffee in an ice cube tray. (12 oz coffee will fill a standard ice cube tray.) Note: If you don't use Death Wish Coffee, you will need to use more coffee cubes if you want the same caffeine content.

  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour in a glass. Wait 5-8 minutes before serving to allow the chia seeds to thicken the smoothie.

Recipe Notes

Important note about the caffeine content: According to Death Wish Coffee's FAQ, there are 54.2 mg caffeine per ounce. A typical Dunkin' Donuts coffee has 12.7 mg per ounce, and a Starbucks coffee has 20.6 mg per ounce. This recipe calls for 3.75oz (5 frozen ice cubes), giving you about 200 mg caffeine. If that is too much caffeine for you, use less coffee.

If you don't consume dairy, use nutpods Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer instead of the whipping cream.

Use coupon code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY to receive 15% off your order of Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder!

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 501mg 21%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Calcium 54.5%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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YUM! A keto coffee smoothie that tastes like vanilla ice cream! This Vanilla Ice Cream Keto Coffee Smoothie is INCREDIBLE and is the perfect way to caffeinate yourself when it's warm outside. You will love this keto smoothie recipe that doubles as a keto fat bomb! #ketocoffee #ketosmoothie #ketofatbomb #ketodiet #ketorecipes

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    • Hi Christian,

      You sure can! Use a vanilla coconut milk if you can (I think So Delicious sells one); if you don’t, make sure to add 1/4 tsp additional vanilla extract to boost the vanilla flavor.

  • I’ve already got some MCT oil at home and want to use that up before buying a different product. Can I sub that for the MCT powder you have in this recipe? If so, is it a 1:1 swap? Thank you! This looks fantastic and could be a huge boost for helping me hit my macros.

    • Hi Allison! Yes you can. One scoop of MCT powder is equivalent to 1/2 tbsp MCT oil macro-wise. If you feel like you need more of a vanilla flavor boost when you use plain MCT oil, just add in a bit more vanilla extract. Enjoy! 🙂

  • This sounds delish! I have a question though, vanilla almond milk has 14g carbs in a one cup serving so how is there only 9 in the recipe? What brand do you use? Is there a brand with less or no carbs?

    • Hi Randi,

      Thank you, and oops! I just realized I forgot to specify unsweetened vanilla almond milk in the recipe (I just fixed it). I use Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk with 1g carbs (<1g fiber) per 1 cup. As long as you sweeten almond milk yourself with a carb-free sweetener, it's an awesome addition to the keto diet. 🙂

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