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Keto Outing: How to order a Keto Friendly coffee?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Pavan71, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Pavan71

    Pavan71 Type 2 · Member

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    when we are travelling or when we are outside, it should not become a challenge to enjoy/order a Keto friendly coffee without losing the taste of it...

    Requested for a Latte with double cream instead of Milk when I wanted to enjoy a nice *bucks coffee.
    Are there better ways to bend rules and go for more keto friendly coffees while ordering?. Please suggest.
     
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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Just ordering a black coffee is the easiest way out of your "problem". :D
     
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    When I was still drinking coffee i used to order an Americano and add cream to it. :)
     
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  4. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    My type 2 buddy orders a black coffee with a jug of cream. This T1 orders a massive bucket of espresso ;)
     
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  5. Pavan71

    Pavan71 Type 2 · Member

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    I like the reply. But want to know if we are keto friendly by adding cream to the coffee...
     
  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I only drink black coffee, no sugar / sweeteners, sometimes with a pinch of salt, so I can not help in regards to putting cream in.
     
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  7. bamba

    bamba Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Irish coffee ?
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Double espresso in a large cup. Then I add cream.
     
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  9. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    95% of the time I order black when out, but on rare occasions I might get a cappuccino or simply add cream to black coffee.
     
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  10. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Ah, I see! Sorry. Yes. Having cream in coffee is a keto thing, make sure it’s double and not single cream :)
     
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  11. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    A latte with cream will still have quite a few carbs.. I have just over a tablespoon of cream in my coffee which only has about 0.5g of carbs by the time you get up to 200ml (not a lot for a latte) you are at 5.2g per cup.. I usually have a large Americano with cream at a coffee shop when I go. You get the bulk of the water but far fewer carbs.
     
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  12. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Would Almond or Coconut Milk work?
     
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  13. Pavan71

    Pavan71 Type 2 · Member

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    Good point. Will these be available in regular coffee shops?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Depends on the shop I guess.. but to be honest that's just adding water to water
     
  15. petalmoore

    petalmoore Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Unfortunately, In my experience they have more carbs than regular milk because as well as nuts they often have rice flour etc as a stabilizer, and sugar for flavour. Check out some cartons in the supermarket and compare with milk. And let me know if you find a non-dairy milk that’s lower carb than milk - I’ll be round ther like a shot!
     
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  16. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Take a tub of cream/butter/coconut oil, one of those battery powered frother thingies, order a big black coffee and whizz up your own! :D
     
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    Rosalie_900 Prediabetes · Member

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    Unsweetened almond milk by Alpro has zero carbs but is not availabile in coffee shops. I go for double cream in coffee - added to a black americano. I have the unsweetened almond milk in tea at home but just have weak earl grey or red bush when I am out. I have been known to carry my own cream or almond milk with me in a small container to add when needed.

    I have also discovered that a very flat teaspoon of (unsweetened) Bournville cocoa powder made up with boiling water and then a little cream added is rather good. This is 2-3g carbs. Only available at home though.
     
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  18. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cortado is a good option for coffee (small amount of steamed milk in the americano). I limit myself to 1 cappucino daily and in Costa you can get cinamon sprinkles on it. I am type 1 and this doesn't seem to spike my sugars.
     
  19. Mokkijo

    Mokkijo Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Heavy cream, yes--but not half & half, or 2% milk.
     
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