Delicious Hot Buttered Coffee Recipe – Try Now!

Welcome coffee enthusiasts! As your friendly barista, I’m excited to share a delicious and decadent recipe with you today – hot buttered coffee. This recipe is a twist on the classic coffee we all know and love, infused with the rich flavors of butter and warm spices. Trust me when I say, once you try this hot buttered coffee recipe, it will become your new favorite way to start the day.

Butter coffee, also known as bulletproof coffee, has been gaining popularity in recent years for its ability to provide lasting energy and mental clarity. By adding healthy fats like grass-fed butter and MCT oil to your morning cup of joe, you’re fueling your brain and body for optimal performance throughout the day.

This hot buttered coffee recipe takes the concept of bulletproof coffee up a notch by incorporating warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for a comforting and cozy experience. The addition of brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness without being overpowering.

I know what you may be thinking – butter in my coffee? That sounds strange. But trust me, the creamy yet subtly nutty flavor of the butter pairs perfectly with the bold taste of freshly brewed coffee.

So go ahead, grab your ingredients and try this hot buttered coffee recipe today. I promise it will be worth it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hot Buttered Coffee
Hot Buttered Coffee

As a barista, I know that coffee is more than just a drink. It’s an experience. And what better way to elevate your morning routine than with a steaming cup of delicious, hot buttered coffee. This coffee recipe is unlike any other you’ve tried before. Not only does it pack a flavorful punch, but it’s also filled with healthy fats that will power you through the day.

What makes this recipe so unique is the combination of grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and MCT oil. These healthy fats are incredible for providing lasting energy and mental clarity throughout the day. Unlike traditional coffee drinks that may leave you feeling jittery or crash after the initial burst of caffeine subsides, hot buttered coffee delivers a steady stream of energy to your body and brain.

But that’s not all. This recipe is also customizable to suit your personal preferences. For those who love a touch of sweetness in their coffee, brown sugar and vanilla extract are added for an indulgent taste experience. And if you’re watching your weight or following a keto diet, simply omit the sugar and use unsalted butter instead.

The addition of warming spices like clove, allspice, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon creates a cozy blend of flavors that make this coffee feel like a warm hug on a chilly morning. It’s like having a personal barista create your favorite Starbucks drink right in your own kitchen.

So, why settle for a boring cup of black coffee when you can enjoy the rich and velvety goodness of hot buttered coffee? Trust me; this recipe is worth giving a try.

Ingredient List

 Creamy and rich, this hot buttered coffee recipe is a coffee lover's dream come true.
Creamy and rich, this hot buttered coffee recipe is a coffee lover’s dream come true.

Ingredients for Hot Buttered Coffee Recipe

  • 1 cup(8 ounces) freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground clove and allspice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar, adjust to taste

Ingredients for Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1–2 teaspoons MCT oil or brain octane oil
  • Optional: add a splash of coconut milk or heavy cream

Both the Hot Buttered coffee recipe and Bulletproof Coffee recipe share the same basic ingredients: coffee and butter; however, Bulletproof Coffee increases the fat intake in the recipe with grass-fed butter or ghee, MCT oil or brain octane oil. These ingredients are keto-friendly and believed to give lasting energy and weight loss benefits. The addition of clove, allspice, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and brown sugar provide additional aroma and flavor to both recipes.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in comfort with every sip of this delightful hot buttered coffee.
Indulge in comfort with every sip of this delightful hot buttered coffee.

Now it’s time to dive into the juicy part of this hot buttered coffee recipe. So, let’s get to it!


Here are all the ingredients you need to make this delicious and energizing hot buttered coffee:

  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • optional: 1/4 teaspoon each of allspice, clove, and ground nutmeg
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of brown sugar or your favorite sweetener


To make this hot buttered coffee, follow these simple steps:

  1. Start by brewing a fresh cup of coffee. I prefer using a French Press for a richer flavor.

  2. While the coffee is brewing, in a small bowl or blender, blend the butter, MCT oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and optional spices until combined.

  3. Pour the freshly brewed hot coffee into your favorite mug.

  4. Add the blended mixture to your hot coffee.

  5. Using a milk frother or immersion blender, blend everything together for about 20 seconds until it becomes creamy and frothy.

  6. If desired, add brown sugar or any sweetener to taste and stir well.

  7. Enjoy this deliciously energizing hot buttered coffee as soon as possible!

Notes and Tips

  • Use grass-fed butter or ghee for best quality.
  • For keto-friendly option use either brown sugar substitute or a more suitable low-carb sweetener.
  • Brain octane oil can be used in addition to MCT oil (or instead of). However, it is much stronger so start small.
  • You may adjust the amount of butter or MCT oil as per preference ranging from 1 – 2 tablespoons.
  • Finally, make sure to use fresh brewed hot coffee for best flavor.

There you have it! With just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can enjoy the rich and delicious flavor of hot buttered coffee right at home.

Substitutions and Variations

 Warm up on a chilly day with this hot and satisfying buttery coffee.
Warm up on a chilly day with this hot and satisfying buttery coffee.

Hot buttered coffee is a versatile recipe that can be customized to cater to different tastes and dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutes and variations you can use to make this recipe even more delicious.

– Coconut oil or MCT oil instead of grass-fed butter: If you’re dairy-free or vegan, switch out the butter for coconut oil or MCT oil. You’ll still get the creamy texture and healthy fats from the oil.

– Add spices: To give your hot buttered coffee a kick of flavor, add a pinch of spices such as clove, allspice, ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon. A small amount will go a long way in enhancing the taste of your coffee.

– Switch up sweetener: Instead of using brown sugar in this recipe, you can substitute it with honey, maple syrup, stevia or any other sweetener of your choice.

– Add vanilla extract: For an extra hint of sweetness and flavor, add a splash of vanilla extract to your hot buttered coffee.

– Use whipped cream: Top your hot buttered coffee with whipped cream for an indulgent treat.

– Make it iced: If you prefer cold drinks over hot ones, try making an iced version of this recipe. Simply blend fresh brewed coffee with coconut milk or almond milk, ice cubes and grass-fed butter until smooth.

– Clarified butter instead of regular butter: For a smoother taste and texture, consider using clarified butter in place of regular unsalted butter.

– Bulletproof Coffee: Consider adding MCT Oil What to this recipe to make bulletproof coffee – It’s said that Bulletproof Coffee can help with lasting energy and brain function during mental sprints.

No matter how you choose to customize this recipe, you’ll still end up with a delicious cup of rich hot buttered coffee that is perfect any time of the day.

Serving and Pairing

 Melt away your stress with this irresistible creamy and buttery coffee recipe.
Melt away your stress with this irresistible creamy and buttery coffee recipe.

Now that you have made yourself a cup of delicious hot buttered coffee, let’s talk about serving and pairing. This hot buttered coffee is a perfect beverage to start your day on a high note or to unwind after a long day at work. Serve it in your favorite mug and enjoy the rich aroma.

As for pairing, hot buttered coffee goes well with many breakfast foods such as pancakes, waffles, and muffins. If you want to keep it keto-friendly, try pairing it with a few slices of bacon, some scrambled eggs or avocado toast. For an afternoon snack time, you can also pair it with some scones or cinnamon rolls.

If you want to add a little bit more sweetness to your hot buttered coffee, you can top it off with whipped cream or sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Another great addition would be a splash of coconut milk, which will give your coffee an extra rich and creamy taste.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with some delectable breakfast foods, this hot buttered coffee recipe is sure to bring warmth and delight into your day. So sit back and savor every sip!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Each cup of hot buttered coffee is a smooth and decadent experience unlike any other.
Each cup of hot buttered coffee is a smooth and decadent experience unlike any other.

Hot Buttered Coffee can be made ahead of time and stored easily for later use. Simply follow the recipe how-to and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Once it has completely cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To reheat, simply pour the mixture into a saucepan and gently heat over medium-low heat until it’s warm again. Be sure not to boil the mixture as this can affect the consistency and taste.

For those who prefer their coffee cold, Hot Buttered Coffee can be converted into iced coffee by letting the mixture come to room temperature before pouring it over ice cubes. You may also add a splash of coconut milk or whipped cream for added creaminess.

If you’re short on time and need your caffeine fix on the go, take bottled Hot Buttered Coffee with you! Simply prepare the recipe ahead of time, transfer it to a sealable water bottle or thermos, and shake well before consuming.

Hot Buttered Coffee is an excellent breakfast option for busy mornings, particularly with its lasting energy properties that keep one feeling full for longer without impacting insulin levels. Plus, the blend of healthy fats from grass-fed butter and MCT oil helps boost brain function and promotes weight loss – making this coffee ideal for anyone seeking a healthier caffeine fix.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Embrace the comforting aroma of coffee and butter with every sip.
Embrace the comforting aroma of coffee and butter with every sip.

To make the perfect hot buttered coffee, you want to ensure that all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Here are some tips that will help you make the best cup of coffee every single time.

1. Use freshly brewed hot coffee

Using freshly brewed hot coffee will give your hot buttered coffee recipe a better taste than using stale or day-old coffee. Fresh coffee has better flavor and aroma, which gets diminished as the coffee gets old.

2. Grass-fed butter is key

If you’re using butter in your recipe, it’s important to use grass-fed butter for healthier fats and a better flavor. Grass-fed butter is a great source of beneficial nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin K2 and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), all of which are good for your overall health.

3. Be mindful with MCT oil

MCT oil is known for its energy-boosting properties and is approved for usage in keto diets. However, it’s important not to overdo it with MCT oil as it may lead to digestive discomfort in some people. Start with small amounts of MCT oil such as 1/2 teaspoon and gradually increase the amount until you figure out what works best for you.

4. Make a whipped cream topping

Adding a dollop of whipped cream on top of your hot buttered coffee adds a beautiful finishing touch to your drink.

5. Experiment with other spices

Feel free to experiment by adding other spices like clove, nutmeg or allspice to enhance the drink’s flavor profile.

By following these tips, you can up your hot buttered coffee game and enjoy its many benefits!


Now that you know how to prepare this delicious hot buttered coffee recipe, you might be wondering about some common questions and concerns. To help guide you, I have compiled a list of FAQs to address any possible uncertainties that may arise during the process. Read on to learn more!

What does adding butter to your coffee do?

Many people think that drinking butter coffee can offer a sustained and stable source of energy that won’t cause a sudden drop in blood sugar levels. The idea is that the presence of fat in the drink tends to slow down the digestive process, which in turn means that the caffeine present in the coffee is also processed more gradually, resulting in a longer-lasting boost of energy.

What kind of butter do you put in coffee?

To create it, blend black coffee with unsalted butter and mix in some MCT oil.

What is coffee with butter in it called?

If you’re looking for a coffee recipe that’s both nutritious and delicious, consider trying out Bulletproof Coffee. It’s a creamy, flavorful beverage that includes coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. Unlike plain black coffee, this unique blend offers several added advantages for your wellbeing.

Is butter in coffee a thing?

Making a cup of butter coffee is as simple as it sounds, with a unique twist. To create this creamy beverage, you’ll need to mix in a tablespoon of grass-fed butter and another tablespoon of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil into your cup of black coffee.

Bottom Line

If you’ve never tried hot buttered coffee, you’re missing out on a truly unique and delicious drink. But don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself! Just remember to use quality ingredients like grass-fed unsalted butter, MCT oil, and freshly brewed coffee.

Not only is hot buttered coffee a taste sensation, but it’s also packed with healthy fats that can provide long-lasting energy and promote weight loss. So why not make the switch from traditional black coffee to delicious, frothy hot buttered coffee? Your taste buds and your health will thank you.

Hot Buttered Coffee

Hot Buttered Coffee Recipe

Rich and rewarding, this coffee coupling is sure to warm your spirits. To save time when entertaining, dish up the butter mixyure with a small scoop and let guests mix their own drinks. From the Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 20 tablespoons
Calories 62.8 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove


  • Cinnamon sticks and whipped cream, optional.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and spices.
  • For each serving, stir 1 tablespoon butter mixture into 1 cup coffee. Garnish with cinnamon stick and whipped cream if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate leftover butter mixture for up to 2 weeks.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 14gCalories: 62.8kcalCarbohydrates: 10.8gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 6.1mgSodium: 20.7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, For Large Groups, Low Protein, Winter
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