Easy Homemade Keto Milk

Homemade Keto milk is easy and cheap to make and tastes just like real milk, with only 2g net carbs per 1 cup serve. It is awesome for keto milkshakes, tea or coffee and even an amazing bowl of keto cereal. With just 3 ingredients it is so easy to make at home with ingredients you already have in your refrigerator. I am sure you will absolutely love this super simple recipe!
Before jumping to the recipe please note that the below information contains HOT TIPS for this recipe. We try and answer all your questions to guarantee a perfect keto recipe every time.

Why We Love This Recipe

This seriously is the best milk for keto. If you are not dairy-free and love milk in your coffee or tea, you will love this low carb milk recipe. Using only 3 ingredients you will most likely already have at home.

Simple – With the ratios already worked out for you, and using just three ingredients, this takes no time at all to make.

Low carb and tastes great – 2 grams of net carbs in a serve and this milk tastes so much better than most keto milk.

Versatile – Use homemade keto milk in anything you would use normal milk in, like in a bowl of Keto Porridge, a big stack of Keto Pancakes or drink it on its own!

Thermal-cooker friendly – This is as easy as a recipe can get, but I have included instructions for using a Thermomix and a Magimix as well.

Related Recipes: Sugar Free Condensed Milk / Sugar Free Caramel Syrup

The Ingredients

Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe, ingredients, tips, and method to make keto milk.

cream water and salt in individual containers on a blue wood background

This is one of the simplest recipes you could ask for. The ratios I have used result in my preferred consistency for using in cooking as well as in a drink.

Thickened cream – This is also known as heavy cream.

Water – The ratio of water to cream can be adjusted if you’d like your keto milk thinner or thicker.

Salt flakes – I choose to use Salt Flakes as the flavour is more pronounced.

Sweetener – This is an optional addition, but if you prefer slightly sweet milk, add a bit of your preferred sweetener. I use Sukrin:1, but any sweetener of choice that has a ratio of 1:1 with sugar would be the perfect choice.

How To Make Keto Milk

Making keto milk is as simple as adding all the ingredients to a glass or jar and giving it a stir or a shake to combine.

To use your thermal cooker, add all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and process for 10 seconds on Speed 4.

Use just as you would use normal milk, or drink on its own! Find an assortment of keto shake recipes using this keto milk or plant-based vegan milk in our Keto Shakes eBook too.

This keto milk alternative is also perfect for baking, breakfast or even in an ice cream recipe.

A keto milk smoothie and cookies stack.

What are the best milk substitutes on a Keto Diet?

Which keto diet milk to use really does depend on personal taste.

I love this keto milk made with heavy whipping cream the most for many of the above reasons. It is still keto milk with dairy, so really is just much lower in carbs.

Lesser-known low-carb vegan milk like our Hemp Milk or cashew milk are also great milk substitutes for a keto diet.

Here are just some of my favourite recipes to use the low carb milk.

Here are just some of our great low-carb recipes that you can use this milk in. It can also be used in any of the shakes, such as the Egg Fast Shake.

  1. Keto Chia Pudding
  2. Crunchy Keto Granola
  3. Keto Condensed Milk
  4. Keto Dalgona Coffee
  5. Keto Blueberry Almond Smoothie
A Dalgona Coffee in a glass.

Hot Tips & FAQs

Can I make and store keto milk in advance?

Yes, you can make up a larger amount and store it in the fridge, just as you would with normal milk. As it takes no time at all to make, I prefer to make it as I need it.

What is the benefit of this milk instead of nut or non-dairy milks?

Being dairy-based milk, the benefit is none of the aftertaste you can get from nut or non-dairy milk, which is a treat after getting accustomed to going without dairy!

Does this milk curdle in tea or coffee?

No, it doesn’t! How amazing is that!

Is milk keto friendly?

No, it isn’t. Milk contains around 12 grams of carbs per cup. Milk contains more sugar than cream.

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A shake and a coconut on a kitchen benchtop.


Homemade Keto milk is easy and cheap to make and tastes just like real milk, with only 2 grams net carbs per one cup serve.
4.98 from 97 votes!
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 1 min
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 1 serve
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  • 75 ml thickened cream
  • 175 ml water
  • Pinch salt flakes
  • sweetener of choice (optional)



  • Place all ingredients into a jar and shake well to combine. Use as a substitute for regular milk.


  • Place all ingredients into mixer/mix 10 sec/speed 4. Use as a substitute for regular milk.


The best in low carb milk alternatives.
There are many keto milk substitutes. Some you may like more than others for different uses such as baking, a cup of tea of frothing milk for a latte or cappuccino. 
Here are some of the best keto milk alternatives other than this recipe.
Unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, hemp milk, and macadamia milk are just a few examples of keto friendly milk with a low carb count.
This keto milk recipe is the best tasting keto milk alternative for coffee, in my opinion. It doesn’t curdle. It froths well like whole milk. And it doesn’t take weird. 
Thickened or full fat heavy cream is the main ingredient. With the addition of salt flakes and water it is amazing how tasty this keto milk is.  
Storing Keto Milk: The recipe makes just one cup but you can make it in larger quantities and store in the fridge. As it takes no time at all to make, I prefer to make it as I need it. Store it up to the best before date of the cream used.
How to make a cappuccino in the Thermomix: Add milk, coffee and sweetener if preferred to the mixing bowl. Heat for 9 min/80°C/Speed 1. Froth for 20 sec/Speed 6.
How to make Keto Milk in the Magimix: Use the food processor attachment of your Magimix and process in continuous mode for one minute.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 7mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017. After a long cooking career Megan simply swapped her “foodie focus” to easy keto recipes. Her keto Australian recipes all include both metric and US customary measures so that everyone can enjoy them.

Megan also makes all the recipes suitable for conventional cooks, Thermomix recipes and thermal cookers e.g. Magimix recipes.

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