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.
Keto milk and berries on a benchtop.

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 Peanut 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.
4.99 from 101 votes!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 1 serve
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  • 75 ml (0.3 cups) thickened cream
  • 175 ml (0.75 cups) water
  • Pinch (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
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

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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79 responses to “Easy Homemade Keto Milk”

  1. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer

    5 stars
    What an interesting and unique recipe! I had never heard of keto milk but it looks so luscious!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! It is Lori, but honestly it doesn’t taste that much different to regular milk.

  2. Candice

    5 stars
    I had no idea this was possible… and so easy! Thanks for sharing this… now I’m off to make another latte with this great keto milk!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! Thanks Candice. Enjoy your coffee.

  3. Analida Braeger

    5 stars
    My daughter has been trying to keep a very strict keto diet for quite some time and I think she would love this. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are so welcome Analida. I hope she loves it too.

  4. Michelle

    5 stars
    Who knew it was so easy to make it yourself at home? A great way to save money.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I know right. It’s just too easy.

  5. Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    Wow! I had no idea you could even do this. Very clever. Thank you!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! Yes it is just so easy isnt it.

  6. Amanda

    5 stars
    What a great idea! This will come in handy when I’m cutting carbs, and after this week of indulgence, it may be time to do just that. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are most welcome Amanda. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Elizabeth Waterson

    5 stars
    This is perfect, I didn’t even think of doing this!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I know right. Super easy.

  8. Paula

    Thanks Megan – had to have another morning latte just to test it out and it was awesome!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so awesome Paula.

  9. kim

    5 stars
    This sounds fabulous and way easier than I would have thought! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Let us know what you think Kim

  10. Kelly Anthony

    Keto Milk is so genius! Love the idea of getting to have some of the creaminess in beverages without breaking the diet!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Absolutely Kelly.

  11. Kathryn

    5 stars
    Wow this is such a creative idea! Sometimes I want to add something to my tea, but cream is just too much. This seems like it would be perfect!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yes a little more watered down and it is perfect Kathryn

  12. Andrea Metlika

    5 stars
    This is a perfect milk for those who follow a keto diet. I’m going to share this with my friends.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks so much Andrea

  13. Bernice Hill

    I don’t follow keto diet so I’m not sure how this is different than say…homogenized milk. Is there less sugar? Anyway, it sure looks like it makes amazing lattes!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yes Bernice a lot different to milk sugar and carb wise.

  14. Jen

    5 stars
    I didn’t realize how easy it is to make your own! So great to keep on hand.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It totally is Jen. More cream on the shopping list each week now.

  15. Jen

    5 stars
    What a great idea to make your own! Love that you can use it for so many things.

  16. Danielle Wolter

    5 stars
    I had no idea this was a thing! What a great idea!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It totally is Danielle and saves a lot on buying multiple milks.

  17. Jo Allison

    5 stars
    I love how quick and easy it is to make and that it can be used in exactly same way as regular milk would be. Brilliant!

  18. Anjali

    5 stars
    Omg this is so cool! I didn’t even know there was a keto friendly version of milk – I could see this being a great substitute when you want a true “milk” feel and not just heavy cream!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I know it is so good and so convenient isnt it Anjali.

  19. Amanda Wren-Grimwood

    5 stars
    This looks so quick and easy – just as good as milk!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It totally is isn’t it Amanda.

  20. mary

    is it g or ml?? you’ve written it both ways…

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      They are both the same in this instance.

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