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.
Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe, ingredients, tips, and method to make keto milk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Keto Chia Pudding
- Crunchy Keto Granola
- Keto Condensed Milk
- Keto Dalgona Coffee
- Keto Blueberry Almond Smoothie
Hot Tips & FAQs
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.
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!
No, it doesn’t! How amazing is that!
No, it isn’t. Milk contains around 12 grams of carbs per cup. Milk contains more sugar than cream.
Love this Homemade Keto Milk? If you do, please rate the recipe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and leave a review to help others know that this is a great recipe.
HOMEMADE KETO MILK
- 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.
THERMAL COOKER METHOD
- Place all ingredients into mixer/mix 10 sec/speed 4. Use as a substitute for regular milk.
Your Own Notes
Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook Keto, Keto Loco, The 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.
74 responses to “Easy Homemade Keto Milk”
Love this recipe. So easy and quick to make. I use it anywhere where milk is called for in a recipe and makes a great latte without the guilt. Thanks Megan.
Can this be made with normal cream?
Flavor was really good, but my HWC is 1 carb per Tbsp so my keto milk at the end was 5 carbs for 1 cup of keto milk, not 2 like on the recipe.
No wonder my keto start has been rocky.. I didnt have this milk in my life. Now I can have my milky tea and not be affected. Bound to power ahead now.
Thank you so much for this gem.
Delicious, but what is the key making this frothable- does it have to be chilled first? I used my Breville Milkcafe, but no froth, just yummy steamed milk.
Nice! Better than almond milk for when I use it with my Magic Spoon cereal!!
Looks fantastic. How do you convert to cups. I want to make a quart.
Hi can I ask what is heavy cream? Is it the same as the UK whipping cream or double cream? Do you whisk it prior to diluting with water?
Love it, thank you Megan .
Perfect in tea!
YAY!!! Now I can have milk with my keto chocolate chip cookies! And it took less than 2 minutes to make 🙂 So good!
How long do you think the milk will last in the fridge if I made a big batch?
Absolutely amazing, I was using cream then almond milk but am soooo glad Megan had this as it’s now my favourite in tea, coffee and chai and actually anything I put it in ❤
Can I ask why the salt?
And if you buy a good milk with the cream already on the top ( like old fashioned milk) would it be just as good??
Such an interesting idea, I would have never thought of it. My husband misses milk so much, I will be making him this . Thanks !
I think my brother in law would love to see this recipe. He’s been doing Keto for a few years now with great success, but he does enjoy coffee creamer from time to time. I will definitely be passing this along. I think I might even have to give it a try and add some caramel stevia!
Wow! I didn’t realize that there is a keto version for this diet plan! I learned something new!
I’d never heard of Keto milk before. I’ve been drinking my coffee (ugh) without anything in it. Some of the creamers have all of that faux stuff in it and heavy cream is just too much. This is perfect. I’m making some today.