Dairy Free Bulletproof Coffee Latte

Dairy Free Bulletproof Coffee

Dairy Free Bulletproof Coffee

Ever since the good folks at Cyrex Labs let me know that I am cross-reacting with eggs, dairy, and sesame (meaning it flares up my auto-immune response and causes inflammation much like that bastard gluten does), I have been sorting through all the areas where dairy has been my food crutch. I relied on dairy like a 70’s mom relied on the Tee Vee to be her babysitter…I knew I shouldn’t have let it go for so long, but it was just too damn easy not to.

I have been able to comb through and pick out all the dairy, egg, and sesame nits from my diet, but how was I supposed to cut out butter? Dammit!  My beloved Kerrygold grass-fed butter?  I guess I’ll have to get my conjugated linoleic acid elsewhere.  Double dammit!!

But Uncle Cyrex said absolutely no dairy for me (I tested the worst on Milk Butyrophilin, but also quite badly on Casein, Casomorphin, Whey Protein, and Cow’s Milk, ), so I gotta respect that and give it a rest for awhile. Or else my intestines will permanently feel like the killing fields.

If you are like me and have to cut the dairy out to stop the inflammation madness, I think you’ll really dig this recipe. And you won’t be angry about missing the butter. Cause you won’t miss it.

If you really wanna know, the specific lab I did was the Cyrex Labs Array 4 Panel: Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Foods Sensitivity.  Work with your practitioner if you think there may be a problem.

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Dairy Free Bulletproof Coffee

Yields 1 Latte
Course Breakfast, Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine Carnivore, Keto, Low Carb, NSNG, Paleo, Vegetarian


  • 6-8 ounces of brewed coffee, or 2 large espresso shots
  • 1 heaping tablespoon full fat coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil (optional)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon bovine collagen (optional)


  • Blend all ingredients on medium speed in a Vitamix or other similar blender for 10-15 seconds until frothy.

To make a Dairy Free Mocha, use the above ingredients, PLUS:

  • 1 tablepoon raw cacao powder aka (cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla powder
  • Blend blend blend until frothy in your trusty Vitamix.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!





  • I tried bullet proof coffee for the first time yesterday (since you & Vinnie are always talking about it), using only freshly ground beans and 100″ full fat, organic coconut oil. This recipe looks amazing! Especially the mocha version. I’m an amateur endurance athlete, and I am in the process of becoming fat adapted rather than carb -fueled. This will be a regular daily addition. Love the podcast! You ARE the best female voice in podcasting. Thanks for what you guys are doing.
    ~ Don

    • Don! It’s great to hear from you!! Keep us posted on your endurance progress, and fuel up with yummy coffee. XOXO

  • Ok – i’m about to embark on dairy free again. I don’t react badly but after about a month of cream laden coffee I start to feel ‘bleugh’. (that’s a medical condition right there)

    So in an effort to not feel like that i’m gonna start with your bullet proof recipe. My other option is bone broth but i’m just not into that first thing in the morning! (the broth not the bone lol)

    I have all the ingredients (of course) so will make one shortly. Expect feedback!

    • JoJo, this was the only REAL dairy indulgence that I’ve been missing, so once I came up with this recipe, my dairy addiction was “cured.” I also like the coconut milk ice cream, but I’m not supposed to admit that on my own blog, am I?

  • the idea of this totally makes me want to gag but i love you and i would let you make this for me.

    • imagine to the uninitiated how the original recipe for bulletproof coffee sounded with yak butter as the fat!

      I promise it’s a nice, frothy latte, with only coffee goodness that fills you up, and I can’t wait to make it for you, Mrs. Jandresia Crowe.

  • Curious Anna as to whether heavy cream is out for you as well? I assume yes since the butter had to go. I also have a problem with dairy, eggs, and sesame though haven’t been tested. I do consume Kerrygold butter and organic heavy cream in my coffee.

    I hear you, it’s rough at times.

    • Maria–that’s so interesting that we share the same intolerances…kind of sadlarious….I was still having the cream and kerrygold in my coffee, and then when the results of the Cyrex came back, I had to give it all up, and my inflammation levels have gone down significantly. But necessity is the mother of invention b/c I’m not one to go without my creature comforts for too long!! Lemme know how you are progressing.

  • It is sadlarious! Love that word!! This is why I love your site. Not one to wallow in pity, it’s nice to know the options. Going grain and dairy free plus dealing with the cross reactors can be overwhelming but so good to know we are not alone though I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

  • Karl Leiderman / Reply

    Here’s another collagen alternative: Vital Proteins Collagen Protein, Pasture-Raised Beef Gelatin. Amazon has it at $27/lb and free shipping. Don’t forget to go thru Vinnie’s amazon link! 🙂

  • For the Cyrex test, do you have to have gluten et al. in your system in order for the test to be effective, like the gluten Ttg-IgA test?

    • Yes, you need to eat a few bites of all the foods you are testing for 10-14 days beforehand to give you immune system ample time to tag the food for an immune response, should it be causing that reaction. But really it’s a very small amount, but yes, it has to be in your system. Since I never eat gluten, that result came up GREEN, as if I had a green light to eat it bc it didn’t cause an immune reaction–but that’s only b/c there wasn’t any in my system!

  • Hi. I just happened upon this post as I too am missing the butter from the BP coffee. I will try the coconut cream but why do you have coconut oil AND the MCT oil? Is that just for flavor? I thought the MCT oil was all you needed with the butter. Thanks.

    • This recipe is for a dairy free BP coffee, so that’s why it has two kinds of dairy free fat. If you are using butter, then keep the recipe butter and MCT and you’re fine. Since I’m not supposed to have dairy, I make my BP coffee most mornings with just coconut oil, and if I have MCT, I’ll add a little bit of that in too.

  • Milt Hill / Reply

    Thank you for this recipe! I am new to keto, and I am lactose intolerant, so this is awesome for me! Made my first cup this morning!!

  • Is the collagen you linked have dairy technically? I guess I’m a little confused because I believe it comes from a cow but not from the milk so therefore does it indeed have dairy? I’m trying to cut out dairy but would like a collagen that’s df… thanks! -confused Dawn lol

    • Collagen is made from bones and ligaments, so no, it’s not dairy, it’s just beef protein without the allergens that dairy milk has.

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