Carb Free Coffee Creamer

When I first decided to eat low carb, my coffee was my biggest stumbling block.

I used to drink my coffee with 2% milk and a couple tablespoons of sugar.

Yes, a couple of tablespoons. :shock:

I experimented with several combinations for low carb coffee including Splenda (blech!), no cream (blech!), half & half, you name it.

Splenda is 1 carb per packet.

Many of the cream options were at least 1 carb per serving as well.

My biggest issue was that I started by limiting my intake to 20 net carbs a day.

I surely didn’t want to waste carbs in my coffee, considering how many cups I might like to drink in a day! That could add up quick, using up to half my daily limit on my coffee alone.

I’d much rather save my 20 carbs for good stuff! :P Fortunately I found a carb free coffee creamer, and a combination for my coffee that I absolutely love

I switched to Heavy Whipping Cream and vanilla sugar-free coffee syrup.

(The photo to the right is from my recent camping trip.)

You want to check the labels when buying Heavy Whipping Cream, as some of them have 1 carb per serving. I always choose the zero carb brands such as Kroger brand or Purity.

Like I said, I don’t want to waste carbs in my coffee when there are better ways to spend them for the day! ;-)

The Torani sugar-free syrups are fabulous. They use Splenda, but they don’t taste anything like using straight Splenda. They come in hazelnut, vanilla, french vanilla, chocolate, raspberry – and probably other flavors. I’ve found other uses for the syrups as well, including creating fun little desserts.

When ordering from coffee shops – including Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, and even McDonald’s – I often get an iced coffee “with whipping cream and sugar free vanilla syrup”.

I’m careful to specify “whipping cream” instead of “whipped cream” (big difference, lol).

If you’re looking for a carb free coffee creamer, go with Heavy Whipping Cream. It only takes a little (around a teaspoon per cup) to lighten your coffee. It’s very smooth, and makes a great creamer!

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31 Responses to Carb Free Coffee Creamer

  1. Pam Brechlin says:

    I used to buy the Da Vinci brand gourmet syrups. They have a ton of flavors and some really interesting recipes; not just for coffee.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you for the link, Pam – I’ll try them out! I use my syrups for various recipes as well, but look forward to browsing through some new ideas. :)

  2. Loretta says:

    I need to look for these syrups when we go shopping this weekend! I just looked at the label on my usual coffee creamer and there’s a ton of sugar in there.

  3. Deb Mesa says:

    Sam’s Club carries a limited supply of SF DaVinci syrups at least here in Georgia (Vanilla, Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Caramel) for a big savings over most online. Ours is $4.69 for a 25.4 oz bottle!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Good to know! I’m paying that for a much smaller bottle :P

      I think I may order some online as it’s a 2 hour round trip to the nearest Sam’s for me – not including shop time…

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  5. Low Carb Quest says:

    It’s always cool when someone figure’s out a better way to make any food or snack product into a low carb or in this case carb free. Good Job. I’ll give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. jennifer says:

    I’m having trouble figuring out what a good ratio of cream to SF syrup is.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Jennifer :D I just have to go by taste. I use about a tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and a couple tablespoons of sugar free syrup – but that’s personal preference. It took me a little time to get the perfect combination.

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  11. Sarah says:

    I have been using unsweetened almond milk (0 net carbs and only 35 calories per cup) with Davinci SF vanilla syrup for coffee and vanilla chai tea…’s delicious!! Great consistency and flavor with no carbs and fewer calories/fat.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’ve tried the unsweetened almond milk with other things, but haven’t tried it in my coffee yet. I may do that – just to see if I like it better than the heavy whipping cream. :)

  12. Joe says:

    I was just trying to prepare my espresso this morning and was discouraged by the same dilemma…and I lent my Atkin’s Book to a co-worker this week (week 1 of diet). I had the idea of using the heavy cream – but wasn’t certina it’d work – but, now I know – thanks.
    However, I cannot see a difference between Splenda & sugar – I LOVE Splenda – although, you are correct – 1g per packet.
    Thanks again.

  13. Penny Weig says:

    I use heavy cream too, but know that it does have carbs – just that if it is less .5 – they are allowed to round it off to 0 – so .4 = 0 and it can add up. Not sure about SB sugar free hazelnut and hidden carbs, was good into ketosis this afternnon and then had an iced coffee- ice, syrup, 2 TBS heavy cream and checked my ketones 10 minutes later- TRACE – really! Something is fishy.

  14. Kathy Stuart says:

    I’m going to try this I have done the low carb in the past and it was successful but one of the problems I had was I missed my coffee and would break over.

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  16. Carolyn Chapple says:

    Oh thank you! thank you! thank you! I think you may have saved my low-carb diet! Like you, I did well except for my morning coffee routine. I already used the sugar free syrups from Torani, but never thought about the whipping cream! I will try it tomorrow! Again…Thank you!

  17. Erin says:

    I’m on my 4th day of the ideal protein diet…My family owns and operates as an Independent coffee roaster, and I thought I might perish from lack of creamy coffee. Now…I know I will survive! Thanks

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  19. kelly says:

    I have been using powdered coffee, not realizing the carb amount is HORRIBLE, and I was adding honey. :-( I am running to the store and trying this! thanks so much for the idea

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  21. Cindy Reynolds says:

    coffee mate makes a sf creamer and it is low carb….I use Italian Sweet Cream…also have Caramel Vanilla…has 1 carb per serving

  22. Gwen says:

    Atkins vanilla shakes makes a wonderful coffee creamer

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