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Butter Coffee

Butter Coffee

Oh my goodness, everyone.  Guess what?  It’s warm here.  I mean seriously warm.  And sunny.  And a little hazy too, but we’ll take it, right?

But of course in typical Minnesota fashion there really was no spring.  One day the high was in the mid-forties.  The next day it was in the upper seventies.  It’s a little shocking to the body.  It’s like I’ve forgotten that it still can, in fact, get warm out.  Amazing!  Of course there are also 40-50 mile per hour gusts of wind, but that’s Minnesota again. 😉

So now that it’s warm people are going to want to go out and do the outdoor things.  You know, nature. With the camping, and the hiking, and the gardening, and the the kayaking, and the mosquitoes.  So we’re going to want lots of energy in the morning.  And we don’t want to spend much time making stuff, because the outdoors are calling!

Butter Coffee

So enter today’s non-recipe.  A non-recipe sounds good, right?  Here’s butter coffee, a concoction that may sound a little strange at first, but believe me, it definitely grows on you.  Plus…COFFEE.  Need I say more?  😄

Apparently people have been drinking butter coffee around the world for a long time.  There are actually quite a few cool, funky coffee drinks like this.  Check out my Scandinavian coffee that I posted last year.  It has egg.  If you can do egg, you can do butter, right?

So the basic idea behind butter coffee is that it’s supposed to give you lots of energy.  It’s a natural alternative to energy drinks, I guess.  I’m not sure if I feel more energized after I have a cup, or if that’s just the placebo effect.  It can be hard to tell sometimes, right?  🙂

What I do know is that this is a drink that can be pretty addicting.  I’ve heard of some people having this every morning.  I might feel a little indulgent doing that…or not. Haha.

If you’re worried that it’s going to taste a little slick from the butter, never fear.  I thought the same thing when I first tried it.  But after being pulsed in the blender it comes out creamy and a little frothy. Delightful!

Hope you enjoy it!

Butter Coffee

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Butter Coffee
  • 12 oz hot coffee of your choice
  • 1 tbsp butter (the higher the quality the better)
  1. Place coffee and butter in a blender. Blend until combined. Serve.


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  • Aria April 16, 2016, 3:29 pm

    Ooh! You know, butter coffee doesn’t really sound all that bad. Do you put maple syrup in your coffee? that is to die for. Also, I know you like movies from the 30’s and 40’s…so I have a question. Have you ever seen the Blondie movies?

    • Amanda April 17, 2016, 9:17 am

      Maple syrup in coffee is amazing. I’ve only had it in a latte, not straight coffee, but I’ll definitely have to try that.
      I don’t think I’ve seen the Blondie movies, but almost all of those people are character actors from movies I have seen. I have to check them out. Thanks for the head’s up. I love discovering new old movies! Haha. 😃

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes April 17, 2016, 4:38 am

    I am not a coffee drinker but do love some coffee ice cream – the addition of butter sounds like it would make the coffee (or ice cream!) so rich and creamy!

    • Amanda April 17, 2016, 9:18 am

      Oh yes, coffee ice cream is the best. I could use a big bowl of that right now!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop April 17, 2016, 8:46 pm

    I guess I’m a little out of the loop…I’ve never heard of butter coffee. I tend to just like plain old black coffee or sometimes a bit of cream. I might just have to try this out….who knows? I might be a butter coffee lover!

    • Amanda April 18, 2016, 11:18 am

      It does have a cream kind of flavor, so you might like it. Blending it all up gives it that kind of thick, rich feel.

  • Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction April 18, 2016, 2:43 am

    What a quick and interesting twist to a normal mug of coffee! Sounds delicious!

    • Amanda April 18, 2016, 11:19 am

      Thank you, Marsha!

  • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy April 18, 2016, 8:56 am

    I’ve heard so much about this, but have never given it a try… you’ve definitely convinced me! 🙂

    • Amanda April 18, 2016, 11:19 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. I love to get people drinking more coffee. It makes the world a happier place, right? 🙂

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice April 18, 2016, 9:23 am

    The weather has been crazy here in Chicago, too! High of 80 today, so I’m loving it! I’ve heard of butter coffee before, but I’ve never tried it. You are definitely convincing me to change that. It sounds delicious!

    • Amanda April 18, 2016, 11:20 am

      Thanks, Gayle! If you like cream in your coffee, you might like this. It has the same kind of consistency.

  • Mir April 18, 2016, 11:43 am

    You’re my barista of choice, Amanda! You know so much more about every drink ever. I need to have you in charge of all my beverages!

    • Amanda April 20, 2016, 8:53 am

      Haha! That’s so sweet. Next time I’ll break out the alcohol and make you a Dark and Stormy! 😉

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks April 18, 2016, 8:31 pm

    I’ve heard about putting butter in coffee, but I’ve never tried it! I didn’t know you were supposed to put it in a blender too. I’ll bet it’s delicious and I’m totally Pinning to try!

    • Amanda April 20, 2016, 8:54 am

      I’m not sure if people make it without a blender sometimes or not. I think it’s all about the froth the blender makes. You can also use coconut oil, or a combo of coconut oil and butter. 🙂

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