How to Sweeten Coffee When You Are on a Keto Diet

Keto Coffee

Your coffee doesn’t have to taste bitter just because you are on the keto diet. Like any other diet, the keto diet will restrict a lot of everyday goods you now take for granted. Here are some ways to sweeten your coffee without taking the risk of being taken out of ketosis.


Stevia is a popular substitute for sugar. It’s a non-nutritive sweetener that won’t add any carbs or calories to your diet. Stevia is available in both liquid and powdered form so it complements well with coffee. According to MedicalNewsToday, stevia is 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar so you won’t need to add much to your coffee to get rid of the bitter taste.


Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that doesn’t get broken down by the digestive enzymes in the body. Most of it just passes so it doesn’t add any calories or carbs. The most common sucralose-based sweetener you may come across in the market is Splenda. Sucralose may contribute no carbs but Splenda does contain maltodextrin and dextrose which contribute to a gram of carb per packet. It’s small but something you will need to keep in mind if you plan to sweeten your coffee with Splenda.

Sugar-Free Syrups

There are also a number of sugar-free syrup options you could mix in with the coffee. Pay close attention to the nutrition label and make sure the syrup doesn’t contain any ingredients that will have a detrimental impact on your keto diet.