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How to Make Bulletproof Coffee Without a Blender 

Have you been wanting to try bulletproof coffee but don’t have a blender at home? Or maybe you’ve tried it before and love it, but you don’t want to invest in a blender yet. No problem! There are several different options that you can try, and chances are, you have one of these items in your kitchen already. If not, each one makes an inexpensive alternative to a blender.

If you’re looking to make bulletproof coffee without a blender, we’re here to show you how. Don’t have the right tools? We’ve also listed several simple alternatives. Read on for our instructions for each method.

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How to Make Bulletproof Coffee Without a Blender:

how to make bulletproof coffee without a blender
Image: Marco Verch Professional, Flickr, CC 2.0

What You’ll Need:

  • Milk frother or immersion blender
  • 14-ounce blending cup

1. Combine ingredients in a tall cup.

Combine coffee, butter, and oil into your tall cup. You’ll need at least a fourteen-ounce cup to blend in to avoid the possibility of overflow on your counter.

2. Submerge your frother or immersion blender.

Submerge the frother or immersion blender almost to the bottom of the cup. If you’re using a frother, keep it at an angle. This allows it to pull in air as it whips.

3. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds.

Turn your device on and move it in a circular motion for thirty to forty-five seconds until the ingredients are fully blended and you have a lovely foam on top. It should like a creamy, frothy cafe latte.

If the color isn’t uniform with a nice foam on top, then you’ll want to repeat the process until it is.

Other Methods:

A milk frother is a great alternative to a blender because they’re whisper-quiet, cheap, and easy to clean. The immersion blender works well, but it’s much louder than a milk frother, and it doesn’t create as much foam. It’s still lightweight, but it’s also heavier than a milk frother. If you don’t have either of these handy tools, you can try a food processor.

Food Processor Method

Cuisinart food processor
Food Processor, Credit: Cuisinart food processor, Flickr

If you have a food processor on hand, you can use its blades to blend bulletproof coffee. For this method, you’ll gather your ingredients as you did before. Only this time, you won’t need an extra-large cup since you’ll be blending directly in the food processor.

Combine all your ingredients in the food processor’s bowl and blend until you’re left with a creamy latte-like drink.

Food processors can generally handle hot liquids, so this is a good alternative to a blender. It won’t produce as much foam as the milk frother and the immersion blender, however. It’s also more of a hassle because you have to get it out, assemble it, pour in the ingredients, and then pour the finished product into a separate mug to drink. Afterward, you have to disassemble it for cleanup.

Mason Jar Method

Mason Jar Coffee
Mason Jar, Credit: Mason Jar Coffee, Flickr

This method is good if you’re desperate and want bulletproof coffee but you lack all the other kitchen gadgets on this list. You’ll first add the butter and oil to a mason jar and microwave them until they melt. Next, add your freshly brewed coffee and firmly attach a lid. Shake the contents until well-combined.

This won’t produce the same foam as some of the other methods, but it’ll get the job done. You’ll have an emulsion of butter, oil, and coffee that cost you nothing. You can even drink the coffee straight out of the mason jar.

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Final Thoughts

If you don’t have a blender on hand to whip up your bulletproof coffee, a milk frother is our favorite alternative. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and it whips the butter and oil into a lovely foam.

We hope our list of ways to make bulletproof coffee without a blender has been helpful to you. Chances are, you’ll have one of these things in your kitchen already. If not, each of these appliances is inexpensive and easy to find.

Featured image credit: Bulletproof Coffee by thedabblist is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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