Putting Heavy Cream in Your Coffee is Hot


heavy cream in iced coffee next to laptop

There is honestly nothing sexier than asking your barista if she’s got a little heavy cream back there to sneak into your coffee.

It makes you feel kinda bad. But in a good way.

Like, “I drink heavy cream because IDGAF.

But deep down you really do GAF and you’re totally only doing it for #health. But no one has to know that.

It’s finally gorgeous here in ATL so you can find me on the iced coffee train for the next 7 months. I’m sitting on a patio at this coffee shop in the pictures as we speak and I could not love life any more. I’m in my yoga pants, with my white Bose headphones and my MacBook and iphone, both with white marble cases, taking 10,000 pictures of my iced coffee. BASIC BITCH HEAVEN.

megan holding iced coffee from above

Let’s Talk Heavy Cream

OK moving on to dairy talk: can we stop drinking fat-free milk and using nasty fat-free creamers? Can we stop with the soy milk? Are people really still doing that? If so, let me tell you WHY I ask for heavy cream when I hit the ‘Bucks (they’ll always sneak you some of the good good) and why you really need to start embracing full-fat dairy now.

Letโ€™s get this out of the way: saturated fats are not the enemy. Repeat that until it sinks in, because the research is real and itโ€™s here to stay. We now know how that the main culprits of heart disease and diabetes are sugar and an excess of refined carbs (like bread and junk food) in the diet.

DUH – real cream tastes better in your coffee than that watery almond milk, or even half and half. And you don’t even need much – just add a splash (or two) and taste the difference.

Half and half is great, too, but why not go full throttle and just get the real stuff? The more fats the better.

But let’s keep in mind that organic and grass-fed dairy is always >>>> conventional dairy. Can’t avoid it at most coffee shops, but at home, make sure you’re buying organic and even better, grass-fed.

You guys know I’m not aggressive about buying organic because it’s not accessible to everyone – totally get that. But I’m REALLY big on buying organic and/or grass-fed cream and butter because it is easily accessible and not much more cost-wise.

The health benefits, like increased omega-3s and CLAs, are well worth the extra dollar. I’ll do a post on this topic later with way more details on why later, but for the moment, TRUST ME.

megan holding iced coffee with heavy cream against stone wall

Look for organic, but check your shelves for local farms doing the grass-fed thing. I would buy small and local grass-fed over organic any day, because many small farms are technically organic, they just can’t afford the organic certification. It’s expensive, yo. (of course it is)

Enjoy your coffee – it’s about to get a WHOLE lot better! 



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  1. Kelsey says:

    Oh hey, it’s your #1 fan here! ๐Ÿ˜› Facebook notifies me every time you make a status, so here I am probably just minutes after you made this post live, embarrassing? I’d text you but I think maybe someone else out there might benefit from my question. Do I need to ditch my Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer? (the only thing that has allowed me to quit soy.) Its first ingredient is nonfat milk (meh), but it’s so dang convenient and i love the light sweetness it provides to my coffee. I switch off buying creamer with a coworker, and I don’t think she will be down for the heavy cream train…..
    Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 15 ml

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories: 30 Calories from Fat: 15% Daily Value*
    Total Fat: 1.5g 2%
    Saturated Fat: 1g 5%
    Trans Fat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 5mg 2%
    Sodium: 5mg 0%
    Sugars: 5g
    Total Carbohydrate: 5g 2%
    Protein: 0g
    Fat Calories Per Serving: 15 2%
    Protein Per Serving: 0g

    Ingredients Nonfat Milk, Heavy Cream, Sugar, Natural Flavor.

    • HI KELS! Natural Bliss is definitely your best choice when it comes to any flavored creamer. It’s really the same as half and half with some added sugar. Regular half and half (preferably organic or Atlanta Fresh’s grass-fed) would be better because cutting sugar is always a solid idea.

  2. amanda says:

    Hi, I love your article! But PLEASE don’t call yourself a ‘basic bitch’!! It is harmful to you, and the rest of the female world ๐Ÿ™‚ Society has beaten us down so much that we blindly accept denigrating ourselves, but we can fight back one harmful slur at a time ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ravi says:

    Totally dig that! I tried heavy cream (1 tbsp) on my coffee today (Donut Shop Blend K-Cup) and it transformed my coffee into a treat. Inspired by that, I did a Kirkland decaf tonight on a custom K-cup and did the same cream and my god, I just found my night dessert and save 150-180 calories on that Halo Top ice cream thats getting "not so healthy" these days. 1 tbsp of heavy cream is all I need (50 cals). And some stevia. People who do low fat or fat free milk or even half n half are missing out

  4. girl says:

    Unfortunately a lot of organic heavy cream now has additives. I think they probably help whipped cream set, but they give a terrible mouthfeel to my coffee and reliably upset my stomach, which cream without additives never does. Now I buy whatever is additive-free.

  5. Steve says:

    Wow !! This is almost along the lines of "if you build it, they will come", or in this case, "if you think it, then someone has already had the same thought". I’ve been enjoying half & half in my Columbian Coffee for a few years now, but recently, I’ve been thinking about how I was raised on traditional cream in my coffee, and how great it was. I’ve been wondering if I should ratchet up my coffee experience with a heavier cream. So I go searching the internet and find this article. I believe I’m ready to go to the next level.

  6. Lil says:

    Ok… but cream is very concentrated in hormones.. estrogen.. and I have a nutrition degree as well!

  7. Donald says:

    I believe whole whipping cream is keto friendly sugar-free and low-carb look it up