Bulletproof Coffee

Our featured beverage recipe for April is Bulletproof Coffee!

Bulletproof coffee is hot brewed coffee that substitutes melted, grass-fed Irish butter for cream. This trend originated as part of the Bulletproof diet over a decade ago. While the overall diet is not as popular as it once was, bulletproof coffee is returning. The purpose of substituting Irish butter for cream in bulletproof coffee is to add fat and nutrients to your morning coffee, allowing you to have sustained energy that lasts all morning until lunchtime.

I have taken the basic concept of bulletproof coffee further by creating recipes for compound butter specifically made to flavor bulletproof coffee without adding any sugar or artificial flavors.

Making Compound Butter to Flavor Coffee

First, I would like to share a link to a food blog called Love and Lemons, where I found these step-by-step directions on how to make compound butter: This blog is an excellent resource on how to make mix butter using herbs and savory ingredients.

To make a flavored compound butter for bulletproof coffee, you must soften unsweetened, grass-fed Irish butter for an hour and pre-measure your ingredients. Mix the softened butter with your desired spices, cocoa powder, honey, or maple syrup, then spread the mixture onto a flat piece of wax paper or cling wrap and roll it into a cylinder shape. Leave it in the fridge to chill overnight, then cut the butter into small, circular slices of about 1 tsp. You can store the pieces in the refrigerator and use them as needed for your morning bulletproof coffee. Four flavors are provided, each made by adding specific ingredients to one stick of Irish butter.


Chai Spice Compound Butter

  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground anise seed
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ ground cardamom.
  • ½ tsp. honey or maple syrup (optional)

    Mexican Mocha Compound Butter
  • 1.5 tsp. coco powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. honey or maple syrup (optional)

  • Orange Mocha Compound Butter
  • 1.5 tsp. cocoa powder
  • the zest of one orange
  • ½ tsp. honey or maple syrup (optional)

    Vanilla Bean Compound Butter
  • The seeds of one vanilla bean or 2tsp. alcohol-free vanilla bean paste
  • ½ tsp. honey or maple syrup (optional)

Making the Bullet Proof Coffee


  • One stick of unsweetened, grass-fed Irish butter
  • Spices and flavorings of your choice
  • Hot brewed coffee


  1. Soften one stick of unsweetened, grass-fed Irish butter for one hour, leaving it unrefrigerated.
  2. Pre-measure your spices and flavorings while the butter is softening.
  3. Put the whole stick of softened butter in a small mixing bowl and break it apart with a spoon. Once the butter is smooth, stir in your pre-measured ingredients until they are evenly mixed into the butter.
  4. Spread the compound butter onto a flat piece of wax paper or cling wrap, roll it up into a cylinder shape, and then leave it in the fridge to chill overnight.
  5. After the compound butter has chilled overnight, unwrap it and cut it into small, circular slices of about 1tsp.
  6. Brew your favorite coffee using your preferred method for brewing hot coffee.
  7. Add one circle-shaped slice of your preferred flavor of compound butter to a cup of coffee.
  8. Stir until the butter is melted into the coffee and the spices in the compound butter are mixed in evenly.
  9. Enjoy your creamy and rich bulletproof coffee, which will satisfy you until lunchtime.

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