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The Official Roundup of Coffee Calories Based on Your Milk of Choice

The Official Roundup of Coffee Calories Based on Your Milk of Choice

Switching to a different type of milk can decrease your calorie intake

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You might want to reconsider your milk of choice.

If you’re one of those people who can drink plain, black coffee, we commend you. There are not a lot of people out there who can drink coffee on its own and if you can, it says a lot about you.

Aside from the people who drink their coffee with nothing in it, many add a splash of milk to ease its bitter taste. If you fall into the latter category, is your go-to choice of milk whole or skim? What about soy? People have their reasons for which type of milk they drink and why, but if you’re counting calories (and nothing else), you’ll want to do your research.

In order to do an official roundup of coffee calories based on your milk of choice, we thought it would be fair to base our calculations off of a simple, iced coffee from the best coffee chain in America: Starbucks.

Below, we’ve taken variations of a tall, unsweetened iced coffee from Starbucks and calculated their calorie content based on the different milk types used.

Iced Coffee with Soy Milk

Did you think soy milk would have the least amount of calories? You were right, but not by much. According to this calorie counter, a tall iced coffee with soy milk is 26 calories.

Iced Coffee with Two Percent

Many believe there’s a big difference between the calories in whole milk and two percent, but our research found otherwise. In a tall iced coffee with two percent milk, there are 26 calories.

Iced Coffee with Whole Milk

It’s no secret that whole has more calories than other types, but after you compare it to “healthier” options, you may be surprised. A tall iced coffee with whole milk is 30 calories.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee with Collagen

I'm a middle-of-the-road habitual morning coffee drinker. I don't need exotically sourced beans or expertly pulled espresso (although who wouldn't enjoy those luxuries occasionally?) and settle happily for medium to light roast beans purchased at my local grocery store that I grind at home. I particularly enjoy waking before anyone else in the house, sneaking downstairs, and brewing a pot of coffee that I can sip hot as I read my emails and get a head start on my work day before heading out for morning exercise. Most days that languid weekday morning routine doesn't happen, as I often try to head right out for an early morning run, or my son serves as my alarm clock and wakes me up before any morning "me" time can be had. Whenever I can drink it, I like my morning coffee hot—even if that means I have to warm it in the microwave a few times before I can sip to the bottom of the mug. I'll even drink it hot on a sultry summer morning because it feels like a sacred tradition broken if I opt for cold brew or iced coffee before having a hot cup of coffee.

I like my coffee strong, hot, and early, with only the rich swirl of half and half or almond milk creamer most mornings, but every once in a while, I like a coffee house-style splurge. And if I'm going to savor a spendy, tarted up drip coffee, I'm going for it. I'll often split the difference between a mug of full-fat dairy and some plant-based milk because I like to taste the coffee, rather than opt for a milkshake with coffee essence. Same sentiment when it comes to the sweetness of special coffee drinks—I'll dip a toe in the sugar pool but don't need to dive in all the way because, again, I want to taste the coffee.

This keto-friendly coffee drink delivers all of this. It blends your milk of choice (we used coconut), steamed, with hot drip coffee swirled with Primal Kitchen Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel for a burst of cinnamon-sugar flavor. Top with real whipped cream, or coconut cream if you can't tolerate dairy, a couple pinches of ground cinnamon, and a swirl of keto-friendly caramel. Our Keto Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee perches the angel and the devil on your shoulders, only for once they're in silent agreement that you should sip and savor this fancy, seductive coffee drink in peace.


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