For those of you who do the bulletproof coffee - can you taste the butter? I really, really hate the taste and smell of butter. For those who have tried it with something other than butter, do you get the same effect with the other substance?
I've not found a satisfactory answer, so I apologize if someone has answered this and I missed it.
One of my friends has been trying this...here is what he said about it... It's pretty good. Did 2 tbsp of grassfed kerrygold unsalted butter and 1 tsp of coconut oil (i don't have MCT).
Coffee, with a creamy/buttery flavor. I don't think i could ever do 2/3 a stick like that guy does, but with 2 tablespoons, it's good. And i got more of a kick from it than my two shots of double espresso...
I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you asking "does bulletproof coffee taste and/or smell like butter, and I'm afraid that I might not like it" or are you asking "I don't like the taste and/or smell of the butter in bulletproof coffee and I need something else to use".
If it's the former, then just try it. It's easier to put some butter in the coffee and taste it and see if you like it than it is to wait for the internet to pontificate on the matter.
If it's the latter, then I suggest cream. There's almost no difference in fat composition between butter and (heavy) cream. Butter is just overwhipped cream. So try that and see how you like it.
I was Worried about the same thing as I also find the taste and smell of butter unappetizing but I t doesn't taste at all like butter in the coffee. I do use a vitamix blender to mix it really good and I also have 2Tbsp of MCT oil in it, 2TBsp of cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla and stevia. It is very cream and oily on the lips though but yummy!
It doesn't taste very much like butter to me. It tastes more like cream. I'm using Nutiva EVCO + butter from a farmer's market, the label on it says "Made from fresh sweet cream" so it's really just churned up cream. Just had some this morning... ready to roar like a tiger. :)
I agree with Mel on this one. The cocoa powder seems to absorb some of the butter and makes it more creamier than buttery/oily. In addition to the bulletproof coffee recipe I add raw cocoa butter and a high quality chocolate powder with a pinch of stevia and a little bit of coconut sugar and vanilla. I would be very careful with the stevia as it is easy to over do it and the drink might taste too sweet.
The key with the cocoa powder is to add after all your oils and butters have been added and add slowly until you get the texture that you like, then add sweeteners and other ingredients to taste.
I use just kerrygold silver, about 1 tbsp for my 15 oz travel mug. I stopped blending it, just screw the lid on and shake it up a bit. I love it. I don't really taste the butter but I love butter (I eat it straight off the butter knife whenever I'm slicing some off for coffee or cooking) so I'm guessing I just don't notice it.