diy mammoth bulletproof coffee pods

Have you had mammoth (AKA bulletproof) coffee yet?  OMG.  You must.  Okay – I know this is going to sound weird.  But you have to trust me – it’s a combination of butter, coconut oil, and coffee, and it’s truly one of the most delicious ways I’ve ever had coffee.  It’s rich without being sweet, as well as creamy and filling.  If you’re like me and have your coffee an hour or more before you get around to breakfast, it’s extra nice because it’s so filling (hello, healthy fats).


I got the idea while watching a barista at Whole Foods make a mammoth coffee; she dumped a cup of coffee and a little container of pre-measured butter and coconut oil into a blender and whirled everything up before serving it in a coffee mug.  What a process!


This method WAY easier, a lot faster, and less messy.  All you have to add to these pods is boiling hot water – instant mammoth coffee! 




Instant Mammoth Coffee Pods


Ingredients (for 12 LARGE pods; more butter and coconut)

  • 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) of grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) of coconut oil
  • 12 scoops of 1 and 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee, divided


Ingredients (for 12 SMALL pods; less butter and coconut)

  • 6 tablespoons of grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 12 scoops of 1 and 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee, divided



  • Grease a cupcake tin.
  • Melt coconut oil and butter in a pan.
  • Using a tablespoon measuring cup, evenly distribute the melted coconut oil and butter into the 12 cupcake tins.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee on top of each pod of oil and butter.
  • Put in freezer for half an hour. 
  • Use a knife to pop pods from the cupcake tin and place in freezer-safe plastic bag for storage (**store in the freezer!**).
  • To make a cup of coffee, put pod in the bottom of a coffee mug and fill with boiling hot water. Stir and drink!


You lose a bit of the instant coffee because it sinks through the oil/butter to the bottom of the cupcake tin.  So if you were feeling ambitious, you could freeze half the oil/butter in the tins, put the scoop of instant coffee on top of the solid surface, and then pour the remainder of the oil/butter on top and refreeze.  This way, the coffee is sandwiched between the oil/butter.  It looks prettier, but it’s an extra step, and I’m not really willing to do extra steps unless I’ve already had my coffee.  Hah.  


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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 16, 2015, 7:40 am

    Bulletproof coffee is SO yummy! Do you think this method blends it enough? I’ve always wanted to bring the supplies to work and make it there, but I worry about it not being blended.

  • Elizabeth Beil July 16, 2015, 7:55 am

    I have been seeing this a lot lately! And I would rather try it at home first before then buy it out and not like it!

  • Beks July 16, 2015, 8:31 am

    I’m really on the fence about trying this. I’ve heard about it for months, and want to try it, but I’ve heard until your body gets used to it, it can do funky things to your digestion. Not really something I want on my long commute to work. :-/

  • Laura @ July 16, 2015, 8:51 am

    Cool idea! I’ve wanted to try bulletproof coffee, but it seems a little weird and always seemed like a lot of steps to undertake when I’m also managing toddler breakfast time. The pod idea sounds like it’s perfect for busy mamas!

  • Sagan July 16, 2015, 8:52 am

    Not gonna lie… this kind of weirds me out 🙂 But more power to you for discovering it! Sounds interesting, at the very least 😀 I think I’ll stick with my plain black Americanos.

  • Julia@yogawinehappinesscom July 16, 2015, 9:04 am

    I have never heard of this somehow! I will definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Lesley July 16, 2015, 9:42 am

    Cool idea to make the mini versions – I can’t imagine how someone’s blending up coffee every morning! I’m just wondering if you really notice much difference other than feeling a little full. I would think the extra calories and fat would make someone feel more full than coffee alone, but have you really noticed any overall change in your energy or health?

    • Caitlin July 16, 2015, 11:07 am

      I don’t know if I’ve been doing it for long enough. I will report back!

  • Adrienne July 16, 2015, 9:59 am

    Genius!! I’ve never tried it before but I’m intrigued. I assume I could just use Earth Balance for a vegan version?

    • Kristie July 19, 2015, 8:19 pm

      When I was dairy free due to nursing and wanted “cream” for my coffee without having it be sweetened, I blended it with just the coconut oil and that was (is) delicious! And when you blend it, it really does make the coffee creamy and lighter colored which for me was great. Definitely not the same effect if you stir it in though!

  • Alex @ True Femme July 16, 2015, 10:02 am

    I have to admit that I haven’t tried bulletproof coffee yet but I’ve heard everyone raving about it! This is such a cool way to do it!

  • Reenie July 16, 2015, 10:14 am

    I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee for a little over 3 months and LOVE it!! I just use my Keurig coffee ~ and make one cup every morning. I have tried both the unsalted and salted Kerrygold butter, and I like the salted better. If you don’t want to drag your big blender out, this lil guy is powerful…..will chop ice too!! (if your coffee is hot when you blend it… make sure you put a towel over the lid and hold onto the lid) You can get it at Target, or Walmart. I have tried the BP Coffee with just stirring it and def like the blended kind better. I still add my Coffee-Mate, Natural Bliss. Sweet Cream to it also.

    I know it sounds weird… but you should try it. It gives me energy all day… not a jittery energy though. 😉

  • Amanda July 16, 2015, 10:49 am

    Hmm… I’m curious about this, but I really like sweet coffee… what to do?!

    • Reenie July 16, 2015, 12:30 pm

      Amanda, then go ahead and add your creamer or use flavored coffee, or whatever you usually drink.

  • Laura July 16, 2015, 11:03 am

    You really are missing the point of bulletproof coffee…right from using proper coffee to the process to using coconut oil.

    • Reenie July 16, 2015, 12:36 pm

      There are several different recipes going around for BP Coffee. You sound like a rep from the website “Bulletproof” 😉

  • Adrianne July 16, 2015, 12:35 pm

    This is so smart!! I’ve been meaning to try bulletproof coffee. This would definitely save some time in the morning, or be a great item to bring to work!

  • Christy July 16, 2015, 3:58 pm

    I’ve made the mammoh numerous times at home, but never thought of this way. Genius!!

  • Michelle July 18, 2015, 10:19 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try bulletproof coffee after reading about it a while ago, this is genius!

  • Sharon July 19, 2015, 1:17 pm

    That looks so good! I have the worst time with the butter and oil floating to the top – not a yummy first sip! Maybe I need to blend it a little more. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Janelle July 22, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Might be a dumb question, but do you need to use instant coffee? Wondering if regular coffee grounds will work…

    • Caitlin July 23, 2015, 9:00 am

      No they wouldn’t. Because then you would have grounds in your coffee or would have to strain it. You could just make the pods with the oil and butter and put them into brewed coffee to melt.

  • Melissa Moore July 28, 2015, 10:42 am

    Hi, Caitlyn!
    I’ve tried so many of your recipes and they’ve turned out so great, so thank you for that! But I tried this one and the husband and I both did not like it. I wonder what went wrong. I was only able to force a few more sips by constantly stirring it; the oil and fat at the top was just ewww. Now I feel bad for wasting so much butter and organic coconut oil. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Caitlin July 28, 2015, 10:47 am

      Oh nooooooooooo! I do think this is an acquired test, so give it a few times. The oil does collect at the top. It helps if you stir it fast! You could melt the pods into oatmeal and make mammoth coffee oatmeal if you don’t want to waste them 🙂 🙂

      • Melissa Moore July 28, 2015, 10:53 am

        Super smart, lady. Thanks, Caitlin!! :))

    • Melissa Moore July 28, 2015, 10:50 am

      Sorry, Caitlin! Spelled your name wrong. I blame it on the Caitlyn Jenner news that popped up on another tab. LOL

      • Caitlin July 28, 2015, 10:52 am

        Haha its okay, almost no one spells my name right!! I’m happy to share it with another famous Caitlyn 🙂

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