Healthy Whipped Coffee: Dalgona Style

5 min read AUG 10, 2022

We all need a cup of coffee to get us through the day and give us the energetic motivation that we need to walk out of the house and head to work.

There are so many different coffee combinations out there that it’s difficult to find the best coffee for you. New flavors are continuously emerging and being reimagined with new flavor profiles.

Right now, the new coffee trend for almost every coffee lover is the delicious dalgona coffee, better known as whipped coffee. While this may sound like a calorie-filled beverage, we can assure you it’s one of the healthiest coffee drinks to make at home.

In this article, we explain what a dalgona style coffee is and how to make one in a few easy steps for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

What This Article Covers:

What Is Dalgona Coffee

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Dalgona coffee rose to fame in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when many coffee lovers were unable to attend their favorite coffee shops for their daily fix of caffeine.

This warm beverage originated in South Korea a long time ago, but different versions of the drink have been made by the Greeks who refer to it as Frappe Coffee, and Indians who called it beaten coffee.

The general term used for Dalgona coffee is whipped coffee, which is what the viral videos were calling it when it spread through social media platforms.

The drink is known for its whipped creamy foam layer and delicious smooth taste. It’s incredibly easy to make with only three ingredients: instant coffee, water, and sugar. 

If you’re worried about the extra calories in sugar, don’t worry. Most recent versions have incorporated sugar-free sweeteners instead of sugar.

The whipped foam layer may leave carb-conscious individuals a little skeptical, but we can assure you that this coffee drink is made with healthy instant coffee. It’s as healthy as a caffeinated beverage can be. It’s keto, paleo, low-carb, and vegan friendly, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Taste Profile

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If you love the pure taste of coffee, then you’ll love the taste of this creamy drink. Since it is made with instant coffee, it has a pungent caffeine taste, that is dampened by the foamy froth and milk.

It’s kind of similar to soft-serve ice cream. The foam is rich and creamy and the layer of rich coffee provides a rich, nutty taste that coats your mouth.

Some have drawn parallels between whipped coffee and a Korean dalgona honeycomb toffee, which is where the name comes from.

What You Need to Make Dalgona Coffee

As listed above, this drink only consists of three main ingredients and milk. First, you need 2 teaspoons of sugar.

This is the only added sugar in the drink, but if you’re on a strictly no sugar diet, you can always substitute it for an artificial sweetener or even honey.

The next thing you need is two teaspoons of instant coffee. Since the majority of the flavor in the drink comes from the layer of whipped coffee, you need to find a brand you enjoy. Cheap instant coffee will leave you with a sour taste in your mouth. 

Lastly, you are going to need two teaspoons of water. Hot water works better than boiling water, as it doesn’t dissolve the coffee completely, creating a fluffy foam layer.

You also need about half a cup of unsweetened milk or almond milk. If you want to dampen the strong caffeine taste, you can always use flavored almond or soy milk.

As for equipment, you are going to need a whisk or an electric beater.

How to Make Dalgona Coffee

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First, add the instant coffee, water, and sweetener to a mixing bowl. To get a stiff and firm layer of foam, use a teaspoon of honey instead of a healthy sweetener.

Whisk the mixture with a handheld whisk, electrical beater, or a milk frother until it forms a thick foam. It helps if you keep the mixture cool to help air bubbles get trapped in the foam.

Pour your choice of milk into the mug just passed halfway and top it with the foam layer in the mixing bowl. To add a little bit of extra flavor to your beverage, you can add a few sprinkles of cinnamon or cocoa powder.

There you have it, you’ve made a delicious foamy beverage, all with only three ingredients.

Whipped Coffee Alternatives

While whipped coffee can only be made with instant powder, there are plenty of other directions you can go if you’re looking for a creamy, rich coffee fix.

Lifeboost Coffee has a Frosted Cinnamon Roll range of coffee beans that’s every bit as delicious as whipped coffee. What’s more, it’s easier to make. Simply brew a cup of coffee and add a splash of milk and you’re good to go.

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Whipped coffees are often associated with being unhealthy and carb-heavy, but this isn’t the case for a dalgona-style coffee.

There are plenty of ways to make your whipped coffee healthy, all it requires is substituting sugar and milk for their low-calorie counterparts. In the end, you get a delicious, foamy caffeinated beverage.

The great thing about this drink is that it’s easy to experiment with. Coffee connoisseurs often add honey or maple syrup to enhance the sweetness of the drink. You can even turn it into a healthy cold brew coffee by adding a few ice blocks to the milk.

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Now that you know how to make the perfect cup of dalgona coffee, it is time to put everything you’ve learned into practice, follow this healthy coffee recipe, head into your kitchen, and put your barista skills to the test.

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