How To Make A Healthy Dalgona Coffee

You could be at a friend’s place. They ultimately decide to make that delicious Dalgona coffee. But hold on. Not so quickly. You’re on a keto diet, aren’t you? With all that sugar, don’t cheat! You’ll have to give it another shot. But, for the time being, you can make a ketogenic version with Stevia. Yes, you can still have all of that whipped creamy bliss with other natural sweeteners.This sweet and creamy coffee beverage can be served hot or cold and predates the year 2020. However, it wasn’t until 2020 that this really started to take off, thanks to TikTok, of course! For all of 2020’s problems, it did provide many of us with hours of video viewing time. So consider the Dalgona coffee craze a blessing from an otherwise trying year!

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona is a kind of Korean toffee. The popularity of this coffee beverage with the same name is due largely to Korean actor Jung Il Woo, who, when first trying this sweet, whipped coffee recipe on the streets of Macau, China, said that it tasted like Dalgona toffee.

Essentially, it is a combination of instant coffee or espresso with sugar and hot water. This mixture then is whipped to a frothy consistency and served over iced or hot milk. Instant espresso/coffee must be used as coffee grounds will not mix in with the sugar and hot water. In other words, coffee grounds will not dissolve into the mixture as easily.

Should I Try Dalgona Coffee?

Certainly, you should give it a try! However, if you’re more prone to savoring notes of real espresso or consider yourself a coffee aficionado, we wouldn’t recommend that you swap out your morning pour-over for this tasty treat. If you don’t like sweet coffee beverages, then this might not be for you.

But even though this drink is more like a dessert than a cup of joe you can take to a work meeting, you can enjoy it any time of the day. Additionally, you can store the foam in your refrigerator, so you can wake up, pour your milk, and throw some of this foam on top. Voila! How easy was that? Well, first you have to make the foam which can be a labor-intensive task!

Stevia as a Sugar Substitute

While the traditional Dalgona coffee is brewed with cane sugar, there are other possibilities. To add some natural sweetness to your Dalgona coffee, try coconut palm sugar, stevia, monk fruit sweetener, or honey. Caution: If you use honey, it will be difficult to incorporate into the foam. Instead, you might mix it into warm milk. Dalgona coffee with stevia, on the other hand, is one of the best sugar substitute combinations.

Even though you will only be mixing a few tablespoons of instant coffee, stevia, and water, purchase a large mixing basin. Because it gets frothy when you whip it up, the overall yield will be greater than what you put in. You’ll also need enough space to move the whisk around without fear of spilling any components on the counter.

Prep Time 5 mins

Whisk Time 5 mins

Servings 1 drink(s)

Calories 100 kcal

  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 8 oz. whole milk or milk substitute of your choice
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee/espresso
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • Place instant coffee and stevia into mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add hot water to mixture and stir using whisk or electric mixer.
  • Keep whisking until frothy in consistency. Make sure that you periodically scrape down the side of the inside of the bowl with a spatula or spoon- the more often the better.
  • Once frothy and foamy in consistency, serve with a spoon over iced or hot milk of your choice. Use a straw or sip. Stir foam into milk to your liking. Enjoy your whipped coffee with stevia!

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