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Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee (with espresso!) Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo & Vegan

A glorious cloud of whipped coffee: Dalgona Coffee made with espresso and NO sugar. Better tasting than the original and ready in 2 minutes! (dairy-free, sugar-free, keto, Paleo & Vegan)

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Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Ok I jumped on the bandwagon. After seeing images floating around the internet. It’s everywhere. Tik tok, Facebook, IG. Have you seen it?? This breathtaking fluffy, whipped substance. I had never seen such a thing, much less heard the word Dalgona a few weeks ago!

Perhaps since the world is all at home right now, we’re eager to try new recipes 🙂

Since I’m a serious coffee addict, I finally decided to see what all the hype is about, but with my own spin! VERDICT: It’s SO GOOD you guys!

What is it?? Dalgona Coffee is basically whipped coffee on top of milk.

It is NOT regular brewed coffee. This is *instant coffee* which is actually freeze-dried (and reconstitutes once mixed with water.)

You can drink it iced or hot, but my preference is iced and cold as an afternoon pick-me-up!

Light and airy, fluffy and foamy, rich and velvety. It’s totally worth the hype!! As delicious as it is beautiful.

What does Dalgona Coffee taste like?

Tastes Like a Coffee CLOUD!

This reminds me of Starbucks COLD FOAM, but in reverse! Instead of having milk foam on top, Dalgona’s top is a strong coffee-flavored foam.

I’ve heard from a lot of people that tried the original version that it’s “intense,” “strong” and “bitter”. But MY version tastes better! Way less intense than the original recipe since I use half the amount of coffee. And I use espresso instead of instant coffee, which has a better flavor IMO.

When you take a sip, you’ll get a bit of the soft fluffy whipped foam, the flavor of espresso, a little sweetness, along with the cold milk underneath.

It’s a taste sensation like none other. Better than Starbucks (and way cheaper and healthier to boot!)

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Making Dalgona SUGAR-FREE/Keto

The original recipe has 4 Tbs of white sugar. (omg!) You know I’m not doin’ that.

It turns out, the sweetener is totally *unnecessary* to the creation of the whip. It’s for taste only.

So I tested it out with a sugar-free alternative and much to my delight, it worked PERFECTLY.

You can adjust the amount of sweetener to your own preference, or if you like black/STRONG coffee, completely leave out the sweetener if you dare 😉

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How long does it take to make?

Coffee in less than TWO MINUTES

This version is quicker than the others I’ve seen, which say to whip for 5 minutes (or more!) Mine only took about 1 minute!

This recipe is easy to make and quicker than waiting for a cup to brew.

With just 3 simple ingredients (plus water) you don’t have to have super barista skills to whip up this beauty! It’s EASY and quick!

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3 Simple Ingredients

You don’t need a ton of ingredients to make Dalgona whipped coffee. Here’s what I used to make my new and improved keto version:

  1. Medaglia d’Oro Instant Espresso
  2. Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Granules
    • A delicious sugar-free sweetener with NO bitter aftertaste
    • Use code PRETTYPIES to save 20% on your entire order
  3. Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk
    • This is my favorite milk to use in my coffee every day (both hot and cold!)

You also need a little water and ice, but do those count, right? 😉

Dalgona Coffee Substitute Ingredients

If you don’t have instant espresso, you can sub Instant Coffee, just use a high quality brand for best flavor and freshness!

Side note, instant coffee supposedly makes the coffee whip creamy rather than foamy. I haven’t verified this, but it may be a plus if you prefer a thicker cream rather than a light and airy foam 🙂

Any other granulated or powdered sweetener should work fine, such as:

  • Swerve or Erythritol
  • Powdered Monkfruit
  • Coconut Sugar or Raw Sugar (I would blend this in a blender so it’s not too coarse to dissolve)

Liquid monkfruit drops or stevia drops would probably work, too. I do enjoy these with my iced coffee, but for some reason the flavor isn’t my favorite with hot coffee.Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

How to Make Whipped Coffee

It doesn’t get much simpler than this:

Step 1: Place your sweetener and espresso into a large mixing bowl (the bigger the better because it does tend to splatter.

Use an electric hand mixer for best results. A stand mixer with a whisk attachment would work too (but I would double the recipe so there’s enough in the bowl for the whisk to reach!)Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Step 2: Whip with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. It should only take about 1-2 minutes on high.

You’ll see the color turn from dark brown (basically coffee) to a light brown (fluffy foam) like below.Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

So foamy! 

Once it’s nice and thick, it’s done. Grab a spatula to get ready to scoop that glorious foam 🙂

Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Step 3: Prepare a glass of iced milk of choice. Remember to leave room for all the foam!

Step 4: Spoon whipped coffee on top and gently stir milk to incorporate (I used a straw). You probably want to keep a straw or something handy to help stir in the foam so it mixes in. Otherwise it will just sit on top.

Keto Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Espresso (dairy-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Then sip and savor the caffeinated deliciousness. 🙂

But wait! Wanna jazz it up a little bit?

Sprinkle some extra instant espresso on top. Or cinnamon. Or a drizzle of dairy-free keto caramelOr what about chocolate?? That could be amazing!

With less than ONE net carb per serving, this is a delicious trend you need to try!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you make it. I’d love to hear what you think!

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Keto Dalgona Coffee (with espresso!)

A glorious cloud of whipped coffee: Dalgona made with espresso and NO sugar. Better tasting than the original and ready in 2 minutes! (Keto, Paleo & Vegan)
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Emily

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add espresso, monkfruit and hot water to a large mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer until light and fluffy (about 1 minute).
  • In a glass, add ice & milk
  • Spoon whipped coffee on top and gently stir milk to incorporate (I used a straw)
  • Sip and savor the caffeine deliciousness

Notes

Alternative Sweeteners:
Any granulated sweetener, such as erythritol, Swerve, coconut sugar, raw sugar, maple sugar, etc.
 
Nutrition Facts
Keto Dalgona Coffee (with espresso!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36.44 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.52g2%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Sodium 124.24mg5%
Potassium 176.75mg5%
Carbohydrates 4.52g2%
Protein 0.61g1%
Iron 0.22mg1%
Sugar Alcohol 4g
Net Carbs 0.5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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