This low carb Dalgona coffee recipe is a sweet, fluffy cloud of morning goodness in a cup. And you thought coffee was boring…
DALGONA COFFEE ORIGIN
This popular coffee beverage has its roots in South Korea. There are many stories around the web on how this particular drink came to be. It’s been attributed to being a spin-off of a South Korean street snack. Some say a celebrity coined the term and others say the actual recipe originated in South Korea. (source)
Thankfully, it’s also super easy to make this as a low carb beverage. Here are the ingredients I used on amazon incase you have a hard time finding them locally.
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Regular coffee is tough on my blood sugar, so I always use decaf. The one here is the brand I use. You can use regular instant if you prefer. The only requirement is that the coffee is instant.
WHAT IS DALGONA COFFEE?
Essentially, it’s whipped coffee. the instant coffee is whipped with equal amounts of dry sweetener and water until you have a fluffy cloud of coffee goodness that may remind you of a cloud of whipped cream.
That fluff is then served over the top of milk already poured into your glass. You can either stir it up to mix it a little, or you can just sip. The milk will come up from under the fluff to mix with it in nearly equal parts as you drink. It’s quite the luxurious experience.
HOW TO STORE DALGONA COFFEE
While this won’t keep in the fridge forever, you’ll get a few days out of it if you make a larger batch to cover you for a few days. So in that respect it’s a fun make-ahead drink for your morning wakeup call. Just make sure you store it in something with an air-tight lid. Leaving this uncovered will make the whip dissipate faster.
WHIPPED COFFEE RECIPE
If you are confused between Dalgona coffee and whipped coffee, don’t be. They are one and the same! Two different names for the same drink. Dalgona simply hints at the origins of the drink and whipped is more descriptive on what this coffee drink actually is. You can use the terms interchangeably!
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Dalgona Coffee Recipe
- Electric Mixer
- 1 tbsp. instant coffee (regular or decaf)
- 1 tbsp. xylitol
- 1 tbsp. water (cold for a cold drink, hot for a hot drink)
- 8 oz. unsweetened almond milk (hot or cold)
- ice (if you want to drink it cold)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the instant coffee, xylitol and cold water.
- Beat with either a whisk or an electric mixer (the latter is much easier!)
- Beat until you have a whipped cloud, similar to whipped cream.
- Pour your almond milk (either heated or cold) into a cup or mug. Add ice if you want to drink it cold.
- Spoon the whipped coffee over the top. Yes, all of it. You can stir this up a bit if you wish, but you can also drink it as is, allowing the milk to come up from underneath as you sip.