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Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee

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Dalgona coffee. Whipped coffee. Upside down latte. Cloud coffee. Call it what you will, this crazy concoction has taken over the internet.

This is my quick step-by-step guide to the Korean dalgona coffee and I will show you hot to make it sugar-free and almost calorie-free (if you use nut or seed milk)!

It’s simple. Equal parts instant coffee, sweetener and hot water are combined to create an intense coffee flavoured foam. This foam is served over iced almond milk instead of regular dairy milk. You can also use cashew milk, poppy milk or any nut or seed milk — it's easy to make your own!

If you don't like nut milk, you can use coconut milk (ideally carton, liquid coconut milk, not creamy) mixed with water, or heavy whipping cream mixed with water. I'd use 1/2 cup of coconut milk or cream and 1 cup of water.

Every time that I make it, I swear that it won’t work… until it does. Enjoy!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 glass

Allergy information for Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 glass)

Net carbs3.5 grams
Protein1.3 grams
Fat2.2 grams
Calories38 kcal
Calories from carbs 36%, protein 13%, fat 51%
Total carbs4 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat0.2 gramsSodium94 mg(4% RDA)Magnesium31 mg(8% RDA)Potassium381 mg(19% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 1 tbsp good quality instant coffee powder or granules
  • 1 tbsp granulated Erythritol or Swerve (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp very hot water (15 ml)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk (180 ml/ 6 fl oz ml)
  • Optional: 2-4 ice cubes
  • Optional: pinch of cinnamon or vanilla powder


  1. Place the coffee, sweetener and hot water into the bowl of a mixer. It's easier to make 2 to 3 servings at a time but you can whip up just one. Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee
  2. Mix on low for a minute to dissolve the sweetener (or use powdered sweetener if you want to be sure). You can optionally add cinnamon or vanilla. Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee
  3. Mix on high for up to 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light brown in colour and thick and fluffy in texture.
  4. Get your glasses of iced almond milk ready and fill them about 3/4 high. I have found that the foam dissipates quite fast so have everything ready to go as soon as it is ready.
    Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee
  5. Spoon the coffee foam on top of the milk and serve with a spoon to either scoop it out and eat or to stir the foam through the milk.
    Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee
  6. Dalgona should be consumed immediately.
    Sugar-Free Dalgona Coffee

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 glass)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coffee (powder)
2.3 g0.4 g0 g11 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.7 g0.9 g2.2 g25 kcal
Ice cubes
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 glass
3.5 g1.3 g2.2 g38 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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