Low-Calorie Dalgona Coffee

Who could’ve predicted where we’d find ourselves today? My normal overscheduled routine has now shifted into finding how many ways I can recreate Dalgona Coffee.

Aside from that, I have been giving myself a lot of space; baking, blogging, reading, training the dogs, cooking, napping—you name the cozy at-home activity and I’ve probably done it! 

I got a LOT of responses to my Dalgona Coffee posts so I thought I would write a little blog about how to make this trendy quarantine beverage.


Dalgona Coffee otherwise known as “whipped coffee” was first made in South Korea. It’s also a sensation on Tik Tok (my students would be so proud of me for referring to this). It is even referred to as the “Tik Tok” coffee (if you want to know more a simple Google search will take you down that rabbit hole).

Personally, I think it’s frothy and delicious, however, depending on which variation you choose you could be consuming up to 3 tablespoons of sugar per cup (150 calories or more)!

To make the drink, you can use any granulated sweetener, but I found 50% stevia and 50% brown sugar (or coconut sugar) to be the ideal balance to avoid the “stevia” flavour that many dislike. Also, stevia is a great way to make this drink acceptable for those who are health conscious but also not over the top with restrictions. I’m all about indulging but I think being mindful about my food choices and somewhat consistent with them is key.

Amazingly, there are only 3 ingredients in this delicious drink, instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water. I suggest using the 2tbsp recipe (although there are many that call for 3). 

Directions: To make the whipped coffee, add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of boiling water to a bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip it for about 5-7 minutes until it gets light and frothy. 

Once you’ve made the whipped part, spoon some overtop of the milk of your choice. I am dairy-free, so I have tried it with both oat and sweetened coconut milk! Both were delicious. 

Adding half stevia reduces about 50-90 calories depending on how much you pack your brown sugar. I have only made the iced version, so make sure to add ice cubes. If you want it warm, use your frother or heat your milk however you usually do.

Thanks for reading!

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