Healthy Recipe: Healthier Whipped Dalgona Coffee

If you’re looking for a morning pick me up that has a little more going for it than a classic cold brew, look no further. This Korean coffee drink, called Dalgona or whipped coffee, is the latest trend to try. It’s a delicious beverage made by whipping equal amounts of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it’s creamy enough to add to hot or cold milk. The end result is kind of like an upside-down latte. 

It’s easily customizable; you can stick with dairy milk for a more classic coffee beverage, or opt for the non-dairy milk of your choice, as we have in the recipe below. And of course, hot or cold is up to you! To make it healthier, stick to just one teaspoon of sugar and add a dash of cinnamon to enhance the coffee flavor. This recipe calls for honey as it’s sweetener of choice, but regular sugar works, too.

With this easy recipe, you’ll have a delicious coffee drink to serve at brunch, or to sip during your morning meeting! Note: Although it’s fun to squeeze in a mini workout, you can replace the whisk with a food processor to achieve a faster final product (and to avoid getting a cramp in your hand!). 


2 tablespoons instant coffee

1 teaspoon honey or sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

2 tablespoons hot water

½ cup non-dairy milk like soy

1 cup ice


Combine the instant coffee, honey, cinnamon (if using), and hot water in a medium bowl. Whisk for five minutes until thick and creamy.

Add ice to glass and top with milk of your choice. Spoon the whipped coffee on top in a thick layer to fill the glass. Serve and enjoy!

Makes one serving. 


Calories 80

Protein 4 g

Total fat 2 g

Saturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Carbs 12 g

Fiber 0 g

Total sugars 6 g

Added sugars 6 g

Sodium 45 mg

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