Whipped dairy-free low carb (Dalgona) coffee
Semi-sweet with iced almond milk, this whipped coffee is a low carb version of a popular caffeinated drink. Known as dalgona in Korea, frappe or whipped coffee in Greece, and beaten coffee in India, you’ll soon know it as a quick and refreshing iced coffee treat.
- 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp espresso instant coffee powder
- 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp erythritol
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp hot, or boiled water
- 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1½ cups 350 ml unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ½ cup 120 ml ice cubeice cubes
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Making low carb simple
- For the whipped topping, use either a whisk, handheld frother, or immersion blender with a whisk attachment (the whipping time will be slightly longer using the first two methods).
- Stir together the espresso powder, erythritol, and hot water in a pint-sized glass jar, or a tall, narrow glass.
- Insert the immersion blender into the glass, and whisk for about 3 minutes on high speed. As the dark coffee mixture is whipped, it will double in volume and turn into a light brown whipped cream.
- Fill a large glass with ice, about ⅔ full. Pour in the almond milk, vanilla extract, and combine.
- Spoon the whipped coffee on top, and stir just before serving.
If you prefer to use coconut milk or even 1/4 cup cream with water, those options work well. Those who have had kidney stones or are prone to kidney stones may need to limit the consumption of oxalates, but in general, most people don't need to be too concerned.
Cold or room temp would be fine (if opening a new carton).
Erythritol is a natural sweetener. We recommend avoiding all artificial sweeteners. You can read more in our sweetener guide! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/sweeteners
Our sweetener guide should be helpful for you! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/sweeteners
For espresso powder, your local grocery should have it, or there's always Amazon!
The instant coffee makes this extremely bitter. If you don't wish to use sweetener, you are free to experiment with omitting it.
Sorry to hear that you are having troubles getting this recipe to froth! We would recommend using a whisk attachment as opposed to a blade to help with this. As long as the sweetener is similar volume and granulated (not liquid drops), this should be alright.
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You do not need to enter the sweetener at all. Apart from that, it could be a difference in carb count from the espresso powder or your milk substitute.
Thank you for the great tips! Glad you liked it.
Great! So glad you love it!