Keto Dalgona Coffee Recipe and Why is Dalgona Coffee Trending

by maida barrientos

Today, how about you make an amazing keto dalgona coffee at home, and yes, while on quarantine?

Keto Dalgona Coffee Recipe

I think this is one of the best iced coffee I've ever tasted mainly because of that luxurious whipped coffee cream.

Dalgona coffee is a beverage made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee (Nescafe sticks), sugar and hot water until it becomes creamy and then adding it to cold or hot milk. Occasionally, it is topped with coffee powder, cocoa, crumbled biscuits, or honey.

It is not possible to make Dalgona coffee using ground coffee beans; instant coffee creates the dense and foamy topping and the reason for this has much to do with the drying process of the coffee granules.

The drink is based on an Indian drink known as Phenti Hui coffee (or beaten coffee). The only difference is that when making Phenti Hui, milk is poured on top of the whipped mix rather than spooning the whipped mix on top of the milk. Its viral status on social media came as a result of Jung Il-woo, a South Korean actor who visited an eatery in Macau where he was served a similar beverage reminding him of "dalgona", a type of Korean honeycomb toffee, and later presented on a South Korean TV show called Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant (“신상출시 편스토랑”).

Due to the mass sharing of this viral aesthetically pleasing beverage on not only social media, a lot of other instagram influencers have jumped into the bandwagon and expand the wave even wider. Under the hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge, homemade versions of dalgona coffee began spreading on South Korean YouTube channels before going viral on TikTok.

Keto Dalgona Coffee Recipe


Keto Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Instructions :

  1. Add equal parts water, nescafe sticks and 4g sweetener to a mixing bowl.
  2. Start whipping with a mixer.
  3. Stop when the coffee foam changes to a light brown color.
  4. Pour a glass of hot or cold milk (better with ice), then ladel or spoon the coffee foam to your glass.