A food trend from Tik Tok – Dalgona Coffee
What is Dalgona coffee? How do you make it? What’s the big deal? Well if I’m being honest I gave the original sugar laden version a try recently and even posted the recipe here on the website. But now it’s time to make a Keto Dalgona coffee and see how it matches up.
Now if you are new to this Dalgona trend let me full you in, So this coffee is apparently trending all over the internet. It supposedly originated in Korea and then migrated to Tik Tok where it achieved viral fame. Or so I’ve been told. There are Indians who will say we’ve been doing this forever, others say this has been the poor man’s cappuccino for a while. Either way it’s time to test our Keto version of this viral coffee.
Twerking that coffee
Well the recipe itself is great. It’s simple and it’s easy. However if you want to make it dairy free you can easily substitute the cream with either coconut milk or almond milk. Either should be fine. If you do love coffee you might want to also try my recipe for Vietnamese Egg Coffee which is quite something as well. Who knew you can make coffee and eggs taste good together right?
As for the macros of this coffee, I’m not posting them because it’s literally just what ‘milk’ component you use and how much of it. I’ve kept mine rather small in terms of quantity because I don’t like a super milky coffee. I prefer something with a strong coffee flavour. But if you going to put this over say 200ml of coconut milk then the macros are really just that 200ml of coconut milk. So scan that barcode and put it in your MFP or app of choice.
Does this work with a brewed coffee?
Nope, it doesn’t. I believe it only works with instant coffee so don’t bother brewing an espresso and trying this. Also when it comes to sweeteners I haven’t tried it with any others but I do believe it’s not going to work quite the same with say stevia but if you’ve tried it and had success, let me know.
Keto Dalgona Coffee
- 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
- 1 Tbsp Erythritol (Powdered)
- 1 Tbsp boiling water
- 50 ml Heavy Cream
- Ice Cubes
- Additional Water
- In a bowl mix the coffee powder, erythritol and boiling water and whip with an electric beater till it turns from frothy into a creamy mousse.
- Pour the cream with ice into a glass. You can dilute the cream with extra water if you find it too thick.
- Then pour over the coffee mousse on top and it's ready to go!