Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee

Have you tried the new viral Tik Tok trend called dalgona coffee? It’s fun, easy, and delicious, but not so healthy. Not that we expect coffee drinks to be healthy, but isn’t it nice when they are? My version of this whipped coffee phenomenon is! I cut out the refined sugar and used a whole food sweetener instead. It took a bit of trial and error, but the result is a fluffy, sweet, and delicious coffee beverage that you can feel good about! Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee for the win!

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Frothy, whipped coffee, over iced almond milk, in a Mason jar in front of a dark background.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Whipped coffee, also known as dalgona coffee, is a beverage originating in South Korea, and made from equal parts instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water, and added to milk. It is named after the Korean honeycomb toffee called dalgona, which the drink’s flavor is said to resemble.

How to make healthy Dalgona Coffee

To make dalgona coffee, you will generally use 1 tablespoon each of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water. You then whip it until it forms stiff peaks like whipped cream. Using a stand mixer is the easiest way to do it, but you can use a hand mixer or a simple whisk as well. The resulting whipped coffee is then spooned over milk.

In my version, I use a homemade date paste instead of sugar, and decrease the amount of water by half. The result is the same super fluffy, whipped coffee without all the refined sugar! I’m also using unsweetened almond milk, which lowers the calories. If you want to learn more about coffee and its heart benefits, you might like my article, Is Coffee Good For Your Heart? And if you love baking with coffee, you’ll want to make these Fudgy Mocha Black Bean Brownies STAT!

Make it cold

To make a cold dalgona coffee drink, pour the almond milk over ice, before spooning the whipped coffee over it. Stir to combine before drinking.

Make it hot

To make hot dalgona coffee, gently warm the almond milk in a small pot or in the microwave, being careful not to scald it. Spoon the whipped coffee into the hot milk and stir to combine before drinking.

Whipped coffee, over iced almond milk, in a Mason jar in front of a dark background.

If you make this heart healthy whipped coffee, don’t forget to let me know about it!

Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee

Sometimes called Dalgona Coffee, this version has no refined sugar, and whips up soft and fluffy in minutes. This is the healthified version of the viral Tik Tok trend!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Korean-inspired
Diet GlutenFreeDiet, LowFatDiet, LowLactoseDiet, LowSaltDiet, VeganDiet, VegetarianDiet
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 68 kcal
Author Laura Yautz

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Date Paste (see notes for instructions)
  • ½ Tbsp Hot Water
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk, or milk of choice, divided

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add coffee powder, date paste, hot water, and vanilla extract. Beat with a wire whisk on high speed, until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes.

  2. Fill 2 large glasses with ice, and pour 1 cup Almond milk in each.
  3. Top each glass with half of the whipped coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Stir and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To make the date paste, soak 1 cup of pitted dates in 1 cup of hot water for about 30 minutes. Pour dates with water into a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth. Makes about 10 tablespoons. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: &quote;Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee, sugar free; easy"
Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: &quote;Heart Healthy Dalgona Coffee, sugar free; easy"
Close up of whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Dalgona Coffee, no sugar; easy"
Close up of whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee, no sugar; easy"
Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with streams of coffee running down the side of the jar. Text overlay: &quote;Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee, sweet; easy"
Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with streams of coffee running down the side of the jar. Text overlay: &quote;Heart Healthy Dalgona Coffee, sweet; easy"
Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Dalgona Coffee, sweet; sugar free"
Whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee, sweet; sugar free"
Close up of whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Whipped Coffee, sweet 'n easy"
Close up of whipped coffee over iced almond milk in a Mason jar with text overlay: "Heart Healthy Dalgona Coffee, sweet 'n easy"

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