This 3 ingredient keto Dalgona coffee may just be your drink of choice for weeks to come. So easy and delicious!
Keto Dalgona Coffee in a glass on a wood table

So this Dalgona Coffee craze seems to have ignited over the past week and my feed has been filled with it. So instead of ignoring it, this morning I had to have a go at making a keto Dalgona coffee.

First go and it worked and had stick fluffy coffee in just 1 minute using a hand mixer.

iced coffee and whipped coffee on a spoon beside the glass

What is Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee, or whipped coffee seems to have originated in South Korea. Named after Dalgona, honeycomb or sponge toffee, it is very sweet and made with just 3 ingredients.

It super easy to make and could be used in so many ways.

I of course had to make a sugar free Dalgona coffee as I obviously follow the keto diet.

First go with some Sukrin:1 it worked. So then the real testing begun. Could this actually work with espresso coffee, or how about creamers? Let the fun begin!

two iced keto coffees in front of atomic coffee maker

Basic ingredients for Keto Dalgona Coffee

So there is just 3 ingredients, so let’s keep it simple right. The ingredients are instant coffee, sweetener, and boiling water. Yep it is that easy!

keto dalgona coffee ingredients in 3 bowls

How to make keto whipped coffee (Megan style)

I hope you are ready for this and watch all the steps intently. 😂 This recipe is pretty complex. 😳🤣

  1. Boil some water
  2. Into a small but deep bowl add all 3 ingredients. Stir to combine.
  3. Whip using a hand mixer (so much faster) or whisk until the mixture is thick and fluffy. With my Breville Hand Mixer it took me just 2.5 minutes to achieve a very thick “mousse”.
whipped coffee in a bowl with a whisk

4. Serve it on a glass of cold Keto Milk and then stir through. Eating it off the spoon is perfectly acceptable too.

whipped coffee on a spoon

Watch how easy it is to make it

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Hot Tips and FAQs

  1. Can I use espresso or drip coffee? I tried it with espresso and it was a big fail. Drip coffee I have seen by other bloggers and it seems a lot of fussing around (with filtering) for still a lacklustre result. So use the instant coffee.
  2. What sweeteners can I use? Try any powdered or granulated sweetener that you prefer. I tested several sweeteners and they all pretty much worked fine, but allulose held together the longest.
  3. How long does the keto Dalgona coffee stay fluffy? I find that it does not hold its “thickness” as long as a sugared style would. It is less thick and “meringue-like” than the original. Best to consume at the time of making it.
  4. Can I use a syrup sweetener? I have no idea as I have not tested this. If you try it and it works let me know.
  5. Can I leave out the sweetener? Sadly no. This will not work without it. It is the reaction of all 3 ingredients that makes the Dalgona coffee work.
  6. How else can I use the Dalgona Coffee? I am glad you asked. Serve the foam on top of a keto mug cake, stir through thickened cream or through a keto cheesecake mixture. Alternatively any leftovers can be poured into an ice cube tray and frozen. Use the ice cubes in your next iced coffee.
  7. Can I have this on the Egg Fast Meal Plan? Um Yes you can! Add it into the Salted Caramel Egg Fast Shake (instead of the salted caramel).
  8. Can I make the Dalgona coffee in a Thermomix? Double the recipe and use the butterfly. Mix 3 min/speed 4.
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Keto Dalgona Coffee – Whipped Coffee

This 3 ingredient keto Dalgona coffee may just be your drink of choice for weeks to come. So easy and delicious!
5 from 69 votes!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Breakfast or Drink
Cuisine: Korean
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 9kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) instant coffee instant or granulated
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) sweetener See Note 2
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) boiling water


  • 1 cup (1 cup) Keto Milk (click link for recipe) or dairy free milk of choice



  • Place all ingredients into a small, but deep bowl. Using a hand mixer or whisk whip the mixture until thick and pale. With my hand mixer this only took 2.5 minutes to achieve a thick mix.


  • Note: Double the recipe if using the Thermomix®.
  • Insert Butterfly. Place all ingredient into mixer bowl. Mix 3 min/speed 4.



  1. Recipe Notes for Keto Dalgona Coffee:
    • Instant Coffee: Use instant coffee granules to achieve the frothy texture of Dalgona coffee.
    • Allulose, erythritol or Stevia: Choose a keto-friendly sweetener to balance the bitterness of the coffee.
    • Hot Water: Use hot water to dissolve the coffee and sweetener.
    • Unsweetened Keto Milk, Almond milk or Coconut Milk: Opt for a low-carb milk alternative. Try our Peanut Milk or Hemp Milk alternatives.
    • Ice (Optional): Add ice cubes to enjoy Dalgona coffee as an iced beverage.
    • Dalgona coffee is best enjoyed fresh, right after preparing.
    • It’s not recommended to store the frothed coffee mixture, as it may lose its texture and flavor over time.
    • Sweeteners: You can use keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit, xylitol, or allulose instead of erythritol or stevia.
    • Milk Alternatives: If almond or coconut milk isn’t suitable, consider using other low-carb options such as macadamia milk, or cashew milk.
    Serving Suggestions:
    • Paired Perfection: Serve your keto Dalgona coffee alongside a slice of keto vanilla cake or a keto cinnamon muffin for a delightful morning treat.
    • Nutty Indulgence: Accompany your coffee with a handful of mixed nuts for a satisfying crunch.
    • Keto-friendly Baked Goods: Enjoy your coffee with a keto cinnamon roll or a slice of keto-friendly banana bread, toasted and spread with butter.
    • Light Snack: Pair your Dalgona coffee with a small serving of cheese cubes or some slices of avocado for a light and savory combination.
    As a delightful keto-friendly indulgence, your Dalgona coffee can be enjoyed alongside a range of low-carb treats and snacks to elevate your coffee break experience.

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Serving: 1serve | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 88mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 8mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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26 responses to “Keto Dalgona Coffee the Best Sugar Free recipe”

  1. Katherine

    Omg! This is fantastic!! I made it for friends who are not dieting and they loved it! I made a keto « cheesecake fluff » and topped it with the dalgona coffee, but I could easy eat it by itself—sooo delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed it Katherine

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