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Dalgona coffee in a glass

Chocolate Whipped Coffee (a.k.a. Dalgona Coffee)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Coffees
Calories 219kcal


Base Recipe:

  • 2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar I use erythritol (see notes below for the low carb version's nutritional info**)
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 2-3 Cups Keto Milk I use almond milk. This can be warm or cold, depending on your preference. I use 1 1/2 cups of almond milk per cup of coffee.


  • Combine sugar (2 tablespoons) and instant coffee (2 tablespoons) in a large bowl.
  • Pour hot water (2 tablespoons) over the top.
  • Use an electric mixer on a very high speed to mix until the coffee becomes frothy and light in color, this should take about 2-5 minutes. Since there isn't a lot to work with, I find this is easiest to do by tilting the bowl to one side so the liquid pools together.
  • Once the coffee is totally frothy, add cocoa powder (1 tablespoon), and fold into the froth -- I find the best way to do this is to place cocoa powder in a fine-mesh strainer and sprinkle over the top, then fold the coffee 1-2 times to incorporate.
  • Pour (warm or cold) milk (2-3 cups) in a glass -- if serving cold, you can add ice cubes. Spoon the coffee over the top.
  • Stir before drinking, and enjoy!


  • Cocoa Powder. I much prefer dutch process cocoa powder in sweets, as it’s significantly less bitter than regular!
  • Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste. 
  • Milk. I swap between unsweetened light almond or coconut milk.
  • Looking for an even foamier coffee? Add the cocoa powder to your milk instead! Adding cocoa powder to the coffee takes away some of its foaminess.
  • Want a traditional dalgona? Skip the cocoa powder all together.
  • **Nutritional information for a low carb / keto dalgona coffee (meaning you swap the sugar for erythritol and the milk for almond/coconut milk): 
  • Calories - 58
  • Net Carbs - 4g
  • Total Carbs - 15g
  • Fiber - 2g
  • Sugar Alcohol - 9g
  • Sugar - 1g
  • Fat - 3g
  • Protein - 2g


Calories: 219kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Net Carbs: 28g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com