Keto & Vegan Dalgona Iced Coffee

Dalgona Iced Coffee

Dalgona Iced Coffee is a real treat for Coffee aficionados, and it is simply perfect to stay happy midst this summer heatwave. It sounds fancy, but Dalgona Iced Coffee couldn’t be easier to make.


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Dalgona Iced Coffee is my interpretation of the viral hand beaten coffee. Dalgona broke out during the first wave of COVID in 2020, when the world was locked up, looking for reasons to stay positive. On a personal front, Dalgona was probably one of the best outcomes of that dark phase of the universe.

What is Dalgona Coffee 

Dalgona coffee, also known as hand beaten coffee, is a beverage originating from Macau, China, made by whipping equal parts instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes fluffy, airy, and incredibly creamy.

The second step would be adding cold or hot milk to this whipped intense coffee. In this recipe, I am using non dairy milk. Cashew milk or coconut milk are good options in this recipe.

I decided to take that concoction one step further by adding a heaped scoop of vegan ice cream and a straw.

For a regular version of this drink, you can use regular milk and regular ice cream.

To gild the Lilly, you can garnish your Dalgona feast with a flutter of coffee powder, a generous sprinkle of cocoa, crumbled biscuits, caramel or chocolate sauce. The world is truly your oyster when it comes to the toppings.

For Dalgona, what coffee granules do you use? 

Nescafe Gold has been a staple ingredient in my kitchen and this is an unsponsored post, BTW.

I use Nescafe’s dense granules to spike my chocolate ganache and amp up the flavors of chocolate cakes and barks.

In many ways, Nescafe is one of my indispensable cooking and baking assets. So when I was swept by the Dalgona hype, I simply reached to my Nescafe jar.

How to make Dalgona iced coffee 

Dalgona iced coffee is so easy to make despite its fancy name. To save your time and sanity, please use a handheld frother to beat the coffee, sugar and water. By experience, trying to whip up the Dalgona manually has been excessive in frustration.

Step 1

Beat the coffee. Add the instant coffee powder, sugar, and water in a deep container and beat with an electric whisk, or a handheld frother , until all sugar is dissolved, the mix is golden, and has the consistency of whipped cream.

Step 2

Assemble the coffee. Divide the coffee-sugar mixture among the two tall glasses, add the cold milk, and then add an ice cream scoop of your choice.

Step 3 

Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa powder, instant coffee, or crumbled cookies.

Make-Ahead Freezer Friendly 

In case you become a fan of this whipped magic coffee, you can batch Dalgona coffee and freeze it.

Simply, multiply the coffee, water, and sugar quantities in the recipe, according to your needs, whip it up and freeze in a container then scoop 1/4 cup of the frozen Dalgona for each individual glass.

Never keep the whipped Dalgona in the fridge, the liquid will separate and the sugar will crystalize.

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Keto & Vegan Dalgona Iced Coffee

Serves 2 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of monk fruit sugar/Erythritol (or regular white granulated sugar)
  • 1 cup of cold milk or coconut milk
  • Keto vanilla ice cream or coconut ice cream

For garnish 

  • A pinch of ground cinnamon, coco powder, or instant coffee (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Beat the coffee. Add the instant coffee powder, sugar, and water in a deep container and beat with an electric beater until all sugar is dissolved, the mix is golden, and has the consistency of whipped cream.
  2. Assemble the coffee. Divide the coffee-sugar mixture among the two tall glasses, add the cold milk, and then add an ice cream scoop.
  3. Decorate with a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa powder, or instant coffee.

 

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