Low-Fat Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe

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When the dalgona coffee hit the mainstream thanks to coffee-loving gen-Z Youtubers and tiktokers, no one took the frothy drink too seriously. After all, who makes a creamy coffee specialty with instant coffee? Well, the dalgona coffee works — it’s as pretty as anything coming out of a specialty coffee shop, and you can make it at home in just minutes.

The secret behind a dalgona coffee is dissolving instant coffee and sugar with a tablespoon of water and whisking it until frothy. Add milk, and you get a nice drink with a friendly, foamy cap. Of course, the dalgona is now an inspiration to many other creations, including the low-fat dalgona.

Low-Fat Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe-2

What Goes into a Low-Fat Dalgona Whipped Coffee?

To make this healthier version of the famous dalgona whipped coffee, you’ll need instant coffee and sugar in equal parts and a tablespoon of water. This is the part you’ll whip until it gets all frothy. The healthier part of the recipe is the low-fat milk. I did consider using a plant-based milk alternative for this one but, did you know almond milk has more fat than low-fat milk?

The best part of this recipe is that you only need a mug and a spoon, so you hardly make a mess. Frothing the coffee takes a bit of time, though, but you get better at it with every dalgona you make.

How to Make a Low-Fat Dalgona Whipped Coffee?

Froth that instant coffee and add the low-fat milk, all in your serving cup. The foam floats, so this method guarantees a thick, creamy head. Stir everything to incorporate the flavor and sweeten a bit more to taste.

You can also scoop the froth over any coffee drink to emulate a coffee-shop cappuccino or something. Once you get the hang of it, you can use instant coffee foam for everything, even iced coffee! That’s a game-changer right there.

How to Serve a Low-Fat Dalgona Whipped Coffee?

Put on your favorite TV show and whisk away. The dalgona is the ultimate comfort drink, and it just tastes better when you make it with a significant other. See who can froth their coffee more!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy193 cal




Combine the instant coffee with the sugar and water in a mug and whisk until it’s incorporated and foamy.


Top the glass with milk carefully by pouring from the side. The foam will rise for a lovely cap.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories193
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat2.4 g78 g3.08%
  • Saturated Fat1.5 g20 g7.5%
  • Cholesterol12 mg300 mg4%
  • Sodium108 mg2300 mg4.7%
  • Total Carbohydrate36.2 g275 g13.16%
  • Total Sugars36.7 g
  • Protein8.3 g50 g16.6%
  • Calcium291 mg1300 mg22.38%
  • Potassium381 mg4700 mg8.11%

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