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.
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.
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.
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!
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.