Dalgona coffee, or whipped coffee, is the viral TikTok drink that’s suddenly plastered all over your feeds. To be perfectly honest, it couldn’t have hit the waves at a better time. Staying at home means you are your own barista, and your kitchen becomes your new favorite coffee shop. And the new shelter-in-place lifestyle leaves us with a few extra minutes in the morning to make a fancy coffee drink every now and again.
What is Whipped Coffee, aka Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is basically an upside-down iced latte. Instead of coffee on the bottom and frothy milk on top, you have milk on the bottom and fluffy coffee whip on top. The contrast looks incredible in a glass, and according to the Internet, it tastes amazing.
The problem with most whipped coffee recipes is that sugar and milk are the star ingredients. For most of us, drinking that much sugar and dairy first thing in the morning would knock us down when we’re trying to wake up.
The solution? Make it Primal. Swap the dairy, and add skin nourishing collagen powder for morning protein to get you going. As a bonus, the collagen adds structure, so that your whipped coffee stays frothy. Most whipped coffee recipes will fall flat after a few minutes.
How to Make Whipped Coffee: Dairy-free Dalgona Coffee Recipe
Time in the kitchen: 5-8 minutes (depending on how fast you can whip)
Combine the water, instant coffee, collagen, and monkfruit sweetener. Whisk, whisk, and whisk some more until it takes on the appearance of fluffy peanut butter. If you’re not up for an arm workout, use a hand mixer or stick blender for this step.
Fill a glass with ice, then fill the glass halfway with almond or coconut milk. Float your whipped coffee mixture carefully on top of your iced coconut milk. Make sure you snap a pic of your creation before you sip. You didn’t do all of that whisking for nothing!