Keto Drinks Recipes

Whipped Dairy-Free Low-Carb (Dalgona) Coffee

Semi-sweet with iced almond milk, this whipped coffee is a low-carb version of a popular caffeinated drink. Known as dalgona in Korea, frappe or whipped coffee in Greece, and beaten coffee in India, you’ll soon know it as a quick and refreshing iced coffee treat.

Recipe by Kristie Sullivan, PhD | Photo by Naomi Sherman

1 g net carbs | 1 g fiber | 2 g fat | 1 g protein | 40 kcal


Prep Time: 5 min | Easy | 2 Servings


• 1½ tbsp espresso instant coffee powder

• 1½ tbsp erythritol

• 2 tbsp hot, or boiled water

• 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

• 350 ml unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk

• 120 ml ice cubes


1. For the whipped topping, use either a whisk, handheld frother, or immersion blender with a whisk attachment (the whipping time will be slightly longer using the first two methods).

2. Stir together the espresso powder, erythritol, and hot water in a pint-sized glass jar, or a narrow glass.

3. Insert the immersion blender into the glass, and over high speed, whisk for about 3 minutes. As the dark, coffee mixture is whipped, it will double in volume and become a light brown, whipped cream.

4. Fill a large glass with ice, about ⅔ full. Pour in the almond milk, vanilla extract, and mix together.

5. Spoon the whipped coffee on top, and stir together just before serving.


You can replace the almond milk with coconut milk or use both. If you use dairy products, you can also use full fat milk or cream mixed with water instead of the almond milk.

Any instant coffee will work, but espresso is a bit stronger and provides more intense flavor.

The granulated sweetener helps to make the whip more stable. It will not whip well without the sweetener.