Healthier Vegan Dalgona Coffee Recipe

The internet’s fav beverage may become your new go-to way to drink your daily brew.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Dolgona coffee recipes have gone viral during this time of self-quarantine, and if you haven’t jumped on the whipped coffee bandwagon yet, you’re going to want in on this beverage craze after reading this. 

This tasty and refreshing drink takes a whole new spin on the traditional morning cup of joe, and we’re showing you how to make it a tad healthier. 

This vegan dalgona coffee is:

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Refined sugar-free 

Oh, and did we mention that you probably have all of these ingredients sitting in your pantry right now? Yup, it only requires three ingredients and about five minutes of your time. 

So, how can something this simple taste so good? We’re sharing how. 

What is Dalgona Coffee? 

First, let’s break down what this coffee drink is. Dalgona coffee (aka whipped coffee) is a traditional South Korean sweet beverage treat that has taken the internet by storm. People are whipping up their own variations in TikTok and going crazy for how delicious it tastes so much so that there are even dalgona coffee challenges. 

Basically, you take three ingredients, whip them all together, serve over milk, and voila! You have yourself dalgona coffee. 

We took a shot at making our own healthier variation, and here’s what we came up with.  

Healthier Vegan Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Serves: 1


  • 2 tbsp instant coffee 
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar 
  • 2 tbsp boiling water 
  • Ice 
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk of choice (almond, coconut or macadamia work well) 

Start by adding the instant coffee to a mixing bowl with the boiling water. Using a handheld mixer (or standing mixer) whip until the mixture starts to get frothy. 

Add ice to your favorite serving glass and pour in your dairy-free milk of choice. Top with the whipped coffee. 

Sip and enjoy! 

Pro Tip: Gently mix the whipped coffee mixture into the dairy-free milk to combine the flavors! 

Enjoy This Delish Whipped Coffee With These Healthier Sweet Treats

There’s just something about coffee and chocolate that makes the most decadent treat. Here are two of our fav FitOn Pro recipes that pair perfectly with this healthier dalgona coffee. 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Banana, Walnut & Date Muffins

The Internet’s Favorite Beverage Gone Vegan 

So, there you have it — the beverage that’s gone completely viral during this period of self-quarantine. If you’re looking to switch up how you drink your morning coffee, give this vegan dalgona recipe a try. It may just become your new fav way to drink your daily brew all spring and summer long.