Are you looking for a new, delicious, keto friendly coffee to try? Give this whipped keto coffee a try the next time you want a caffeine boost. It’s based on the recipe for Dalgona coffee, which has become the latest food craze to hit the internet this year.
Unlike the original recipe, this one does not have 30 grams of sugar. It’s just as rich, creamy, and delicious. Give it a try. You’ll be hooked after your first sip.
What Makes This Keto Coffee Awesome
I’ve actually added a little bit of MCT oil to make this coffee recipe even better for all of us who are eating low carb. It’ll help you stay full longer, increase your energy, and help you get or stay in nutritional ketosis where you’re burning fat for fuel for several hours.
Enough about how awesome my whipped keto coffee recipe is. Below are the ingredients, tools, and directions for you. Give it a try and let me know (link) what you think.
How To Make Keto Friendly Whipped Coffee
- Hot water – 2 tablespoons
- Instant coffee – 2 tablespoons
- MCT oil – 2 teaspoons
- Sugar free sweetener – 2 tablespoons (may need more or less depending on your preference)
- Measuring spoons.
- Microwave safe measuring cup or a small saucepan.
- Small mixing bowl.
- Whisk, or electric hand mixer.
- Heat the water in the microwave or in a small saucepan/pot. You don’t have to bring it to a boil. Around 140 degrees Fahrenheit is good.
- Add the hot water, coffee, sweetener, and MCT oil to your bowl.
- Mix with your whisk or hand mixer until it forms a lightly colored, fluffy mixture. It should resemble whipped cream in texture. This will take between 2-3 minutes with an electric hand mixer and a little longer if you’re whisking by hand.
- Add to your drink and mix with a spoon or let it slowly dissolve on its own.
- Drink and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sugar Free Whipped Coffee
Why Should I Drink This Instead Of Regular Coffee?
- It tastes awesome.
- To enhance the flavor of other drinks.
- You’ll get a bigger energy boost than a regular cup.
- It’ll give you a new drink recipe to impress your friends.
How Many Calories Does This Keto Coffee Have?
Every drink has 43 calories per serving. This comes from the 1 teaspoon of MCT oil added for extra creaminess and energy. It’s good for getting into nutritional ketosis and keeping your hunger in check too.
Don’t worry. These calories will not be stored as excess belly fat. Our body uses MCTs for energy within an hour of you drinking your coffee instead of storing it for later use.
How Much Caffeine Is In It?
Drinking the entire dalgona coffee in this recipe will give you about 400 mg of caffeine. This is a pretty large dose of caffeine to drink in one serving. In comparison, a large coffee from Starbucks has 330 mg of caffeine.
You don’t have to drink all of the coffee you make in one serving. There’s actually enough for 4 servings, depending on how strong you like yours.
Will It Break My Fast?
Since there are no carbohydrates or protein in this drink it will not break your fast if you practice any type of fasting. Its energy boosting and hunger suppressing benefits will actually make fasting much easier.
What Can I Drink It With?
Pretty much any low carb drink that goes well with coffee works great. Just be sure to check how many carbohydrates and sugar are in the drink to make sure it won’t throw your low carb diet off track. Be careful with calorie rich drinks like coconut milk which may get in the way of your weight and fat loss plan if you drink too much.
Here are a few of my favorite drinks I like to add to my low carb whipped coffee.
- Hot water
- Cold or hot coconut milk
- Natural whey protein shakes
- Heavy cream
- Unsweetened almond milk
Can I Make It With Regular Ground Coffee?
You can. Just don’t expect to come out as whipped and frothy as it does with instant coffee grounds. It’ll take about twice as long to make too and require a lot more whipping to get to a decent consistency.
Which Sugar Free Sweetener Should I Use?
You can use whichever you think tastes the best. Your choices include: xylitol, erythritol, stevia, Splenda, monk fruit, and allulose.
My wife and I prefer to use allulose. While it’s technically a sugar, it doesn’t contain any calories and does not cause an increase in your blood sugar or insulin levels. It’s instead eliminated from your body after you eat or drink it as a waste product.
Since allulose is metabolized outside your digestive system it also doesn’t have the negative side effects (stomach cramps, gas, etc.) that some of us experience with sugar alcohols like xylitol.
When Should I Drink It?
Any time you are looking for a quick energy boost or simply want a coffee but don’t want to drink the same old drink you have every day.
It’s also a great pre-workout drink if you’re looking to train harder, longer. Have it 15-20 minutes before your next workout and you’ll see what I mean.
Where Does Dalgona Coffee Come From?
This original recipe that uses sugar is commonly made in several countries including: India, Greece, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia. It became popular in early 2020 when it appeared on a South Korean talk show. Here it was first called dalgona coffee, after the similarly named toffee candy it resembles that’s popular there.
Is This Recipe Vegan?
Our recipe doesn’t use any animal based ingredients, making it vegan and keto friendly. The MCT oil we use comes from sustainably sourced coconuts. This makes it good for the planet too.