Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe (Dalgona Coffee)

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If you haven’t noticed the recent whipped instant coffee recipe trend, then you might be living under a rock! This year my social media feed was suddenly inundated with a glass of your favorite milk topped with this gorgeous, rich brown whipped coffee. Being a coffee drinker, I was intrigued!

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Whipped Instant Coffee 

Apparently, Whipped Coffee, or Dalgona Coffee as it’s originally named, has been around for a long time and its origin includes South Korea and some claim, India as well.

I decided to give the recipe a shot and it was fabulously delicious, especially on a hot day!

However, I’m known for tweaking a recipe to make it a bit healthier or to match my own taste preferences, so I thought I’d experiment a bit with this one! 

Is Whipped Coffee Healthy?

Most of the Whipped Coffee Recipes you find include granulated sugar and milk. If you’re asking yourself, “Is Whipped Coffee Healthy?”, then you might answer “not 100%”, especially if you’re using traditional ingredients.

There is, however, a way to make a Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe that doesn’t include a ton of calories and refined sugar, and that’s where this healthier version comes in!

Whipped Coffee Ingredients

In this Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe, I’m featuring all the regular whipped coffee ingredients, but with a healthier twist!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Instant Coffee – regular or decaf is fine.
  • Honey or your favorite healthier sugar substitute 
  • Hot Water
  • Your Favorite Non-Dairy Milk (check out this Homemade Almond Milk Recipe)
  • Favorite boosters
You'll use instant coffee when making a healthy whipped instant coffee recipe

Whipped Coffee Measurements 

Most Whipped Coffee Recipes out there call for two Tablespoons for the coffee ingredients and I found that was WAY too much coffee for one serving.

I created my own version of Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee cutting the measurements in half, or to one Tablespoon of each instant coffee, honey and hot water.

Either way, Dalgona Whipped Coffee uses equal measurements of instant coffee, sugar and hot water.

Whipped Coffee without Sugar

You can definitely make Whipped Instant Coffee without sugar, but you’ll need to drink it fast!

I experimented making whipped coffee with only instant coffee and hot water, and while it definitely achieved whipped peaks, the whipped coffee deflated in a matter of minutes.

Here’s how a sugar-free whipped coffee looks like after a few minutes of whisking in a bowl:

Whipped Coffee without Sugar Doesn't have the same consistency as with some form of sweetener
This is what whipped coffee looks like when you do not use sugar

In addition to losing its fluff, it also resulted in a darker color. And of course, it’s not sweet at all and quite bitter!

So if you want a sugar free whipped coffee, definitely give this recipe a try without any sweetener, but make sure you enjoy it right away.

Otherwise, make this recipe as-is with my sweetener of choice, honey. Or alternatively, you can choose your sweetener of choice.

This is what whipped coffee looks like when you use sugar, honey or another form of sweetener:

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee made with honey for extra health benefits
When honey is used, the Whipped Coffee is light and fluffy!

How To Make Coffee Less Bitter

I’m not going to lie – coffee can be bitter. When you use a concentrated amount like you do in this recipe, the coffee flavor can be a bit strong.

One way to make your coffee less bitter is by adding a pinch of cinnamon. Not only will Cinnamon make your coffee taste sweeter without adding extra sugar, you’re also getting a ton of health benefits from this lovely spice.

Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels and it also contains a lot of antioxidants to keep inflammation down and other health benefits.

Another way to make your whipped instant coffee less bitter is by adding a pinch of salt. It doesn’t take much and the result will surprise you! Give it a shot! 

Coffee Booster

Not only are you taking some of the bitterness away by adding cinnamon to your whipped coffee, but you’re also boosting your whipped coffee with extra health benefits, too. Rich in antioxidants, cinnamon is a great booster!

Of course, we’re also all about adding our favorite CBD Oil to our foods for added immune support and brain health. After all, what would a recipe be without CBD? Just a plain ol’ recipe!

Adding CBD to Coffee

Adding CBD oil to your whipped coffee is a great way to boost your favorite drink for added health benefits. If you’re especially sensitive to flavor, adding the CBD oil to your whipped coffee will also help make your taste buds happy!

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee gets a special boost with Busy Bee's CBD Oil

CBD is beneficial in many ways, including the following: 

  • Provides relief from anxious feelings or distress
  • Helps calm you so you can sleep better
  • Helps relieve sore and achy muscles
  • Helps support cartilage and joint function
  • Reduces stress
  • Supports a healthy immune system

All you need is a dropper of your favorite CBD oil (make sure you read the label’s suggested use first!) to your whipped coffee after it’s been whipped and whisk a few more times to fully incorporate the oil into your whipped coffee!

When you make this Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe, I’d love to know how you liked it and if you added CBD oil to your coffee. Plus, I’d love for you to come back and review the recipe below.

If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @busybeeswellness so I can see your fluffy coffee!  Enjoy!

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee for summertime drinking
Yield: 1 Serving

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe (Dalgona Coffee)

Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee for summertime drinking

A healthier version of Whipped Instant Coffee, or otherwise known as Dalgona Coffee. Add an additional booster of CBD Oil and you have yourself a brain-boosting fluffy coffee!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  1. Add instant coffee, honey and hot water to a bowl
  2. Whisk for 3 to 5 minutes, or until coffee is fully whipped
  3. Add in a dropper of your favorite CBD Oil and a pinch of cinnamon or salt (optional) and whisk a few more times to fully incorporate all ingredients
  4. Pour your favorite non-dairy milk into a glass of ice
  5. Spoon the whipped coffee on top of milk and serve

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Whipped Instant Coffee Recipe (Dalgona Coffee)”

  1. I haven’t made your version yet, but I’ll try it tomorrow, and have a feeling I’ll like it when I do! I tried the original recipe and it was WAY too sweet, bitter and “coffee-y” in an unpleasant way, so I was kind of turned off (but I still love the idea). Halving the ingredients sounds ideal, along with using honey and CBD. At first I found the Busy Bee’s CBD very “weedy” tasting, but I’ve come to like it! Happy for a sale, I need another bottle!

    • Hi Veronika! I think you’ll like this recipe. It’s still pretty strong because you’re still using the same coffee, honey, and water ratios so you may want to add a pinch of cinnamon to your mixture to help with the coffee being bitter! Let me know how it goes!


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