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You’ve got to try this healthy version of the viral dalgona coffee right now!

If you have been dying to make dalgona coffee at home, then start with this healthy version.
Dalgona coffee became the most viral beverage of 2020. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 13 Oct 2023, 15:11 pm IST
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Dalgona! Dalgona! DALGONAaaa…….

This word is echoing in the internet space like a mantra. And of course, with the amount of free time we have on our hands, we are doing our bit to make it viral. But the one thing which we find baffling about dalgona coffee is how the world attributes it to South Korea. We Indians have been drinking dalgona coffee since forever, except we know it as beaten coffee. 

That said, if those drool-worthy viral videos of dalgona coffee are urging you to pick up the spoon again and start phetoing, then we are here to help you make it healthier 

Presenting, the healthy version of dalgona coffee, made by swapping a few ingredients. So, let’s begin… shall we?


2 tbsp instant coffee
2 tbsp coconut sugar 
2 tbsp hot water
100 ml soya milk
4-5 ice cubes
Unsweetened cocoa powder for garnishing


1. Take a bowl and add instant coffee, coconut sugar, and hot water. Mix gently, until the coffee dissolves in the water.
2. Now take a hand blender and whip the coffee until it turns light brown in colour and is fluffy. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes. In case you don’t have a hand blender, then you can use a spoon. Though this may take longer.
3. In a cup, add a few ice cubes. Pour soya milk over it.
4. Add the whipped coffee generously on top of the milk.
5. Now sprinkle some cocoa powder and voila you have got your homemade version of the healthy dalgona coffee ready.

Coconut sugar means low glycaemic index
While both regular sugar and coconut sugar have about the same amount of calories, coconut sugar does have more minerals to offer. Which means that you are not taking in the empty calories that regular sugar offers. Additionally, many studies suggest that coconut sugar has a low glycemic index, which means it takes your body longer to digest it and doesn’t lead to an immediate spike in blood sugar levels.  

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Tame your diabetes by swapping regular sugar with other healthier alternatives. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Soya milk for better digestion
There are people who get gastric issues after consuming coffee but with soya milk there are lesser chances of that as it is great for your gut. Plus, according to the Journal of Nutrition soya milk is known to reduce bad cholesterol in your body. And if you are a lactose intolerant then with soy milk you can also try this new supper. 

So, even if you have dug into the original version of dalgona then it’s time to try this new and healthier variant. Trust us, you are going to love it for sure. 

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Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content. ...Read More

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