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two tall glasses with milk and dalgona brown foam on top on marble with white background


  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: drink
  • Method: mixing bowl, whisk
  • Cuisine: Korean


This no coffee Dalgona recipe is the most fluffy coffee substitute ever. In this ”how to make Dalgona” recipe you will find the perfect ingredients to make this treat without (instant) coffee and without white refined sugar. This Dalgona recipe is also vegan. Delicious, fluffy, sweet and such a treat!



To serve cold

  • ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold soy milk (or any other plant-based milk)

To serve hot

  • warm up 1 cup plant-based milk and add foam on top


In a large mixing bowl, add herbal blend, xylitol and hot water in 1:1:1 ratio.

It’s important to use a large mixing bowl to have enough space and to whip in the air. It also helps to tilt the bowl a bit.

With a hand mixer or stand mixer mix everything first at a low speed. Just so everything gets combined and dissolves. Then turn the speed to the highest setting. And mix for about 2 minutes until peaks form.

A stand mixer will do the job in about 2 minutes. A hand mixer takes about 4 minutes.

Set aside

Fill a glass/cup with ice cubes and 2/3 plant-based milk.

Spoon the foam on top.

Optional: sprinkle with cacao powder or cinnamon.

Mix it with a spoon or straw to make a latte or enjoy as it is.



You can keep leftover foam in the refrigerator for a few days, but depending on the coffee substitute you are using this might separate within a few days and become watery. You can whip it up again before serving.

Mixers and blenders

Stand mixers and hand held mixers work the best. Blenders and food processors don’t whip in the air and create not the typical Dalgona foam.


If this 1:1:1 ratio is too sweet you can try to use half the amount of sweetener.

This will also work with decaf coffee

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Keywords: coffee, drink, foam, dalgona, no coffee, dairy free