Dalgona coffee (RPAH elim friendly)

Dalgona coffee (RPAH elim friendly)

I’m not a person to follow viral trends, I almost despise them. However, somehow I got sucked into seeing what the hell is a dalgona coffee…

Firstly, what is a dalgona coffee? A quick google search tells me it is whipped coffee with origins from various locations in Asia and the Subcontinent. However, it wasn’t until recently that it rose to viral fame. South Korean actor Jung Il-Woo tried it in Macau and coined the term “dalgona coffee” due to the foam’s resemblance to a Korean sponge candy also called dalgona (from what I can tell it is like a thin chewy honeycomb disc).

I did feel compelled to write about a dalgona coffee because it is so very rare to have a trending food/drink item that can be failsafe (aka suitable for the RPAH elimination diet). Whilst I don’t follow the diet at the moment, I do know in the future I will be turning back to reducing my food chemicals and I am going to need as much variety as I can get.


Dalgona coffee

Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg free, failsafe


  • 1 tablespoon decaf instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl or a thin, tall container if you are using a stick mixer.
  2. Using a whisk or frother (I used my stick mixer with the whisk attachment to make it quicker) whisk the mixture till it resembles soft peaks, similar to a meringue. This may take 3-5 minutes if whisking by hand.
  3. In a glass place some ice and fill with you choice of milk, I drink rice milk. Don’t fill all the way up, save room for the coffee foam.
  4. Spoon the frothed coffee on top of your milk.
  5. Before drinking mix the froth and milk otherwise you will get a very strong mouthful of sweet coffee.


It will go from this liquid…
….to this kind of foam
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