This Dalgona Turmeric Latte is my favorite caffeine free alternative to dalgona coffee: a popular Korean drink made by whipping instant coffee powder with sugar and hot water until it becomes creamy, then adding it to hot or cold milk.
It’s quite the hype on Instagram at the moment! I must admit that I love the original coffee version (I use stevia sweetened vanilla protein powder instead of sugar to flavor it) but caffeine gets me really jittery so I wanted to create a more ‘peaceful’ alternative that doesn’t have me running around like a hyperactive Duracell rabbit lol :)
I’ve added two versions: a warming Golden Milk Frappuccino with frothed almond milk (fluffy and light!) and a wonderfully rich Dalgona Turmeric Latte with whipped cream on top. For an even more luxurious version you could garnish the turmeric latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cacao, dark chocolate chunks (I use 92% cacao) and/or crumbled cookies ;-)
In the tips, I’ve also added suggestions for matcha and chocolate lovers.
PS: you can read more about the health benefits of turmeric in this blogpost (I wrote this back in 2012 when I first started the blog, time sure flies :))
Dairy Free Dalgona Turmeric Latte | Golden Milk Frapuccino (Vegan, Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free)
Golden Milk Frappuccino
- Heat the almond or coconut milk in a small saucepan on the stove. Stir in the turmeric powder, black pepper and (optional) salt.
- Season to taste with cinnamon, if desired. I also added this vegan vanilla protein powder for extra creaminess, sweetness and protein, but you could use your favorite keto sweetener too (see tips).
- When the golden milk is heated and sweetened to your taste, it’s time to froth :) Submerge the whisk part of the milk frother into the warmed milk and froth for 30 seconds or longer, until it begins to foam up and double in size.
- Pour the golden milk into your favorite cup and top with extra foamed almond or coconut milk if desired.
Dalgona Turmeric Latte (with whipped cream)
- Instead of heating the milk and stirring in the other ingredients (as with the golden milk frappuccino), we’re going to make an ‘iced’ latte with a creamy topping.
- First, place a mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes (for the whipped cream).
- In the meantime, blend or hand mix the almond or coconut milk with the turmeric, black pepper, salt (optional) and a spoonful of MCT oil (optional).
- Fill a cup or glass with ice cubes and pour in the golden milk.
- Take the mixing bowl out of the freezer and use a whisk or hand mixer to whip the cream until fluffy. If desired, you can lightly sweeten the whipped cream with a little vanilla protein powder or keto sweetener and vanilla powder (seeds of a vanilla bean).
- Serve the whipped cream on top of the iced turmeric latte and add a sprinkle of turmeric powder if desired. Enjoy!
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- Popular keto sweeteners include pure liquid stevia drops, organic birch-wood xylitol and erythritol.
- For the Golden Milk Frappuccino I used Provamel unsweetened almond milk because it frothes really well.
- For the whipped cream on the Dalgona Turmeric Latte, I used coconut cream from a can of chilled full-fat coconut milk. You can use any whipping cream of your choice, as long as it’s unsweetened.
- Other alternatives to classic Dalgona Coffee: make a Chocolate Frappuccino with raw cacao and/or chocolate protein powder, or a Dalgona Matcha Latte with matcha tea powder (I love Biotona premium matcha).
Have you ever tried dalgona coffee before? I’d love to hear what you think of this turmeric Frappuccino so leave a comment down below.
Nutritional value Golden Milk Frappuccino (per person, with almond milk, ½ tsp cinnamon & 2 tsp vanilla protein)
Net carbs 2.5 g, Protein 7.5 g, Fats 10.9 g, Calories 140 kcal
Nutritional value Dalgona Turmeric Latte (per person, with ½ tbsp MCT oil & 3 tbsp coconut cream)
Net carbs 4.5 g, Protein 9 g, Fats 33.5 g, Calories 353 kcal