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Dalgona Coffee Keto Chia Pudding is a perfect healthy keto breakfast combination you will surely enjoy. Low carb dalgona coffee, together with chia pudding, is a great blend you for sure will enjoy as the start of the day.

Dalgona with chia pudding in a glass with straw
Keto Dalgona Chia Pudding

Sprinkle a few coconut shreds or sprinklesSimple syrupcaramel sauce, or maple syrup are great ideas for extra sweetness. 

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Keto Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Love chia seeds? I do big time.

They’re low in calories, the perfect fit for a low carb diet, and it’s so easy to make delicious keto quick recipes with them.

They are always in my pantry, and I use them regularly. So much so that there are times I must stop because of how much I can eat in a day. 

I mean, you have to agree with me. Once I make our rainbow pudding, I have to eat it all. I even make it for the whole week but eat it in 2 to 3 days. Unreal. 

Quick chia coco pudding is a great recipe when you are in a hurry, and chocolate chia pudding on the other side perfect for our keto diet guests. 

Dalgona Keto Chia Pudding Recipe

Dalgona Coffee’s popularity makes everyone instantly fall in love. This low carb chia seed pudding made just for you is here to enjoy as an amazing sugar-free keto dessert. Exploring different ideas to enjoy them is one of the greatest achievements.

Keto dalgona coffee is the next craze I have fallen in love with after the chaffle time.

Keto Dalgona Coffee Icing on Chia Pudding
Dalgona Pudding

What Is Dalgona?

The actual name Dalgona comes from Korean candy called the same name. Dalgona sponge candy is a candy you can make with sugar and baking soda, and the look is the same as if you put Dalgona foam on top of your coffee.

Why Is It Called Dalgona?

Dalgona’s coffee name came after South Korean actor Jung II-woo went to the streets of Macau and ordered a delicious fluffy coffee in one of the street coffee shops. 

It reminded him so much of the Korean sponge candy, also called dalgona, that he named it after it and later made a video of the steps to make it himself.

Whisking Dalgona Coffee

There are various ways you can make the foam. 

I have chosen the easiest, mixing it in the kitchen machine, which is the fastest and least labor needed. 

You can use a hand whisk, which will take a very long time, and it’s tough, but you can achieve beautiful foam as well.

You can also use the small hand milk frother, which my daughter uses when she makes dalgona coffee for my husband. A slightly different type of foam, but everyone likes something else.

My daughter loves, for example, the dalgona foam from the kitchen machine, but my husband prefers the one made with the hand milk frother.

Mini Dalgona Puddings in a basket
Keto Pudding

What Is the Best Sugar Sweetener for Low Carb Dalgona Coffee?

As you see in the pictures, I have tried various sugar sweeteners for the keto dalgona coffee topping and have realized the following:

Pure Erythritol will whip up the foam but does not hold very long. It just flattened very fast. The same happened with using the monk fruit mixture together with Erythritol. 

The best and longest-lasting foam for keto dalgona coffee are Sukrin gold, Allulose, and Xylitol ( make sure it is not derived from corn as those types upset your tummy). All three give you excellent results, and the dalgona coffee topping stays beautiful for a long time. 

What Are the Nutritions of This Delicious Keto Pudding?

The carb count of this perfect keto friendly pudding is impressive. One whole serving of chia pudding, a whole cup as you see in the pictures, comes to 3 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber.

With 7 grams of protein and 192 grams of calories, this perfect keto breakfast idea will fill you up for a long time. 

Carbs in Chia Seeds

Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 12 grams of carbohydrates but 10 grams of fiber. The fiber in chia seeds is precisely the ingredient we seek.

Glass of Keto Dalgona Chia Pudding in the park
Dalgona Chia Pudding

What Is a Tablespoon to Chia Seeds Ratio for Keto Pudding Recipes?

To make any chia pudding using one of the nut milk, the ratio usually is three tablespoons of chia seeds to one cup of liquid. 

How To Make Keto Pudding With Dalgona Frost?

Kitchen Gadgets You Might Need:

  • Magic Bullet or blender
  • Kitchen machine or hand whisk or hand Mix Frother

Ingredients You Need:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASY KETO FRIENDLY DALGONA COFFEE PUDDING

First Step: Prepare All Ingredients

As a first step, prepare all of the ingredients for the chia pudding and coffee topping. 

For pudding, you will need the following: 

  • Chia seeds white or dark (it does not matter)
  • Nut Milk of your choice. I have used, in this case, a mixture of coconut and unsweetened almond milk.
  • Sweetener of your choice. 

For the coffee topping, you will need all the equal parts:

  • Instant coffee 
  • Sugar sweetener, again, the choice is yours. 
  • Boiling water
  • The boiling water could be added just at the last minute.
Ingredients prepared for Dalgona Coffee Keto Pudding
Ingredients prepared for Dalgona Coffee Keto Pudding

Second Step: Grind Chia Seeds

Add the Chia seeds into a magic bullet or food processor and grind.

You can also use chia powder if you have one available. 

I usually grind my chia seeds in advance and keep them in the refrigerator in a glass container or mason jar.

Whenever needed, I take a tablespoon or two and use it. 

Grinding Chia seeds inside the Magic Bullet
Grinding Chia seeds inside the Magic Bullet

Third Step: Add Milk and Sugar Sweetener and Mix

Once your chia seeds are blended into a powder, add a nut milk to the same container and sugar sweetener. Close the lid and remix it. 

Thats it.

Adding milk to Chia seeds Magic Bullet Bowl
Adding milk to Chia seeds Magic Bullet Bowl

Fourth Step: Pour into the Glass

Pour into the glasses in which you plan to serve your pudding and store in the refrigerator until you are done with topping. 

Pouring Chia Pudding into a glass
Pouring Chia Pudding into a glass

Fifth Step: Prepare Dalgona Coffee Topping

Now it is time to make a dalgona coffee topping. 

Place instant coffee, sugar sweetener, and boiling water in equal parts into the food processor and start mixing it. It will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes until the foam begins forming. You can also whisk the dalgona topping with your hand or milk frother.

Mixing Dalgona Coffee topping in a Kitchen maschine
Preparing dalgona topping

Tips and Tricks To Make Chia Pudding:

  • Grind Chia Seeds – the best way to grind your seeds is in a food processor or Magic Bullet. You can blend your chia seeds in advance, and store them in a glass container in the refrigerator. 
  • White or regular Chia Seeds – It does not matter which ones you will use. The taste will be the same. The only difference is that with white chia seeds, you get that lighter, milkier look to the whole pudding.
  • Dalgona Topping – the best is to whip up dalgona coffee foam right when serving. You can keep the chia pudding prepared in the fridge for a day or two and add dalgona only once you are ready to serve. 
  • Instant coffee – I have tried 3 different varieties of instant coffee and realized crema gives you the lightest and least bitter taste. 
  • The pudding is too thick – add more milk.
Dalgona topping on Chia Pudding
Chia Seeds Pudding

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What Keto Recipes Can I Use Dalgona Coffee For?

As you can see in the case of our recipe post, you can use dalgona coffee topping for almost anything.

You can:

And much, much more.

How Do I Make Dalgona Coffee Less Bitter?

To make the Dalgona coffee less bitter, I have experienced using a lighter “Crema” version of an instant coffee. I have tried three different instant coffee’s and the Crema gives you the lightest and the least bitter taste.

How Long Does Keto Dalgona Coffee Stay Fluffy?

Dalgona coffee fluff is supposed to stay for a very long time if using regular sugar. I have not tried it myself with normal sugar, but I have seen on the Internet people keep it in the refrigerator or store the foam in the freezer.

Chia Pudding with Keto Dalgona Coffee Foam
Dalgona Coffee Pudding

Can I Use Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding or Overnight Keto Chia Pudding?

You can use any pudding to make this recipe. It will be perfect if the pudding is keto or low carbs and contains some milk, even canned coconut milk or a cup of heavy cream.

Be it chocolate pudding, overnight chia pudding, made with unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, or even not chia.

Add almond butter or coconut cream for extra fat. Milk is essential to keep the whole dalgona experience almost real.

How Do You Store Low Carb Chia Pudding?

Regarding chia puddings, I usually make a whole batch for a week, mix it and store it in the fridge. I take a portion from the refrigerator and make dalgona foam whenever needed. 
The foam should be done before serving because if left for longer, it will flatten and not be as fluffy as when mixed immediately. 

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Dalgona Coffee Keto Chia Pudding

Dalgona with chia pudding in a glass with straw

Dalgona Coffee Keto Chia Pudding is a perfect healthy keto breakfast combination you will surely enjoy. Low carb dalgona coffee, together with chia pudding, is a great blend you for sure will enjoy as the start of the day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Chia Pudding:

Coffee:

Instructions

  1. As a first step, prepare all of the ingredients for the chia pudding and coffee topping. 
  2. Add the Chia seeds into a magic bullet or food processor and grind.
  3. Once your chia seeds are blended into a powder, add a nut milk to the same container and sugar sweetener. Close the lid and remix it. 
  4. Pour into the glasses in which you plan to serve your pudding and store in the refrigerator until you are done with topping. 
  5. Place instant coffee, sugar sweetener, and boiling water in equal parts into the food processor and start mixing it. It will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes until the foam begins forming.

Notes

  • Grind Chia Seeds – the best way to grind your seeds is in a food processor or Magic Bullet. You can blend your chia seeds in advance, and store them in a glass container in the refrigerator. 
  • White or regular Chia Seeds – It does not matter which ones you will use. The taste will be the same. The only difference is that with white chia seeds, you get that lighter, milkier look to the whole pudding.
  • Dalgona Topping – the best is to whip up dalgona coffee foam right when serving. You can keep the chia pudding prepared in the fridge for a day or two and add dalgona only once you are ready to serve. 
  • Instant coffee – I have tried 3 different varieties of instant coffee and realized crema gives you the lightest and least bitter taste. 
  • The pudding is too thick - add more milk.

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Nutrition Information

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Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 192Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 11gProtein 7g

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First Published: May 09, 2020
Last Updated: March 15, 2023

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