Our version of this internet trending recipe comes with a skin-rejuvenating, antioxidant-boosting, immune system regulating, and happy-digesting twist! This Dalgona Mushroom Coffee recipe uses one of our favorite mushroom powder extracts: Chaga.
Maybe you’ve seen Dalgona Coffee sweeping the web (I mean, who hasn’t?!). Maybe you’ve been wanting to try it but don’t want the jolt of jitteriness, acidity, and digestive consequences that can follow coffee consumption. Maybe you’ve been searching for a healthier version to try. Or maybe you’ve been enjoying this treat as a daily quarantine staple to replace your love of fancy coffee store beverages.
Whatever coffee boat you’re in, Real Mushrooms’ Dalgona Mushroom Coffee (vegan and paleo) will be sure to please. You get all of the delicious factors with the added health benefits of the functional mushroom known as Chaga, while lessening the wiry coffee sensation.
A deep dive into the world of Chaga
Let’s talk Chaga. Specifically, let’s talk about Chaga’s ability to help offset some of the possible downsides of drinking coffee: indigestion, gut irritation, and increased stress and anxiety.
Chaga has the unique ability to nurture and help grow beneficial bacteria in your gut microbiome. It does this because it’s loaded with prebiotics and polysaccharides. When those beneficial bacteria are nourished, they can do what they do best – help you and your digestion in top-notch condition (for more information about how mushrooms support the gut microbiome, see our detailed article on the myth of mushrooms and candida). And not only that, when your digestion is running more smoothly, your skin tends to look smoother too. As an added bonus, Chaga, like the other mushroom extracts in our lineup, helps to support the immune system.
Chaga for Skin Health
So, not only can Chaga rejuvenate your digestion, but also your skin. And you know what else is great for skin health? Antioxidants and melanin! Antioxidants can help protect your skin by limiting that skin-damaging free radical production and Chaga is rich in them. Melanin, which is concentrated in the outer black layer of Chaga, is beneficial for skin health too. Gut health, skin health – check, check! Now onto the big whopper of stress.
Chaga for Stress
Drinking coffee, for some, can make stress management more difficult —so let’s talk about the word adaptogen. Now the world of adaptogens is as trendy as Dalgona Coffee – and Chaga is indeed an adaptogen.
If you get quality-grown medicinal mushrooms with no added fillers like starch, mycelium, or grain of any kind – we’re talking 100% organic mushroom extract, then this adaptogenic fungi can indeed be a wonderful and beneficial addition to your diet. While certainly not being a cure-all, they can live up to the hype. And as such, taking on its adaptogenic role in the Dalgona Mushroom Coffee, Chaga can naturally support your adrenals. Happy adrenals = happy life, or rather the ability to live a thriving life where you can naturally adapt to life’s stressors.
Here at Real Mushrooms, we only offer 100% wildcrafted Siberian Chaga that contains all its non-water soluble components, so you experience that maximum adaptogenic potency.
Depending on your genetic factors and lifestyle, you may have no problem metabolizing the caffeine in coffee. That’s great! But, for the rest of us, the addition of Chaga to our coffee might be an idea worth your time. And even if you do great with coffee, then Chaga in your daily morning beverage would still be worth it for all of the health benefits mentioned above. And what better way to try it out then to enjoy the latest Internet sensation: Dalgona Coffee.
Dalgona Mushroom Coffee Recipe
Tools you’ll need
- Electric Mixer
- Glass Bowl
- Drinking glass
- In the video, we used coconut sugar, but you can easily substitute your favorite granulated sweetener. To make a sugar-free version, you can use birch xylitol or monk fruit.
- This recipe also works with using 1 and 1/2 TB of sugar instead of 2.
- Instead of the electric hand mixer, you can use a coffee frother or a whisk, but get ready for an arm workout with the whisk, and know that it will take longer to get the desired foam texture.
- If you’re looking for a caffeine-free version, you can try Dandy Blend for an herbal Dalgona twist. Substitute it for the coffee in an equal ratio.
Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
Cook Time: 0
- 1/2 tsp Real Mushrooms Chaga
- 2 TB instant coffee
- 2 TB sugar of choice – e.g. coconut sugar, birch xylitol, monk fruit, cane sugar
- 2 TB hot water
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- optional – ice cubes
- Pour Chaga, instant coffee, sweetener, and boiling water into a glass mixing bowl.
- Use an electric hand mixer and whisk the ingredients together until you have a thick foam. You should have peaks like a meringue. Takes about 2-3 minutes with a handheld mixer.
- Place ice cubes into your glass if you’re using them. Pour the milk and spoon the whipped coffee on top.
- Serve and enjoy!
Enjoy mushroom coffee in good health
Let’s face it, life can feel like a roller coaster, with unpredictable turns making your stomach drop and giving you whiplash. The solution? Whipped Chaga Coffee, of course! Ok, all jokes aside. Truthfully, life won’t slow down, but how you approach it can. There’s so much to digest in the world, apart from what you put into your mouth. Emotions. Thoughts. Uncontrollable circumstances.
But you have the amazing power of free will. You can choose how to show up to life’s ride, you can choose what thoughts you want to believe, and you can choose what foods you put into your body. And, we as a mission-focused company fully believe that you deserve the best – we believe in providing you real, powerful ingredients like organic functional mushrooms that can help support you on that roller coaster ride; to make it a little less bumpy; to help you adapt to those unpredictable turns a bit better; and to help offset the ride’s stressful impact as adaptogens like Chaga can do.
So, take a moment to just be – still. Sip your Dalgona Mushroom Coffee, choose how you want to show up in the world, choose beneficial thoughts, and choose beneficial foods.
Easily give your other recipes a power boost
The Internet is flooding with those dreamy pictures of Dalgona Coffee and we at Real Mushrooms would love to see your unique spin on it! If you don’t want to use Chaga, perhaps try out another functional mushroom. There are wonderful options, each with their own unique profiles and benefits. To learn more, you can read our article which highlights the top 7 benefits of the main medicinal mushrooms. Bottom line, just have fun, get creative, and show off your work!
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*Disclaimer: The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by licensed medical physicians. Please consult your doctor or health practitioner for any medical advice.