Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee

This Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee recipe is an elevated iced coffee drink made with slightly sweetened brewed coffee and topped with a thick layer of sea salt cream.  It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty all in one delicious cup!

This recipe is inspired by the Sea Salt Iced Coffee made popular by the famous Taiwanese bakery 85C.

This version of sea salt coffee is sugar-free and low carb, so you can drink to your hearts content guilt free!

Sea salt foam being poured on top of coffee in a cup.

What is Taiwanese style Sea Salt Coffee and how do you make it?

Sweetened cooled coffee is topped with a sea salt cream mixture made with whipping cream and sea/kosher salt.

What ingredients do you need to make this sea salt coffee recipe?

  • Iced Coffee
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sprinkle of Sea Salt (or kosher salt)
  • Monkfruit Erythritol Blend (or sweetener of choice)

How do you make the sea salt cream sugar-free friendly?

This recipe is made sugar-free by avoiding sugar and simple syrup and replacing it with a monkfruit erythritol blend.  Whipping or heavy cream is naturally very low in carbs at about 1g of per 2 tablespoons.

Taiwanese sea salt coffee served in a glass cup, top down shot.

What kind of coffee grounds do you recommend using?

Bold coffee with a dark roast like French or Italian will work the best.

How do you recommended brewing coffee?

There are different devices/equipment you can use to brew a great cup of coffee.  Below are a few way:

  • Dip Filter Coffee Maker
  • French Press (great if you don’t like using coffee filters and like to save counter space)
  • Siphon
  • Stove Pot

What is monkfruit erythritol blend?

Monkfruit erythritol blend is a sugar substitute that has a 1:1 ratio of sugar.  It has 0 carbs and is it sugar-free, keto, and low carb friendly.

Just make sure to stir well because sugar dissolves much easier than monkfruit erythritol blend does.

Did you have any tips in making sea salt coffee?

  • Brew strong coffee using fresh coffee beans.
  • Pour coffee into a tall glass or tumbler.
  • Make foam in larger batches and keep in covered bowl or jar and place in refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Sprinkle a little cocoa powder to finish it off.
  • Adjust saltiness of the cream to your liking an 1/8 of a tsp at a time.
  • You can also use ready made cold brew coffee or leftover hot coffee.
  • Don’t beat whipping cream past the soft peaks .
  • For extra flavor, add a dash of vanilla extract.

Taiwanese sea salt coffee served in a glass cup.

Looking for other coffee recipes?

Now, let’s get making this Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Cold/Iced Coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream

  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 2 tsp Sweetener (Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, sugar or sweetener of choice)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (11)

2) Brew coffee per your preferred method or use a siphon like we did here.  Note – I recommend making the coffee stronger if making iced coffee to avoid dilution.

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (13)

3) If you would like hot coffee, pour brewed coffee into serving glass.  If you would like iced coffee, pour coffee into a serving glass and add ice cubes.  Add sweetener and stir to dissolve.  You can adjust sweetness level to your liking (we recommend adjusting per tsp of sweetener).

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (10)

4) In a medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream and sea salt.  Beat on high until thick and frothy but still runny.  About 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (4)

5) Spoon whipped cream mixture on top of coffee.  Optional- sprinkle a little sea salt on top.

Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (1)

Hope you enjoy your Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee !

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Sea salt foam being poured on top of coffee in a cup.

Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee

This Taiwanese Sea Salt Coffee recipe is an elevated iced coffee drink made with slightly sweetened brewed coffee and topped with a thick layer of sea salt cream. It's the perfect mix of sweet and salty all in one delicious cup!
4.88 from 8 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Taiwanese, Worldwide
Keyword: 85 degree coffee, sea salt coffee recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Coffee Cold/Iced
  • 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 2 tsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (11)
  • Brew coffee per your preferred method or use a siphon like we did here. Note - I recommend making the coffee stronger if making iced coffee to avoid dilution.
    Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (13)
  • If you would like hot coffee, pour brewed coffee into serving glass. If you would like iced coffee, pour coffee into a serving glass and add ice cubes. Add sweetener and stir to dissolve. You can adjust sweetness level to your liking (we recommend adjusting per tsp of sweetener).
    Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (10)
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add whipping cream and sea salt. Beat on high until thick and frothy but still runny. About 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.
    Sea Salt Coffee Recipe (3)
  • Spoon whipped cream mixture on top of coffee. Optional- sprinkle a little sea salt on top.
    Sea Salt Iced Coffee Recipe (1)

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Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 77mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Smooth

  2. Patricia Kavanagh

    Hi there!
    Excellent recipes. Thanks guys.
    Could you please recommend me a good coffee for this recipe.
    Many blessings

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Patricia! You’re welcome and glad you like the recipes! We recommend using your favorite medium roast coffee. We prefer brewing all of our coffee with a siphon, but any method will work!

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