Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee)

Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee)

Dalgona Coffee is the South Korean drink made from instant coffee and sugar that’s taken Instagram and TikTok by storm. This whipped coffee recipe is fluffy, airy, cloud-like, and will keep you going all day. Whipped coffee is all the rage this month. While this method of making coffee has been used for years in Asia, it’s suddenly popular in the states. Here are my thoughts.

Instant coffee is a popular staple around the world due to how convenient and versatile it is. It’s great when needed to make coffee in a hurry with no coffee maker needed.

Where did the name Dalgona Coffee come from?

Whipped coffee rose to viral popularity under the name Dalgona Coffee in South Korea amidst the 2019-2020 quarantine. As more people turned to social media as their main form of entertainment, videos of whipping together a pretty (and satisfying) coffee using simple ingredients took off!

“Dalgona” comes from a Korean honeycomb candy that goes by the same name. When whipped, the coffee mixture takes on a toffee-like consistency and color that makes it resemble the Korean candy!

This is one of those recipes that truly is so simple it almost doesn’t deserve a post. All you need to make this whipped coffee at home is 4 ingredients:

  • Instant coffee
  • Granulated sugar
  • Hot water
  • Milk

First, you combine the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a small bowl. Whisk them together with a hand mixer or stand mixer until stiff peaks form. It will take about 3-4 minutes, and the mixture will turn light golden-brown. It will resemble an airier peanut butter.

Then, you spoon the beaten coffee mixture over a glass full of cold milk (or ice cubes and milk) to serve. Feel free to use whatever kind of milk you prefer– skim, 2%, almond milk, soy milk– whatever you have on hand. Once it’s all mixed together, you can top it with cocoa powder, cinnamon, chocolate shavings, or whatever you might typically sprinkle over your coffee.

Before sipping, stir it all together until you get a smooth, creamy iced coffee. Then use a straw to slurp away!

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Today I will teach you how to make the best fluffiest Dalgona whipped coffee out there. This method is super easy to make and can be done by hand with a whisk, using an electric hand mixer or using a stand mixer.
This deliciously creamy bold mixture makes the best cappuccino in minutes and can be stored in the fridge or freezer too.
The recipe works with a 1:1:1 ratio so if you are making just one cup, you can use 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon boiling water or adjust the serving size as needed.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 16 oz
Calories 25 kcal


  • Sauce pan
  • Hand mixer (or whisk)
  • Large mixing bowl


  • 1/4 cup Instant coffee or espresso
  • 1/4 cup sugar * can sub keto sweeteners
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 oz milk (hot or cold)


  • Add the instant coffee, sugar, and water to a boil and whisk using a hand whisk or electric mixer for 5-7 minutes or until it is stiff and pale in color.
  • Add 8oz cold or hot milk to a cup and top with 1-3 tablespoons of the coffee mixture and stir to combine.
  • The mixture will be super strong but remember it will be diluted with the milk. For a stronger coffee, use less milk and more whipped coffee and more milk for a lighter coffee. Feel free to adjust the sugar to taste!
Keyword coffee, Dalgona, whipped

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