Dalgona Coffee Recipe


Dalgona coffee is everywhere on the internet. My Instagram is literally full of posts about people sharing their Dalgona coffee experience. Have you tried this whipped coffee before? Well, to be honest, its rich taste and cream texture make it worth all the buzz that it has been creating for the past few days. The thing that I like the most about this coffee is that you don’t have to pay anything extra to enjoy its lovely taste.

Using some basic kitchen ingredients and a simple recipe, you can literally make it in a few minutes at home. So, get ready to amaze yourself with this homemade whipped coffee recipe. But before we jump straight to the recipe, let me clear some common confusion about a whipped coffee that we all usually have.

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What is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona Coffee is a beverage made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes creamy, and then adding it to cold or hot milk. It originated from South Korea and became popular through a viral TikTok video.

Why is it called Dalgona Coffee?

The name “Dalgona” comes from a type of Korean honeycomb candy that resembles the creamy topping of the coffee

Where did Dalgona Coffee originate?

Dalgona Coffee originated from South Korea. It gained popularity during the pandemic when people started making it at home and sharing their creations on social media.

How To Make Dalgona Coffee

It’s not just the easy-to-acquire ingredients and straightforward preparation that’s caught everyone’s attention, but also its velvety, creamy texture and indulgent taste. Here’s the process I follow to make the perfect coffee everytime.

Preparing the Whipped Coffee Mixture

The key to perfect Dalgona coffee is its frothy, creamy coffee whip. Start by taking a bowl and adding equal quantities (2 tablespoons each) of instant coffee, granulated sugar, and boiling water. Now comes the critical part – whipping these ingredients together to achieve that desired foamy texture. This process requires an electric hand mixer or stand mixer because manual whipping hardly ever results in the same texture.

Start beating the mixture at high speed for about 2 minutes or until it turns into a foam-like texture and changes color.

Once done, scrape the whipped coffee from the sides of the bowl and set it aside for serving. Taste the mixture at this point to check if you need more sugar. Remember, the strong coffee whip will be diluted with milk later on, so adjust the sweetness according to your preference.

Preparing the Milk Base

For the base of your Dalgona Coffee, you need a cup of milk. You can use any type of milk according to your preference – regular dairy milk or alternatives like oat milk, soy milk, or almond milk if you have dietary restrictions or preferences.

For an icy cold version of Dalgona Coffee perfect for hot summer days, add 3-4 ice cubes in your serving glass before pouring in the milk.

Assembling the Dalgona Coffee

Now comes the fun part – assembling your Dalgona Coffee. Take your serving glass with milk (and ice, if using), and spoon over the whipped coffee mixture on top.

To give your coffee an aesthetic touch, stir the top with a straw or spoon to create beautiful swirls on top. The contrast between the milky white base and rich brown coffee whip creates an appealing visual impact.

Enjoying and Sharing Your Homemade Dalgona Coffee

Before you indulge in your rich and creamy homemade Dalgona Coffee, don’t forget to take a snap! Share it on your social media profiles to let your friends know about your new barista skills. Now, sit back and savor each sip of this smooth and flavorful coffee that you’ve made right at home.

Dalgona Coffee Recipe (Whipped Coffee)

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DrinksCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Easy


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It’s about time you join in on this coffee craze and make an ultra-rich, creamy and fluffy homemade dalgona coffee using nothing but coffee, sugar, and milk. From instagram to Tik Tok this coffee sure is the new craze.


  • 2 tablespoons 2 instant coffee

  • 2 tablespoons 2 of granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons 2 boiling water

  • 1 cup 1 of milk

  • a pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)


  • First, prepare the top creamy whipped coffee mixture by mixing all the ingredients. To do so, take a bowl and add sugar, coffee and boiling water as per the amounts mentioned above.
  • Now you need an electric hand mixer, or you can also place the mixing bowl in the stand mixer. Remember, the texture we require for this coffee does not come easily, and it needs machine whipping to achieve. You cannot get the same results by whipping with your hands.
  • Now that coffee, sugar, and water are in the bowl, start beating these ingredients together at high speed. Beat this coffee mixture for about 2 minutes until it starts to turn into a foam-like texture, and it also changes its color.
  • Scrap the coffee whip from the side of the bowl and keep it aside for serving.
  • Make sure to taste the coffee mixture and add more sugar if needed, then whip again to mix. Remember, the coffee is later diluted with milk to keep the sugar content accordingly.
  • It’s time to prepare the milk for the serving. Take a cup or 8-ounce glass to add for the serving. You can choose any milk if not the animal milk, it can be oat milk or soy and almond milk as well.
  • If you want to keep the coffee chilled, then add 3-4 ice cubes to the milk and then lastly top the milk with the prepared coffee whipped mixture.
  • Stir the top with a straw or spoon to make swirls on top of the milk.
  • Take a snap and share it with others before enjoying your rich and creamy Dalgona coffee at home.

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories98
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 29mg 2%
  • Potassium 257mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 3g 6%

  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


How Can I Make Whipped Coffee Without a Handheld Blender?

A stand mixer is another way of whipping the coffee with sugar and water in a mixing. All the electric mixers make this work easier and quickly whips the coffee. You can mix it with an ordinary mixer, but it will not give quick results, and the froth you will get from this will not stay for long. It is better to make this coffee when you have any small or big beater at home. And when you beat the coffee well, make sure to serve it immediately to keep the fluff on top because it reduces with time.  

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Which Type of Milk Should I Use Hot or Cold?

That depends entirely on you and your mood; if its cold outside and you feel like having a warm cup of coffee, then you can use hot milk to serve the whipped coffee. Or can use cold and chilled milk to enjoy an iced whipped coffee. Once you have brought the milk and whipped coffee together in a serving glass, serve it immediately.

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Can I Make Whipped Coffee Without the Sugar?

Yes, you can. However, keep in mind that sugar plays a crucial role in creating the frothy, whipped texture of Dalgona Coffee. If you omit it, you may not achieve the same creamy consistency.

Can I Add Low Carb Sweeteners to Make Whipped Coffee?

Yes, if the low carb sweetener you are using is available in the granulated form, then you can add any to the recipe to enjoy the same level sweetness without the extra carbohydrates. Granulated monk-fruit, swerve, and erythritol sweeteners are a few good options in this regard. Use these sweeteners according to their degree of sweetness.

Which Instant Coffee Should I Use?

Nescafe classic will always be my first choice when it comes to choosing an instant coffee. It is due to the good and quality flavor of this coffee that I prefer using it in every other coffee recipe. It is best to enjoy decaf coffee, which is not possible when we use a brewed coffee.

Can I use a non-dairy milk for Dalgona Coffee?

Yes, you can use any type of milk for Dalgona Coffee, including non-dairy milk such as almond, soy, or oat milk.

How long does Dalgona Coffee last?

Dalgona Coffee is best enjoyed immediately after preparation, but the whipped coffee can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. However, it might lose its frothy consistency over time.

Can I make Dalgona Coffee with decaf?

Yes, you can. Just make sure you’re using instant decaf coffee.

Can I make Dalgona Coffee without a mixer?

Yes, you can. However, it will require a bit more effort as you’ll need to manually whip the coffee mixture using a whisk. It usually takes about 400 strokes to achieve the desired creamy consistency.

Can I use ground coffee to make Dalgona Coffee?

No, ground coffee can’t be used as a substitute for instant coffee in making Dalgona Coffee. The reason is that ground coffee needs to be brewed, while instant coffee is designed to dissolve in water.


Now you know how to make a super creamy, foamy and rich Dalgona coffee at home. A slight challenge at first but well worth the effort making. Well, it was all about whipping the ingredients in the right proportion. Now that you know how to make a truly delicious Dalgona coffee, you can impress your family and friends!

Be part of the Dalgona coffee making challenge and use your time at home to master the art of coffee-making using this super quick and easy. Let me know down below about your coffee experience and whether this is something you’d like to make again. Also, feel free to share a quick snap of your Dalgona coffee and keep inspiring others.

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  1. Melton C McKinney

    I love this. I drank it before I could take a picture.


    I sometimes put cinnamon in my hot coffee, will have to give this a try

  3. Looks tasty

  4. Mya Murphy

    I’m all about trying new coffee recipes.. Scrumptious!!

  5. Cheryl A Bomar

    Love this!!

  6. Dale Crawford

    This looks yummy, gonna have to try it!

  7. About 2weeks ago I learned of Dalgona coffee and now everywhere I turn I’m see it. Looks delicious. I’d love to try.

  8. Melton C McKinney

    Looks tasty but I’m not a fan of flavored coffee.

  9. Sandra Watts

    Oh yes! That is looking good.

  10. I rate this with 4 stars!!
    Looks Yummy 🙂

  11. Carol Robertson


  12. Sandy Weinstein

    delicious, not have to go to starbucks

  13. adrian lynch

    love my coffee 🙂

  14. Terri Shaw

    This sounds fantastic!

  15. Sounds so good!

  16. Francisca Ramos

    I love coffee and never tried this. It looks good!

  17. Tammy Catterton

    Hubby love good coffee recipes thanks for sharing

  18. I have tried hot and cold and both are fast to make and extremely delicious…
    I use decaf and can’t tell the difference…👍👍👍

  19. Looks lovely but I’m not a fan of whipped coffee.

  20. Gloria Walshver

    Looks good, need a change from my regular coffee

  21. Diane Redcay

    This looks so delicious

  22. I am going to give the Dalgona Coffee a try. It looks delicious and I have an espresso machine to whip the cream.

  23. LeAnn Harbert

    This sounds like it would be really good

  24. jeanette h sheets

    ty for sharing looks good

  25. Julian Saunders

    Not a huge coffee fan but looks interesting

  26. Hello

    The recipe looks great 🙂

  27. Christina

    Haven’t tried it yet but sounds good.

  28. Diana McDonald

    There hasn’t been a coffee I didn’t like.

  29. Carrie Conley

    Will give this a try…..

  30. i am addicted

  31. Patrick Harrison

    I just made this coffee this morning and OMG! This will be my everyday ‘cuppa’. Thanks for the recipe!


    This is definitely at 4 star rating for me!!! Love this treat!!!

  33. Delicious & simple Recipe! I definitely try to make dalgona coffee at home. The process you used looks quicker. Thank you for sharing the recipe of a popular beverage.

  34. This is just an outstanding and honestly 5-star recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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