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Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe: A New Take on Coffee

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Looking for a new recipe to try out during quarantine? If you’re like us and the being cooped up inside has you trying out new coffee brewing recipes to switch things up a little, let us introduce you to Dalgona whipped coffee!

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If you have any social media, you’ve probably seen those mouth-watering pictures and videos of fluffy, rich, creamy coffee that’s been taking over the Internet. If you’ve been wanting to know what this coffee is and how to make it, then you’re in luck! We have all the information and instructions on how to make whipped coffee, right here. 

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

What Is Dalgona Coffee?

Unlike any coffee house drink you’ve had before, dalgona coffee originates from South Korea. Its name originates from a Korean toffee candy that shares the same name as well as the same ingredients. In the United States, dalgona coffee has exponentially spiked in popularity across the country for many understandable reasons. Not only is it tasty to drink, but it’s also fun to make and fun to drink!

What You’ll Need

Though whipped coffee may look intimidating to make, it’s actually very simple. In fact, the recipe only calls for 4 ingredients: milk, sugar, instant coffee, and water. Although it may seem bizarre to use instant coffee, it actually works perfectly for this drink, and it stands up to its fancy espresso-based competitors. For this recipe, you’ll need the following:

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  • 1 tablespoon  instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk of your choosing.

This is a great instant coffee to use for this recipe!

Columbian Instant Waka Coffee
Columbian Instant Coffee - Caffeinated
Our rating:

Tastes like a fresh brew, fast like instant. No wait, no lines, no machines – pure coffee – no additives at all!


Tip: You can serve this drink both hot and over ice. If you prefer it warm, all you need to do is warm your milk up a little either in the microwave or on the stove.

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How To Make Whipped Coffee

Ready to make this savory drink in the coffee of your own home? Then pull up your pajama sleeves and get ready to whip it…whip it real good. Gather up your ingredients, a mixing bowl, and a mixer, and let’s get started!

Step 1:

Place the first 3 ingredients (instant coffee, hot water, and granulated sugar) in the mixing bowl.

Placing instant coffee, hot water, and granulated sugar in the glass

Step 2:

Begin to beat the ingredients with a mixer for about 1-2 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, you can do it manually with a whisk, though it may take a few minutes longer. 

beating the ingredients with a frother

Make sure the mixture is firm enough to form small peaks, like above. 

Step 3:

Pour your milk over ice and then dollop on your lovely coffee froth.

Pouring milk over ice and dolloping on the coffee froth.

Enjoy! You can add some flair to your whipped coffee by adding syrup, flavored coffee creamer, etc. 

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Wrapping Up

There you have it! Whipped coffee is a delicious, different coffee recipe that you can use to shake things up when you need a caffeine fix. The great thing that we love about this coffee isn’t only the rich flavor, but the silky-smooth textures.

Furthermore, you can enlarge or duplicate this recipe to make not only one serving but multiple as well! Since it’s simple and easy to make, you can make whipped coffee for yourself at home, or “whip” out some of this delicious coffee the next time you have friends over! 

Dalgona Coffee (AKA Whipped Coffee)

Dalgona Coffee (AKA Whipped Coffee)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The newest trend in the coffee community, Dalgona Coffee is light, fluffy, refreshing, and fun to sip on. Now you can make it in the comfort of your own home! Also known as whipped coffee, this recipe is super simple to make, and makes a perfect drink to enjoy on a warm summer morning!


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk of your choosing


    1. Place instant coffee, hot water, and granulated sugar into the mixing bowl.
    2. Mix and beat ingredients with mixer or whisk until whipped into firm peaks.
    3. Pour your milk over ice and then dollop on your lovely coffee froth.
    4. Enjoy!

    Tip: You can serve this drink either hot or cold, and feel free to add any extra flavorings to it as well!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 3g
Happy Caffeinating! 

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