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How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

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Whipped Coffee is seriously the BEST thing ever! Takes only 5 minutes to make and it’s so fluffy and delicious!  Also know as Dalgona Coffee, this coffee drink has a frothy layer on the top with chilled milk below it. While some people like it chilled, you can even make a hot version of it.

A cup of this pairs perfectly with one of our popular White Chocolate Raspberry Scones.


How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

This coffee drink has become a huge trending drink on social media. The trend originally started in South Korea but has just become popular in North America recently. It was nicknamed “Dalgona Coffee” because it resembles the look of a popular toffee treat with the same name in South Korea.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona Coffee is a frothy coffee where instant coffee powder is beaten along with sugar and water until is creamy, light and fluffy.

Whipped Coffee has just 3 ingredient and takes just 5 minute to make using instant coffee powder. The coffee is whipped along with sugar and water until is light and frothy and then mixed with chilled milk.

How To Make Whipped Coffee

Start by mixing the coffee powder, sugar and water using a whisk…

How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Add ice to a glass and pour in the milk. Then top with your whipped coffee – SO EASY and Delicious!

How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)


Yes! Dalgona coffee can be made with any milk, whether it’s dairy or non-dairy, almond, or coconut will work for this drink.


Yes! You can use a decaf instant coffee or even hot chocolate powder for a creamy chocolate version. Below I’ve even detailed out some other non-coffee version of the beverage to try.

Variation ideas for your whipped coffee:

  • Whipped Hot Chocolate: Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and hot chocolate mix/cocoa with four tablespoons of whipping cream. Whisk together the ingredients until you get a nice fluffy mixture either by hand or with an electronic whisk.  Add the creamy chocolate mix to the top of a cup of hot milk.  Mix together and enjoy!
  • Matcha Whipped Latte: In a small bowl, beat 1 tablespoon of matcha powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon Dream Whip, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of Milk. Spoon the mixture on top of chilled milk.
  • Different Flavors: Add coffee flavor syrups of your choice to the milk before adding the whipped coffee.
  • Keto Whipped Coffee – sugar-free and keto friendly – follow the instructions as usual, but replace the sugar with Swerve. You will need to use heavy whipping cream instead of milk. You can also add some sugar-free coffee flavoring to the heavy cream.
  • Iced Coffee – Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, then fill 3/4 of the way full with milk and cream and top with the coffee.
How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Published By Jill
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Coffee
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 3 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 cups milk
  • ice cubes


  • In a small bowl, mix instant coffee powder and sugar. Add 2 tbsp water and beat the coffee and sugar until it is light and fluffy using a whisk. Add a few more drops of water while beating the coffee if needed.
  • Fill a glass with ice cubes. Then pour in the milk. Top the milk with whipped coffee.
  • Mix and serve chilled.
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Here are some yummy Dalgona Coffee creations from Instagram…


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My first attempt at #dalgonacoffee 🤤

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Where do you buy coffee powder? I’ve never heard of that. Looks so delicious! 

Tried the balgona coffee. But since we are everywhere in virus lockdown I used french vanilla cappuccino instead. Wasn’t as frothy but boy it was good. Looking forward to being able to socialize and treat guests.5 stars

will it work without sugar?

How on earth do you get this done in five minutes. I’ve made this about four times already and it takes 20 minutes every time… Using both a hand whisk and a KitchenAid mixer. 

Immersion blender is the ticket! Did it in just a few minutes. Whisk would take ages though. 

Where do I buy coffee powder? How do I make a hot coffee version? Thanks

I used 2 tbsp of each Instant Coffee, Granulated Sugar, Hot water. Whipped everything using a hand mixer. Took less then 5 minutes. Nice and frothy.

I made the Dalgona coffee using instant espresso powder (I didn’t have regular instant coffee). It looked just like the photo! I found it a bit sweet as I don’t typically put sugar in my coffee, but once I mixed the topping into the milk, it was delicious. Like sweetened coffee-flavoured milk.

My daughter made the same recipe but with cocoa powder instead of coffee. She loved it.5 stars

Just made it now – SO YUMMY! Actually would make such a great topping over vanilla ice cream as a simple, but slightly fancy dessert!5 stars

Can you use instant coffee crystals?

Should the water be hot?  The recipe doesn’t specify, but the water in the video looks hot.  Does it matter?  Or is one option easier, faster, or otherwise better than the other?  Thanks.

What brand of coffee powder do you use?