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    Have you tried Dalgona coffee yet? This whipped coffee recipe is so quick and easy to make and is perfect for breakfast or a mid-day pick me up. Skip the queues at the coffee shop and make this delicious drink at home!

    dalgona coffee recipe in a clear mug

    Dalgona coffee has been my go-to hot drink for the last few weeks. It’s wonderfully fluffy and easy to drink, and I will never say no to a little caffeine boost!

    This Dalgona recipe is a great treat when you need a boost of energy, and is most enjoyable when drunk alongside my Banana Nut Chocolate Muffins or Carrot Cake Bars!

    Ingredients

    You need just 3 ingredients to make this whipped coffee. Add it to warm or cold milk and enjoy the newest fancy coffee trend.

    • Instant Coffee: Nothing fancy here, just use your favorite brand.
    • Sugar: Use granulated sugar. You can also use low-carb or Paleo sugar replacement products.
    • Water: A little boiling water is added to the coffee and sugar to help it dissolve.
    • Milk: You can use hot or cold milk for this recipe, depending on your preference.
    • Ice: This is optional. You can serve the drink hot or pour it over ice.
    dalgona coffee ingredients

    How To Make Dalgona Coffee

    1. In a small bowl combine the instant coffee, granulated sugar, and boiling water.
    2. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until the mixture doubles in volume and forms a soft peak.
    3. Fill a glass mug with hot or cold milk and top with the frothy coffee mixture. Serve immediately. Stir before drinking.
    how to make Dalgona coffee

    What is Dalgona Coffee?

    Dalgona coffee originates from South Korea and has taken the Internet by storm since January 2020. It was first aired on the social media platform TikTok and afterward, the TikTok coffee recipe spread quickly on all other social media channels.

    Dalgona means “it’s sweet” and is a popular South Korean spongy candy that is sold by street vendors. Dalgona whipped coffee can be served hot or cold and is wonderfully sweet and creamy. To make this whipped coffee recipe, equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and water are whisked together until fluffy and then poured on top of milk.

    close up of whipped dalgona coffee in a clear mug

    What’s the best milk to use?

    I like to use whole milk which is super creamy and rich, but any milk will work well. You can make this drink non-dairy or vegan by using plant-based milk like oat or almond milk.

    Spooning whipped coffee over cold milk

    How to drink Dalgona Coffee

    Serve over milk and ice for a cooling summer drink, or hot for a warm and cozy beverage. Either way, it tastes amazing. Don’t forget to snap a picture to show to your friends. After that, you can stir it and enjoy it. Don’t drink it without stirring it to avoid consuming separately just the milk or the sugary strong coffee.

    Can you make it ahead of time?

    It’s best to make this Dalgona coffee recipe only when you are ready to enjoy it, or you will risk losing the air in the whipped coffee.

    tiktok dalgona whipped coffee served in glass mug

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can whip the ingredients using a handheld immersion blender or even a milk frother for individual servings. You can also use a whisk to whip it by hand but it will take you a little bit longer.
    • Best instant coffee for Dalgona coffee – I use Nescafe Classic. But you can also use decaf coffee as long as it’s instant coffee.
    • Serve it warm or cold. Serve over cold milk and ice for a cooling summer drink, or hot for a warm and cozy beverage.
    • Stir whipped coffee with the milk before drinking.
    • You can double or triple this recipe if you desire, just keep the ratios the same.
    mug of whipped coffee

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    Dalgona Coffee

    Have you tried whipped coffee yet? This Dalgona coffee recipe is so quick and easy to make and is perfect for breakfast or a mid-day pick me up. Skip the queues at the coffee shop and make this delicious drink at home!
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1 to 2
    Calories 277kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee
    • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons boiling water
    • Milk
    • Optional: Ice

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • In a small bowl combine the instant coffee, granulated sugar and boiling water.
    • Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until the mixture doubles in volume and forms a soft peak.
    • Fill a glass with hot or cold milk and top with the frothy coffee mixture. Serve immediately. Stir whipped coffee with the milk before drinking.

    NOTES

    • If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can whip the ingredients using a handheld immersion blender or even a milk frother for individual servings. You can also use a whisk to whip it by hand but it will take you a little bit longer.
    • Best instant coffee for Dalgona coffee – I use Nescafe Classic. But you can also use decaf coffee as long as it’s instant coffee.
    • Serve it warm or cold. Serve over cold milk and ice for a cooling summer drink, or hot for a warm and cozy beverage.
    • Stir whipped coffee with the milk before drinking.
    • You can double or triple this recipe if you desire, just keep the ratios the same.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 676mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine South Korea
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    July 27, 2020

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