Whipped Dalgona Coffee

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Have you seen the images of Whipped Dalgona Coffee all over social media recently? I still do not know what TikTok is, but I was definitely curious about this crazy new coffee drink! Someone got really bored while under quarantine and decided to create a coffee drink based on a popular sugar candy that is sold on the streets of Korea.

Looking down on a clear glass mug filled with Whipped Dalgona Coffee.

What you need to create this recipe

  • instant coffee powder
  • sugar
  • water
  • ice
  • milk
  • hand blender

What is Whipped Dalgona Coffee?

It is an iced coffee drink that consists of a layer of ice cold milk, topped with a thick and creamy layer of meringue-like whipped coffee. It is said to resemble the toffee/honeycomb type candy that is sold on sticks. And yes, this a very sweet coffee drink!

I know, it sounds crazy but it is really delicious!!

A layer of milk topped with a layer of Whipped Dalgona Coffee in a clear glass mug.

You drink the milk through the whipped coffee layer, no straws required.

Creamy foam that tops a Whipped Dalgona Coffee.

That is an image of the keto version made with erithritol.^^^ Foamy but not creamy…more on that later. Sorry, but I cannot drink real milk to show what it looks like.

How to make Whipped Dalgona Coffee

Place the instant coffee granules and sugar into a small, deep bowl.

Instant coffee granules and sugar in a small, deep bowl.

Pour in the water.

Water, coffee granules and sugar in a small, deep bowl.

Beat on high speed with a hand mixer…

A blue hand mixer beating the coffee mixture together in a small, deep bowl.

until light brown and soft peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Light and fluffy whipped coffee mixture in a small white bowl.

Pour milk into a mug or glass until half full, then add a few ice cubes. (my mug is 10 ounces)

Ice cubes and milk in a clear glass coffee mug.

Scoop the coffee mixture out of the bowl…

A scoop of the whipped coffee mixture on a large spoon hovering over a white bowl.

and gently float on top of the milk…

A scoop of whipped coffee mixture floating on top of milk in a clear glass mug.

until filled to the top. Serve immediately. 

Side view of whipped dalgona coffee floating on top of milk in a clear glass mug.

Oh come on, you know you want to try it!!

Recipe Notes:

  • An immersion blender will not work, you need a hand mixer.
  • You can whip by hand with a whisk, but it takes about 400 stirs and your arm will be very tired.
  • I used a milk frother to make a keto version, but I could not get it to whip the regular sugar version. More in a minute…
  • Feel free to use any type of milk that you like. The images above are whole milk, the image below is unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • All of you coffee purist can use 2 Tablespoons of brewed coffee or espresso in place of the instant coffee and water. Yes it does taste better!

A Keto Whipped Dalgona Coffee made with Granulated Swerve and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Keto version of a Whipped Dalgona Coffee made with Swerve and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

It does not have the same creamy consistency, the real sugar really holds the original version together! Because it is not as creamy the coffee starts to separate from the sugar (erythritol) very quickly, but it is still really delicious.

The keto version actually blended better with the frother than the hand mixer…

Coffee mixture whipped with a milk frother.

but I never could get it to whip the regular sugar version. I am sure there is a chemical reason for this, but I did not look it up. LOL

More delicious coffee recipes

Enjoy!!

Looking down on a clear glass mug filled with Whipped Dalgona Coffee.

Whipped Dalgona Coffee

Whipped Dalgona Coffee is taking social media by storm and now you can make your own sweet, caffeinated treat at home as well.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: coffee, instant, sugar, milk, ice, recipe, whip, easy, beat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee powder/granules or 2 Tablespoon brewed coffee or espresso
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water omit if using brewed coffee or espresso
  • 5 ounces milk any type, any amount to fill your glass half way
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place the instant coffee granules and sugar into a small, deep bowl.
  • Pour in the water.
  • Beat on high speed with a hand mixer until light brown and soft peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour milk into a mug or glass until half full, then add a few ice cubes.
  • Scoop the coffee mixture out of the bowl and gently float on top of the milk until filled to the top. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • An immersion blender will not work, you need a hand mixer.
  • You can whip by hand, but it takes about 400 stirs and your arm will be very tired.
  • I used a milk frother to make a keto version, but I could not get it to whip the regular sugar version. 
  • Feel free to use any type of milk that you like. The images above are whole milk, the image below is unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • All of you coffee purist can use 2 Tablespoons of brewed coffee or espresso in place of the instant coffee and water. Yes it does taste better!

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 541mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg

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Products used to make this recipe:

KitchenAid Hand Mixer

Starbucks Instant Coffee Packets

Clear Glass Double Insulated Mugs

 

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