Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Creamy whipped coffee (also known as Dalgona Coffee) is a beverage made with instant coffee, sugar (or sweetener), and hot water. It's whipped into a creamy coffee and is served cold over chilled milk.

This coffee has been trending all over the internet and for good reason too! It so easy to make and so magical. Only takes about 20 minutes to mix by hand, or 10 minutes with an electric hand mixer. One sip of this and you'll feel like you're drinking something from the barista.

Truth be told that this is not something new. This coffee has been around for years! It originally came from South Korea but recently became quite popular thanks to Tiktok and Instagram. Guess this is what we do when theres a global crisis! In Greece, you would call this magical drink a Frappe and in India, Beaten Coffee, or Indian Cappuccino. You can totally have this cold or hot, but I prefer mine cold with extra ice!

How to Make Dalgona Coffee?

You can unfortunately only use instant coffee for this recipe. If you use the right brand, you will fall head over heals with this coffee creation! You will need about 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, sugar, and water to make this beverage classy and delicious. You can either use a hand whisk, (if you like a good arm workout!) Or an electric mixer, if you're like me and can't wait to dig into this fluffy drink! Plus, it gets the job done way faster.

I've also seen people add all the ingredients into a mason jar and shake it until it becomes frothy! You can then add milk to a glass cup, and some ice if desired. Spoon out the whipped coffee on top of the milk, and give it a good stir and enjoy!


  • Make this recipe vegan or vegetarian by swapping cow milk for non-dairy milk, such as Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Hemp Milk, etc.
  • Swap granulated sugar for Brown Sugar, Demerara sugar, Stevia, Maple Syrup, Honey, Monk Fruit, etc.
  • Use decaffeinated instant coffee to make it caffeine-free

How can I store Whipped Coffee?

Don't store it with milk. It will deflate the whipped coffee and you'll end up with a big mess. Dalgona coffee can typically last up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container or plastic wrapped. This beverage is not suitable for freezing.

Enjoy with...

What better way to enjoy this coffee creation than to make something sweet to go along with it! If you've tried this coffee, don't be afraid to share on Instagram and save it on Pinterest!

Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
0 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
10 minutes
2 Glasses


  • 2 tbs Instant coffee, Nescafe
  • 2 tbs hot water
  • 2 tbs Sugar, or any other sweetener, I used monk fruit

Serve with:

  • Milk, of any choice
  • Ice, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, add instant coffee, water, sugar and mix to combine.
  2. Using a hand mixer, whisk the dissolved coffee mixture until frothy and creamy, almost mousse-like or until stiff peaks. The coffee will become lighter in color and double in size as you mix.
  3. Add milk over ice in a glass cup. Spoon the whipped coffee on top of the milk, and give it a nice little stir and enjoy!

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