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Whipped Coffee, Aka. Dalgona Coffee is one of the most popular drinks out there trending at the moment! Made with only 3 ingredients, this delicious coffee is so comforting and delicious, something you can enjoy at anytime during the day! 

ice milked in a cup topped with whipped coffee

What is Whipped Coffee?

Whipped Coffee is a South Korean drink, a.k.a. Dalgona Coffee, made from instant coffee, hot water, sugar and milk. This coffee has taken the internet by storm on TikTok, Instagram and all across social media channels after a TikTok user Hannah Cho posted the whipped coffee on her page and it went viral. Even though this coffee has been around for generations, it most likely gained it’s most popularity during the lock down around the world while Starbucks and many coffee shops were closed.

Why this recipe works

You can’t go wrong when making this recipe. Its 3 simple ingredients measured in equal parts. 1:1:1: ratio. The coffee is whipped until it obtains a super creamy and fluffy texture and then placed on top of an iced cup of milk. The whipped coffee can be enjoyed either hot or cold. 

How to make Whipped Coffee

  • Whipped Coffee Ingredients

whipped coffee ingredients, sugar, instant coffee, hot water, milk

Measure equal parts of the ingredients. Sugar, instant coffee and hot water.

whipped coffee ingredients in a whie bowl

Place the ingredients in a deep medium sized bowl. It’s important to use a deep bowl because the coffee splashes a lot and you will also need the depth as the coffee will triple in size and obtain a thick and fluffy texture.

whipped coffee ingredients whipped up in a bowl and became fluff

You can use an electric whisk or whisk by hand. I highly recommend using an electric whisk.

Using an electric whisk, whisk the mixture until it obtains a creamy, fluffy, airy texture. You will notice the color and texture changing as you whisk. This process will take about 4-5 minutes for best results. Depending on the amount you will make, it may be less or more time.

whipped coffee in a bowl with a whisk

Once the whipped coffee is creamy and fluffy, fill a cup with your favorite milk along with some ice. I prefer whole milk instead of reduced fat milk or half and half cream or some almond milk. Fill 3/4 way through.

a cup of milk with ice

Add in some of the whipped coffee with a spoon. You can garnish with some instant coffee on the top as shown in the photo.

whipped coffee in a cup garnish with instant coffee

I love doing that to add a little touch to it. When ready to drink, mix the whipped coffee and milk with a spoon or a straw and enjoy! 

Whipped Coffee Variations:

To make different kinds of lattes, you can play around with the ingredient that go with the milk. 

  • Add some good quality cocoa powder when you whisk the coffee. Depending on the amount you make you may need anywhere from 1 tsp. to tablespoon of cocoa powder.
  • You can use cold flavored creamers with your milk such as hazelnut, vanilla, French vanilla, mocha, etc. 
  • Drizzle some caramel or chocolate syrup in the cup before adding your milk and ice.
  • You can also freeze some coffee ice cubes and add into the milk if you need the coffee flavor to be stronger.

Experts tips and Frequently asked questions:

  • Use equal parts of ingredients for best result
  • Use an electric whisk or mixer to get it done faster and to obtain the best and creamiest fluff.
  • Use hot water instead of cold.
  • Use full fat milks, half and half cream or plant based milks like coconut milk, oats milk or almond milk.
  • Whisk ingredients in a deep bowl to prevent splatters and allow the coffee to gain it’s fluff.

Can I make sugar-free whipped coffee?

  • You can use some powdered based sweeteners like swerve or keto approved sweeteners.

What type of milk to use for whipped coffee?

  • I recommend using full fat milk, half and half cream, coconut milk, almond milk or oats milk.

What type of coffee to use for whipped coffee or Dalgona Coffee?

  • I personally use Nescafe instant coffee. I have also tried it with Starbucks instant coffee but the flavor was much stronger than Nescafe. 

Can I use regular coffee to make whipped coffee?

  • No, this recipe works best only with instant coffee.

What sugars works best with whipped coffee?

  • Granulated sugar, cane sugar, coconut sugar or brown sugar. Some keto sweeteners work well as well. Liquid sugar or sweeteners are not recommended.

How can I store whipped coffee?

  • You can store whipped coffee in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 

Recipes you may enjoy with the Whipped Coffee

whipped coffee mixed in the milk in a cup with a glass straw

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5 from 1 vote

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Rich, creamy, and fluffy whipped coffee over ice milk. This 3 ingredient whipped coffee, a.k.a Dalgona Coffee is a comforting drink that has taken over the internet. It's simple but looks so fancy at the same time.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 tbsps. Nescafe instant coffee
  • 3 tbsps. cane sugar
  • 3 tbsps. hot water
  • 32 oz. whole milk, or milk of choice
  • ice cubes


  • In a medium shallow bowl, place the instant coffee, sugar and water.
  • Using an electric or hand whisk, whisk the coffee until it obtains a super creamy and fluffy texture. If you are using an electric whisk, it should take about 5 minutes to get the desired result. Hand whish will take double or triple the time.
  • Once the coffee has whipped up, add some ice cubes to an 8 oz cup and fill 3/4 of the way through with milk. Then top with the whipped coffee.
  • Stir to combine the milk and the whipped coffee. You can add more sugar as desired.


  • Use equal parts of ingredients for best result. 1:1:1 ratio on the water, sugar and instant coffee.
  • Use an electric whisk or mixer to get it done faster and obtain the best and creamiest fluff.
  • Use hot water instead of cold.
  • Use full fat milks, half and half cream or plant based milks like coconut milk, oats milk or almond milk.
  • Whisk ingredients in a deep bowl to prevent splatters and allow the coffee to gain it's fluff.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days at it's best.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 392mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Hi Veronika!
    Thank you so much for your review and for sharing this recipe. Happy you enjoyed it!