How to Make Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee)

Authors: Kiley Cairns and Annalise Kieley
Whipped Coffee or Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee, a whipped coffee drink named for a type of Korean candy, is the latest food trend to take over your social feed. Kiley, our Digital Marketing Manager and Annalise, our Farmer Relations Specialist decided to give it a try! Learn how to make it below, plus get some tips and tricks from us based on our experience.

Ingredients for 1-2 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • milk, to serve
  • ice, to serve
  • Optional: shaved chocolate or ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top


  1. Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water to a bowl.
  2. Use an electric mixer or hand whisk until the mixture is fluffy, light and peaks start to form.
  3. To serve, spoon a dollop over a cup of milk with ice in it and stir to your preference.
  4. Optional: add shaved chocolate or ground cinnamon on top.
  5. Enjoy!

Tips from Kiley & Annalise:

  • Split the recipe in half when serving. The foam is sweet and very strong – serving it over two glasses of milk balanced out the flavors and made it taste like a coffee milkshake.
  • Whipping the coffee takes a long time if you decide to do it by hand. It can take a few tries to get it just right! Kiley had success with a hand-held electric mixer and Annalise used a milk frother on her second attempt which created the foamy and stiff texture they were both looking for.
  • Even if the foam doesn’t end up perfectly fluffy and stiff, it’s still delicious mixed it into a glass of real milk.
  • Annalise topped hers with grated chocolate – a fun touch that gave this at-home treat a rich flavor and a fancy finish.

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