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Whipped Coffee – Dalgona

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Whipped Coffee – Dalgona: 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of water and milk is all you need for this creamy coffee shop goodness!

Whipped Coffee in a clear mug

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Whipped Coffee

If you’re like me, you’ve seen all the rage for whipped coffee (also called dalgona) all over Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. So after seeing so many fall in love with it over and over again, I knew it was time to try it in my own kitchen!

I was NOT disappointed and can’t wait to make it again and again and put more spins on this coffee recipe at home!

It’s so easy… here’s all you need…

How to Make Whipped Coffee

For the full recipe ingredients and instructions, you’ll find the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. However, I’d love to walk you through the step-by-step process with images so you can grab more helpful tips along the way!

When making whipped coffee, just remember 2+2+2 and that will help a lot!

To make the meringue-like topping, you’ll only need:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Then, you’ll fill a coffee cup up about 3/4 of the way with milk. I used whole milk because that’s what we had on hand, but almond, skim or whatever milk you use should be just fine!

Whipped Coffee Topping

Whipped Coffee (A meringue like topping)

In a small bowl, mix together the coffee, sugar, and water using a hand mixer or hand blender, mix together for about 4-7 minutes. (The longer, the thicker it will get.)

Mixing together instant coffee, sugar and water

If you want to do it by hand, you can use a whisk, but this may take a bit longer, and I heard that if you only use half of the water at first when hand whisking, it gives it a bit of a jump-start for the thickening process. After about a minute or two of mixing, add in the remaining tablespoon of water and mix until desired consistency!

Ready to Serve!

Whipped Coffee Dalgona

Once the topping is to the desired consistency, spoon out the coffee topping on to the cup of milk and enjoy, or use a spoon to blend the topping in with the milk for a creamy coffee consistency!

NOTE: If you don’t want to use all of the topping for one cup, simply save it in a container for the next day!

Hot or Cold?

I have only had this as cold as the milk provides, but you can also serve it over ice or even enjoy it warm!

Whipped Coffee in a clear mug

Whipped Coffee

Jessica Burgess
Whipped Coffee – Dalgona: 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of water and milk is all you need for this creamy coffee shop goodness!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1 serving
Calories 232 kcal


  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 6 oz. milk or amount desired


  • In a small bowl, mix together the instant coffee, sugar and water for about 4-7 seconds, or until peaks are formed. (Or until you've reached your desired consistency.)
  • In the coffee cup that you plan to drink out of, pour milk in to cup, about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Spoon on the amount of whipped topping you prefer (I used all of it!).
  • Enjoy as is, or take a spoon and gently mix the topping in with the milk to create a creamy coffee beverage, and serve!



Over Ice/Warm: You can also pour this over ice or you can warm up your cup of milk before adding the topping and create a warm beverage!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 578mgSugar: 33gVitamin A: 276IUCalcium: 206mgIron: 1mg
Keyword coffee recipe, dalgona, whipped coffee
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Shortcut Quick Questions

If you’re unable to read the full post, here are the most popular questions others have when wanting to learn how to make whipped coffee.

Whipped Coffee Ingredients?

Thi recipe uses instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk

Do I have to use ALL of the topping this makes?

Nope. You can even cut this recipe in half if you like, or make extra and save it to have whipped coffee a couple of days in a row!

Can I use regular coffee instead of instant coffee?

You can, but it’s not idea. Filtering out the grounds, may be a pain, it may take longer to get the texture of the topping you like and it may not have as strong of a flavor.

Can I make warm whipped coffee?

You bet! Warm-up your milk before adding on the topping. If you want to warm up the whipped topping, carefully do so as it may lose it’s texture.

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2 thoughts on “Whipped Coffee – Dalgona

  1. Ronnie Mathieu says:

    5 stars
    I made this and the night before put oat milk with dried culinary lavender in a mason jar in the fridge. I used one tablespoon to the 32 oz box of oat milk. I’ve done this with regular whole milk too, I just prefer the oat milk. Strain the lavender from the milk and either heat then add coffee mixture or serve cold with the coffee mixture. It is so delicious either way! The lavender infused milk will last in fridge until the expiration date of the milk. It never lasts long in mine!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh wow!!! This sounds amazing Ronnie! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try this.

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