How to make Dalgona Coffee ( Yummy Whipped Coffee)

No coffee maker or espresso machine is needed to make this tasty and deliciously strong Dalgona coffee that tastes like a super creamy latte but is so easily and quickly done, even by hand. Step-by-step photos are included as a guide.

If you have visited any social media site at all of late, then chances are you would have seen a certain type of coffee that’s been going viral (no pun intended!). You simply can’t miss it! It’s pretty much everywhere and many of my friends have made it and tried it. So, I finally gave in to social pressure (ha ha!) and tried it to see what the fuss is all about! Well, since it is coffee after all and, I am such a huge coffee fan so its presence everywhere on social media certainly piqued my interest – I had to make it!

Oh boy,  I was pleasantly surprised by how good it is! It is pretty strong in taste, I must say. But, combined with the warmed milk (I prefer the milk to be just warmed and not cold or hot) and the sweetness from the sugar plus that uber creamy texture, it’s such a wonderful and delicious beverage! I’ve made this a few times already and both hubby and my teenage son love it! I definitely recommend this to any coffee lover!

If you are not familiar with Dalgona coffee, it is essentially whipped coffee. While it became hugely popular first in South Korea and was named after a type of Korean toffee (called dalgona), some say the origin is either Indian or Pakistani as they both have a similar type of whipped or beaten coffee.

It can either be served hot or cold. It is made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee, sugar and hot water (1:1 ratio) until thick and creamy and then it is added as topping to either cold, warm or hot milk.

Check out the step but step photo to make this crazy easy but super yummy coffee!

First,  simply combine equal amounts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. If making a solo beverage, then a tablespoon each should suffice. I double this amount if I am making some for hubby and my son. I also used dark brown sugar which is why my coffee looked darker but feel free to use white sugar instead. I just prefer the taste of raw dark sugar, that’s why.


Then whip it up; whip it strong! I use a mixer for ease but it can certainly be done by hand. It will just take a bit longer.


Whip until it’s thick and creamy!


Then add the whipped coffee over cold, warm or hot milk. I like using warm milk so the foam stays afloat; using hot milk would dilute the foam and it would easily melt into the coffee, which is, of course, fine too! I just like drinking it with the whipped topping still fully intact.  You can also sprinkle or dust the coffee with cocoa powder! Enjoy!!!


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How to Make Dalgona Coffee (Yummy Whipped Coffee)

No espresso machine is needed to make this tasty and deliciously strong Dalgona coffee that tastes like a super creamy latte but is so easily and quickly done, even by hand. Step-by-step photos are included as a guide.
Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Korean
Keyword beaten coffee, Dalgona coffee, whipped coffee
Prep Time 3 minutes


  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp sugar, white or brown
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 8 oz warm, hot or cold milk of choice or more as needed


  • In a bowl, combine equal amounts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. The above measurement is good for 1-2 servings of coffee.
  • Using an electric mixer, whip the coffee mixture until thick and creamy. You can also do this by hand by using a whisk.
  • Spoon the whipped coffee on top of your milk. Mix or drink as is. Enjoy!


The coffee in the photo is darker because I used brown sugar. Use white sugar if you prefer a paler coffee.

Last updated on April 14th, 2020 at 09:07 am



  1. April 14, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I love how dark your whipped coffee came out! Your photos make me want this now!

  2. Renee Goerger
    April 14, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve seen this all over social media but didn’t realize how easy a recipe it is until I saw yours. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jessica
    April 14, 2020 / 1:37 pm

    5 stars
    I kept seeing whipped coffee and wanting to try it. Man, it doesn’t disappoint! Making this again tomorrow!

  4. Courtney
    April 14, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    I need to try this! I have only seen it iced so it’s nice to see you can do it with hot or warm milk too. Your pics are drool worthy!

  5. Kelly Anthony
    April 14, 2020 / 2:04 pm

    5 stars
    I keep seeing this coffee on Instagram and I had no idea what it was. Thanks for the explaining and for the recipe. I love trying new things, especially if its coffee.

  6. Ana F.
    April 14, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    5 stars
    I had no idea how easy it is to make whipped coffee at home! So delicious & creamy. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Jessica Formicola
    April 14, 2020 / 3:28 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve seen this trend everywhere and finally decided to try it out! You recipe is the best by far- thanks so much for sharing it!

  8. josette hudnut
    April 15, 2020 / 8:46 am

    I wish it could be made with instant tea

    • abigail
      April 15, 2020 / 10:41 am

      I know it can be made with matcha green tea. Perhaps you can try that though I don’t have a recipe for that! But now, you’re giving me a new idea to try!

  9. Joy
    April 15, 2020 / 8:34 pm

    We used to make this back in the 50’s ,would sit forever with a cup and teaspoon untill it was white and thick then pour hot milk in slowly, so easy today with electric mixers.

    • abigail
      April 16, 2020 / 9:14 am

      Wow! That must have taken quite a bit of time. Yes, this type of coffee has been around quite a bit. Thank you for stopping by.

      • Bonita
        May 31, 2023 / 11:26 am

        5 stars
        Can any instant coffee be used.. or is there a preferred type… this looks so good.. but in will have to buy instant as I don’t normally use it.

        • abigail
          May 31, 2023 / 1:05 pm

          You can use any instant coffee. I don’t have a particular brand. Don’t worry, it will still come out delicious!

  10. Linda Linda
    April 12, 2023 / 6:10 pm

    Since Covid I haven’t lined the taste of coffee. I wonder if this will be different. I miss my morning coffee!

    • abigail
      April 12, 2023 / 9:26 pm

      Definitely worth a try as it’s both easy and delicious!

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