How to Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)
Frothy, cloud-like Whipped Coffee is having it’s moment and for good reason…..it’s a cinch to make in minutes with just a few pantry staples. It tastes like a coffee mousse and you’ll be dreaming about it forever after just one sip.
If you haven’t seen Whipped Coffee yet, you must be living under a rock. Seriously, also known as Dalgona Coffee, it’s all the rage right now on social media because it’s a little therapeutic to make. In fact, it’s downright magical.
I’ve never been a fan of instant coffee so I was skeptical that this would be something I’d enjoy but BOY do I love it! And I think you will, too. It’s insanely simple to make and you probably have everything you need in your kitchen to make it right now.
What is Whipped Coffee
Whipped coffee, or Dalgona Coffee (Korean Coffee), was discovered by actor Jung Il-woo who originally came across the drink in Macau. He named it “dalgona” after a Korean candy that resembles the foamy brown topping.
Made with a combination of instant coffee, sugar and hot water, the mixture is whisked until light, airy and creamy smooth. It’s then spooned over either hot or cold milk.
Social Media influencers all over the world have been making their own versions and I have a few tasty variations I’ll be sharing this week.
How To Make It
The process for making whipped coffee is simple.
Place equal parts instant coffee and sugar in a clean bowl. Add boiling water to the combination and let it sit for 10-15 seconds to give the mixture a chance to dissolve.
Whisk the mixture either by hand or with an electric mixer until light, fluffy and creamy….similar to whipped cream.
You can use either hot or cold milk, add your milk to a glass and top with spoonfuls of your whipped coffee.
You can make as much or as little as you like but I’ve found that you need enough in the bowl to get it to whip up easily. So, I like to start with 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water. That combination seems to go quickly and easily.
To make a big batch just add 1 tablespoon of each ingredient for each additional person you’re serving whipped coffee to.
Any instant coffee granules will work but I, especially, love to use Instant Espresso Powder because it tastes less like “instant coffee.”
Please note, this whipped coffee recipe does not work with regular ground coffee.
Can You Make It Without Sugar
You can make whipped coffee without sugar but it will take longer to whip up AND it won’t stay fluffy for long.
The sugar in this recipe acts as a stabilizer, as well as, a sweetener. Dalgona Coffee will stay whipped for hours when made with sugar.
What Else Can You Use It For
- Since this stays fluffy for hours, you can use it as a dip for cookies or fruit.
- Use it to fold into your morning yogurt and top with granola
- Top your hot cocoa for a quick and easy mocha!
- Frost a few cupcakes with a dollop or two (eat them right away!)
- Add it to the blender with a few ripe bananas and FREEZE for a coffee spiked NICE CREAM!
Really there’s no limit to how you can use your Whipped Coffee! If you have any other great ideas….feel free to share them in the comments. I’d love to see them!!
Want an icy treat? This Salted Caramel Vanilla Iced Latte is my favorite!
Leaning more toward a cozy tea? We LOVE this Dirty Chai Latte with a kick of espresso!
Get the Recipe: How to Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)
- 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 12 ounce milk
- Add the coffee, sugar and boiling water to a clean bowl. Allow to sit for 15 seconds so the ingredients can start to dissolve.
- Using a hand mixer or wire whisk, beat the ingredients together until it becomes frothy, light and creamy.
- Pour the milk into two glasses and top with the whipped coffee.
- Serve immediately