How to Make the Viral Whipped Iced Coffee Hack from TikTok
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If you’re coffee-obsessed like me, check out this popular drink idea to make at home!
Dalgona coffee was super trendy last year on TikTok, and it’s the creamiest iced coffee drink I’ve ever had and so tasty. When my tween daughter asked if we had any instant coffee to make one, I was highly skeptical and assumed her iced coffee would not taste great.
By the way, if you’re a visual learner, be sure to watch Stetson’s video below. 🙌
If you can’t see the video, click here to watch.
I’m here to say this idea is DELICIOUS and easy!
According to the LATimes.com, Dalgona coffee is inspired by the South Korean dalgona candy, and involves whipping instant coffee, granulated sugar, and water into a rich gooey solid looking mixture that almost looks like toffee. It starts out black and then when whipped changes color to a satisfying and yummy mixture.
You can use a whisk as they do in this viral YouTube video from the Bustle.com, or you can use an electric hand mixer like we did to make it much faster! Then you pour it over iced milk, and mix it all together. We also added vanilla extract, and it was so tasty.
The result is a super creamy, rich iced coffee drink that is so fun and easy to make at home!
Hip recipe tips for making whipped Dalgona coffee:
- For this recipe, you’ll need some instant coffee granules. We actually had instant espresso on hand and that worked great. If you’re concerned about caffeine, this also works well using decaf instant coffee!
- You can use a whisk, coffee frother, or electric mixer to whip up the thick coffee mixture. We tested all three methods and preferred using the whisk attachment with my electric hand mixer.
- This drink is highly adaptable to taste, so you can use a sugar, sugar substitute, milk, or coffee creamer of choice. For a low carb version, try out monk fruit sweetener and almond milk!
Dalgona Whipped Iced Coffee Drink
yield: 1 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 5 MINUTES
A rich and creamy iced coffee drink that you won't believe starts with instant coffee!
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional
- 1 cup milk
Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, and vanilla in a small bowl. Use a mixer to whip the mixture for a minute or two until it becomes thickened and light in color.
Pour ice and milk into a cup, and top with the whipped coffee mixture. Mix it in with a spoon, and enjoy! Feel free to add more milk, creamer, and/or sweetener as desired.
This is a must-try idea if you love hitting the coffee shops for iced lattes and drinks!
Creamy whipped coffee is something fun and affordable to make at home, and I still can’t believe that it all starts from a couple of scoops of instant coffee. We also tried using decaf instant coffee with awesome results too!
Try it and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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We always drink instant coffee. I made this Dalgona coffee the other day. It’s very very easy and can be stored in fridge for 3-4 days and directly mix in water or milk. People who are buying at stores can make it easy!!!!
It stays whipped in the fridge? I would of figured it would separate or turn to liquid
Can you use one of the kcup coffees?
No you would need instant coffee for this idea.
I did it and it was phenomenal! I added some icing for the pizza hut desert things and it made it so much better. i did it twice a i liked the one with icing far more than the one without!
Hey what do you do if you do not have instant coffee could you use something else?PS respond as soon as possible please thx
I like to drizzle chocolate syrup over mine to mix in
Yum! That sounds great!
Sorry, I do not see what all the oohing and ahhing is over this drink. It was not anything special.
It’s coffee!! Any sane person would find it special. Also, this recipe was SUPER helpful!!
Where are those glasses from with the hammered gold at the bottom?
Walmart – I linked them under the last “Hip Tip” in this post. 🥰
How does this work? What is the science behind it? I’m not sure which ingredients produce the creamy effect. I haven’t tried it but I am curious. I just don’t see how instant coffee gets creamy without dairy products.
Very good explanation here –
foodcrumbles.com / why-dalgona-whipped-coffee-is-so-foamy/
Might be a weird question, but does it work with lactose free milk? Just ordered some instant coffee from amazon fresh to try this recipe! I have a Nespreso machine, would it work with the espresso? Just curious 😊
Yes you can make this with whatever milk you’d like for iced coffee 👏
I can’t get mine to whip up. How long does it take?
I love this too but I whip a 1/2 cup of lightly sweetened heavy cream and then pile the coffee foam on top! I sweeten it with Lakanto powdered! So good!
I whipped up 2 tbs organic instant decaf coffee, 2 tbs organic coconut sugar and 2 tbs hot water in a stainless steel bowl and it came out perfect. I then poured some cold coconut milk in a glass and added the whipped coffee and now I’m hooked on this stuff.
Oh yum to the coconut milk! Thanks for sharing Angie 🥰
This is exactly what I have and I’m going to try this 😊 THANKS
You’re welcome – enjoy!
I have tried this twice and cannot get it to whip. I have tried frothed and kitchen aid. I did equal part and also one that had a bit less sugar. Thoughts? I was using Starbucks instant coffee.
Oh really? Hmm I use my hand held mixer using the whisk attachment. darn. Using hot water? Mine was just the folders brand. Unsure if that has something. Sorry you’re having trouble with this one Kathy!
Try a smaller mixing bowl.
I couldn’t get mine to whip today either using blonde instant Starbucks. I have used Pikes Peak Starbucks Via and gotten it to work fine. Too bad, too. I loved it and I bought a large package of the blonde (Veranda) Via.
Would milatry instant coffee work?
This coffee was terrible. UGH!
I bought a small jar of instant coffee from Dollar Tree! (I had tried it using instant espresso but was too strong!) The cheap DT coffee works like a dream for this! My only sub was 1 T Splenda granules + 1 T sugar to try to make it less calories. Now I’m reading here some make it without any sugar and it comes out fine, hmmm? I add my vanilla to the milk along with a packet of Equal and dollop some Cool Whip on top if I’m getting really fancy. It is addictive, try it!
Thanks for the tip, Jane! Those instant coffees can get expensive!
It looks so good, but it sadly doesn’t work for me. Either this recipe doesn’t work or Im just very bad at making. iced coffee😅
I have the same problem. But one site said to use coffee ice cubes. So I’m going to try that.
I’ve made this several times, and love it! My first time, I didn’t have instant coffee, so I brewed up some espresso in my Aero Press. It whipped into a soft foam, which was originally how it was made. I ordered a fantastic instant coffee from Amazon, along with a granulated artificial sweetener and it is fabulous! Gets thick like whipped cream! It’s cold and snowy here in Ohio and just had a cup with hot milk!
Wow that’s so great to hear! Thanks!
This is delicious with half and half instead of milk. Added lots of sugar to the half and half and topped everything with real whipped cream (sweetened).
Oh yum! Sounds rich and delicious. 🙌💕
I use almond milk