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Dalgona Whipped Iced Coffee Drink

yield: 1 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

1

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.

2

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.

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whipped instant coffee drink

If you’re coffee-obsessed like me, check out this popular drink idea to make at home!

Dalgona coffee is trending on the social media platform TikTok, and it’s the creamiest iced coffee drink I’ve ever had and so tasty. When my tween daughter came downstairs the other day asking if we had any instant coffee to make one, I was highly skeptical and assumed her iced coffee would not taste great.


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I’m here to say this idea is DELICIOUS and easy!

pouring whipped coffee in glass cup

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.

glasses filled with whipped iced coffee

You can use a whisk like 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!

whipped instant coffee

Hip Recipe Tips: 

    • 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!

making whipped iced coffee and adding sugar to measuring cup

dalgona coffee with milk

stirring whipped dalgona coffee

holding a whipped instant coffee drink


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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!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

1

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.

2

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.

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holding whipped iced coffee in cup with mixer in the background

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!  

easy creamy whipped coffee


Make a Starbucks-Inspired Chai Latte at home, too! 

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Comments 136

  1. Vasu reddy

    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!!!!

    • Sb

      It stays whipped in the fridge? I would of figured it would separate or turn to liquid

  2. Ryan

    Can you use one of the kcup coffees?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      No you would need instant coffee for this idea.

  3. Molly

    I like to drizzle chocolate syrup over mine to mix in

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! That sounds great!

  4. Pat

    Sorry, I do not see what all the oohing and ahhing is over this drink. It was not anything special.

    • Ella

      It’s coffee!! Any sane person would find it special. Also, this recipe was SUPER helpful!!

  5. Kim

    Where are those glasses from with the hammered gold at the bottom?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Walmart – I linked them under the last “Hip Tip” in this post. 🥰

  6. Kell6580

    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.

    • mel

      Very good explanation here –
      foodcrumbles.com / why-dalgona-whipped-coffee-is-so-foamy/

  7. Maite Lopez

    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 😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes you can make this with whatever milk you’d like for iced coffee 👏

  8. TEche

    I can’t get mine to whip up. How long does it take?

  9. Sharon

    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!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow yum!

  10. Angie

    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.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum to the coconut milk! Thanks for sharing Angie 🥰

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