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This Dalgona Coffee recipe was popularized by a South Korean food craze.

But, the resulting sweet-tasting milky beverage fast became everyone’s favorite whipped coffee recipe.

Dalgona coffee recipe. Whipped coffee on top of delicious creamer with ice in a clear mug next to an orange towel with spoons on the table, too.

I love a good cup of coffee to start the morning.

So, if you’re looking for a few more delicious ways to begin your day, check out these coffee shop drink recipes for more ideas.

What is dalgona coffee? A photo of dalgona coffee being made with hazelnut flavoring.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

This popular coffee drink is in some ways similar to a cold latte.

It has a smooth sweet taste with a layer of foam or whipped topping on the top.

There is a candy in South Korea called Dalgona candy.

It’s an airy toffee candy that in some ways resembles the creamy foam top used in this coffee recipe. That’s where the name came from.

Dalgona coffee recipe with hazenut cream in a clear mug with ice, whipped coffee, and other ingredients.

Is Dalgona coffee hot or cold?

You can make your whipped coffee recipe either hot or cold.

This recipe is made using ice cubes so the final drink is more similar to a cold latte than a hot cup of coffee.

Should we mix Dalgona coffee before drinking?

There are no rules about how you have to drink this.

But, unless you want to drink the topping first followed by a cold cup of milk and coffee creamer, I recommend stirring it gently to combine the flavors.

Can I use traditional ground coffee beans?

No, you cannot substitute ground coffee for instant coffee.

The instant granules are what help to make the foamy topping because of the way they are dried.

This type of coffee drink tends to be fairly high in caffeine. So, if you are concerned about that, you can substitute decaf instead.

Or, try half decaf and half caffeinated for a little bit less buzz.

If you want a flavored whipped topping, you can use flavored instant coffee granules when you prepare it.

Just vary the flavor combinations until you find one that you like the best.

how to make dalgona coffee, process photo of making the coffee in a clear mug

How do you make this whipped coffee recipe?

You can make this easy Dalgona Coffee recipe in just a few simple steps.

  • Whisk instant coffee granules, sugar, and hot water until peaks are formed.
  • Add milk.
  • Finish the drink with a flyer of fluffy whipped topping.

Tools and equipment needed for this recipe

  • Whisk or a mixer with a whisk attachment.

While you can make this with either a whisk or a hand mixer, it is much easier to use a mixer with a whisk attachment.

If you don’t have one, be prepared to spend some time whisking the topping to make it fluffy.

Dalgona coffee recipe, two mugs of hazelnut flavored dalgona coffee with an orange towel to the side

Frequently asked questions

Why is my Dalgona coffee so bitter?

Traditional coffee tends to be bitter when it isn’t sweetened.

If you find this whipped coffee recipe is too bitter, you can add more sugar when you make the whipped topping.

Why did my Dalgona coffee fail?

If you didn’t get that light, fluffy topping that whipped coffees are known for, you may have added too much water.

Check the measurements carefully.

What’s the best milk for a whipped coffee?

You can use either whole, skim, or reduced-fat milk in this Dalgona Coffee recipe. Either one will work fine and taste delicious.

You can also use vegan milk like almond milk or soy milk to keep this vegan.

Just look for a vegan creamer for the base to go with it.

Can I use a different flavor creamer?

I used Hazelnut creamer when I made this.

But, if you want to have a different flavor, you can try French Vanilla, Caramel, or even Peppermint.

To give this drink a mocha flavor, add a 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder to the instant granules while you make it. Yum!

Is this Dalgona Coffee recipe keto?

You can make this recipe keto-friendly with a little tweaking. As the recipe is written, it is not keto-friendly.

However, you can easily substitute a granulated keto-friendly sweetener and heavy whipping cream if you would like to make keto Dalgona coffee.

What can I add to my coffee?

If you want to go all out and create a real coffee house drink without leaving your home, you have lots of options.

Here are just a few suggestions of things you can top your beverage with.

Dalgona coffee in a clear mug with whipped coffee on top, creamer, ice, and other ingredients to make this recipe, a towel and spoons on the table with the mug.

 

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Dalgona Coffee Recipe

This hazelnut dalgona coffee recipe is delicious and easy to make. You can make chocolate dalgona coffee, vanilla, or whatever flavor you like, simply switch the creamer for your favorite flavor!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, korean, macau
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Instant coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Hot water
  • Coffee Creamer Hazelnut, or flavor of choice
  • Milk Use your milk of choosing, whole milk, skim, 1% etc...
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Whisk instant coffee, sugar, and hot water until peaks are formed - use a hand whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer with whisk attachments
  • Fill each glass with ice cubes and desired amount of creamer. For a touch of sweetness, try a teaspoon, or up to 1 ounce of creamer for a more intense flavor
  • Top the rest of the cup with milk
  • Add one to three spoonfuls of whipped coffee mixture on top
  • Serve

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