The Dalgona whipped coffee has become quite a trend among coffee lovers. The creamy fluffy and rich layer of whipped coffee sits on top of an icy cold glass of milk (it can be hot too), creating this two layer of marshmallowy creamy coffee that’s perfect for any morning!
There is a new food trend in town, and this time it involves coffee. By now you probably heard of Dalgona Coffee (also called whipped coffee), a gorgeous two layered milk/ whipped coffee that tastes like your fancy coffee shop Frappé.
Dalgona whipped coffee has literally appeared on my feed hundreds of times these past few weeks. It tickled my curiosity. I mean, this creamy marshmallowy layered coffee has a beautiful look to it, and the best part is anyone can make it!
I struggled to believe that I could make those lovely creamy coffee fluff and twirls using one hand tool and a couple ingredients. It was almost like a dare situation, even for a non-coffee drinker!
But I am a coffee drinker and I tried and love it!
I believe the Dalgona coffee trend is here to stay as coffee shops remain closed, and afterwards many people will realize that they can save so much money by making this fancy and delicious coffee at home.
What is whipped (dalgona) coffee?
Dalgona Whipped coffee is a caffeinated beverage combining of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. It’s very unique taste and texture can be compared to a Frappucino but its not exactly the same.
Why it is called Dalgona coffee?
The name dalgona coffee comes from Korea where this food trend has originated. It’s named after a traditional Korean sponge candy similar in texture and color.
Where did dalgona whipped coffee come from?
Dalgona whipped coffee has actually been around for a while, with origins in Greece, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia. But dalgona coffee started to get really popular in January, when it appeared on a Korean TV show. Folks at home unable to get to their favorite coffee shops started making dalgona coffee at home and share on social channels.
a few pro-tips from my own testing:
- Instant coffee can taste very strong for a lot of people. In this case I recommend a balance of 80% milk and 20% coffee.
- Stir well before drinking/ serving as the foamy coffee can taste quite bitter by itself
- You can use any milk of your preference, including homemade nut milk
- when I made my third batch I doubled the recipe and it worked well, just be sure to whisk in a bigger bowl, especially if using an electric whisk
- You can refrigerate for up to 3 days in a glass jar. It tasted fine.
- both hand whisk and electric whisk will work just fine, the only difference is that it takes about 2-3 minutes to achieve the coffee fluff with an electric whisk while the hand whisk may take up to 10 minutes.
Note: This is the hand whisk tool I use (affiliate link). I find this kit incredibly useful for many recipes.
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Dalgona Whipped Coffee
- Hand or electric whisk
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp table sugar
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 8 oz coconut milk
- ice (optional)
- Combine instant coffee, sugar and hot water in a deep bowl.
- Using an electric whisk beat until light and fluffy and peak forms (about 2-3 minutes)
- If using a hand whisk this process may take up to 8-10 minutes but it will work just fine!
- Pour ice and milk in a glass and top with creamy coffee. Stir and serve