Whipped coffee in glass

Dalgona coffee

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins


no cook

Our easy whipped coffee recipe is simple enough to make at home. This frothy drink, known as dalgona coffee, might just be your new favourite caffeine kick

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal211
  • fat7g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 3 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar



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  • 400-500ml milk (we used whole milk)



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  1. Whisk the coffee, sugar and 3 tbsp boiling water in a bowl for approximately 5 mins until the mixture is thick and fluffy with stiff peaks. This is easiest done using an electric whisk but can be done by hand. 

  2. For hot coffee, heat the milk and pour into two heatproof glasses. For cold coffee, pour the cold milk into two glasses. Divide the coffee mixture in half and spoon evenly on top of the glasses. Serve and stir thoroughly before drinking. 

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24th Jun, 2020
Looks really good but didn't taste nice. Way too sweet for me, will keep adjusting.
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23rd May, 2020
Lovely! I put one more tbsp sugar to adjust it to my taste.
18th May, 2020
Oooh, really nice! Didn't really think this would work, but it did! Might use a wee bit less coffee next time as quite strong, but way nicer than anything I've tried in Starbucks!
24th Apr, 2020
It is not possible to drink this, the consistency and sweetness make it revolting. The combination of more coffee than usual and sugar was a bit overwhelming.
19th Apr, 2020
Delicious! Have made both hot and cold versions. Highly recommend
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13th Apr, 2020
Used to make this years ago in the 1970’s using Camp Coffee, sugar and boiled milk, creamed the Camp coffee and sugar together, then added the boiling milk, we called it frothy coffee,
9th Apr, 2020
Made this and enjoyed it out in the sunshine with my husband. Went down very well! I made it with decaf instant coffee and it was delicious. Will be making this all summer without a doubt!
8th Apr, 2020
This is quite nice - but I usually drink coffee without sugar so it would be too easy to have too much sugar without noticing! Moral: only have infrequently :)
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