How to Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) + Tips

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) is the BEST thing ever! It’s only 3 ingredients! It’s a fluffy and incredibly delicious way to make your morning coffee, and takes only 5 minutes with a hand mixer! You can make it hot or cold!

whipped coffee in a mason jar being twirled out with a glass straw

Happy Sunday, friends! I shared this video for Whipped Coffee on my Facebook page and since I’m getting so many questions about it – I made a blog post so I can answer all your questions! The recipe is below, along with all the ways you can make it! P.S. I’ve also made a whipped matcha!

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What kind of sugar can you use to make whipped coffee?

You should use granulated sugar. You can use white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, coconut sugar.

Can I make whipped coffee without sugar?

Yes you can…BUT! I tested this and while it does fluff up in the same amount of time, it doesn’t stay fluffy as long as the sugar version. The sugar version stays fluffy for hours, this stays as fluffy for about 2 minutes, then begins to slowly dissolve for another 5 minutes until it’s liquid again. So keep that in mind for the unsweetened version.

Can you use monkfruit sweetener or sweetener replacements to make whipped coffee?

Yes you can! As long as they are granulated. P.S. – you can get 15% off next order of monkfruit sweetener if you use my code VEGANLOVE20.

step by step photos of making dalgona coffee also known as whipped coffee

I don’t have a hand mixer. How else can I make whipped coffee?

You can make whipped coffee using a stand mixer, a hand frother or hand whisk and by hand! Making it by hand took me about 8 minutes (others have reported this and up to 15 minutes). The key is to do back and forth/side-to-side whisking in a zig zag motion, instead of only in large circles.

I would recommend using a whisk and not a spoon because it takes so long with a spoon and your arms will definitely be tired!  You do want to ensure you’re doing it in a bowl and not a mug or a jar, so that enough air is whipped into it!

Can I use hot or cold milk?

You can use any one! I love cold coffee so I make an iced coffee with mine. But you can definitely make it hot – it works the same! So if you wanted it hot, you would heat up your milk, then stir it into the hot milk. 

What is whipped coffee?!

Whipped coffee is a Tiktok name for this kind of coffee (also known as tiktok coffee). It’s actually called Dalgona Coffee (Korean coffee) and was coined by South Korean actor Jung Il-woo. I have learned since that it’s been around for years and is also known as Frappe Coffee (Greek), Beaten Coffee (Indian) and is known in several other cultures. I first saw it on Tiktok (@imhannahcho) a few days ago!!

How to make whipped coffee

Whipped coffee is made up of only 3 ingredients! To make whipped coffee, add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of boiling water to a clean bowl. Using a hand mixer, you whisk/whip it together for about anywhere from 2 minutes to 5 minutes. Check out my IG highlights for lots of videos of me doing this!

To keep your whipped coffee vegan, use any vegan milk (such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk (learn how I make it), cashew milk or any other. After you’ve made the whipped part, pour some of your favourite vegan milk (1 cup of it) into a glass with some ice if you’re doing an iced coffee. Spoon/scoop the whipped coffee on top, then stir it into the milk to combine. I like to use my straw to stir it in. Enjoy! Whipped coffee can last for days in your fridge!

whipped coffee with a peak in a glass bowl, at a top down angle

Which instant coffee do you use?!

I used Nescafé Classic (the double filter, full flavour one)! Yes, it works with decaf coffee too!! You do need to use instant coffee for it to work! I have seen that it doesn’t work with 3-in-1 mixes.

Can I make whipped matcha?

Yes! I did an entire post about how to make whipped matcha!

What else can I use this for/what should I have whipped coffee with?

So it makes this incredible drink, but you can use it in so many other ways! Here are some yummy ways to enjoy it:

whipped coffee in a mason jar being twirled out with a glass straw

How to Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)

Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) is the BEST thing ever! It's a fluffy and incredibly delicious way to make your morning coffee, and takes only 5 minutes with a hand mixer! You can make it hot or cold!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 or 2 servings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • a pinch of cinnamon optional
  • 1 cup milk of choice I've tried it with soy milk, almond and oat milk
Instructions

Instructions

  • Add all the coffee, sugar and boiling water in a bowl (you can easily double or triple this recipe). Using a hand mixer or stand mixer and whip on one of the higher speeds.
  • Whip the entire mixture for about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and whip any bits that didn't get whipped.
  • Taste (it'll be very strong! But of course diluted with your milk) and add more sugar IF desired. I've seen some people add another tablespoon of sugar, but it was fine for me. Remember it'll be diluted with the milk!
  • Add the coffee to a tall glass (about 8 ounces/1 cup) of your favourite milk. I've tried it with soy milk, almond and oat milk. If you're doing iced, add a few ice cubes, then the milk, then spoon the whipped coffee on top. If using hot, just add it to the glass.
  • Using your spoon or straw, stir vigorously to swirl it into your milk.
  • Sip and enjoy! Also take a photo 😉

Video

NOTES

WAYS TO MAKE WHIPPED COFFEE

  1. You can make coffee with a hand mixer or stand mixer (I found these are the easiest ways).
  2. You *can* make it by hand but I don't recommend doing it that way if you have other tools. It takes at least 20 minutes by hand! That being said, that's how many people make it on Tiktok.
  3. If you have a hand frother or a hand whisk, you 100% can use that to make it!
  4. Ask me - and I'll include here if you can make it any other way.
  5. Tip: I used the hot water straight from my Keurig. But you can also boil the water first!
  6. You can make less, the above recipe is just a ratio amount. So you can cut it down if you desire, just keep the ratios the same.

What else can I use this for/what should I have whipped coffee with?

So it makes this incredible drink, but you can use it in so many other ways! Here are some yummy ways to enjoy it:
 Nutrition is for two servings!

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 676mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

Enjoy friends – and I hope you’re doing okay! If you make this post about this Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee), please snap a photo and tag #jessicainthekitchen on Instagram! We’d also love it if you would leave a comment below, and give the recipe a rating! Thanks so much! P.S. – do you know that we have an entire blog dedicated to low carb recipes named Low Carb Vegan Recipes?! Be sure to check it out!

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302 comments

  1. Maureen Elian says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! Turned out amazing 🙂 – I’m just wondering if you could mix in something like cocoa powder for a chocolatey coffee? Thank you so much!

    • Autumn says:

      I like sprinkling a little cocoa powder on top. It tastes amazing;

  2. Shawna says:

    5 stars
    Just tried this in my stand mixer. So easy and it tastes awesome once it’s all mixed up! Love all the ideas for different uses, too.

  3. Amy says:

    5 stars
    This whipped coffee was delicious and super easy to make! Thanks for the great tips. I forgot to add the cinnamon so I will have to make it again tomorrow. And thanks for the serving suggestions — definitely sounds indulgent with a brownie. I just printed your recipe for your vegan almond flour brownies that you linked above. Can’t wait to try.

  4. Stace says:

    Hello, excited to try the recipe! When you say it last for days in the fridge, do you mean it stays in a whipped state for days? I was thinking of making a batch to last a few days, for easy grab and go in the morning. 🙂

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Stace Thanks so much for reading yes id does stay in its whipped state for days in the fridge. I hope this helps!

  5. Kelsey P says:

    5 stars
    Recipe worked perfectly and my husband loves it!

  6. Carly says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe! I am not a huge instant coffee fan, but have been wanting to try this trend since quarantine started. I normally only have regular coffee beans on hand, so I specifically bought instant coffee for this haha. The milk definitely helps dilute the strong taste of the instant coffee and makes it taste good. The coffee came out perfectly whipped!, Although for me it took a bit longer than 2 minutes to get the texture I wanted. Maybe about 4-5 minutes? Looking forward to making it again, and possibly try baking with it. Also on my list is the Whipped Matcha!

  7. Nikki Prince says:

    5 stars
    Can you use Heavy Whipping Cream instead of milk? Thanks!

  8. Kanan Mehra says:

    5 stars
    This is DELICIOUS and perfect for summer and SO EASY to make. I have seen Dalgona coffee take the world by storm on social media and kept meaning to make it. Lo and behold, heatwave temperatures in NYC this past weekend were all I needed. Anyway, I whipped some up and now there’s no going back. I followed the recipe to a T and it was perfection. I don’t like super sweet drinks and I also like my coffee strong — and the ingredients were just the perfect amount. The whipped coffee smells veryyy strong and like Jessica says, it’ll taste bitter on its own but mixed into the milk, it’s JUST RIGHT. I used an electric beater (thank the lawd for that) until the peaks held, and whole milk. Served it in cute mason jars with ice. It is filling bec of the milk. This will easily be my weekly summer staple!

  9. Mari says:

    5 stars
    I finally got around to making this recipe. It’s so delightful! The perfect “pick me upper”

  10. This is amazing! Delicious. I think it is only as good as the coffee that you start with. Thank you so much for the recipe and the gorgeous tutorial.

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