Easy, Fluffy Dalgona Coffee

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A super fluffy version of dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee, that’s made in seconds.

Extra fluffy Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

An iced caffeinated drink made with instant coffee, sugar, milk, and ice.

  • Dalgona coffee is a whipped coffee first made popular in South Korea.
  • Made super fluffy using a ratio of 1 part instant coffee, 1 part sugar, and 2 parts hot water.
  • Regular dalgona is made equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water.
  • So quick and easy to make using a handheld milk frother.
  • It’s sweet, frothy, and super caffeinated.

RELATED: Easy Greek Frappe

My Instant Coffee Pick:

Instant coffee is the key ingredient in making dalgona coffee.

What works best is Nescafe Classic Instant Greek Coffee that’s used to make frappes. It’s made in Greece and it’s spray dried, not freeze dried, which makes it froth much easier.

My Handheld Milk Frother Pick:

Questions You May Have

How can I make this without a handheld milk frother?
The handheld milk frother is the quickest way to make the fluffy froth but if you don’t have one, you can use a whisk instead to hand whisk it. Or you can put the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water into an airtight container and shake it until it thickens.

Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes, there’s caffeine in instant coffee.

Can I use any kind of milk?
I used whole milk but it tastes just as good with any kind of milk.

How do you make regular dalgona coffee?
Regular dalgona coffee is made with 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon hot water. It’s more dense and less fluffy than my version.

Why is your made with more hot water?
My version is made with an additional tablespoon of hot water and that’s what makes it extra fluffy.

Can I use any kind of sugar?
White granulated sugar works best since it’s easiest to whip but you can also use brown sugar.

What else can I make with this can of instant coffee?
You can make Greek frappes and frappuccinos easily with this Greek Nescafe instant coffee.

Dalgona Coffee Tips

  • To make it even fluffier and taller, double the dalgona coffee by whipping 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 4 tablespoons hot water. Be aware that this is a lot of caffeine!
  • Any kind of milk can be used from whole milk to nut milk.
  • Regular instant coffee will work but I prefer the Nescafe from Greece since it froths better.
Extra fluffy Dalgona Coffee Ingredients

What You’ll Need

How to Make It

There are two parts to this drink:

  • Whipped coffee (dalgona coffee)
  • Milk and ice
How to Make Dalgona Coffee

STEP 1: Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a tall container.

Fluffy whipped coffee is made by whisking together 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoon hot water.

I always use an electric kettle to boil water since there’s no cleanup.

Use filtered water if possible since better water makes a better tasting coffee.

Easy Dalgona Coffee

STEP 2: Whip until soft peaks form.

The best tool for the job is a handheld milk frother.

Whipped Dalgona Coffee

In less than a minute of whisking with the milk frother, the dark brown instant coffee turns into a gold, toffee color as it fluffs up.

Make sure to move the milk frother up and down to get as much air into it.

Once it forms soft peaks, it’s ready.

How to Make Dalgona Coffee

STEP 3: Pour milk into a cup of ice.

This is the base of the drink. You can use any milk you like.

How to Make Dalgona Coffee

STEP 4: Spoon dalgona coffee on top.

Light and fluffy, the dalgona coffee will sit right on top before it makes its way down to the bottom of the cup.

Extra Fluffy Dalgona Coffee

Make sure to stir before drinking.

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Extra Fluffy Dalgona Coffee

Extra Fluffy Dalgona Coffee

Yield: Makes 1 serving

A super fluffy version of dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee that’s made in seconds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a tall container.
  2. Whip until soft peaks form.
    Use a handheld milk frother and in less than a minute of whisking, the dark brown instant coffee will turn into a golden, toffee color as it fluffs up.
    Make sure to move the milk frother up and down to get as much air into it.
    Once it forms soft peaks, it’s ready.
  3. Pour milk into a cup of ice.
  4. Spoon dalgona coffee on top.
    Stir well before drinking.

Notes

  • To make dalgona coffee taller, double the dalgona coffee by whipping 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 4 tablespoons hot water. Be aware that this is a lot of caffeine!
  • Regular instant coffee will work but I prefer the Nescafe from Greece since it froths better.
  • Any kind of milk can be used from whole milk to nut milk.
  • Dalgona coffee can be made by using a hand whisk or by putting instant coffee, sugar, and hot water into an airtight container and shaking it until frothy. Both methods will take longer than a handheld milk frother.

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