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.

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2 Tips to Make it easy

TIP #1: Use Nescafe Instant Coffee

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This instant coffee from Greece is spray dried, not freeze dried, which makes super fluffy froth.
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TIP #2: Use a Handheld Milk Frother

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A handheld milk frother is my trick to creating froth for drinks in seconds. Super easy cleanup and so easy to use.
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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

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.

STEP 2: Whip until soft peaks form.

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

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.

STEP 3: Pour milk into a cup of ice.

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

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.

Make sure to stir before drinking.

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.

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?

Regular 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.

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Extra Fluffy Dalgona Coffee

Author: Jee Choe
A super fluffy version of dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee that’s made in seconds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 cup ice
  • cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a tall container.
  • 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.
  • Pour milk into a cup of ice.
  • 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.

NUTRITION

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 568mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Coffee with milk, Easy, Iced Coffee
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