What Is Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is a whipped coffee made with instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk.
It calls for equal ratio of instant coffee powder, sugar, hot water and whipped to form a creamy and fluffy froth.
The whipped coffee mousse is then added to a glass of cold or warm milk to form a two-layer coffee, with the frothy mousse sitting at the top of milk.
The end result is a rich, creamy and frothy coffee that rivals the best cafe in town.
It has won the world over and it’s currently the most trendy DIY coffee to make at home!
Dalgona Coffee Recipe
My Dalgona whipped coffee calls for only four (4) ingredients.
- Instant coffee. I used Folgers Classic Decaf instant coffee crystals.
- Hot water
I like my coffee hot and strong, so I turned it into Dalgona Macchiato, served in a small espresso cup.
This whipped coffee is so frothy, rich, with an intense aroma of coffee.
How to Make Coffee Dalgona?
It’s so easy to make this DIY coffee at home. The recipe calls for a two-step process.
First, combine instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water in a bowl. Whisk and whip the coffee mixture by hand until the mixture becomes foamy and soft peaks form.
If you have an electronic hand mixer, you can certainly use it to whip the coffee mixture.
Next, heat up the milk and add the coffee mousse on top of the milk. Serve immediately.
How to Make the Best Dalgona Coffee?
Here are my tips to make Dalgona whipped coffee like it’s straight from Italy:
- Make sure you whisk the coffee mixture until the color turns from dark brown to lighter, golden brown.
- The coffee mousse is ready when soft peaks form as more air is incorporated to form the frothy mousse.
- The perfect ratio for a strong and rich Dalgona coffee is 70% milk and 30% whipped coffee mousse.
- For extra flavors, dust a tiny bit of coffee powder or cocoa powder as topping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Is Dalgona Coffee Origin?
According to Wikipedia, this coffee originated from Macau, but made popular by a Korean actor Jung Il-woo.
He referred the coffee as Dalgona, a type of Korean honeycomb toffee and hence the birth of coffee Dalgona.
Can I Freeze Whipped Dalgona Coffee?
No, I don’t recommend freezing the coffee mousse.
However, you can certainly keep it in a plastic container for up to 2 days without losing the aroma and air bubbles.
Can I Add Ice to Milk?
Yes, you can certainly add ice to your milk or use cold milk to make dalgona iced coffee.
How to Make It Vegan?
To make this recipe vegan, you may use soy milk, almond milk or hemp milk to replace cow’s milk.
The rest of the ingredients are vegan friendly.
Dalgona Coffee Calories
This recipe is only 56 calories per espresso cup.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve the coffee with your favorite cake or desserts. I recommend the following recipes to go with your cup of whipped coffee.
Fluffy, frothy DIY Dalgona coffee with 4 ingredients: milk, instant coffee, sugar and water. Easy Dalgona coffee recipe that rivals the best cafe in town!
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 cup milk
1Add instant coffee, sugar and hot water in a bowl.
2Whisk and whip the coffee mixture by hand until it becomes foamy and soft peaks form. You may use an electronic hand mixer.
3Heat up the milk and transfer into four (4) espresso cups or 1 regular cup. Add the whipped coffee mouse to the top of the milk.
4You may dust some instant coffee powder or cocoa powder on top of the whipped coffee. Stir well to drink.
- I used Folgers Classic Decaf Coffee.
- If you want to make Dalgona iced coffee, you may add all the milk in a glass, add ice cubes and top with the whipped coffee.
- For vegan Dalgona coffee, you may use soy milk, almond milk or hemp milk.