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Dalgona Whipped Coffee

This indulgently creamy four-ingredient recipe for Dalgona Whipped Coffee is absolutely everywhere for a reason – it’s addictive!

This indulgently creamy four-ingredient recipe for Dalgona Whipped Coffee is absolutely everywhere for a reason - it's addictive!

I had no intention of sharing this recipe on the blog.

Why? It’s on virtually every site on the Internet. Seemingly every blog, every show, every YouTube channel has shared this outrageously easy recipe for Dalgona “Whipped Coffee.”

Apparently it blew up on Tik Tok (Hyphen? No hyphen? Capitalization?) originally. I’m a millennial (barely), and even I’m too old for that, so I didn’t follow it all the way back to the viral source. But I was reminded of my intention to make it over the weekend when my sister put a picture of it in our sibling group chat…and several of us proceeded to stop everything we were doing and make it immediately. That was it. We were hooked.

ingredients for whipped coffee

So, why share it here, on our little corner of the web? Frankly, it’s just that good. Once we had made it three times in as many days, we figured there was no excuse not to take an extra few minutes to take some pictures, write a few words, and commit this oddly wonderful viral sensation to our very own sliver of the blogosphere. Also Chels insisted there was some possibility that someone somewhere hadn’t seen the recipe yet – which I admit I find unlikely.

Now, I did have to do just the barest bit of research on the non-digital background of this particular delectable beverage. While it achieved its viral fame in South Korea, its true origins are apparently Indian (Rajasthan, if Wikipedia is to be believed).

Dalgona Whipped Coffee with Instant Espresso

Wherever this delightful treat hails from, I love it for a couple of very simple reasons – it comes together in just minutes, it packs a very powerful coffee punch, a nice hit of caffeine, and is naturally easy on the eyes (hey, we eat with them first!). If you’re the kind of person who likes strong coffee flavor in things – think a good quality coffee ice cream or gelato – this drink is for you.

And, hey, this version is under 100 calories, so what’s not to love?

One last tip – I’ve found our Cuisinart Smart Stick is the perfect tool for making this recipe – shortens the whisking to 1-2 minutes and makes cleanup super simple.

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This indulgently creamy four-ingredient recipe for Dalgona Whipped Coffee is absolutely everywhere for a reason - it's addictive!


  • 1/4 cup instant espresso or coffee
  • 1/4 cup very hot water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (any milk will work)


  1. Add espresso, sugar, and water to a high-sided bowl.
  2. Whisk until creamy and stiff - about 1-2 minutes with an electric hand mixer, or 5 presumably grueling minutes by hand. A stand mixer with whisk attachement would work for larger batches.
  3. Add milk to three glasses (about 1/2 cup for a small glass - more for a larger serving). Add ice if desired, and top each glass with 1/3 of the whipped coffee mixture.


Sourced from almost anywhere online, such as GMA or Cotton Stem.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I hadn't seen this recipe until you shared it! I've been seeing it pop up more since, but you're right about maybe others haven't seen it yet. ;)

Joshua Rief

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Ha, thanks for the confirmation, but it definitely just means that Chels was right, as per usual. ;) I stand corrected. Hope you enjoy!

Macey w

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Somehow I hadn't seen this recipe yet haha! Look delicious, can't wait to try!

Joshua Rief

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Ha, apparently Chels was right! ;) Hope you enjoy!

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