This recipe shows how to make Dalgona coffee or whipped iced coffee using instant coffee, water and sweetener or sugar. Although this way of making a fluffy coffee latte originated in the nineteenth century in places like Greece and Korea and many other places internationally, it was made viral being called Tiktok coffee making a caffeinated resurgence.
Listen, I'm not one to jump on food trends so quickly. In fact, to this day not a single bag of cauliflower gnocchi has touched my hands.
However, the year is 2020 and the world is going through a hell of a season fighting an enemy that shall remain nameless. Point is, we're all at home and one of the only joys we have is creating things in the kitchen and I am HERE FOR THIS!
Our inspiration to create can come from a variety of different sources like food blogs, pinterest and even other social media channels like Tiktok and Instagram.
During this horrid year, more people want to learn more about coffee at caffeinated face. They want to try new ways to make their favorite drink. They need that caffeine hit after working from home for so long. So it's no wonder in a time like this, Dalgona or Whipped iced coffee has made a resurgence. And I fully support it.
🥤What Is Dalgona Coffee?
Although it has many names, this whipped coffee is exactly what it sounds like. Take equal parts instant coffee, sugar and hot water and whip it real good until it becomes a fluffy foam.
This fluffy coffee foam is used to top a cup of iced milk of your choice and stirred in for a fluffy fancy morning treat or afternoon pick me up.
The name Dalgona coffee originates in Korea from a sticky toffee that is placed on a stick and eaten like candy.
In Greece, it's called a greek frappe and uses the exact same method.
☕The Best Coffee To Use
This recipe works best using instant coffee. Instant coffee is coffee that has been freeze dried and becomes a cup of coffee without the need to be brewed when mixed with hot water.
Lots of people have used Nescafe Instant Coffee, but any instant coffee will work, even decaf!
I have heard that it is possible to make this recipe without instant coffee by using espresso grinds, however I have not tried it but let me know in the comments if you do!
🔁How To Mix Whipped Coffee
There are 3 ways to make this coffee. These are listed from easiest to hardest.
Use A Stand Mixer - This creates the most dishes but also is the best way to achieve whipped coffee in a short amount of time using the whisk attachment.
Use an Immersion Stick Blender - I haven't done this personally, but I hear it works even though it may take a while and not be as fluffy.
In a large bowl - using a large bowl and a whisk, you can whip coffee. However, I wouldn't recommend it because it takes a lot of energy and up to 20 minutes!
🥛What Milk Can I Use?
This is where you can customize your coffee to whatever way of eating you prefer!
- Whole Milk
- Almond Milk
- Condensed Milk
- Hemp Milk
- Oat Milk
- Goats Milk
- Cashew Milk
🍭What kind of sugar Can I Use?
- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Erythritol - For Keto Whipped Coffee
- Powdered Stevia
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
📝NOTE: The sweetness level of all of these sugars is different! Make sure you keep this in mind when choosing how to sweeten your coffee
📖How To Make Whipped Coffee
1️⃣ Measure out 2 tbsp of instant coffee, 2 tbsp sweetener and 2 tbsp hot water.
2️⃣ Add to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
3️⃣ Mix on high speed for 2 minutes or until coffee is whipped with a light brown color and has tripled in size.
4️⃣ Pour half on top of a glass of cold milk of your choice and stir in.
It's a unique twist on coffee that brings joy to coffee drinkers. Back when it made a resurgence is when the world was a different place and this coffee made the mornings more enjoyable during a time where things were uncertain in 2020.
This coffee is made with ingredients you would use in any coffee, so I wouldn't say so!
As the world opens back up, this popular tiktok coffee may be slowing down in popularity, but plenty of people still make it every day or as a special treat.
Air! Using a stand mixer or hand blender, the coffee and sugar are aerated which makes the coffee nice and fluffy.
Dalgona Whipped Coffee
- 2 tbsp Instant Coffee can be decaf
- 2 tbsp Sugar or Keto Granulated Sweetener
- 2 tbsp Hot Water
- 8-10 oz Cold Milk of choice
- Measure out 2 tbsp of instant coffee, 2 tbsp sweetener and 2 tbsp hot water.
- Add to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
- Mix on high speed for 2 minutes or until coffee is whipped with a light brown color and has tripled in size.
- Pour half on top of a glass of cold milk of your choice and stir in.
How To Mix Whipped Coffee:There are 3 ways to make this coffee. These are listed from easiest to hardest.
- Use A Stand Mixer - This creates the most dishes but also is the best way to achieve whipped coffee in a short amount of time using the whisk attachment.
- Use an Immersion Stick Blender - I haven’t done this personally, but I hear it works even though it may take a while and not be as fluffy.
- In a large bowl - using a large bowl and a whisk, you can whip coffee. However, I wouldn’t recommend it because it takes a lot of energy and up to 20 minutes!