Dalgona coffee Recipe (+Tips & Hacks✔)

How to make the popular Dalgona coffee at home?

During the quarantine times of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a special type of coffee got so viral on the internet. And, it had become a new challenge for influencers and YouTubers to try and share their reviews.

The trendy coffee is mostly called “Dalgona” but is sometimes also called “Whipped coffee” or “Desip Cappuccino”. The look of this coffee is like an upside down cappuccino! In fact, it has a very stylish appearance that leaves no wonder it is a trend. So, let’s check out its ingredient and the Dalgona coffee recipe.

The origin of Dalgona coffee

The dalgona coffee was first invented by a coffee shop owner in Coloane. Years later, it become a little famous after the praise of this coffee by Chow Yun-fat. After the praise of Chow Yun-fat for Dalgona coffee, it became popular during the 2004s. The interesting fact is it was named “Hand beaten coffee” on the menu.

Why is it called Dalgona?

This Korean whipped coffee is called “달구나” which means “it is sweet” in Korean. The name comes from a toffee snack sold by vendors on the streets and has a taste of honey.

After years, during the quarantine of Covid-19, it became so viral when some Korean people shared their videos of making Dalgona coffee during the lockdowns. It was even called “Quarantine Coffee” by people sharing their videos of Dalgona coffee recipes.

Now, let’s look at the ingredients, preparation time, the recipe, and some other tips.

The recipe of Dalgona coffee

This whipped cream has very simple ingredients and it does not require any special equipment at all! Plus, it only takes about 5-8 minutes to make it.

Dalgona coffee recipe


  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of boiled water
  • 1 glass of water



  1. Put the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a cup and mix the ingredients.
  2. Whip the mixture for about 3-4 minutes until it is thick and fluffy. (either with hand or an electric mixer)
  3. You can use either a hot or cold glass of milk.
  4. Put the mixture on top of the milk with the help of a spoon.
  5. Stir it gently before drinking.
  6. Enjoy!

Pro tips

  • Make sure the mixture is foamy enough to make your drink as layered as possible.
  • Sugar plays an essential role in making Dalgona coffee super fluffy. So, pay attention to the exact amount of sugar needed.

Dalgona coffee nutrients per serving:

One cup of Dalgona coffee contains:

  • Kcal: 211
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturates: 5g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Sugars: 29g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Salt: 0.6g

How to make dalgona coffee without instant coffee?

If you are a pro coffee drinker and you are used to high-quality fresh ground coffee, you may not be willing to use instant coffee in you Dlalgona coffee recipe.

Even though instant coffee is the key factor of the Dalgona coffee recipe, you can use espresso powder too. However, instant coffee plays a pivotal role in making a foamy, layered Dalgona coffee with sugar.

Dalgona coffee recipe

How is the taste of Dalgona coffee?

Why did Dalgona coffee become so popular? Is it delicious? How is it different from other drinks?

Besides the trendy videos of TikTok and Instagram, it is a perfect beverage for people with a sweet tooth. The whipped coffee is very foamy and very similar to ice cream. The taste is very sweet and the hints of coffee in the taste make it even more charming.


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