Dalgona coffee or whipped coffee, a frothy coffee you can make in 5 minutes and with 3 ingredients. Instant coffee powder is whipped along with sugar and water to make coffee foam. Cold milk is then topped with this bittersweet frothy coffee. Here's How to make dalgona coffee.
A whipped coffee, dalgona that has gone viral on Tiktok is so good that practically everyone is making it. This Korean whipped coffee has taken the Internet by storm.
This easy recipe of making frothy coffee is so simple that you can make it without blender at your home. It is basically good old whipped coffee with a velvety smooth, sweet coffee foam.
You can make it iced or hot coffee even. We Indians have been making frothy coffee from the longest time.
The latest craze about Dalgona coffee started on Tiktok with #Dalgonacoffee with millions of views. From there it took off and everyone started posting videos on Instagram, Facebook and youtube.
Dalgona coffee requires only three ingredients and can also be easily made at home in 5 minutes. No special equipment is necessary. You can easily make dalgona coffee by hand at home.
This coffee makes for a refreshing brew and you can make it easily in the comfort of one's own home. Now that everyone is at home in India during the lockdown even Indians are also making it.
What is Dalgona Coffee?
Why is it called dalgona coffee? Soft coffee foam tastes and looks similar in color to Dalgona, a spongy Korean honeycomb toffee. Hence the name.
If you are from my generation, you know that this whipped coffee originated in Indian and we have been making it for many decades.
When I was growing up, beaten coffee, phentil hui coffee, or whipped coffee was the only way to prepare coffee.
Cold or hot, everyone made whipped coffee by whipping the Instant coffee with sugar and hot water. This whipped coffee is then mixed with milk to make frothy creamy coffee. Do you remember?
Well! why worry about where whipped coffee came from. The USP of the coffee is it tastes delicious and super simple and easy to make. And, you can make coffee without blender, mixer or any machine.
If you miss going to coffee shops due to coronavirus quarantine. You can easily make Dalgona coffee at home with this easy method. The best part is, no machines and no fancy coffee to make this one.
In this post, I am sharing with you two methods to make whipped coffee .With Blender, and without the blender.
Dalgona Coffee Ingredients and Essentials
- Instant Coffee
- Chilled milk
- A whisk or hand mixer
How to Make Dalgona Coffee Foam
Basically, for this, you need a frothy airy coffee foam to top the chilled milk. To make it first I whip instant coffee with sugar and hot water. It incorporates air, and make a frothy and airy coffee concoction. This makes it super light and it floats over chilled milk.
Actually, I find this entire process of making dalgona coffee is soothing and therapeutic.
Although I now prefer to use a blender to make the foam, which requires less work. But you can make it without blender as well which takes more time.
This quantity is enough to make coffee foam for 5-6 servings. You can adjust the amount ingredients as per servings you are planning to make. The ration is 1:1:1.
For example if you are using 2teaspoons of coffee powder, use 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of water.
Now with a spoon or whisk start whipping it. I have tried both the methods, with hand and with blender and both are effective.
Dalgona Coffee With hand
If you are making it with hands, You need to whip it for a good 8-10 minutes using a round wire whisk to make a fluffy, frothy mix.
It requires a lot of elbow grease but in the end the reward of that chilled iced whipped coffee is totally worth it.
Dalgona Coffee With Blender
Now comes the Second Method Making Dalgona coffee with a blender. This is a super simple and most easy method. Use the hand mixer, the one which is used to make cakes and not the immersion blender.
I take a similar amount of instant coffee, sugar and hot water as mentioned above and make frothy foam easily in 1-2 minutes. This way you get those stiff coffee peaks with lesser effort.
So it is up to you which method you want to use!
Now is that effort and time worth, if you want to make a single serving of dalgona coffee? I would say it depends on you. Here's how I make a single serving of whipped coffee with Milk frother.
Whipped Coffee with Milk Frother
I have a simple solution, I use a milk frother to make single serving of whipped coffee. The results are slightly different but totally worth it, considering it is less effort.
So basically, if you love cappuccino or a latte, this coffee is sure going to make all coffee drinkers happy.
Recipe Notes and Substitutions
I am answering a few common questions to make Dalgona coffee that came to my mind before I made this.
Can I make it with another coffee or Instant coffee only?
I tried it a few times and concluded that it looks best with instant coffee powder. You can make it with espresso as well but a very strong shot of espresso or drip coffee. You can use decaf as well. I mostly use decaf.
Can I use any alternative or make it sugar-free?
I don’t think you can make it sugar-free. Sugar is needed for the structure But I guess if you want to use coconut sugar or palm sugar it can be done. I haven’t tried that yet but next time I am going to try and will update here.
Can I make it Vegan Dalgona coffee and dairy-free?
Of course you can. Just replace regular milk with dairy-free vegan milk. Common choices are Almond milk, cashew milk, oats milk or whichever vegan milk you regularly use.
Can I make it with Hand or Does it require any special tool?
You don’t really need a milk frother, hand mixer or a blender. You can make it by hand using a whisk. But a blender or mixer can make the job easier.
You need to whip it a lot to incorporate air but in one post it said 4000 times but I did not count. All I can say is It takes time. Depending upon the quantity and method 2 minutes to 10 minutes.
My coffee mix is not foaming?
Either you have not whisked enough or the ratio of ingredients is off. Most often it happens due to more liquid than anything else so add the amount as per ingredients mentioned.
Can I make a big batch of foam and store it in the fridge: Yes You can make a big batch and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. It stays good for 4-5 days.
So Now that you know what to do with extra time at your hand, beat the **** out of that coffee, sugar and water mix 🙂 So No worries about closed coffee shops, you can make a delicious Dalgona coffee at home with this easy recipe.
Step by Step Instructions
In a big bowl, mix the coffee powder, sugar and water. With a round whisk or a spoon start whisking. It takes time for the quantity I have mentioned. It took almost 12 minutes by hand.
With A blender or hand mixer
It takes 3-5 minutes until hard peaks of coffee are formed.
With Milk frother
I use it to make a single serving of coffee. It takes 2-3 minutes to make a foam. However, the quality of foam is not as good but it works!
Basically, you need to make a light and airy coffee foam which forms the top layer over milk and sits or floats over it.
- Next Fill ¾th of a cup or coffee glass with ice cubes and chilled milk.
- With a spoon pour whipped coffee foam over it. Serve it immediately.
Watch Dalgona Coffee step by Step Video
you can watch this video to see the exact recipe of making this. Also to have clear idea on how this looks at various stages of making
How to Drink Dalgona coffee?
You have made a latte, so to drink it you just need to mix milk and coffee foam and drink a frothy coffee. You can also add some cinnamon or cocoa powder or chocolate syrup on top if you wish to.
How to Make Dalgona Coffee
- Stick blender (Indian)
- 2 tablespoon Instant Coffee
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon hot water
- 1.5 cup cold milk
- Using hands
Dalgona coffee with hand whisk
- In a big bowl, mix the coffee powder, sugar and water in 1:1:1 ratio. With a round whisk or a spoon start whisking. It takes time for the quantity I have mentioned. It took almost 12 minutes by hand.
With A blender or hand mixer
- It takes 3-5 minutes until hard peaks of coffee are formed.
With Milk frother
- I use it to make a single serving of coffee. It takes 2-3 minutes to make a foam. However, the quality of foam is not as good but it works!
To Make Dalgona coffee from Coffee foam
- Next Fill ¾th of a cup or coffee glass with chilled milk and with a spoon pour whipped coffee foam over it. Serve it immediately.