How to Make Dalgona Coffee


Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves photography, baking, cooking, and writing.

For a coffee lover, Dalgona coffee is a must-try.

For a coffee lover, Dalgona coffee is a must-try.

My Coffee Story

As a coffee connoisseur, I love trying new coffee drinks. Before I built up my own coffee bar at home (see photo below), I was a regular customer at coffee shops such as Starbucks. Coffee plays a major part in my life, and luckily for me, my husband feels the same way! A few weeks ago, while I was browsing online, I saw a viral video about a drink called Dalgona coffee. Guess what? I'm now obsessed.

What Is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona coffee is the latest coffee trend. It originated in South Korea, and it's creamy, foamy, and sweet. The best thing about Dalgona is that it only requires five ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, ice cubes, milk, and hot water.

How Do You Make It?

All you have to do is combine the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a bowl or a pitcher, then use a hand mixer or whisk to combine. You know it's ready when it transforms into a caramel-colored frothy mixture. Once it's done, prepare a glass with ice cubes in it. Pour in your choice of milk, and use a spoon to scoop in the creamy coffee mixture. Voila, there you have it! A frothy, sweet, and creamy iced coffee is ready for your sunny afternoon. I recommend mixing the coffee with a spoon or straw before enjoying it.

Become Your Own Barista

Over the past few weeks, I have seen many people on social media sharing their experience making Dalgona coffee at home. Everyone seems to love how it turns out. I have to agree; I love it, too!

Why not impress your family with this new whipped coffee drink? You'll be amazed by how easy and delicious it is. And by the way, don't forget to share your experience on Instagram with the hashtag #dalgonacoffee.

My coffee bar at home.

My coffee bar at home.


  • 1 stick or single-serving of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a blender or bowl, combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water.
  2. Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix until all it's well-combined and forms a caramel-colored froth. Set aside.
  3. In a tall glass, add the ice cubes and pour in the milk.
  4. Spoon the coffee mixture and add it to the glass.
  5. Mix well and enjoy!

© 2020 Liza


Liza (author) from USA on June 16, 2020:

Hey that's great! This is something I enjoy on the weekend while sitting outside on a porch. It's super easy and as a coffee drinker I think you'll enjoy it. Thanks for dropping by! Let me know how it turns out for you.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on June 16, 2020:

I'm going to have to try this as I love coffee. I very seldom try new coffee recipe but this one looks so easy for anyone to try.

Liza (author) from USA on April 17, 2020:

Oh, great! I'm glad you liked it :)

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on April 16, 2020:

I had this recently and it is yum!

Liza (author) from USA on March 29, 2020:

Yes, if you are a coffee drinker I'm sure you'd like this cold coffee. It seems during the stay home time (due to coronavirus) a lot of people have been making this coffee. Thanks for sharing your thought, MG Singh.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 28, 2020:

I have been drinking coffee for many years. In particular I like cold coffee with ice cream. This recipe is different but I am sure it will be very tasty to try it.

Liza (author) from USA on March 28, 2020:

Hi Marlene, thanks for complimenting my coffee bar at home. My husband and I such coffee a coffee addict. We love spending time together while drinking coffee at home. I hope you will like Dalgona coffee, which I'm sure you will :) Have a lovely weekend.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on March 28, 2020:

Oh my gosh! I just have a small area on the counter for preparing coffee and tea. Your coffee bar looks amazing. I will try making this coffee and I am sure I will enjoy it. Thank you for the recipe.

Liza (author) from USA on March 27, 2020:

Thank you, Liz. It's one of the easiest iced coffees I have made. It tastes good. To all coffee lovers, you should try to make this at home :)

Liz Westwood from UK on March 27, 2020:

This looks so professional and yet, the ingredients are so easy to come by.

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