How to Make Dalgona Coffee

Updated on March 27, 2020
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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves collecting postcards from friends all over the world.

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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!

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I used Nescafe single-serve instant coffee. Feel free to use your favorite coffee ground or any instant coffee you have at home. I used whole milk. You are welcome to use almond milk or any type of your choice. I used brown sugar. You can use white granulated sugar, as well. I recommend using hot water, not warm water. Ice cubesIn a blender or bowl, combine the instant coffee and sugar (two tablespoons). Add the hot water (two tablespoons). Mix the ingredients until it's well-combined and foamy. I used a hand mixer to combine. After a few minutes, the coffee mixture will be foamy. Assemble the coffee: In a tall glass, add the ice cubes. Pour in the milk (1 cup). Scoop in the coffee mixture.Voila! Your Dalgona coffee is ready. Pretty easy, right? Make sure to stir the mixture before drinking. I hope you will try this at home!
I used Nescafe single-serve instant coffee. Feel free to use your favorite coffee ground or any instant coffee you have at home.
I used Nescafe single-serve instant coffee. Feel free to use your favorite coffee ground or any instant coffee you have at home.
I used whole milk. You are welcome to use almond milk or any type of your choice.
I used whole milk. You are welcome to use almond milk or any type of your choice.
I used brown sugar. You can use white granulated sugar, as well.
I used brown sugar. You can use white granulated sugar, as well.
I recommend using hot water, not warm water.
I recommend using hot water, not warm water.
Ice cubes
Ice cubes
In a blender or bowl, combine the instant coffee and sugar (two tablespoons).
In a blender or bowl, combine the instant coffee and sugar (two tablespoons).
Add the hot water (two tablespoons).
Add the hot water (two tablespoons).
Mix the ingredients until it's well-combined and foamy. I used a hand mixer to combine.
Mix the ingredients until it's well-combined and foamy. I used a hand mixer to combine.
After a few minutes, the coffee mixture will be foamy.
After a few minutes, the coffee mixture will be foamy.
Assemble the coffee: In a tall glass, add the ice cubes.
Assemble the coffee: In a tall glass, add the ice cubes.
Pour in the milk (1 cup).
Pour in the milk (1 cup).
Scoop in the coffee mixture.
Scoop in the coffee mixture.
Voila! Your Dalgona coffee is ready. Pretty easy, right?
Voila! Your Dalgona coffee is ready. Pretty easy, right?
Make sure to stir the mixture before drinking. I hope you will try this at home!
Make sure to stir the mixture before drinking. I hope you will try this at home!

© 2020 Liza

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    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      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.

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      Sp Greaney 

      7 weeks ago from Ireland

      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.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      3 months ago from USA

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

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      Angel Guzman 

      3 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      I had this recently and it is yum!

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      4 months ago from USA

      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.

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      MG Singh 

      4 months ago from Singapore

      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.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      4 months ago from USA

      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.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      4 months ago from USA

      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.

    • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

      Liza 

      4 months ago from USA

      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 :)

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 months ago from UK

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

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