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Dalgona Coffee Craze (Whipped Coffee)

Updated: May 5, 2020

Dalgona Coffee
Dalgona Coffee

If you've been on Instagram or TikTok lately you've seen a large amount of posts with this sexy, frothy, delicious, whipped coffee drink. Dalgona has become the biggest trend of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was actually super simple to make a Dalgona coffee. Try it out with this Dalgona Coffee Recipe below. Post a picture of it and hopefully you are on your way to becoming a coffee influencer! Don't worry about giving us any credit. Here is how to make whipped coffee (Dalgona).

Dalgona Coffee Recipe:


2 tbsp. instant coffee

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

2 tbsp. cold water

Ice, for serving

Milk (feel free to sub in some almond milk)


  1. Combine the sugar, water, and instant coffee in a medium bowl. Whisk HARD, or throw it in a little frother, until mixture turns thick. It will start to look like whipped cream and turns light brown.

  2. Fill your glass with ice and milk, then scoop the whipped coffee mixture on top. You can also mix the two parts together if you want more of a latte.

  3. Snap a sexy picture and share your Dalgona whipped coffee on Tik Tok or your favorite social media platform to become part of the growing Dalgona Coffee Community.

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P.S. we've been getting a lot of questions asking "Who started Dalgona coffee?" The origin story of Dalgona coffee is actually more complicated than you would think. Here is a VICE article explaining more about the origin of this quarantine cooking food trend.

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