Dalgona Coffee Recipe

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“I’ll take a Venti, iced macchiato with whip please.” That was so 2019!

Now whipped coffee is all the rage. Dalgona coffee, also known as whipped coffee or beaten coffee seems to be the latest craze as people are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Could Dalgona coffee be likened to Poor Man’s Meal during the Great Depression? Thankfully, as much as I love coffee, we don’t have to rely on it for sustenance during this global crisis.

I love that people are getting more crafty and starting more DIY projects! I am very blessed to be home happy and healthy working on projects-it brings me such joy. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but there were days I wish I could stay home and make crafts all day!

What is Dalgona coffee?

Dalgona coffee is said to have originated in South Korea. Dalgona is actually a Korean candy consisting of melted sugar and baking soda, to resemble a honeycomb.

South Korean actor Jung-II Woo evidently ordered whipped coffee at a restaurant and associated the taste with Dalgona, a honeycomb candy.  

Dalgona coffee is not only aesthetically pleasing but super delicious!

I first heard about whipped coffee from my sister-in-law Nicole. She’s a master barista and will make me amazing coffee anytime I go visit her. Honestly, she could lowkey start a coffee company!

I decided to make it, and it did not disappoint. I served it on top of cold milk, and after I got all my pictures in, I stirred it into the milk.


Starbucks Instant Coffee

2 Tbs granulated white sugar

Cold milk for underneath


  1. Place one packet of Starbucks instant coffee into a bowl
  2. Add the sugar
  3. Slowly add hot water. I added a teeny bit of hot water to prevent the mixture from being soupy. Since I added a tad bit less than 2 Tbs, my foam was thicker, how I wanted it.
  4. Use a hand mixer to beat the coffee until thick and foamy
  5. Add on top of cold milk


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