Dalgona Coffee


Have you heard of Dalgona coffee before? I’m a huge fan of South Korean food and when I saw this popular coffee drink beginning to trend on social media, I had to try it!

Like I said, I’m a huge fan of South Korean food. I love bulgogi , bubble tea (not from South Korea, but popular there), kimchi, sundubu-jjigae, pa jun, and more. I’m lucky that one of my husband’s good friends is Korean. He and his wife love to cook and have people over which is awesome. I feel like South Koreans know what’s good so that brings me to Dalgona coffee.

Dalgona coffee is a frothy and cold coffee drink made with instant coffee, milk, sugar, and ice. The name comes from a popular toffee treat from South Korea.

This beautiful drink isn’t hard to make at all. The hard part is whisking but I think it’s worth it for such a yummy treat. I like to make a Dalgona coffee after lunch to put a much needed pep in my step to get me through the afternoon.

What equipment do I need to make a Dalgona coffee?

Dalgona whipped coffee with whisk

To make this recipe, you will definitely need a whisk!

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona coffee is a frothy and cold coffee drink made with instant coffee, milk, sugar, and ice.
Course Drinks
Cuisine South Korean
Keyword coffee drink, dalgona coffee, instant coffee recipe, whipped coffee
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 160kcal
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $2


  • Whisk


  • 3 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 cups milk


  • Begin by mixing the instant coffee, water, and sugar into a small bowl.
  • Beat with a whisk for about 5 minutes or until the consistency becomes fluffy (add a little more water if needed).
  • Fill three small glasses with cold milk and ice.
  • Top the milk and ice with the whipped coffee.

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