How to Make TikTok Whipped Cream Coffee – Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Dalgona coffee

Dalgona coffee (Whipped Coffee) is a delicious and simple way to make your morning coffee. With only three ingredients, you can whip up a cup of fluffy heaven in five minutes! Whipped Coffee can be made hot and cold, making it the perfect drink for any season. Keep reading to find out how to make Dalgona coffee at home!

What is TikTok Whipped Cream Coffee?

Before dalgona coffee became a popular trend during the quarantine, it started to gain notoriety in South Korea. The first instance of the beverage was seen on the Korean TV show Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant, when actor Jung Il-Woo ordered a whipped coffee while in Macau, China, in January 2020. After tasting it, he compared it to a Korean candy called ‘dalgona’, which is what sparked its viral fame.

Dalgona candy

How to Make TikTok Coffee?

It is made by whipping equal parts of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes creamy and frothy. The coffee is served over cold or hot milk, often with ice cubes added. The creamy topping is often called “coffee foam” and can be topped with cocoa powder or other toppings like cinnamon or nutmeg. It is also often served as a dessert or snack, as the sweet, creamy topping is like a mousse.

What is the best Instant Coffee for whipped coffee?

The best instant coffee for whipped coffee is the one that works best for you. If you want a mild flavor, try a medium-roast instant coffee. On the other hand, if you want a strong, rich flavor, choose a high-quality instant espresso.

Dalgona coffee


Dalgona TikTok Whipped Coffee is a fluffy heaven made with instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Korean
Servings 1


  • 2 tbsps instant coffee powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 2 tbsps hot water
  • 1 cup milk
  • cocoa powder or cinnamon (optional)


  • Place the instant coffee, hot water, and sugar into the mixing bowl.
  • Using a mixer, whip the mixture at one of the higher speeds for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour milk into your mug, either with or without ice, and then finish it off by pouring the coffee cream mixture over the top.
  • Optional – sprinkle some cocoa powder or cinnamon. 

How To Make Whipped Cream Coffee Without Sugar?

You can use a sugar substitute like a granular sweetener to make whipped coffee without sugar. It is also possible to make whipped coffee without either sugar or a substitute, although it does not come out the same. The sugary version stays fluffy for hours, whereas the unsweetened version only stays fluffy for about two minutes before beginning to dissolve. 

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Can I use hot or cold milk for whipped coffee?

Depending on your preference, you can use either hot or cold milk when making whipped coffee. Hot milk will create a richer, creamier taste, while cold milk will give you a lighter, refreshing flavor. If you’re unsure which to use, you can experiment by making two versions and seeing which one you like better.

How do you make dalgona coffee without a hand mixer?

If you don’t have a hand mixer, there are other ways to make whipped coffee. The most common way is using a stand mixer, but if this isn’t an option, you can also use a hand frother or even whisk it manually. Doing this by hand takes more work, so be prepared to spend 8-15 minutes whisking it in a zig-zag motion with a whisk, not a spoon. Doing this in a bowl rather than a mug or jar allows more air to be incorporated into the mix, which will help you get the best results.


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