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dalgona coffee (Korean whipped coffee beverage)

Updated: May 29, 2023



In this drink:

- instant coffee

- sugar

- boiling water

- ice cubes

- milk

Have you heard of dalgona coffee? It’s all the rage.

According to Wikipedia, the whipped coffee beverage rose to fame when South Korea

was under quarantine, and everyone was sharing their homemade coffees on social media.

Also according to Wikipedia (isn’t Wikipedia great?), the drink is named after a type of Korean honeycomb toffee.

Here I am, learning so much as I sip my own freshly whipped coffee. Of course I tried it:

when you show me a glass of iced milk with what appears to be whipped peanut butter on top, I’m going to inquire within.

It’s delightfully simple:

Whip together 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 1 tablespoon* sugar, and 1 tablespoon

boiling water.


I tried, I really did, to whip this by hand. But my forearms aren’t built for it! With an electric mixer sitting two feet away, I caved. Once I gave it some real power, the sweet coffee soup whipped into a light toffee fluff in no time.

Give a glass some ice cubes, fill it most of the way with milk, and top it with your coffee cloud. It’s beautiful. Admire it for a minute, then use a spoon to incorporate the fluff into the milk (or maybe some people just dive in as is? You do you).

After a sip, my first thought was caramel. But “honeycomb toffee” is on the nose.

It’s also creamy, like a melted milkshake. Made me feel like a prince. Prince Megan!


*I tried this with ½ tablespoon sugar too. It whips up pretty much the same, and I think I like the taste better, but it makes you feel less like a prince.



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