How to Make Whipped Coffee: Frothy Coffee


Don’t let your local baristas spoil you too much. Sometimes we should know how to make our own frothy coffee (aka Dalgona Coffee) and then we can ask our barista to make it just the way we like it.

Chances are some baristas may have never even come across this cup of deliciousness and you can teach them a thing or two. (Recipe card is printable, hint hint)


Dalgona Coffee (whipped coffee or frothy coffee) is a cold latte drink that comes with a velvety smooth and sweet coffee foam on top. The word dalgona came from the casual Korean word “dalguna (달구나)” meaning “it’s sweet.”

This coffee was reportedly named after a South Korean spongy candy that is similarly with its sugary goodness and resembles that of a light caramel-colored whipped cream. The candy is sweet and has been also been called honeycomb toffee.

Photo by Yummy Tummy

As for the Dalgona Coffee, the combination of cold milk and the bittersweet coffee is sure to make this a new favorite of yours.

Yield: 2 Medium Servings

How to Make Whipped Coffee: Frothy Coffee

How to Make Whipped Coffee: Frothy Coffee


  • 2 tablespoons Instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Hot water
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Milk of your choice
  • 2-3 Ice cubes


    1. In a large mixing bowl place coffee, sugar and hot water (1:1:1 ratio).
    2. Using a hand mixer or electric mixer, whisk until thick and creamy.
    3. Fill only 3/4 of a cup with cold milk and add ice cubes.
    4. Top it up with foamy whipped coffee.
    5. Mix well before drinking.


  • Using sugar helps the coffee whip to a fluffy and stable texture that holds its shape for a while.
  • You can use any milk of your preference such as cow’s milk, dairy free milk, almond milk, oat milk.
  • While you don't need and electric mixer, whipping the coffee using a regular whisk will take much longer.


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