Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe


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By now I’m pretty sure you’ve tasted Dalgona coffee — but have you tasted a pumpkin spice version? Cause, let me tell you, if not, I’ve got you. This Dalgona whipped coffee recipe is made with instant coffee, sugar, pumpkin pie spices, water, and creamy milk, and it’s perfect for the holiday season. You can obviously make it for yourself, but I highly suggest making it for your guests on Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas too. 😋

dalgona whipped coffee recipe

Dalgona coffee is unique because it’s a layered drink — the top layer is made by whipping together instant coffee, boiling water and sugar, and the bottom layer is well, iced milk. And…don’t be surprised if you hear people call it by other names like “whipped coffee”, “frothy coffee”, or “fluffy coffee! Regardless of the name, it’s STRONG. And kinda addicting! In a GOOD way.

I didn’t discover dalgona coffee until the fall of 2021 — but once I did, I was obsessed. Originally it’s from South Korea, but made it’s way to the U.S. in late spring of 2020.

Viral Dalgona Coffee Recipe

In fact, dalgona coffee originally started trending in South Korea in February 2020. It was featured in countless TikTok videos and, the first YouTube video featuring the dalgona whipped coffee recipe now has over 5 million views! Since it went viral at the beginning of the pandemic people worldwide started making dalgona coffee at home to replace their morning coffee shop concoctions.

dalgona whipped coffee recipe

How To Drink Dalgona Coffee

Some people (myself included) get confused when first trying dalgona coffee — wondering, do you stir it or not? So, here’s the thing, most recipes for dalgona coffee instruct you to whip the coffee, sugar and hot water together until it becomes a foamy, marshmallow—y meringue like consistency. So, while it looks beautiful layered on top of the milk, I do recommend stiring the two layers together, because otherwise you’re going to get a mouthful of whipped coffee, and then, well…just milk.

dalgona whipped coffee recipe

Now, if that sounds appetizing to you, I mean, go ahead! But, I recommend stirring the layers together! Don’t worry, the whipped coffee should stay fluffy and frothy even after blending it with the milk. Which makes it an extremely creamy and refreshing drink! Totally worth the hype! 🙌🏼

Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe

dalgona whipped coffee recipe

Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe

Dalgona coffee is a delicious blend of frothy whipped coffee over creamy iced milk.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine South Korean
Servings 1 person
Calories 395 kcal


  • 1 Mixer


  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice


  • Blend in a stand mixer (hand or immersion is OK too) until foamy, appx 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour over ice cold milk and gently stir the layers together. ⁣⁣
  • Enjoy immediately!
Keyword Coffee, Iced Coffee, Whipped Coffee

dalgona whipped coffee recipe


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