Dalgona Coffee

Recipe Source: BBC good food

If you’re a coffee lover, this simple Dalgona coffee recipe is right for you! Dalgona coffee is a coffee preparation made from whipped, sweetened instant coffee beat into a thick foam. For sure, you have already heard about this sweet coffee because it went viral as an internet challenge on TikTok during the quarantine days. 

Where Did Dalgona Coffee Come From?

 “Dalgona” is derived from the Korean word “달구나,” which roughly translates to “it’s sweet.” The term “Dalgona” is also used to describe a honeycomb toffee snack sold by street vendors in Busan, Korea, in the 1960s. But the spike in this coffee drink’s popularity is often credited to Jung Il-woo, a Korean actor, who drank it during a mukbang in Macau on a television program called “Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant.”

But this recipe is far from new. Although this whipped instant coffee drink became famous in Korea, it can also be found worldwide, including in India, Pakistan, Greece, and Macau. 

You can easily make Dalgona coffee in the comfort of your home by just mixing these four ingredients: coffee, sugar, hot water, and milk. This frothy coffee drink will surely be one of your favorites, as its sweet caffeine will hit the spot. Check out the full Dalgona coffee recipe below:

How to Make Dalgona Coffee?


3 tbsp instant coffee or any brand of coffee

2 tbsp sugar

400-500ml whole milk or any kind of milk


  1. For approximately 5 minutes, whisk the coffee, sugar, and 3 tbsp of boiling water in a bowl until the mixture is thick and fluffy with stiff peaks. This is easiest done using an electric whisk, but it can also be done by hand.
  2. Heat the milk and pour it into two heatproof glasses for hot coffee. For cold coffee, pour the cold milk into two glasses. Divide the coffee mixture in half and spoon it evenly on top of the glasses. Serve and stir thoroughly before drinking.

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