How to Make Whipped Coffee Like a Pro? (The Easiest Recipe)

How to make whipped coffee

There’s nothing better than spending a day with your friends and family, sipping delicious whipped coffee! The coffee not only looks fancy but tastes amazing, and I have had it numerous times whenever I need a caffeine kick with a cold punch.

You might also have seen people on TikTok sharing videos of the coffee, and they call it Korean Dalgona Coffee. The best thing about whipped coffee is that it needs four ingredients only. No expensive coffee makers or strenuous tasks, just four ingredients are enough to make whipped coffee.

Here’s the complete recipe I use to make Dalgona coffee that tastes superb and is a fantastic low-carb drink to beat the heat.

Ingredients You Need to Prepare Whipped Coffee

The ingredient proportions I’ve been using are entirely different from what others use, and this is maybe the reason why my coffee tastes so good (pun intended).

When I made whipped coffee for the first time, it was too strong and bitter. However, I got better with a few tries and mastered the art of making Dalgona coffee.

What worked best for me was increasing the sugar and decreasing the coffee. Following this recipe, you’ll get a cup of perfect coffee with whipped cream floating over it.

  • Three tablespoons of sugar
  • Two tablespoons hot boiling water
  • One tablespoon instant coffee

And you get the whipped coffee ready in just 3,2,1 (another pun).

How to Make Whipped Coffee

Now that you have all the ingredients handy, it is time to plunge into some action. Preparing Dalgona coffee is easy and requires a few minutes only. Just keep following the steps carefully:

Step 1: Prepare the Mixture

The most important step for the how to make whipped coffee tutorial - prepare the mixture

The taste, consistency, and other flavor-related things entirely depend on how well you mix the ingredients together.

Take a bowl, and add all the ingredients into it. Start with adding instant coffee and sugar.

Now add the boiling water, and start whisking it.

Keep whisking the mixture until the coffee begins to beat. Keep mixing it in different directions, such as clockwise and zig-zag, to do the job quickly.

Step 2: Pour the Mixture in a Blender

Now pour the mixture into a mixer or blender to whip it properly. You cannot achieve the whipping effect with a whisk, so get a blender handy to get the job done.

Switch on the mixer and wait for 30-40 seconds.

Step 3: Making the Dalgona Coffee

Take 4-5 ice cubes in a jug with two glasses of milk. You can even take more ice cubes if required. Now pour the milk into two glasses and add a spoon of whipped coffee mixture on the top.

Sprinkle chocolate or cocoa powder to make the drink look attractive and luscious.

Step 4: Stir and Enjoy

2 cups of whipped instant coffee on rustic background

Stir the coffee with a spoon, and enjoy its freshness. You can have your favorite snacks with the coffee to make it taste even better.

Pro Tips to Make Whipped Coffee

This was the basic recipe I used to prepare whipped coffee. But the tips mentioned below will take you on another level, and you can be a pro at making delicious whipped or Dalgona coffee.

Use Granulated Sugar

Organic granulated sugar on wooden table in yellow bowl

I watched several YouTube videos on making whipped coffee, and most of them were using powdered sugar. When making whipped coffee prefer granulated sugar. It can be cane or unrefined sugar.

Using powdered sugar or maple syrup doesn’t result in delicious coffee.

Use Instant Coffee

Instant coffee beats quickly with a whisk, and that’s the reason it is great for making Dalgona coffee.

Pssst: You can learn more about instant coffee in this article

Want more foam? Add Sugar

If you want more foam in the coffee, consider increasing the sugar content. You can add some more sugar to get thicker foam. However, I don’t recommend adding more sugar if you are on a diet.

Don’t Want to Use Milk? Use This Instead!

If you are vegan and don’t want to add cow’s milk to the coffee, you can go with almond milk. Yes, there’s a difference in the taste, but coffee made using almond milk also tastes great provided you follow the right recipe.

Simmering Water or Cold Water

The water should be simmering hot as it helps in caramelizing the sugar. You cannot achieve the coffee foam using cold water. So, keep the pan on the stove or use an electric kettle to boil water when preparing whipped coffee.

Can Whipped Coffee be Hot?

Yes, whipped coffee can be hot as well as cold. The recipe I have mentioned here is for making cold coffee. You can add hot milk to make hot coffee following the same recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions: How to Make Whipped Coffee

Can you make whipped coffee using regular coffee?

ground coffee in wooden bowl

Yes, you can use regular coffee to make Dalgona coffee, but I recommend using instant coffee. If you have no options rather than using regular coffee, go for it. Just whisk the coffee for longer or use a blender to achieve thicker coffee foam.

Why is my whipped coffee not whipping?

Woman stirs ingredients for dalgona coffee

There can be several reasons why the coffee isn’t whipping. Try whisking for longer, or use a blender to mix the ingredients well. Also, increase the sugar content and use hot water while whisking. Following these hacks, you can definitely whip the coffee perfectly.

Can you save whipped coffee?

Well, yes! You can preserve the mixture for some time. Pour the mixture into an airtight container and place it inside the refrigerator. Make sure to consume the coffee before the mixture starts solidifying.

How long does it take to hand whip the coffee?

It can take around 3-5 minutes, depending on the speed of whisking. Always whisk the coffee in multiple directions to beat the coffee quickly.

Is whipped coffee unhealthy?

Not at all! However, it entirely depends on the sugar content. If you are on a diet and can handle bitter coffee, reduce the sugar content to keep the coffee healthy.


So, this is your “how to make whipped coffee” recipe to prepare great-tasting Dalgona coffee at home. Just follow the recipe, and you can prepare the coffee within 15-20 minutes.

Lastly, you can show some creativity with the coffee by drizzling some caramel sauce over the top. Some folks even prefer sprinkling ground cinnamon while having whipped coffee.

Stay tuned for more exciting coffee recipes!

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Hi! My name is Luke. I’m a huge espresso fan, a dad, and a caffeine junkie (which helps a lot in being a dad to an early bird ;) ). Welcome to my blog, I hope you will enjoy every single second of being here

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