Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Dalgona Coffee Recipe

I don’t know if ya’ll have seen the latest coffee craze taking over the internet but in case you’ve been living under a rock let me introduce to you Dalgona Coffee.

This aesthetically pleasing cold coffee drink is equally as delicious as it is pretty! With only four ingredients it’s super easy to make. It’s basically a sweet, whipped mixture that you serve over iced milk. It is a pretty sweet treat so it’s probably not something you want to have as your first coffee of the day but hey whatever floats your boat. I like it as an afternoon pick me up especially as a tired first time mama I need all the help I can get.

From what I have read a South Korean guy was the one who originally sent this coffee viral but then it appears it originated in India. It actually also reminds me of some coffee I tried in Greece. Either way I’m thankful it made its way to us because it’s damn tasty.

I’ve listed the recipe below although you can easily remember it as it’s so simple. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

These quantities serve two people so if you want more or less you adjust accordingly. It’s 1:1:1 ratio so the more people you increase everything by 1.


2 tablespoons of instant coffee

2 tablespoons of sugar (white or castor is best)

2 tablespoons of boiling or very hot water

2 glasses of milk with ice


Add coffee, sugar and hot water to a bowl and beat until a thick, foam like consistency is reached. The colour will be lighter and you should be able to pick it up with a spoon.

This may take 5 mins to get there so be patient. If you have an electric mixer or whisk this is far easier than a manual one.

Spoon mixture on top of the cup of iced milk


Side Note: I like to let mine sit for a while as I find the longer it sits the better it gets. Also give it a good stir with a spoon or straw to ensure it’s nice and mixed together otherwise your sips will be all milk with a strong hit of sugary coffee.



Let me know if you try the recipe out and what you think.


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