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Have you seen the viral TikTok videos of this unique, easy-to-make, and fun Whipped Dalgona Coffee Recipe? This popular coffee recipe comes together with a few basic ingredients and just four simple steps. Your morning coffee just got easier to make– And more delicious! 

A glass coffee mug filled dalgona coffee.

The name “Whipped Dalgona Coffee” originates from Korea, but this fluffy, sweetened coffee topper over iced milk has been enjoyed at coffee shops and in homes all over the globe for quite some time. Leave it to TikTok to make it the coolest viral iced coffee trending on social media. It’s good content for TikTok creators because it looks delicious and tastes just as good!

And it’s also a great treat for all of us! It’s tasty and a fun change to your morning coffee routine.

While you are at it, try these Viral TikTok Parmesan-Crusted Potatoes, too!

Ingredient Notes

A labeled image of ingredients needed to make whipped dalgona coffee.
  • Instant coffee: Using your favorite brand of instant coffee, this beverage is as easy as it gets! For stronger coffee flavor, use instant espresso.
  • Sugar: Feel free to use any sugar, like cane sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or alternative sweeteners, like Swerve.
  • Milk: You can also use whatever milk you prefer, like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, whole milk, or coconut milk.
  • Hot water: Make instant coffee magic by adding hot water.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Presentation: Drizzle honey, caramel, maple syrup, or chocolate syrup in the glass for a beautiful presentation of your TikTok Coffee. 
  • Cinnamon Whipped Coffee: Add a dash of cinnamon to the fluffy coffee for cozy vibes.
  • Sweeten the Milk: Add caramel, a bit of your favorite creamer, agave, or honey to your milk of choice for extra sweetness.
  • Make it Mocha: Add cocoa powder and sweetener to the milk for a mocha iced coffee.
  • If preferred, use freshly brewed coffee instead of instant coffee, omitting the additional hot water. For the best results, measure equal parts coffee to sugar.
  • Make this whipped coffee foam with decaf instant coffee for a delicious drink without the caffeine. 

How to Make TikTok Viral Whipped Coffee

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

  1. Make Sweetened Coffee: Start by grabbing your favorite iced coffee glass. In a medium bowl, mix the instant coffee powder and sugar. Then, carefully add hot water and stir until the coffee is dissolved.

    Combining instant coffee and sugar to a bowl, then adding water and stirring together to make coffee.
  2. Whip Coffee: Next, use an electric hand mixer with the whisk attachment to whip the coffee until it’s doubled in size and frothy. This should take about 3-4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

    Whipping coffee mixture until fluffy and light in color.

  3. Add ice and milk: Now, add ice cubes and your choice of milk to the coffee cup.

    Ice and milk added to a coffee mug.
  4. Top, mix, and serve! Last but not least, top the milk with your frothy coffee mixture. Serve it as is for a picture-perfect coffee, or gently spoon the whipped topping into the milk– Then, sip and be amazed!

    Spooning whipped sweetened coffee over iced milk.


  • Electric Mixer– You can use an electric mixer or spend a few minutes hand-whisking the whipped coffee ingredients. Commonly seen on TikTok, using a milk frother or immersion blender will also do the trick! Use a stand mixer if you’re making multiple servings for a crowd.
  • Mix Well– Whether you serve it just topped or mixed, you want to stir the whipped coffee into the cold milk before your first sip for the best experience.
Whipped Dalgona coffee topping upclose.

Recipe FAQs

What makes dalgona coffee whip?

Sugar gives the whipped coffee structure that holds shape. So, when you use sweetener alternatives or liquid sweeteners, the whipped coffee may not be as fluffy as expected. Similarly, if you reduce the sugar measurement, you won’t get the best results.

Why is my dalgona not fluffy?

If your whipped coffee isn’t fluffy, you must continue mixing it. It takes about three to five minutes to froth correctly, and sometimes it takes a few minutes longer. Otherwise, you may not have the right amount of sugar.

Can I make whipped coffee without sugar?

Yes, it is possible to make this recipe without sugar. However, it will only hold its fluffy structure for a short time. On the other hand, using sugar gives you a fluffy texture that stays!


Storage: Store Whipped Dalgona Coffee in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week! The frothy goodness will only last a few hours, though, before beginning to deflate. When ready to serve up another cup, just mix and pour.

What to Serve with this Whipped Coffee Recipe

Have the perfect start to the day with your creamy coffee and Banana Nut Muffins, No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait, or classic Chocolate Chip PancakesYum!

Three whipped dalgona coffees on a wooden tray.

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A clear coffee mug filled with iced milk topped with whipped sweetened coffee.
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Whipped Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Nikki Lee
This trending iced coffee recipe comes together with a few basic ingredients and just four simple steps. Your morning coffee just got easier to make– And more delicious!


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, may use can sugar or swerve
  • 1 ½ cup milk, may use almond, oat, or soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot water


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the instant coffee and sugar.
  • Carefully add hot water and stir.
  • Use a hand mixer to whip the coffee until it’s doubled in size and frothy. 3-4 minutes.
  • Add ice to your cup and add milk.
  • Top with your frothy coffee mixture and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup Calories: 347kcal (17%) Carbohydrates: 49g (16%) Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 12g (18%) Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 44mg (15%) Sodium: 145mg (6%) Potassium: 903mg (26%) Sugar: 42g (47%) Vitamin A: 593IU (12%) Calcium: 465mg (47%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)

Nutritional Disclaimer

Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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  1. 5 stars
    The coffee was perfectly whipped and frothy, and the flavor was rich and delicious. It’s definitely going to be my new go-to coffee drink!