Dalgona Whipped Coffee

By GoCoffeeGo

Prep Time: 5minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Dalgona, or ppopgi in Korean, means "honeycomb toffee", and is the latest coffee craze from South Korea that is breaking the internet right now. Dalgona is made by mixing sugar with water and boiling it until it starts turning slightly yellow. Then baking soda is added, after which the mixture breaks down and carbon dioxide is released. The liquidised sugar puffs up and hardens, becoming light and crunchy. For many Koreans, Dalgona evokes strong memories of street food from their childhoods.


  • 2 tablespoons granulated instant coffee. We recommend 1000 Faces Voila Instant Coffee or Olympia's Big Truck Instant Coffee!
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 8oz glass of cold (or iced) milk or warm milk
  • Please note: This recipe only works with instant coffee or espresso powder.


  1. To make one drink, combine 2 tablespoons granulated instant coffee, 1/2 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water in a medium bowl. (You can use up to 2 tablespoons sugar for a sweeter drink.)
  2. Whip, by hand or with a mixer.
  3. Continue mixing until the mixture turns from foamy to frothy to creamy.
  4. Spoon the fluffy mixture over milk in a glass filled with ice. (You could also spoon it over warm milk for a hot drink.)
  5. Combine and serve.