Whipped Coffee Recipe

whipped coffee

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 7 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
98 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 208mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whipped coffee, also known as Korean Dalgona coffee, is a fluffy delicious twist on your morning caffeine addiction. It’s like a fancy coffee shop coffee without the expense or trip out of the house. And it takes about the same amount of time to make as it does to brew a pot of coffee.

It uses only four ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk. The instant coffee, sugar, and water are first whipped up to create an irresistible, sweet frothy, yet thick foam. The original TikTok trend called for whipping by hand, but we use a hand blender for ease. Once the coffee-sugar mixture is nice and fluffy, simply pour over milk and ice. We added a little vanilla extract at the last minute for extra flavor, but you can leave it out or add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for a hint of spice.

You can create this delicious drink in winter or summer. Serve the milk and whipped coffee over ice or heat up the milk for a hot coffee. You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using plant-based milk and swap in an alternative low-carb sweetener to make it keto-friendly.

It’s easy to whip together and won’t add a ton of time to your morning routine!


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"Whipped coffee recipes started appearing on TikTok in early 2020. This recipe yields a fluffy, indulgent coffee. It tastes more like a milkshake than coffee, and I would consider it for an afternoon treat. The recipe is very straightforward, and you can adjust if you prefer less sugar or different milk." —Tracy Wilk

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  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for whipped coffee recipe
    The Spruce / Leah Maroney
  2. Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot or boiling water to large liquid measuring cup. Whip with an electric hand mixer or immersion blender for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the mixture is completely fluffy and has lightened in color. We used one beater on the hand mixer so it would fit into the measuring cup well. Whisk in the vanilla at the end if you are adding.

    whipped coffee in a liquid measuring cup
    The Spruce / Leah Maroney
  3. Divide the milk amongst two glasses and top with ice.

    ice and milk in glasses
    The Spruce / Leah Maroney
  4. Split the whipped coffee over the top of each glass and serve immediately.

    whipped coffee in glasses
    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Recipe Tips

  • We found that you can’t make this recipe with already brewed coffee. It just won’t whip right. You can however use the decaf instant coffee or instant espresso.
  • You can whip the coffee with a hand mixer like we used or a frother, stand mixer, or an immersion blender. You can whisk by hand, but it does take a lot longer.
  • You need to make sure you use hot or boiling water, cold water won’t produce the same results.
  • You can make this without sugar, but it won’t stay as frothy for as long. It will lose its whipped texture much quicker.
  • You can use different types of sugars like brown sugar or raw sugar.
  • Some brands of instant coffee work better than others and will produce a stiffer whip.
  • If you don’t feel like holding your hand mixer for five minutes, double this recipe and pop it in the bowl of your stand mixer. Turn it on and let it whip while you get ready for your day. You can store the extra whip in the fridge for the next day. It will hold much of its shape and texture for 24 hours.

Recipe Variations

  • Try adding different flavors like vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, or a drizzle of caramel sauce over the top.
  • Serve hot by heating up your milk of choice and topping it with the whipped coffee.