How to make Dalgona Coffee

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Waking up on the weekends after a long working week. The first thing you do after waking up is walking through the living room towards the kitchen, thinking about that great cup of coffee. The start of a good weekend. The smell of fresh bread and coffee in the morning puts a smile on your face. There are so many coffee options that there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is also ideal in combination with a Chocolate Cookie. One of these coffees that has been a trend on TikTok for a while is Dalgona Coffee. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Dalgona Coffee.


What is the definition of Dalgona Coffee

The meaning of Dalgona Coffee is:

”Dalgona coffee is a coffee that originates from Korea. Instant coffee, sugar and hot water are whipped into a creamy substance. This substance is then added to cold or warm milk”.



The coffee’s name is actually a little bit weard, the coffee doesn’t contain Dalgona. This coffee is popular in the South Korean Cafes. Yet this coffee has become extremely popular during the last six months. This coffee is trending and has gone viral on TikTok. During the quarantine people could not longer go to their favorite coffee place. Instead of going outdoors to grab a coffee they made the coffee themselves. In this period the coffee has got the name: quarantine coffee. All the major South Korean YouTube Channels made a video about the coffee. Within a couple of weeks the videos went viral and more and more people started to make photos and videos about this coffee.

The name of the coffee comes from Jung Il-woo. A popular South Korean actor. This actor ordered the coffee from an eatery in Macau. According to him the tastes like Dalgona. Dalgona is orginally a honecomb toffee.


Ingredients for Dalgona Coffee

To make this fantastic coffee you just need three ingredients. These ingredients are: instant coffee, sugar and hot water. That’s it. Below we will explain the ingredients or watch our video!

Instant coffee: you can use all different types of coffee.
Sugar: you can use granulated sugar, it’s just normal sugar.
Hot water: speaks for itself
Milk: Just normal milk. You can serve the milk cold or hot. Depends on what you like the most.


how to make dalgona coffee

Dalgona Coffee

This coffee has been a trend on YouTube and TikTok. Dalgona coffee is easy to make and can be served with cold or hot milk! Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine South Korean
Servings 1 Person
Calories 375 kcal


  • Hand Mixer
  • Bowl


  • 30 grams Granulated Sugar
  • 30 grams Instant Coffee
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 4 pieces Ice Cube
  • 45 ml Hot Water


  • Take a bowl
  • Add 30 grams of instant coffee and 30 grams of sugar in the bowl
  • Add 45 millilitre of hot water to the mix
  • Whisk everything together until you get a creamy brown color (5-10 minutes)
  • Fill a glass with 4 ice cubes and add 250 millilitres of milk
  • Add the creamy brown on top and start mixing before drinking.



You can use a normal whisk but it takes more time. A hand mixer will be a lot faster. Its your choice!


Calories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 12gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 1391mgSugar: 43gVitamin A: 405IUCalcium: 325mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Dalgona Coffee
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FAQ Dalgano Coffee

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is a coffee that originates from Korea. Instant coffee, sugar and hot water are whipped into a creamy substance. This substance is then added to cold or warm milk.

Can I use also coffee beans?
No that’s impossible. You need to use instant coffee.


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