Whipped coffee is the answer if you’re looking for a cool and cooling iced coffee recipe for the summer months. We’ve got you covered. This delicious and gorgeous, Instaworthy stunner has made the rounds for good reason. A PSL has nothing on this trendy and much-ballyhooed beauty.
Coffee, sugar and hot water are put into a bowl and whisked until it reaches a creamy, velvety and stiff peak status (whisk until your arm goes numb). This whipped coffee is then dolloped onto your choice of cold or warm milk. Done!—Valentina Mussi
WHAT MAKES DALGONA COFFEE DIFFERENT?
First off, it’s TikTok famous, unlike all those other boring coffees. But more than that, it’s not just coffee. It’s actually very little like coffee—your flat white has nothing on this foamy, fluffy, Instaworthy cuppa. Dalgona coffee is prepared by whipping equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water into a creamy, caramel meringue, then piling it on top of a glass of icy milk. Popular in South Korea in the 1970s and 80s, it’s recently been revived by a clip of heartthrob actor Jung Il Woo trying it in Macau. Sure, it’s crazy hip but it’s also really, really good.
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- Fill two 6-ounce glasses 3/4 full of ice and then divvy the milk between the glasses. Spoon coffee mixture on top.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
What a fun recipe this whipped coffee is! Very simple, exciting, and tasty. This recipe yields a nice glass of cold and creamy coffee. It also gives us the creative freedom to add any other flavors that we enjoy. For example, I like to add a tablespoon of Nutella for a nice hazelnut flavored coffee.
I wanted to make this whipped coffee all summer, but somehow never got around to it. I've loved coffee since childhood. My grandmother used to have an omnipresent bowl of coffee candy in the living room. I was an early fan. This creamy strongly flavored iced coffee didn't disappoint.
Originally published June 25, 2021