Ultimate Dalgona Coffee Recipes and Variations | Tell Me You Tried One of These!

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Please tell me that you tried it. At least one of them. It’s too simple and good to be missed. However, if you have not, fret not. I’m here to give you a collection of wonderful tasting Dalgona Coffee Recipes, right from the classics to over-the-top variants!

1. Classic Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : mykoreankitchen

The Classic Dalgona Coffee is made with equal parts of white sugar, instant coffee and hot water. This mixture is then whipped vigorously with a whisk to form a dense foam (yep, time to workout). You can use a hand mixer alternatively if you want to save time and effort.

Once a dense foam is formed, it is poured gently over a cup of warm milk

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee (I used Moccona vanilla praline and it’s super tasty!)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 3/4 cups milk ~ 1 cup, chilled or heated
  • ice cubes (optional)
Method:

Step 1: Combine instant coffee, sugar and hot water in a mixing bowl. Mix them well. Then using a handheld mixer (stand mixer or milk frother) whisk it on high speed until the coffee mixture forms a stiff peak (2-4 mins).

Step 2: If you don’t have any of these tools, you can whisk it manually by hand. It still works! Just whisk it about 400 times.
Add the i ce cubes in a mug then pour over the milk. Scoop out the whipped coffee on top of the milk. Serve.

Recipe credit: mykoreankitchen

2. Iced Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : plantbasedfolk

Similar to the Classic Dalgona, the Iced Dalgona Coffee is made with equal parts of white sugar, instant coffee and water, but you use cold water. Mix it up to create a dense foam.

Once a dense foam is formed, pour it gently over a cup of cold milk. You can use chilled milk that was stored in the refrigerator or milk with some ice cubes.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • Ice, for serving
  • Milk, for serving
Method :

Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape. (If whisking by hand, it will take 8 to 12 minutes to get to optimal fluffiness.)

Step 2: Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.

Recipe credit: delish

3. Mocha Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : thelittleblogofvegan

Now I know some of you prefer chocolate milk. If so, this is the Mocha Dalgona Coffee for you. Same like the classic way of making Dalgona where you prepare the whipped coffee mix with just a little tweaks. In this recipe, mocha powder is added to the coffee mixture and also you pour it over chocolate milk instead of regular milk.

You can make it more fancy like in the picture by adding chocolate drizzle and cocoa powder.

Ingredients:

For the chocolate drink

  • 200ml of dairy-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • A large handful of ice

For the coffee whip

  • 2 tablespoons of coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Method:

To make the coffee whip:

Step 1: In a bowl, add in the coffee, granulated sugar, water and cocoa powder.

Step 2: Whisk vigorously for around 5-8 minutes until thick and creamy, then set aside.

To make the iced chocolate drink:

Step 1: Place the dairy-free milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and ice a blender and blend until smooth and combined.

Step 2: Pour the chocolate drink into glasses. Fill the glass with how much milk you like.

Step 3: Spoon the coffee cream on top.

Recipe credit: thelittleblogofvegan

4. Dalgona Matcha Latte

Image Credit : proportionalplate

Matcha lovers i gotchu. The Dalgona Matcha Latte is made by mixing egg white (alternatives: aquafaba or heavy whipping cream), sugar and matcha powder to form the matcha froth. Then, it is poured over some delicious milk.

Ingredients:
  • 1 egg white or 2 tbsp aquafaba (aka chickpea liquid)
  • 1 tbsp sugar granulated white, turbinado, or cane
  • 1 tsp matcha powder culinary grade
  • 1 cup milk I used coconut milk, but any kind works
Method :

Step 1: Whip the egg white (or aquafaba) until it is frothy and mostly stiff with a whisk, hand mixer, or handheld frother. Add the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form and it sticks to your whisk.

Step 2: Sift in the matcha powder. Whisk it in until incorporated.

Step 3: Add the milk to a cup. Top with the whipped matcha and enjoy!

Recipe credit: proportionalplate

5. Spiced Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : candiedmoonshine

The difference in this recipe is the quarter spoon of nutmeg. You can also switch it for cinnamon or add both.

It gives a nice, warm, earthy flavor.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup milk ( use a non-dairy version if required )\
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg + more to garnish
Method :

Step 1: Mix together the instant coffee, sugar and hot water.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer, whip the mixture until it’s fluffy.

Step 3: Heat milk with along with nutmeg.

Step 4: Pour into a cup and scoop some whipped coffee on top to enjoy the warming delight.

Recipe credit: candiedmoonshine

6. Dairy Free Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : cookilicious

If you are lactose-intolerant and still want to enjoy Dalgona Coffee, don’t worry you can! All you gotta do is use dairy-free milk

Some recommended options for this drink in the market are:

  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp Instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • pinch cinnamon powder optional
  • pinch sugar optional
Method :

Step 1: Add instant coffee powder to a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Followed by sugar.

Step 3: Then add hot water. Mix it all together using a spoon.

Step 4: Beat it for a couple of minutes using either a hand whisk or an electric beater.

Step 5: Continue to whisk it till you get stiff peaks and it resembles a light velvety texture.

Step 6: Fill serving glass with ice cubes and pour chilled milk. Fill up to 3/4 of the glass.

Step 7: Using a spoon, take a few generous helpings of the coffee whip and layer it over the milk.

Step 8: For extra flavoring, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.

Step 9: Using your spoon or straw, stir vigorously to swirl it into your milk.

Step 10: Sip and enjoy it!

Recipe credit: cookilicious

7. Golden Milk or Tumeric Dalgona

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If you want a variant with extra health benefits – try the Golden Milk or Tumeric Dalgona. All you need to add is, yes you guessed – turmeric powder.

Here is why turmeric is so great for health:

  • Natural antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory 
  • Boosts immune system 
  • Improves skin health 
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Controls blood sugar
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
Ingredients:
  • 1 TSP Grounded Turmeric Powder
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powder Sugar
  • Milk
Method :

Step 1: In a medium bowl (For best results freeze 15 mins), combine sugar, turmeric in heavy whipping cream. Vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape.

Step 2: Fill a glass most of the way full with hot milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped turmeric mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.

Recipe credit: the7stepwiki

8. Dalgona Coffee Milo

Image Credit : Yummy Kitchen

Milo is now not only popular in Asian countries but also has gained the attention and demand in some Western countries. It’s truly an irresistible chocolate drink.

Bear in mind that the foaminess is not as fluffy as other Dalgona recipes.

Ingredients:
  • 5 tbsp All purpose cream
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 sachets Milo ( or 5 tbsp Milo)
  • 1 cup Milk
Method :

Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cream and milo. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape. (If whisking by hand, it will take 8 to 12 minutes to get to optimal fluffiness.)

Step 2: Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped milo mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.

Recipe credit: Yummy Kitchen

9. Brown Sugar Dalgona Milk Tea

Image Credit : cookerru

This is another one that’s quite popular amongst the youngsters. It’s Dalgona Milk Tea! Use black tea of your choice that is boiled together with brown sugar to create a syrup. This syrup is then added to the egg white foam. (You can replace egg whites with aquafaba or heavy whipping cream)

Depending on your preferences, you can add tapioca pearls at the bottom, then a handful of ice and pour in some milk. The foam mixture is then poured over gently.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup milk substitute with almond or soy milk if preferred
  • 1 large egg white or 2 tbsp aquafaba
  • handful of ice to serve

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 black tea bags or 10g black tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or Muscovado sugar

Boba (Optional)

  • 80 grams tapioca pearls
  • 2 cups water
Method :

Step 1: [Optional] To prepare the boba, bring 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Add the tapioca pearls and reduce the heat to medium. Cook tapioca pearls until softened, for about 20 minutes or according to package instructions. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Drain the tapioca pearls once they have reached the desired texture, and transfer them into a cup.

Step 2: In a small pot, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add black tea bags and remove from heat. Steep for about 6 minutes and remove tea bags/leaves. Add brown sugar, and boil for about 8-10 minutes until it reaches a thick syrup consistency. Cover and set aside.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, add the egg white and mix on high with a hand mixer for about 3-4 minutes, until soft peaks form and it reaches a frothy consistency.

Step 4: Slowly add the warm syrup into the egg mixture while continuously mixing.

Step 5: In a cup (with boba if desired), add a handful of ice, milk, and top with the brown sugar tea foam. Mix well and enjoy!

Recipe credit: cookerru

10. Strawberry Dalgona Coffee

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Hey sweetie, want Dalgona that’s as sweet as you? Try the Strawberry Dalgona Coffee. This is made by using strawberry powder added to both the foam and the milk. You can directly use strawberry milk too.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons Instant Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons Strawberry powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons hot or warm water
  • 8 ounces whole milk or non-dairy milk of choice
Method :

Step 1: Chill The Glass: Place ice in a glass and chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2: To Make the Strawberry Milk Base: In a blender, add milk and 2 tablespoons strawberry powder; blend until completely mixed. Fill a chilled glass with the strawberry milk, filled with ice and 4 ounces (1/2 cup) milk (I use whole organic but you can use any milk you wish, including almond, cashew, soy, rice milk or other non-dairy/dairy-free milk). Alternately, you can serve it hot with hot milk.

Step 3: To Make the Whipped Strawberry Coffee Topping: Combine the Instant Coffee, sugar, strawberry powder and water together, until you create a frothy whipped topping (you can do it with a whisk but it takes about 400 whisks; I find it best to use a handheld electric mixer). Whip to stiff peaks to get a meringue-like consistency.

Step 4: Add the coffee topping to the strawberry milk that’s in the glass. Add a straw. Mix and enjoy.

Recipe credit: lifeslittlesweets

11. Nutella Dalgona 

Image Credit : Bake With Shivesh

Yes Nutella with coffee! How cool is that?! Cocoa powder and a generous spoonful of Nutella is added here.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp coffee powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cups hot milk
  • 1 tsp Nutella
  • ice cubes (optional)
Method :

Step 1: Combine instant coffee, sugar and hot water in a mixing bowl. Mix them well until the coffee mixture forms a stiff peak (2-4 mins). Then add cocoa powder and mix together.

Step 2: Add the hot milk to a cup, add Nutella and mix it in. Top with the chocolate dalgona whip and enjoy!

Recipe credit: Bake With Shivesh 

12. Oreo Dalgona Coffee

Image Credit : frogshellacool

Oh yeah! OREOS AND COFFEE! The crushed oreos really hit differently. Absolutely tasty with a cool texture.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp crushed Oreo
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 glass of milk
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder, if you’d like your whipped mixture to be extra chocolatey (Optional)
Method :

Step 1: Combine main ingredients and hot water in a bowlKeep your glass of cold/hot milk ready

Step 2: Keep your glass of cold/hot milk ready

Step 3: Whisk everything until stiff peaks form (~2-5 minutes with a hand mixer/electric whisk)

Step 4: Pour your whipped mixture over milk and enjoy!

Notes: whip up your milk and sugar mixture before combining with the Oreos to ensure the cookies still remain chunky.

Recipe credit: thesmartlocal

Now it’s time for you to create some of these or who knows. You might be able to create a variant of your own too!

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