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We tried Whipped Coffee and LOVE it!

What do you do when self-isolation keeps you from your daily coffee shop run? Make Whipped Coffee, also known as Dalgona Coffee! Named after Dalgona, which is a Korean Sugar Sponge Candy, this whipped coffee is sweet, sticky, and delicious. We recently tried it in the Hamilton Beach test kitchen and found that it’s surprisingly easy to whip up (and tastes amazing). You only need three ingredients (instant coffee, granulated sugar, and water) to make whipped coffee, which is then often spooned over milk and ice to complete this delicious treat. We have a few tips to make it even easier.

  1. It’s important that you use equal amounts of all three ingredients to your bowl. The below recipe uses a quarter cup of each ingredient and makes 4 servings. Regardless of the amount you want, single-serve or enough for the entire family, just make sure you use an equal measure for all three ingredients.
  2. Although this recipe can be whipped by hand, we strongly encourage using a hand mixer for faster and easier whipping. And make sure your bowl is larger than you think you’ll need – the mixture will splatter at first.
  3. The hot water can simply be hot tap water.

Place all ingredients in the bowl and mix on low for a few minutes (you will see it getting thick pretty quick), then mix on medium for about two more minutes. It becomes a thick whip in about 5-7 minutes.

Once it is ready, spoon it over ice and your favorite milk. Yup – it’s that easy. Once we stirred the whipped coffee into the milk it tasted just like a coffee milkshake! We used whole milk, but you could use any dairy or nondairy you have on hand. Perhaps, in the late afternoon, you might mix in a bit of Bailey’s or Kahula – no judgment here.

Ingredients: (makes 4 servings)

  1. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  2. ¼ cup hot water
  3. ¼ cup instant coffee
  4. Dairy or non-dairy milk of choice
  5. Ice


  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, water and instant coffee. Using a hand mixer, starting with low speed and gradually increasing to high, beat mixture until stiff peaks are formed, about 5 minutes.
  2. Fill two to four clear glasses or cups with milk. Add ice.
  3. Top with a couple scoops of whipped coffee. Serve immediately. Stir and enjoy.

Test Kitchen Tips:

We made this recipe to serve 4 because if you are going to the effort to get out the mixer and whip coffee, make enough to share. Water does not need to be heated first. Just use the hottest you can get from the tap. Start the mixer slowly as spattering occurs easily. While the drink is attractive with the whipped coffee on top, flavor is best when it is mixed into the milk.


Try blending your whipped coffee with ice and milk for a delicious coffee frappe!

Love what you came up with? Share your insta-worthy creation with us on Instagram by tagging @HamiltonBeach in your photo.

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