How to make Dalgona Coffee

Recipe to make the fluffy, creamy photo-worthy beverage

You may have seen it on Instagram or TikTok: a creamy, two-toned coffee drink. Is it worth the hype? Only one way to find out.


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • ice for serving , milk for serving


  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water. Vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape.

  • 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.

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