Whipped Coffee Recipe

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If you are stuck in the COVID19 lockdown with no cafes open and suddenly a lot of time on your hands then you should give Whipped Coffee a go! Whipped coffee is the latest internet sensation and once you see how simple it is to make you will understand why! 

What is Whipped Coffee?

Whipped Coffee is made from whipping together equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and water. Once whipped it forms a thick, glistening, rich foam that is served heaped on top of a glass of ice and milk. The resulting drink looks impressive and is perfect for those who love sugary, creamy drinks and are missing their favourite starbucks beverages. 

Whipped Coffee served over Ice and Milk

Where did Whipped Coffee originate in?

Whipped coffee has become very popular in South Korea, with residents in lockdown keen to try out the latest sensation. It has recently become popular around the world after a TikTok video went viral. Whipped coffee has been around for a while though also being known in different parts of the world as Dalgona Coffee, Beaten Coffee, or Frappe Coffee. 


yes i hand whisked this whipped coffee for like 20 mins bc my mommy wanted to try it 👻 she loved it!! (달고나 커피) #korean #fyp #aesthetic

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How do you make Whipped Coffee?

You use equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. Most people use 2 Tablespoons of each. Put it all into a bowl and whip using either an electric beater (will take about 2-3 minutes) or by hand (takes about 10 minutes). Once the mixture is thick and frothy it is good to go! Fill a glass with ice and cold milk and dollop a spoonful of the whipped coffee on top. Mix and drink. Yummo!

How does it taste?

Whipped Coffee basically tastes like sweet instant coffee. However it does have a pleasant latte-like texture to it, which makes it feel rich and luxurious. It also looks very impressive and resembles a cafe style beverage. As always, the taste of your coffee will never exceed the quality of coffee you use. So when using instant coffee we recommend using good quality coffee. 

Whipped Coffee Recipe


  • 2T Instant Coffee
  • 2T Sugar
  • 2T Hot Water
  • Milk to serve
  • Ice to serve


  1. Place Coffee, Sugar and Hot Water into a mixing bowl
  2. Using either an electric or hand beater mix until it is thick and frothy
  3. To serve, fill a glass with ice and cold milk and dollop a spoonful on top
  4. Mix in and enjoy!

Tips for making whipped coffee:

  • Use hot water so that the instant coffee and sugar dissolve.
  • Use an electric beater to make it faster. Lots of people are using hand whisks which while still work well take a lot of time and energy to get it to the desired texture. An electric beater is far faster and easier to use.
  • Don’t add too much of the whipped coffee to your drink. Be aware that the whipped coffee has 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee in which is how much you would use for 3-4 cups of normal instant coffee! The resulting foam is very strong so you don’t need to add it all to one cup.
  • Mix the whipped coffee into your milk before drinking 

We hope you have fun whipping this up!

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