Best Easy Whipped Coffee Recipe

A fluffy and frothy whipped coffee that can be served hot or cold. Instantly whip it up with little ingredients in little time!

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I’m guessing that by now you’ve seen the viral whipped coffee trend that’s taken over the internet.

I, Rebecca of Good Things Baking think it’s a little magical. Simple pantry staple ingredients come together to make a drink that’s beautiful enough to make anyone feel like a professional barista at home.

And with everyone staying home a lot more these days, this is the perfect way to get in your coffee fix without having to set a foot out your door! What’s not to be excited about?

It’s also incredibly easy to make! In this recipe, we’ll go through the simple steps needed to make the best easy whipped coffee.

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Dalgona Coffee | What Is Whipped Coffee?

Whipped coffee, also called Dalgona coffee or beaten coffee, is a popular coffee drink made by whipping equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water together until light and fluffy.

This coffee can be served hot or cold. Dalgona is a spongy South Korean coffee candy that has a frothy and fluffy appearance.

Stir this mixture into a glass of milk, and you’ve got a fancy, gorgeous morning coffee, no drive-through required!

And that’s all there is to make the best, easiest whipped coffee at home! Give it a try and enjoy your morning coffee without having to set a foot out your front door.

photo of simple ingredients being mixed to make whipped coffee by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients Needed To Make Whipped Coffee

— Instant coffee

— Sugar

— Boiling hot water

— Cinnamon (optional)

— Milk of choice

photo of the dalgona coffee being whipped by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Make The Best Easy Whipped Coffee

In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp. each of instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water.

Using a handheld electric mixer, beat it on medium-low speed until the mixture becomes fluffy, like whipped cream.

Use a rubber spatula to clean any splashes off of the sides and mix them in as well.

At this point, taste the coffee mix to see if you want to add any more sugar. Add the third tablespoon of sugar if you wish. Remember, it’ll taste very strongly of coffee, but you just want to see if you would like more sugar.

Continue whipping until the mixture becomes a pale, golden brown color and is light and fluffy like whipped cream.

The longer you beat it, the fluffier the beaten coffee becomes. The color will also become lighter as you whip more air in. It should only take 3-5 minutes total to whip it up to the correct consistency.

Once the coffee is light and fluffy and sweetened to taste, pour 8 oz. of milk into a glass.

Add the whipped coffee mixture on top.

For iced coffee:

If you’d like your coffee to be iced, add a few cubes to the bottom of a large glass. Pour the milk over the ice, then scoop the whipped coffee on top.

At this point, you can stir it in vigorously with a straw or spoon. Or tip the glass and sip both a bit of the whipped coffee topping and milk at the same time it’s entirely up to you.

photo of the instant coffee mixed being poured over the milk by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Recipe Notes & Tips

— If you want to add ice to your coffee, place the ice cubes in the bottom of your glass before pouring the milk over it and adding the whipped coffee to the top.

— Even if you don’t have an electric hand mixer, there are lots of ways to make beaten coffee! You can use a blender, immersion blender, stand mixer or whisk it by hand.

— Whichever method you choose, just watch for that light brown color and fluffy consistency. It’ll take more or less time, with hand whisking taking the longest. The recipe method is still the same. Just combine the instant coffee, sugar, and water and mix until light and fluffy.

— To prevent overflow like I had in the pictures, make sure you get a large enough glass to stir together the coffee and milk without it spilling over the sides.

photo of the whipped coffee being stirred by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What Kind Of Instant Coffee Do I Need?

Pretty much any variety of instant coffee will whip up nicely. You can use regular or decaf in your favorite brand.

As with Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Boozy Mudslide Icebox Cake recipes that also call for instant coffee, we may use a specific measurement but the amount is up to you depending how strong you want the coffee flavor to be.

However, you cannot use regular ground coffee. It will not froth up as nicely as the chemical reaction when using instant coffee.

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Can I Use Dairy Free Milk?

You can use pretty much any kind of milk you like for this whipped coffee!

Whole dairy milk will make it creamier if you want to use cow’s milk. Cow’s milk doesn’t have much more saturated fat than alternative milks.

But for a healthier dairy-free vegan version, use almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk.

photo of whipped coffee served hot by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What Kind Of Sugar Can I Use?

White granulated sugar is the most preferred choice. But you may also use light or dark brown sugar or coconut sugar. Another popular substitute for sugar is using equal parts maple syrup.

Whichever sweetener you choose, we recommend not skipping out on one or the whipped coffee will fall flat.

So for a keto “sugar free” whipped coffee, use granulated erythritol or monk fruit sweetener. (We personally prefer erythritol when making keto-friendly recipes like with keto cheesecake

photo of the light and fluffy instant coffee after being whipped by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

More Easy Coffee Recipes To Try

Don’t forget to take a picture of your gorgeous morning coffee! For more easy coffee recipes, check out a few of our favorites from the archives below —

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The Best Easy Whipped Coffee Recipe

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Whipped Coffee Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 8 votes
A fluffy and frothy whipped coffee that can be served hot or cold and easily made at home in just 5 minutes.
Total Time5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine coffee

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer or whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2-3 tbsp white granulated sugar or any sugar of your choice
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 8 oz milk of your choice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon optional

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 653mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 267kcal

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp. each of instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water.
  • Beat them using an electric mixer, immersion blender, or whisking by hand. Taste the mix to see if you would like it sweeter and add the third tablespoon of sugar if you wish.
  • Continue whipping until the mixture becomes a pale, golden brown color and is light and fluffy like whipped cream.
  • If you’d like your coffee to be iced: Add a few cubes to the bottom of a large glass. Pour the milk over the ice, then scoop the whipped coffee on top.
  • Stir in the coffee topping with a spoon or straw. Or, drink from the side of your glass, being sure to get a bit of milk and whipped coffee in each sip.
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