Be Your Own Barista: The Dalgona

Well, we can thank TikTok for one thing and that's for making the Dalgona drink a viral hit. It luxurious look seems unreal and the fact that anyone has the ability to make this fabulous drink makes it even more mystical! 

The Dalgona originated in South Korea involves three simple ingredients: instant coffee, granulated sugar, and water. Yep, that's it! You don't even need a coffee machine to enjoy this burst of caffeine and while cafés are closed, it can make you feel like an unstoppable barista in the comforts of your own home!

A stand mixer on high sure makes things easier but a hand mixer would work as well. The trick is to get stiff peaks to form! From there, its a choose your own adventure: add cinnamon, use whole milk or a milk alternative, and get fancy in your drink-ware! It may be trendy but we have to admit, this Dalgona-be-delicious!


  • 2 tbsp Instant Coffee 
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • Optional: a pinch ground cinnamon 


  1. Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water to a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric hand-held mixer, whip the coffee mixture until it is light brown, fluffy and holds stiff peaks when the whisk is removed.

  2. Heat the milk, if desired, and divide between two heatproof glasses. Spoon dollops of the frothed coffee mixture on top and smooth out with a spoon. Serve.


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