Is there anything better than coffee on a slow, dull morning? During lockdown, people got creative with their coffee and a whipped coffee recipe on Tiktok suddenly became viral! 

This whipped coffee or “Tiktok coffee” is also called Dalgona Coffee which actually originated in South Korea. The word dalgona translates to “it’s sweet” while others say it also pertains to a type of Korean honeycomb toffee. During the early days of lockdown, some Korean celebrities and K-pop stars were seen recreating this whipped coffee recipe, including BTS’ Jimin and RM, as well as Astro’s Cha Eun Woo. 

Even out of lockdown, a lot of people are still trying Dalgona coffee and some have tried variations of the famous Tiktok coffee! If you haven’t given it a try, here are the steps… 


How to make coffee whipped cream: a step-by-step guide

Here is the easiest step-by-step procedure on how to make whipped coffee.

Ingredients to make whipped coffee

  • 2 tablespoons of coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of Milk 
  • Ice (optional) 

Equipment to make whipped coffee 

  • Food mixer: You can either choose from a hand mixer or hand blender. If you want to skip the mess, it’s better if you choose a standing type with a ready bowl to put all ingredients in. 
  • Coffee cup 
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Scooper or spoon 

Instructions to make whipped coffee

  1. In a bowl, combine equal parts water, coffee, and sugar. 
  2. Using a mixer or a hand blender, mix the ingredients until light and fluffy. 
  3. Pour the fluffy, whipped coffee onto a cup of milk that has ice in it. 
  4. Stir and serve. 

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What kind of coffee do you need to make whipped coffee?

Will whipped coffee work with ground coffee? How about espresso? Or k cups? The answer is yes to all of those. Though there are various accounts stating that instant coffee makes the mixture become fluffier faster. 

What type of sugar should you use for whipped coffee? 

Those on a diet may ask, will whipped coffee work with stevia? How about splenda? Will it work with brown sugar instead? And the answer is yes, you can use any kind of sugar or sweetener as long as it’s granulated. 

Will whipped coffee work without sugar?

Yes, you can still create whipped coffee without the sugar however it won’t stay very fluffy for long. 

Others who have tried this way of creating whipped coffee have reported that the “fluffiness” only lasts for several minutes. However, that may be enough time to snap some photos for the ‘gram!

Whipped cream coffee: FAQs

Here are some of the internet’s most frequently asked questions about whipped cream coffee:

Why is my whipped coffee not thickening?

A lot of people may ask why their whipped coffee is too runny. There are several reasons:

  • You have not included too little of the ingredients mentioned above. 
  • You have not whipped the ingredients enough. Others take about 15 to 20 minutes of whipping, especially if you’re doing it by hand using a whisk. (This is why we recommend using a food mixer instead!)
  • You did not add enough sugar. Just add several spoonfuls more and try whisking again. 

How long will whipped coffee last? 

Can whipped coffee last or stay overnight? A whipped coffee will last overnight if you put it in a fridge. The answer is yes, it can last overnight, especially if you included sugar in your recipe mix. 

What makes whipped coffee fluffy? 

The act of beating the coffee and the sugar mixture creates air bubbles. This increases the volume, which gives the appearance of fluff. After which, the whipped up coffee can be scooped up easily.

Why does whipped coffee have to be instant? 

According to the bloggers and influencers who have tried this trendy coffee, using instant coffee is better because the mixture becomes fluffier more easily. 

Can you make whipped coffee with cocoa powder?

Yes, you can substitute it with cocoa powder as long as it’s an instant cocoa mix. Others also try to mix in the cocoa powder with equal parts instant coffee powder for a mocha-like taste! 

Will a frother make whipped coffee?

Yes, you can also make whipped coffee using a frother, but a hand mixer does the job faster! 

Can you make whipped coffee in a blender? 

Yes, you can also make whipped coffee in an immersion blender but there is a danger of overmixing the coffee mixture. Make sure you have enough control on the settings. 

Can you make whipped coffee with creamer?

Instead of sugar, can you use creamer? Yes, you can use creamer but it won’t be as voluminous and fluffy compared to when you add sugar to your coffee mixture. 

Can I use a hand whisk instead of a blender or mixer to make whipped coffee?

Yes, we have tried using a whisk but it takes ages to make the mixture light and fluffy. Some websites even recommend mixing for 15 to 20 minutes! Can you believe that? It’s better to make a machine do it instead of tiring your arms out!

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