- This is a lot of effort for a coffee, but totally worth it. As like a treat. This isn't an every morning coffee!

My Cramped Kitchen; Dalgona Coffee

Did I spend nearly half an hour making a cup of coffee? You're damn right I did!

1y ago

A friend told me about this frothy coffee she'd spent half an hour making, and lauded its magicalness. And given I'm not really allowed to leave my flat, and like coffee in the morning I figured why not give it a bash.

The coffee in question is Dalgona coffee, which is a Korean creation, and is essentially an upside down cappuccino. Milk at the bottom, and then the espresso shot all frothed up on the top. I mean, how hard can it be?

Dalgona Coffee

The latest caffeine creation to hit Instagram.

Prep time30min
Total time30min
CuisineKorean, I guess


  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water
  • 350ml of hot milk - just hotter than drinkable


The Milk

  1. Gently bring this to a simmer, so its hot, but not boiling as such.

The Coffee

  1. Put the coffee and sugar into a mixing vessel and add the two tablespoons of boiling water, the hotter the better.
  2. Beat until it forms stiff peaks, like a cake or meringue mix.


  1. Preheat a mug with some hot water, and empty.
  2. Pour in the hot milk.
  3. Spoon the coffee goop onto the top of the milk and shape into an Instagram friendly look.
  4. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Before sipping at it, you do have to destroy the aesthetics of the drink to mix the coffee into the milk.

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