Dalgona Coffee (Tik Tok Coffee)

A food trend from Tik Tok – Dalgona Coffee

What is Dalgona coffee? How do you make it? What’s the big deal? Well, that’s what I’m here to do. So this coffee is apparently trending all over the internet. It apparently originated in Korea and then migrated to Tik Tok where it achieved viral fame. Or so I’ve been told. Experts say (being sarcastic) that this technique is nothing new and it’s been used by people world over for decades. To be honest I’m not surprised. Either way it’s time to put this coffee to the test and see if it lives up to the hype.

Twerking that coffee

Well the recipe itself is great. It’s simple and it’s easy. Now the question is can you amp this up? Customize it? Definitely. For starters lets talk about the milk component or in my case, cream. You want to make this more of a dessert? Just pour it over some ice cream (though it might be too sweet). Not a fan of dairy? Then use almond milk, soy milk or even coconut milk.

If you do love coffee you might want to also try my recipe for Vietnamese Egg Coffee which is quite something as well. Who knew you can make coffee and eggs taste good together right?


Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee (Tik Tok Coffee)

A viral Tik Tok coffee
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1 Serving


  • 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp boiling water
  • 50 ml Heavy Cream
  • Ice Cubes
  • Additional Water


  • In a bowl mix the coffee powder, sugar and boiling water and whip with an electric beater till it turns from frothy into a creamy mousse.
  • Pour the cream with ice into a glass. You can dilute the cream with extra water if you find it too thick.
  • Then pour over the coffee mousse on top and it's ready to go!
  • Enjoy!
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  1. Hey what’s up with having a recipe (Dalgona Coffee) that has SUGAR in it? I thought you were the Keto King?? Maybe you forgot the word Substitute after ‘sugar’?

    1. Hi Cathy, no this is a non Keto recipe. I do have a small ‘non Keto’ section on my website where I can try out different non Keto recipes. Sometimes you need to try the original to understand how to make the Keto version. I have a Keto version of this coming out today. 🙂

  2. Love your website & your recipes! I use to have sugar with my coffee until I actually measured how much sugar I was consuming? OMG! Now I only drink black but this looks absolutely delicious. I think I may try this using keto-friendly sugar. Thank you for sharing♥

  3. Hey, I see everyone commenting about the sugar, I make this just as you did but I put in an sugar free sweetener such as monk fruit or stevia and it works out great. Nice Blog .

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