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Dalgona coffee is all the rage right now. Just a few ingredients? It should be super easy, right? Just five minutes to make? Not for me.



  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • Ice and milk for serving


  1. Whisk coffee, sugar and water until light and foamy.
  2. Fill glass with milk, leaving room for coffee “foam.”
  3. Pour or spoon foam on top of milk and enjoy.

The Mistakes I Made

Short ingredient list. Just a handful of steps. 5 minutes tops. Should be easy, but don’t make the mistakes I made.

  1. I used a 1 cup measuring cup. Don’t do that. Give yourself some room to work. Use a medium size bowl.
  2. I used the world’s smallest whisk. Don’t do that either. If whisking by hand, use a normal balloon whisk.
  3. Read mistake number 2 then do yourself a favor and use a mixer to whisk. It’ll save you a ton of time.

Would I make Dalgona Coffee again? I’ll stick to my homemade cold brew most days, but Dalgona Coffee is a nice treat. I’d make it again, but use a mixer next time.


John lives in Austin, TX with his wife and blogging partner, Diana, and daughter. When he's not busy with his day job, Marketing Manager, or writing at, he enjoys lifting weights, gardening, photography, video games, grilling, reading, eating and spending time with his family. You can contact John by email at John AT luvs2eat DOT com.

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