Vegan Dalgona Whipped Coffee

We recently had been hearing a lot about Dalgona Coffee, so we decided to give it a try. This is an easy homemade whipped coffee, and you can choose any kind of milk alternative.

This recipe requires only a few ingredients!  You can use regular or decaf instant coffee.

To make the whipped foam, use equal parts of:

  ~ Instant Coffee
  ~ Sugar
  ~ Hot water

I use organic sugar that is free of bone char. I only recently learned about the process of using bone char for refined sugars (read about that here).

I usually use Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar. It is a more coarse sugar, but since we are mixing it with hot water, no worries about it dissolving. (This article also lists other bone char free sugars).

I have heard you can mix this by hand; however, my daughter tried that on our first attempt and it was a bit frustrating.  We also tried a milk frother, which I use for so many things, but that also did not work.

I have a small hand mixer, and it works perfectly.  We mix it right in a measuring cup.  You could probably do it in a bowl, but I wanted something with higher sides so as not to make a big mess if it splatters.

Start by mixing your hot water, sugar, and instant coffee, until blended (at a lower speed).

Then, continue at a higher speed until the mixture thickens. 

The whole process only takes a few minutes, and you are done when it has thickened up.

To prepare your beverage, all you need is:

~ vegan milk of your choice (approx. 1/2 cup)
~ ice (optional)

For this vegan version, we use coconut milk, but you can use whatever you prefer.

Simply spoon the whipped coffee on top of your milk.

Enjoy your drink!  I either swirl the coffee with the milk, or drink with a straw, mixing as I go.

What do you think?

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  • Renee Franklin
    April 14, 2020

    It looks so thick you would think it would sink to the bottom. I will have to try this, it sounds good!

  • Neely Moldovan
    April 15, 2020

    I have seen this everywhere recently! I had no idea it was such a big deal!

  • Grace Freericks
    April 16, 2020

    This looks so good! It’s a great way to give your coffee a little flair and extra fun.

  • LenLen de Dios
    April 18, 2020

    My son and I already tried doing this. The process is very easy and we enjoyed the taste.

  • Ashley
    May 13, 2020

    I have been looking everywhere for a vegan version of this.

  • Monica CB
    May 13, 2020

    Looks so yummy. I’ll try with vegan milk

  • Jenn
    May 13, 2020

    This is all the rage now! So many of my friends have been doing this.

  • Surabhi
    May 13, 2020

    Wow that’s cool. Thanks for sharing

  • Laura
    May 13, 2020

    I have seen this doing the rounds and it sounds amazing but its so much effort!!!!

  • Cyndi Buchanan
    May 13, 2020

    That looks amazing! And so easy to make!

  • Fatima Torres
    May 14, 2020

    This would be ideal for a friend. She’s been meaning to give this a try and use this recipe to modify it for her husband who is vegan.

  • Sam
    May 14, 2020

    This looks so interesting! Definitely worth a try…;)

  • Aliya
    May 17, 2020

    Your know what’s crazy. I’ve not a big fan of coffee but these look so delicious. I need to try one asap. Thanks for sharing.

  • vidya
    March 26, 2022

    I know my teenager will want to try this one!! thanks for the inspiration