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How To Make Whipped Coffee Without Instant Coffee (Dalgona Using Regular Coffee)

If you’ve gotten into the TikTok craze of whipped coffee, or if you’ve enjoyed a Dalgona coffee at a Korean coffeehouse, then you may be tempted to try making it at home.

Whipped coffee is made with instant coffee, but can you make it with regular coffee?

Yes, you can make whipped coffee without instant coffee!

Below we’ll walk you through making whipped coffee at home with regular coffee.

What You Need

To get you started, you need to gather all the necessary ingredients and gear.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 4 tbsp of table sugar (2 ounces)
  • 2 ounces freshly brewed strong coffee (or espresso)
  • Spoon
  • Tall glass
  • Hand mixer
  • Small mixing bowl

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary items, it’s time to get started making that yummy whipped coffee you’ve been hankering for.

Steps To Make Whipped Coffee Without Instant Coffee

It’s really easy to make whipped coffee at home, even when you don’t have instant coffee.

Here are the steps to follow.

1. Combine the sugar and espresso.

In the mixing bowl, add your table sugar and the piping hot espresso.

Give it a good stir to mix the two well.

2. Whip the sugar and espresso mixture.

Using your hand mixer, whip the espresso and sugar mixture on a low speed.

You’ll know that you’re done when you start to see small peaks in the mixture.

And yes, this will take you a few minutes.

Set this aside when done.

3. Put milk in the glass.

Now, take your glass and pour in the cold milk.

4. Add the whipped mixture to the glass.

Using the spoon, add the whipped espresso and sugar mixture to your glass of cold milk.

Just spoon dollops of it on top of the milk and enjoy!

Keep in mind that once you add the whipped mixture to the cold milk, that it won’t maintain it’s whipped structure forever.

So, start drinking it immediately.

Can you make whipped coffee without a mixer?

Yes, you can use a whisk and manually whip the coffee mixture instead of using a hand mixer.

However, this is very long and very tiring process.

So, do yourself a favor and get a hand mixer to do the job.

whisking whipped coffee

Can Dalgona coffee be made without instant coffee?

Yes, you can make Dalgona coffee without instant coffee.

In fact, you just follow the same directions as above to make Dalgona coffee with regular coffee.

Can you make whipped coffee without sugar?

Yes, you can but it won’t really hold it’s structure very long without the table sugar.

You can use any granulated sweetener, such as granulated Monk fruit to make a sugar-free whipped coffee.

One thing to keep in mind is that Stevia-based sweeteners do not work as well at other sugar alternatives for whipped coffee.

So, if you’re looking for a Keto whipped coffee, then my recommendation is to use granulated monk fruit.

We recommend: Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener

Can you make whipped coffee with K cups?

Yes, you can make whipped coffee with K cups in your Keurig coffee maker.

Just follow our directions above, except make your hot coffee or espresso in your Keurig.

It’s that simple!

Can you use coffee pods for Dalgona or Whipped Coffee?

Yes, you can use coffee pods to make whipped coffee.

If you’re using a pod coffee maker, like a Nespresso machine, to make whipped coffee just brew two espresso shots and then follow our whipped coffee recipe directions above.

Does espresso work for Dalgona coffee?

Yes, you can use espresso to make Dalogona coffee, or whipped coffee.

Just follow our whipped coffee step-by-step directions above to make a Dalgona coffee with espresso instead of instant coffee.

Can you make Dalgona coffee with milk frother?

Yes, you can make Dalogona coffee with a milk frother instead of a hand mixer.

Just keep in mind that the milk frother won’t give you the same peaks that you get with a hand mixer, so you’ll need to drink your whipped coffee quickly before the whipped structure deteriorates in your cup.

Final Word

As you can see, making whipped coffee without instant coffee is a relatively simple process.

And while the texture you end up with is slightly different than if you used instant coffee, it still tastes great.

Plus, making your whipped coffee at home is a lot cheaper than those coffeehouse prices!

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