Eat & Drink

This Is Dalgona Coffee And It’s Trending Worldwide Right Now

You’ve probably seen photos or videos of this whipped coffee on social media.


Dalgona coffee has become one of the biggest food trends of 2020 and we certainly didn’t predict that! It’s kind of having a moment on the internet lately, right there with making a sourdough starter and celebrating your birthday with friends on Zoom.

It’s blown up online. You can find thousands of videos on TikTok with millions of views, it’s posted on Instagram over 230K times, people are posting recipe videos on YouTube and its got 372K hits on Google. You can thank South Korean actor Jung II for its global surge in popularity, it all started when he tried it in January in Macau then recreated the recipe on a TV show “Stars: Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant”.

He said it reminded him of his childhood, where he often had it as a sweet street food like drink called Dalgona, and thus, this trend was born,

The coffee-based drink is super popular right now not only because it’s aesthetically pleasing and can make for a good Instagram photo, but also people are looking for things to do at home and this is a fairly easy recipe.


we made this coffee thing where u have to stir 400x it’s called 달고나커피 (dalgona coffee) ##fyp

♬ Coffee – beabadoobee

Dalgona coffee is made out of Instant coffee whipped with water and sugar and poured over a glass of milk. It’s super easy to make! Here’s how to make Dalgona coffee:

  • 2 TBSP Instant Coffee
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 2 TBS Hot Water

Pour the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until the mixture is thick and creamy. Grab a glass and pour ice and milk into it and top it off with the coffee mixture. You could also use warm milk if you wanted to enjoy this as a hot beverage!


LEGIT DALGONA! Burned my finger making some for my parents. Don’t let this flop! ##milktea one is bomb ##foryou ##fyp ##whippedcoffee ##dalgona ##xyzbca

♬ how to make legit korean dalgona – yb_tiff