Iced Dalgona Coffee [Whipped Coffee] Vanilla Latte

September 12, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Add a touch of flair to your mornings with the Iced Dalgona Coffee Vanilla Latte, a.k.a Whipped Coffee! This effortlessly fancy concoction infuses your day with flavor and style, making it the perfect way to kickstart your morning routine with a dash of pizazz.

Iced Dalgona Coffee [Whipped Coffee] Vanilla Latte

Say goodbye to bland lattes with our Iced Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee) Vanilla Latte—An absolute game-changer for your morning routine. This dreamy whipped coffee recipe (also known as Dalgona Coffee) brings an extra layer of delight to your daily cup. Whether you prefer it hot or cold, whip up this indulgent latte in just 5 minutes with a handful of simple ingredients! Completely Dairy-free + Vegan ingredients.

Dalgona iced vanilla coffee in a glass with a spoon and milk in the background.

Like many other lattes that I've made at home, this Iced Dalgona Coffee Vanilla Latte has become another favorite added to my list here on Orchids + Sweet Tea. If you haven't gotten into the whipped coffee (aka Dalgona Coffee) craze, then you're totally missing out because it's just SO GOOD!

When attempting this, I've tried my hand at a few methods, and by far it's been easier when using a mixer of some sort (i.e. hand-mixer or standmixer). While I've thoroughly enjoyed caramel-flavored lattes ----YES to this Peanut Butter Caramel Iced Latte (it's in my top faves), this version of latte has been a refreshing way to enjoy coffee in the mornings.

I can attest to how amazing it is to make your own coffee at home and this dalgona coffee is definitely going to level up your morning coffee game —it's like a fluffy cloud of deliciousness in your cup! Super easy to make in just 10 minutes with a hand mixer, and the best part? You can enjoy it hot or cold for that perfect sip every time!

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What is Dalgona Coffee?

Basically, Dalgona coffee is a whipped version of coffee (also known as "whipped coffee" or "beaten coffee") that's made from three ingredients: coffee, sugar, and water. It originated via TikTok a few years ago (about 2020) and has now become a popular way of drinking coffee, even within local and commercial coffee shops like Starbucks.

While you can use a regular whisk and do this by hand (it'll take around 8-10 minutes), it's definitely a lot faster AND easier when done using an electric mixer of some sort to create the coveted custard-like texture.

Ingredients on a dark brown table.

How to Make

To make this latte, you'll first whip together the dalgona coffee and then assemble the remaining ingredients, stir a bit, and wallah! You've got yourself a delicious latte.

The general rule of thumb for whipped coffee is 1:1:1, which consists of coffee, sugar, and water. Beat until peaks form when lifting your whisk, as you will find the thicker you whip it, the less bitter it tastes. Remember, the coffee will dilute once it’s mixed through your milk. 


  • Coffee. You can use instant coffee or instant espresso powder for the best results.
  • Almond milk. Make your own! Or use store-bought Almond milk. You can also use other plant-based milk options.
  • Vanilla. Creates a nice addition of flavor.
  • Crushed ice. The best highlight of this drink to keep things cold. Crush your ice or use a nice ice cub tray.
  • Maple syrup. This adds extra sweetness to the entire drink and works so well with the brown sugar.
  • Brown sugar. I use organic to make sure it’s vegan.
  • Water. For boiling and creating of the dalgona coffee.


Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and coffee essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Iced Dalgona Coffee Vanilla Latte recipe. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Whipped latte in a food processor with a spoon being held.

Can I Use Other Types of Milk?

Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milkcashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.

Do I Need An Electric Mixer?

It's best to use an electric mixer of some sort (i.e. hand-mixer or standmixer) for a quicker whip time and ease, however, if you don't have a mixer---that's totally fine! You can either whip your coffee by hand using a regular whisk OR you can use a hand frother.

If whisking by hand, it takes about 8-15 minutes, depending on how thick you want it. For the most perfect whip-----be sure to whip with a zig-zag motion and take a short break in between if you need to.

Front view of whipped coffee in a food processor being held up with a spoon.

Ingredients to Add to your Dalgona Coffee

If you're thinking of adding additional ingredients to your whipped coffee for an extra punch of flavor or a nice twist, these work perfectly and can be added before beating your coffee!

  • Caramel syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Powdered creamer
  • Cream-based liquor (like Bailey's)
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Peppermint extract
Two glasses of Iced Vanilla Dalgona coffee with milk in the background.

Can I Serve this Whipped Coffee Hot or Cold?

Yes! You can definitely switch things up by serving this Dalgona Coffee hot or cold whenever you choose to. Simply opt for hot water instead of crushed ice and warm your milk.

Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes- The Perfect Way to Avoid Waste

Making coffee throughout the week can sometimes mean that you won’t always use up your coffee, especially when making coffee from ground coffee beans. Yes—you can add leftover coffee in other ways (i.e. baking--hello Espresso Rye Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies or making a mocktail like Dirty Chai Espresso Martini [Mocktail] etc.), but why not just freeze them and re-create a new latte each day? Haha.

Plus, it’s really simple to make, so there’s that. So if you’re like me and you’re a homemade latte lover, then use these Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes for any flavored latte, including in this Iced Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee) Vanilla Latte.

Glass with coffee and spoon with whipped coffee.

Common Q + A's About Dalgona Coffee

Here are a few FAQs that you might wonder about when making this whipped coffee recipe:

How to Best Store Dalgona Coffee?

Once refrigerated, leftover dalgona coffee can last for up to a few hours with no problem. Just store it in an airtight container for up to 1 week when making large batches to use throughout the week!

What is the best sugar to make whipped coffee?

When it comes to using sugar, it's best to use some kind of granulated sugar-----like cane sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, coconut sugar, etc. You can also use honey and Agave with great results.

What kind of coffee should I use? Can I Make it without Instant Coffee?

I've found that instant coffee tends to work best whenever making this whipped coffee recipe. I like to use instant espresso powder by Delallo and just added a tiny bit more sugar so that it's not bitter. However, feel free to use instant coffee as well.
Believe it or not, you can also use freshly brewed coffee, but it needs to be strong so that it whips perfectly. Just know that there isn't a need for hot water if using brewed coffee since it should be hot.

Can I Make this Whipped Coffee recipe without Sugar?

Absolutely! While your coffee might be a bit more bitter and it won't last as long, you can definitely opt out of sugar. Just know that without sugar, it won't be as airy or fluffy.

Why is my Dalgona Coffee Not Fluffy?

I've found that if you're whipping your coffee and it's not fluffy or fluffy enough, then you're probably not using enough sugar. Try adding a bit more sugar and seeing if things change for the better!

Can i make more or less servings of this whipped coffee recipe?

Of course! To make additional lattes, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need. To make only 1 serving, simply reduce the ingredient measurements by ½.

Iced whipped vanilla latte overflowing in glass with a spoon being held up.

More Homemade Latte Recipes to Try

If you loved making this Iced Vanilla Whipped Coffee recipe then be sure to try these latte recipes out next!


If you tried this Iced Dalgona Coffee Vanilla Latte recipe or any other recipe on my website, please please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you go in the 📝 comments below. And don't forget to tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea! I love hearing from you!

Whipped coffee overflowing in glass with a spoon being held up.

Iced Dalgona Coffee [Whipped Coffee] Vanilla Latte

September 12, 2022
5 from 2 votes
Switch things up with a bit of pizazz by making this Iced Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee) Vanilla Latte. The perfect way to kick start your morning with coffee.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 Tbsps instant espresso powder or instant coffee
  • ¼ cups organic brown sugar
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract


  • 1 cup Oat milk, homemade or store-bought (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional



  • In a food processor, add the crushed ice, water, instant espresso/coffee, brown sugar, and vanilla, and process on high-speed, until perfectly smooth and whipped, about 8-10 minutes.
  • NOTE: If needed, scrape down the sides and continue to process until everything is fully whipped.


  • To serve, in your favorite 12 or 16-ounce glass, add a few dollops of whipped Dalgona coffee and pour the milk atop and do a light stir. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon, if desired. Repeat for each serving!
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • WHIPPED DALGONA COFFEE (STORAGE): This recipe makes about 4 cups of whipped coffee. For any leftovers, simply store everything in an airtight container or mason jar and refrigerate for up to 3 days or so.
  • SWEETENER: You can adjust the level of sweetness of this latte depending on how sweet or unsweet you'd like for your latte to be. 
  • SERVING SIZE: To make additional lattes, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need. To make only 1 serving, simply reduce the ingredient measurements by ½.
  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Oat milk or plant-based milk when using store-bought is Ripple Foods. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almondcoconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), sesame milk, homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milkquinoa milk, etc.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 27g | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 0.2mg


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Script text: Xx, Shanika

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