A super fluffy iced latte layered with matcha and dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee. See how easy it is to make with my tips to make it completely delicious.
Iced Matcha Dalgona Coffee
A super caffeinated iced latte that’s layered with matcha, milk, and dalgona coffee.
- Dalgona coffee is a whipped drink made with instant coffee, sugar, and hot water.
- Made extra fluffy by using double the ratio of 1 part instant coffee, 1 part sugar, and 2 parts hot water.
- Super easy and quick to make with a handheld milk frother.
- It’s frothy, sweet, and jam packed with caffeine.
- Dalgona translates to “That’s sweet” in Korean.
My Instant Coffee Pick:
The key ingredient to making dalgona coffee is instant coffee.
There are two different types of instant coffee — spray dried and freeze dried. Spray dried froths much easier and better than freeze dried.
The Nescafe brand that’s made for Greek frappes is spray dried.
|TO MAKE||INSTANT COFFEE||SUGAR||HOT WATER|
|Regular Dalgona Coffee||1 tablespoon||1 tablespoon||1 tablespoon|
|Fluffy Dalgona Coffee||1 tablespoon||1 tablespoons||2 tablespoons|
|Extra Fluffy Dalgona Coffee||2 tablespoons||2 tablespoons||4 tablespoons|
Questions You May Have
Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes! There’s a lot more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee since there’s 1/2 teaspoon of matcha and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee.
Can I make this with any kind of milk?
Feel free to replace regular whole milk with any kind of milk you prefer, from oat milk to soy.
What’s the secret to making the whipped coffee so fluffy?
Regular dalgona coffee is made with equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water which creates a denser whip. I like to make it super fluffy by adding more hot water.
What else can I make with instant coffee?
Greek frappes are delicious and refreshing in the summer. Whip up 2 teaspoons of Nescafe Greek instant coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and a 1/2 cup of cold water. It’ll be nice and frothy. Add ice and milk. See full recipe here.
Iced Matcha DalgonA Tips
- The matcha at the bottom layer needs to be sweetened (and needs to be sweeter) than the milk layered above.
- Ice helps to keep the layers apart. Pour the milk on top of the ice instead of directly into the matcha.
- The brighter green the matcha, the better the quality (and price).
- Look to spend around $20-$30 for matcha to use for this recipe.
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What You’ll Need
- Instant coffee
- Filtered water
- Milk (any you prefer)
I use this ice cube tray.
- Handheld milk frother
How to Make It
There are three parts to this drink:
- Sweetened matcha
- Milk and ice
- Dalgona coffee
STEP 1: Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a tall container and whip until soft peaks form.
To make it super super fluffy, double it. (The first photo at the top is the doubled version.) That means 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 4 tablespoons of hot water.
I use my electric kettle to boil water since it’s quick and easy.
As with all drinks, use filtered water if possible since a better tasting beverage is made with the best quality water.
A handheld milk frother makes this drink come together really quick.
The instant coffee will triple in volume, the color will change to a very light brown, and soft peaks will form.
STEP 2: Combine matcha, sugar, and water and whip together.
Rinse the handheld milk frother and use it to mix the matcha.
Froth for a few seconds until you don’t see any big clumps of matcha.
STEP 3: Pour sweetened matcha into a cup.
Time to assemble the drink!
STEP 4: Add ice.
Put a cup of ice into the cup slowly since you don’t want the matcha to splash around.
STEP 5: Add milk.
Slowly pour in a 1/3 cup of milk. Pour directly on top of the ice instead of the matcha to keep the layers separated.
STEP 6: Spoon dalgona coffee on top.
The dalgona coffee is light and fluffy so it’ll sit nicely on top of the milk and ice.
Stir before drinking so all the components get mixed together.
To make the dalgona extra fluffy (as seen on the photo on the right), double the amount of dalgona ingredients.
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- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 1/3 cup milk
- Combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a tall container and whip until soft peaks form.
A handheld milk frother makes it super quick and easy to whip in seconds.
The instant coffee will triple in volume and the color will change to a very light brown. Peaks will form in the frothed coffee.
- Combine matcha, sugar, and water and whip together.
Rinse the handheld milk frother and use it to mix until you don't see any matcha clumps. This should take no more than 30 seconds.
- Pour sweetened matcha into a cup.
- Add ice.
Be careful to add the ice in slowly to prevent the matcha from splashing around.
- Add milk.
Slowly pour milk directly on top of the ice instead of the matcha to keep the layers separated.
- Spoon dalgona coffee on top.
The dalgona coffee is light and fluffy so it'll site nicely on top of the milk and ice.
Stir before drinking.
To make the drink super decadent and super caffeinated, double the dalgona coffee ingredients to make it extra fluffy:
2 tablespoons instant coffee
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons hot water