Whipped coffee or Dalgona coffee is a huge trend on social media right now, but my version uses real espresso and and less sweetener for a taste that I prefer. Plus, you can make this sugar-free! Let me show you how to make DIY whipped coffee with real espresso.

This DIY whipped or Dalgona coffee uses real espresso and less sweetener. You can also make it sugar free!

I first saw whipped coffee on Instagram, and learned it was a trend that started on TikTok. (By the way, I’ve just finally started enjoying TikTok, and you can follow me on there by clicking right here! It’s a fun place for inspirational, funny short videos.)

This DIY whipped or Dalgona coffee uses real espresso and less sweetener. You can also make it sugar free!

The “traditional” recipe for this kind of creamy, iced coffee is to blend together 2 Tbsp instant coffee, 2 Tbsp hot water, and 2 Tbsp sugar. You then spoon this on top of milk & ice. When I tried this recipe, I found it far too sweet. I’m also not a fan of instant coffee. Here’s a recipe that I came up with using espresso & less sweetener. I definitely prefer the taste, and I hope you love it too!

DIY Whipped Coffee with real espresso

DIY Whipped Coffee with real espresso

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

DIY whipped coffee with real espresso, less sweetener and a sugar-free option.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 2-3 tsp granulated sweetener (sugar, monk fruit etc.)
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Pull two shots of espresso into a small bowl.
  2. Add 2-3 tsp of your favourite granulated sweetener - granulated sugar, or a sugar-free sweetener like granulated monk fruit.
  3. Blend until the mixture is foamy and a light caramel colour.
  4. Add ice and milk to a glass and spoon over the whipped coffee mixture.
  5. Enjoy with a straw, or mix it together before drinking.
This DIY whipped or Dalgona coffee uses real espresso and less sweetener. You can also make it sugar free!