Here’s How to Make Dalgona Coffee Without Milk

While practicing social distancing, people are taking to social media to try out a variety of new viral trends and challenges. There are dance challenges and virtual bingo boards everywhere, but one of the most delicious trends might be making Dalgona coffee. Dalgona Caffeine is beloved for its super-simple recipe (consisting of just water, milk, instant coffee, and sugar), and it looks like it'll be here to stay long after coffee shops reopen. So it might be an interesting idea to learn how to make different versions of Dalgona coffee, including non-dairy coffee.

Although there are only four simple ingredients in the Dalgona Coffee recipe, you can reduce it to three and still get a delicious whipped coffee drink to satisfy your morning caffeine cravings. The alternative still requires you to mix water, instant coffee, and granulated sugar in a bowl until you achieve the perfectly fluffy and creamy texture you desire. However, instead of adding the mixture to a glass of hot or cold milk, you always have the option of adding it to some water. While you won't get the exact same flavor that everyone on social media is raving about, you can still enjoy the great taste of Dalgona coffee along with the caffeine boost you may need.


If you've run out of milk at home and don't want to drink any more, replacing the milk with water may be your only option. However, if your issue with using milk in a recipe is the dairy aspect, there are plenty of delicious and delicious non-dairy alternatives you can use in this recipe. By using non-dairy alternatives, you can maintain the intended flavor of Dalgona coffee without consuming dairy.

While there are many non-dairy options, some of the most commonly used in online recipes are almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk. These non-dairy options have subtle flavors that don't stray too far from the original taste of coffee. But it's entirely up to you. If you prefer cashew milk, coconut milk, or even rice milk, use whatever you want in the recipe. It's even a fun idea to try a different non-dairy milk every day so you can try them all and decide which one you like best.

Part of the reason why Dalgona coffee is so popular is that people can easily make it at home. They can make it their own if they want. Whether you choose to use a non-dairy milk alternative or swap out other ingredients (such as using brown sugar instead of white sugar), the choice is up to you. It would be fun to play around with recipes and turn the Dalgona coffee trend into the perfect morning whipped blend for you. Even if the coffee you end up with is completely different from the original trend, that's okay. You might even want to publish your brilliant innovation and inspire others to experiment too.