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Drunken Dalgona

close up shot of a cup of Drunken Dalgona with a bottle of whiskey in the back
The dalgona coffee trend just got even better with this creamy drunken dalgona coffee recipe.
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Table of Contents
  1. DRUNKEN DALGONA INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DRUNKEN DALGONA RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Jump on board the trendy coffee train with this drunken dalgona recipe. The whipped and frothy coffee confection has become a favorite drink at coffee shops and we take it to the next level with tasty, flavored whiskey and vodka.

For more cold coffee recipes, check out our iced caramel macchiato and iced mocha. Both are a delicious way to enjoy a frothy coffee treat.

DRUNKEN DALGONA INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

For the Coffee

  • 8 ounces cold milk
  • 1½ ounces Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka

For the Whipped topping

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons very hot water
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules 

PRO TIP:

I find that for single serving drinks like this, the small 50 milliliter shooters that you can find at your local liquor store are perfect (a touch over the 1½ ounces in each) to use when you want to try new brands and flavors of liquors without committing to the larger bottles.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MILK: I used whole milk for this recipe but feel free to use whatever dairy, or non-dairy milk such as oat milk or almond milk, of your choosing. I think that the full-fat versions work best no matter what “milk” option you choose.

SUGAR: White sugar is what I used for this beaten coffee recipe to get the best results. However, you can substitute raw cane sugar. Note that the raw sugar does not whip up quite as full as the granulated sugar does. This substitution still makes a great drunken dalgona though. 

COFFEE: We used regular instant coffee (with the larger granules) for this recipe. You can substitute instant espresso but be warned that you will have a very strong coffee if you use the espresso instead of the traditional regular instant coffee.

WHISKEY: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is the brand that I used here, but if you can not find that brand in your area, you can use any brand flavored peanut butter whiskey. Alternatively, you can use a good unflavored whiskey (I like to use Jameson Irish whiskey for my coffee cocktails) in lieu of the Skrewball brand and a peanut butter flavored schnapps in lieu of the vanilla vodka.

ICE CUBES: If you want your drink even colder, add a few ice cubes to your glass.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DRUNKEN DALGONA RECIPE

PRO TIP:

Make sure that you are preparing your drunken dalgona coffee recipe in a large enough mug, or cocktail glass, because the whipped topping does get pretty fluffy and you want to make sure you have enough space in your mug for all the whipped topping goodness.

STEP ONE: In a large, 12-ounce size, coffee mug, pour milk, Skrewball whiskey and vanilla vodka. Set aside.

PRO TIP:

This drink is made as a cold coffee cocktail but feel free to heat up your cup of milk, follow the rest of the directions, and enjoy it as a hot coffee cocktail. 

STEP TWO: In a medium mixing bowl, using a hand mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds, whip the hot water, instant coffee granules and the granulated sugar then increase the speed to high for an additional 4 ½ to 5 minutes or until fluffy and stiff peaks form.

STEP THREE: Gently spoon your whipped coffee mixture onto the top of the milk.

PRO TIP:

To achieve the same look that we got in the photos, use a piping bag to add the whipped topping to your coffee.

You can sip this drunken dalgona coffee cocktail as it is or stir it up and enjoy. It is best served immediately as the whipped dalgona foam topping will slowly deflate as it sits.  

HOW TO SERVE

Serve this fun coffee drink with friends when you are entertaining along with our other alcoholic concoctions. Our Bailey’s with Coffee Ice Cubes is a great coffee-based adult drink while our Spiked Hot Chocolate is a creamy, caffeine-free alternative.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: If you make coffee ahead of time and want to keep it in the fridge until you are ready to whip this drink up, that would work fine. Otherwise, this drink should be made to order.

This drunken dalgona whipped coffee is made with simple ingredients and creates a fluffy coffee treat. It takes the original recipe and adds a fun grown-up spin to the drink that you will certainly enjoy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a milk frother or electric whisk to whip up this coffee?

The creamy coffee topping is best made with an electric mixer as it makes it even more light and fluffy. A frother wouldn’t be able to whip quite as much air into the cream as you want for this recipe.

Why is the topping not fluffy?

In order to get your topping to be fluffy and not collapse, you need to make sure you add enough sugar when making the whipped topping. You also have to make sure that you whip it long enough that stiff peaks form.

Where did Dalgona coffee originate?

This popular coffee drink originated in South Korea and gets its name from a street toffee that tastes much like the fluffy coffee concoction of the same name.

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Drunken Dalgona

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The dalgona coffee trend just got even better with this creamy drunken dalgona coffee recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces whole milk very cold
  • 1 ½ ounces Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ½ ounce vanilla vodka

Whipped topping

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water very hot
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

Instructions
 

  • In a large 12-ounce size coffee mug add the milk, Skrewball whiskey, and vanilla vodka. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds, whip the hot water, instant coffee granules and the granulated sugar then increase the speed to high for an additional 4 ½ to 5 minutes or until fluffy and stiff peaks form.
  • Gently spoon your whipped coffee mixture onto the top of your milk.

Notes

PRO TIP: I find that for single serving drinks like this, the small 50 milliliter shooters that you can find at your local liquor store are perfect (a touch over the 1½ ounces in each) to use when you want to try new brands and flavors of liquors without committing to the larger bottles.
 
PRO TIP: Make sure that you are preparing your drunken dalgona coffee recipe in a large enough mug, or cocktail glass, because the whipped topping does get pretty fluffy and you want to make sure you have enough space in your mug for all the whipped topping goodness.
 
PRO TIP: This drink is made as a cold coffee cocktail but feel free to heat up your cup of milk, follow the rest of the directions, and enjoy it as a hot coffee cocktail. 
 
PRO TIP: To achieve the same look that we got in the photos, use a piping bag to add the whipped topping to your coffee.
 
PRO TIP: You can sip this drunken dalgona coffee cocktail as it is or stir it up and enjoy. It is best served immediately as the whipped dalgona foam topping will slowly deflate as it sits. 

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 477mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 1mg
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