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Dalgona Coffee with Nespresso: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Whipped Delight [VIDEO]

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Erica Cervenkova

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Dalgona Coffee or Whipped Coffee traditionally combines instant coffee, water, and milk, but I’ve decided to give it a unique twist using Nespresso.

By swapping out instant coffee for the rich, robust flavors of Nespresso, I’ve transformed this viral sensation into a gourmet experience. This makeover brings a new depth of flavor, elevating the simple Dalgona to something extraordinary.

Join me as I guide you through creating this revamped version with your Nespresso machine.

Let’s get started on this delightful adventure!


Preparation time3 minutes
Preparation difficulty3/10
Serving size1 serving 
Best servedHot


Nespresso Espresso Capsule (e.g., Altissio)Nespresso Vertuo Plus Machine
Granulated Sugar (2 tablespoons; use 1 tablespoon if powdered sugar)Vessel
Water (2-4 ounces)Hand Whisk

Step-by-Step Process:

I’ve always been fascinated by the luxurious Dalgona coffee, and I’ve found a way to make it using the Nespresso Vertuo Plus. It’s a simple process involving equal parts coffee, sugar, and water, whipped to perfection.

Let me walk you through the steps to create this creamy delight with your Nespresso machine.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Warm Up the Machine

First things first, turn on your Nespresso Vertuo Plus to warm it up. This initial step ensures that the machine is ready for brewing the perfect espresso for our Dalgona coffee.

Step 2: Select Your Capsule

Step 2 - Select Your Capsule

Now, it’s time to pick your coffee capsule. Feel free to choose any coffee or espresso capsule. For my demonstration, I’m using an Altissio espresso capsule, known for its full-bodied flavor and cereal notes.

Step 3: Brew Espresso

Step 3 - Brew Espresso

Next, brew 2-4 ounces of espresso using your selected capsule. Once the desired amount is brewed, press the brew button again to stop the process. After brewing, you can remove and discard the capsule.

Step 4: Add Sugar

Step 4 - Add Sugar

To your freshly brewed espresso, add two tablespoons of granulated sugar. If you prefer powdered sugar, one tablespoon will suffice. This sweetness is key to balancing the Dalgona’s flavor.

Step 5: Whisk Together

Step 5 - Whisk Together

Now, the fun part begins! Using a hand whisk, vigorously beat the espresso and sugar mixture. The goal is to whip it until soft, creamy peaks form. Remember, since we’re using an espresso machine, this might take a bit longer than traditional methods.

Step 5 - Whisk Together

Step 6: Prepare Your Milk

Step 6 - Prepare Your Milk

Choose your preferred type of milk – hot or cold. For this guide, I’m using cold oat milk over ice. This step is about personalizing your Dalgona coffee to your taste.

Step 7: Assemble Your Dalgona Coffee

Step 7 - Assemble Your Dalgona Coffee

Finally, pour your whipped espresso over the milk. The creamy, luxurious texture is immediately noticeable. You can enjoy it as is or stir it to mix the flavors.

Enjoy! Your iced Dalgona coffee is ready! You can enjoy it as is or stir to blend the flavors.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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