Dalgona Coffee with Boba (Whipped Coffee Boba Drink)
Take dalgona coffee to the next level and make Dalgona Coffee with Boba! This whipped coffee drink has layers of sweet tapioca pearls, icy cold milk, and dalgona coffee whip for the ultimate pick me up!
1cupmilkyour choice; almond, coconut, cashew, soy, dairy all work
Bring a saucepan with water to a rolling boil. Drop in the boba pearls and cook according to your package directions. If you use the quick cook variety, it should take about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl with cold water to stop the cooking. Drain and stir in the maple syrup to sweeten the tapioca pearls. Let it sit while you make the coffee.
Combine the instant coffee, granulate sugar and boiling water in a bowl. Using a whisk or hand mixer, whisk the mixture until frothy and thick, and the consistency of whipped cream. If you are using an electric whisk, I recommend using a vessel with taller sides as the strong whisk will splash the mixture everywhere if your bowl is too shallow. The whisk time will depend on the tool you choose; I find that the electric whisk is the fastest.
Assemble the drink by spooning the boba into a tall glass. Add some ice, pour in the milk, and top with the whipped coffee.
To drink, fully stir the whipped coffee into the milk and enjoy!
Dalgona Coffee Recipe FAQs/Tips
The dalgona whip can be fairly strong, so add more or less whipped coffee to taste.
Do I have to use instant coffee? The key to a perfect Dalgona Coffee is the instant coffee. Because instant coffee is ground coffee that has been brewed once then cooled and re-dried again into solids this makes it perfectly dissolvable when water is added. If you try to finely grind coffee or reduce brewed coffee before whipping, the result is not quite the same.
What kind of milk should I use for dalgona coffee? Any kind you like! I make mine with almond milk, but regular cow’s milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and oat milk all work, too!
What is the best way to whip dalgona coffee? You could, of course, whip it by hand. It will just take time and arm power, so be patient and get ready for a workout! If you have a hand mixer, then that will be a time saver, and works as well. I use the electric hand whisk attachment for my immersion blender and it whips up in about a minute.
Where do I buy tapioca pearls? Find tapioca pearls (boba) at your local Asian market (like 99 Ranch) or on Amazon.