This Dalgona chocolate milk is a mix between a chocolate shake, chocolate milk, and chocolate whipped cream. It's the perfect caffeine-free treat for adults and kids, alike!
What is Dalgona 'Whipped' Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is made by whipping together 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water, then pouring the whipped coffee mixture over milk. The gluten in the instant coffee helps create a whipped, special coffee treat. This whipped coffee trend started in Korea, and has taken the internet, Tiktok, and other social media by storm during the 2020 quarantine.
Dalgona coffee can be made using 3 methods: frother, mason jar, or whisk.
What is Dalgona 'Whipped' Chocolate?
This take on the Dalgona trend is a caffeine-free, chocolate treat. It is made using a similar method to the Dalgona coffee, but with slightly different ingredients. We are creating the froth/whip by using egg white or aquafaba similar to a meringue.
Also try this Dalgona "Whipped" Matcha!
Note: Dalgona coffee does not need added ingredients like egg white or aquafaba because of the stabilizer additives, often gluten preservative in the instant coffee.
How Long Does it Take to Make Whipped Chocolate?
It takes about 10 minutes to whip up this frothy, chocolate treat. Simple, fun, and way less calories than a chocolate ice cream shake.
Variations on this Whip
Customize this chocolate whip with some of the following fun variations:
- Add a pinch of cinnamon to the whip
- Spike the non-dairy milk with orange liqueur, Kahlua, or Baileys Irish Cream
- Decorate with fun garnishes like sprinkles, oreos, or marshmallows
- Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper for a Mexican hot chocolate twist
Or make this Dalgona matcha latte!
Aquafaba vs. Egg White
Aquafaba is the thick liquid in a can of chickpeas that you usually drain out and throw away. It is commonly used in vegan baking as a substitute for egg whites and whips up just as well as egg whites in this recipe.
Eating any part of an egg raw can present a health and safety problem, as raw eggs do carry bacteria. If you’d rather not take the risk, buying eggs that have been pasteurized or liquid egg whites in a carton, as these are always pasteurized, is a good compromise.
How to Make a Dalgona Chocolate Milk
To make this chocolate treat, you will need the following:
Take the egg white (or aquafaba) in a bowl and whip the egg white until it is frothy and mostly a stiff, white texture. You can use a whisk, a hand mixer, or a handheld frother. A whisk may take a little longer to get the egg white to the right consistency (photo 2 below)!
Add in the sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form and it sticks to your whisk. See photo 2 below for a good example of stiff peak consistency.
Sift in the unsweetened cocoa powder, and thoroughly whisk it into the mixture until fully incorporated (photo 3 above).
Add your chosen milk, dairy or non-dairy, to a cup. Top the milk with the whipped chocolate. Sip, savor and enjoy!
More Beverage & Chocolate Treats
- 4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Dalgona Matcha Latte
- Chocolate Pudding
- Bubble Tea with Any Tea (Boba)
- Homemade Oat Milk or Unsweetened Nut Milk
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Dalgona Chocolate Milk
- 1 egg white or 2 tablespoon aquafaba* (aka chickpea liquid)
- 1 tablespoon sugar granulated white, turbinado, or cane
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 cup milk I used coconut milk, but any kind works
- Whip the egg white (or aquafaba) until it is frothy and mostly stiff with a whisk, hand mixer, or handheld frother. Add the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form and it sticks to your whisk.
- Sift in the cocoa powder. Whisk it in until incorporated.
- Add the milk to a cup. Top with the whipped chocolate and enjoy!
You might want to amend your information above as it is slightly misleading. Plain (caffeinated or decaf) instant coffee crystals have no gluten in them. What makes them able to hold stiff peaks and make dalgona coffee is the ratio of water to solutes (coffee and sugar). Additionally, the sugar's dissolving allow air to be whipped in and the structure not fall apart. For flavored coffees, perhaps gluten plays a role, but not regular instant coffee.
i don’t ever review things, but i had to say this recipe is incredible. i didn’t expect it to taste so good! thank you for this
That makes me so happy to hear, Renee... thank you for sharing!
FYI chocolate actualy has a caffein on it, although not as much as coffee. But anyway its an amazing recipe.. tried it and love it.. Thx
Thank you for sharing that, Sinta! And I'm so glad to hear you loved it.
It was not good I did everything that you told me to do I did not like it. I love chocolate milk.
I'm so sorry to hear you didn't like it, Mallory... it's been a hit over here, and with my friends kiddos, too!