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How To Make A Delicious Creamy Homemade Cappuccino/Dalgona Coffee

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Homemade Cappuccino/Dalgona Coffee

How to video included below:

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What’s your favorite thing about winter? Blankets, fires, cuddles, scarves, the stunning scenery? There are so many things I just love about winter! But one of my favorites is drinking a delicious Homemade Cappuccino.

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Homemade Cappuccinos are surprisingly easy to make! You probably already have what you need to make your own mixture. Feeling excited? So with just four ingredients and some blending, you’re done! Then pop it in the fridge and you have an amazing cappuccino mix ready for your next coffee craving!

Is A Homemade Cappuccino The Same Thing As A Dalgona Coffee?

Homemade Cappuccinos and Dalgona Coffee are very similar. A Dalgona Coffee is served either hot or cold with coffee on top and milk underneath. However, a Homemade Cappuccino is a combination of cappuccino mix and hot milk with foam on top.

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Ingredients To Make A Homemade Cappuccino/Dalgona Coffee

Just four ingredients are all you need to make yourself the most delicious, creamy, comforting winter drink. Instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk. Yip, that’s it. The ingredients you use to make your everyday coffee. Put these together and whip up a gorgeous, steamy, fluffy, homemade cappuccino! It’s all in the process so read on to learn how and see the how-to video!

What makes Homemade Cappuccinos and Dalgona Coffees Fluffy?

All that gorgeous fluff on the top of the cappuccino is thanks to the instant coffee. The process of whipping the ingredients together helps but the instant coffee is definitely the star of the show here. The whipping time also plays an important part in the fluff making. So don’t skimp on the whipping!

Can I use regular coffee To Make Homemade Cappuccinos and Dalgona Coffees?

Just in case you were wondering if you can make this mixture with regular coffee, the answer is no. Because the instant coffee is the main reason for fluffy cappuccinos regular coffee won’t work. Of course, you will get a few bubbles but not thick lasting foam.

Can you save The Homemade Cappuccino And Dalgona Coffee Mixture For Later?

A great thing about this mixture is that it can be saved for later! Stored in the refrigerator it can last up to ten days. So whip some up and save it for your next cozy night in!

Also, for an extra decadent and totally unhealthy drink top your cappuccino with grated chocolate or mini marshmallows. So divine! Of course, this homemade cappuccino isn’t Starbucks but when you’re stuck at home with a major coffee craving it’s a pretty amazing alternative!

Homemade Cappuccino/Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Homemade Cappuccino & Dalgona Coffee Mixture

Recipe by Joanna Steele / accordingtojo.comCourse: DrinksCuisine: Italian-AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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A rich, creamy, and delicious winter drink. Enjoy Homemade Cappuccinos all winter!

Ingredients for the mixture

  • 5 Tbsp Instant Coffee

  • 3 Tbsp Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Water

  • Milk (use the cup you’re serving the cappuccino in to measure)

Directions to Make a homemade cappuccino

  • Combine the coffee, sugar, and water and blend with an electric mixture for up to 10 minutes. *(See video below to see the color the mix should be)
  • Heat some milk of your choice.
  • Place a heaped teaspoon of cappuccino mix in your cup, pour the hot milk over, and stir thoroughly!
  • Sprinkle some hot chocolate or cocoa on the top and enjoy your homemade cappuccino!
  • Decide if you want hot or cold milk. (Any type of milk)
  • Spoon some mixture onto the top of the milk and enjoy. (It’ll be strong so remember to mix it)


  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

How-To Video:

Try these with your cappuccino!

Why is my Homemade Coffee Not Fluffy?

Sometimes getting the texture right can be a little tricky. So if your Homemade Cappuccino/Dalgona Coffee is not fluffy here are a couple of tips.

1. Use an electric mixer.

If you don’t have an electric mixer you can use an electric whisk or a milk frother to help you get the right consistency. You could also try hand whipping but be prepared to whip for a while! This mixture is really sticky so I don’t use a blender because you’ll have a hard time getting it out.

2. Increase your whipping time.

Another reason you’re not getting the right texture on your mixture is that you might not be whipping for long enough. Keep whipping until it turns the color of the mixture you’ll see in the video at the end of this post.

3. Try a different brand of instant coffee.

Not all instant coffee brands are created equal so if you’re struggling to get the perfect fluff, it could be the brand.

Remember practice makes perfect so try try again!

More Hot Winter Drinks:

Coffee Drink Recipe – Folgers Coffee

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