Spiked Dalgona Coffee Recipe with Rum

This Spiked Dalgona Coffee recipe is the perfect cool-down and pick-me-up on a hot summer day. If your teens have been making the whipped Dalgona Coffee they’ve seen all over Tik Tok and Instagram, here’s an adult version for Mom and Dad!

Spiked Dalgona Coffee

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You’ve probably heard of the whipped “Dalgona Coffee” craze that hit TikTok earlier this year. Tons of people were making this creamy, iced coffee and my teenage daughter got me hooked on it. So of course I wanted to make an adult version!

I’ve had plenty of boozy coffees in my life. Coffee pairs well with rum, Kahlua, Bailey’s, bourbon, brandy, and many liqueurs. So I went through what I had on hand and decided on a spiced rum and chocolate liqueur to add to this afternoon’s coffee.

How to make Dalgona Coffee

The first step in making this treat is getting the coffee whipped up. You’ll need two tablespoons of instant coffee, two tablespoons of sugar, and two tablespoons of HOT water. The hot water is important. You need it to break down the instant coffee. One time our water wasn’t hot enough and the mixture ended up very gritty. No need to boil, but just get your tap water as hot as possible.

After a quick mix to incorporate the three ingredients, you need to whip it. Whip it good. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. #childofthe80s)

Seriously though, using an electric hand mixer it will take 5-7 minutes to get the whipped coffee to the right consistency. You want it to be stiff and not fall off the spoon when you scoop it up.

whipped coffee

This makes enough whipped coffee for two servings. You can mix it right into some milk and ice for a regular Dalgona Coffee, or use it to make two Spiked Dalgona Coffees.

Word of caution: this whipped mixture is NOT good on its own. It’s strong and bitter and needs to be mixed with about a cup of milk and ice. It’s best when you put it in a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a really vigorous shake!

How to make Spiked Dalgona Coffee

Now for the “spiked” part! Pour two ounces of Kraken Rum (or other dark, spiced rum of your choice), one ounce of Godiva chocolate liqueur, half a cup of milk, and half the whipped coffee (about a half cup) into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well for 30 to 60 seconds.

Kraken rum mixed with whipped coffee

Fill a pint glass or other large glass halfway with ice, then pour the contents of your shaker (ice included) into the glass. It’s ready to drink at this point, but I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a little extra fun. Coffee ice cream would be even better!

There are lots of ways you could make a Spiked Dalgona Coffee. Substitute bourbon for the rum. Switch out the chocolate liqueur for Kahlua or maybe some peppermint schnapps around the holidays! Have fun with it and enjoy!

Spiked Dalgona Coffee

Spiked Dalgona Coffee

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

A creamy, boozy, whipped, iced coffee that's perfect for a summer afternoon pick-me-up.


  • 2 oz Kraken Rum (or dark, spiced rum of your choice)
  • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 T instant coffee
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 T hot water


  1. First make the whipped coffee by mixing the instant coffee, sugar, and HOT water. Beat with hand mixer for 5-7 minutes until stiff.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup whipped coffee and remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Pour over ice and top with ice cream, if desired.
  5. Please drink responsibly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 0gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is estimated and should only be used as a general guideline.

how to make spiked dalgona coffee

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