April 26, 2020 janicebakes 0Comment

Dalgona coffee is an iced latte topped with a sweet, whipped coffee foam. It’s been a huge sensation all over the web lately and after trying it, I wanted to experiment with other flavours. Some other variations I’ve tried are dalgona matcha, dalgona hojicha, dalgona ovaltine and dalgona mocha, but I just bought some instant milk tea mix so why not try dalgona milk tea as well?

For dalgona coffee instant coffee, sugar and hot water can simply be whipped together, however for the non-coffee dalgonas either whipping cream or egg whites must be used so the topping can stay light and fluffy. The egg white method is essentially an Italian meringue where the egg white becomes cooked as hot water (and sugar) is added to it. Any milk tea in powdered form can be used, I prefer the sachets from royal milk tea or Chatime.

First, whip the egg white with the whisk attachment on medium (or using a hand mixer or a whisk by hand). Soft lines should start forming after a few minutes (soft peaks), however be careful not to overwhip as it will turn into a clumpy mixture which cannot be salvaged.

Dalgona Milk Tea Whip Egg Whites

At the same time, bring water and sugar to a rolling boil.

Dalgona Milk Tea Boil Water and Sugar

Drizzle the water mixture slowly into the egg white mixture as it continues to whip.

Dalgona Milk Tea Drizzle hot water into egg whites

Continue to whip for 1-2 more minutes until the egg whites turn glossy and the egg whites can hold its shape when lifting it from the bowl (stiff peaks). Add the milk tea powder and mix until combined.

Pour milk and ice cubes into a glass, and top with your whipped milk tea to complete your dalgona milk tea. Stir and enjoy!

Dalgona Milk Tea two glasses

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Dalgona Milk Tea

A low-caffeine alternative to the popular dalgona coffee, using milk tea instead of instant coffee.
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp milk tea powder
  • ice
  • milk


  • Place 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup water into a pot and bring to a rolling boil
  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer/by hand with a whisk), whip the egg white on medium speed until soft peaks form
  • Slowly drizzle the boiling water mixture into the egg white as it continues to whip. Continue to whip the egg whites until glossy and stiff peaks form
  • Add 2 tsp milk tea powder and mix until just combined
  • Fill a glass with milk and ice cubes until 3/4 full
  • Top with whipped milk tea, stir and enjoy!

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