Mom’s Dalgona White Russian

Dalgona Coffee is the latest trend. It’s whipped espresso that is traditionally served on top of milk or cream. I decided to bump it up a bit and use the whipped espresso to top a White Russian…AMAAAAZZZIIIING!!! If you’re not into alcohol, just use this whipped espresso to top milk, or even almond milk would be delish!

My Grandmother is somewhat of a legendary bartender back in my home town and is lovingly referred to as “Mom” throughout most of the County. So of course, I needed her expertise when getting the perfect cocktail measurements.

NOTE: This whipped topping is made with espresso and a small amount of water, so it’s strong. If you are not a big coffee drinker, or are sensitive to caffeine, use a smaller amount of the topping. This recipe will top several served drinks.

Mom’s Dalgona White Russian

Course: Drinks
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 2 tbsp Instant Espresso
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Boiling Water
  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Half and Half (or whole milk)


For the Whipped Topping:
  • Add the espresso, sugar and boiling water to a bowl.  Whip with a hand mixer (or by hand) until thickened (1-2 minutes)
For the White Russian
  • 1 short glass of ice
  • Three count pour of vodka
  • Three count pour of Kahlua
  • Top that with your half and half or milk
  • Top that with your Whipped Espresso

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