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Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte

Deliciously whipped and frothy Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte is perfect for the holiday season and a tasty spin on Dalgona coffee.

With flavors of coffee, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla, this iced gingerbread latte is a wonderful Christmas treat.

Two glasses of Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte in with ice on a marble countertop.

Starbucks Iced Gingerbread Latte

Since Starbucks discontinued their Iced Gingerbread Latte back in 2019, the search for a delicious copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte version was on.

With the same gingerbread flavors as the Starbucks original, this Gingerbread flavored Iced Latte is even better with the addition of the frothy Dalgona topping.

A glass tumbler filled with ice and filled with milk that is topped with Dalgona topping.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona coffee has been all the rage the past few years by taking over TikTok and Instagram.

Dalgona Coffee is a coffee beverage made by combining instant coffee powder, water, and granulated sugar together with hot or cold milk to create a creamy whipped topping on top of either iced or hot coffee.

Two glasses of Gingerbread Iced Latte that is being topped with Dalgona.

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What Does Dalgona Mean?

Dalgona is actually a Korean candy also known as “Korean Sponge Candy” and was widely popular after Squid Games came out on Netflix. The word Dalgona translates to “It’s sweet” in English and that couldn’t be any truer.

The Dalgona topping on hot or iced coffee is a whipped, thick, and creamy topping to coffee beverages.

A whisk in a glass bowl whisking Dalgona coffee topping.

Do You Drink Dalgona Hot or Cold?

Dalgona can be the topping on an iced coffee or a cold coffee. Dalgona Iced Coffee is just as easy to make as Dalgona Hot Coffee.

The difference between the hot and cold versions is that when Dalgona is added to hot coffee, it melts down into the hot drink much like a marshmallow or as you would expect a foam topping to melt.

With the Iced Dalgona Latte topping, it doesn’t melt, instead, it floats on top of the milk mixture and holds together much better.

Two glasses of an Iced Gingerbread Latte with whipped dalgona topping.

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Ingredients in Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte

This Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte doesn’t have many ingredients to make but the ingredient list creates a creamy flavorful coffee drink.

Ingredients in prep bowls with a whisk in next to a bowl of Dalgona.

How to Make An Gingerbread Iced Latte With A Dalgona Topping

The steps to making this tasty gingerbread coffee are quick and easy and it takes less than 10 minutes to make two servings of this whipped coffee.

To begin, the first step is to gather all of the ingredients needed and to have them within reach to start making this latte.

Make the Dalgona topping – In a mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar, and instant coffee (or espresso powder) in a mixing bowl.

Using an electric mixer beat the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy. It can be done with a whisk but will take more time.

A whisk in a glass bowl of Dalgona topping being whisked.

TIP: Making this whipped coffee recipe with a hand mixer is recommended because it is much easier and faster than making it by hand.

Once it becomes fluffy, whisk in the ground cinnamon and ground ginger until combined.

Set aside until ready to use.

Prepare the glasses – Fill two glasses with ice and add one cup of milk of choice to each glass.

Place half of the milk, and the vanilla extract in one glass and the other half in the second glass.

Top each glass with the Dalgona topping as desired.

Serve immediately.

What’s Needed to Make this Iced Latte Dalgona Coffee

Two glasses of Gingerbread Iced Latte that is being topped with Dalgona.
A glass can tumbler filled with an Iced Gingerbread Dalgona Latte inspired by Starbucks.

Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Deliciously whipped and frothy Gingerbread Dalgona Iced Latte is perfect for the holiday season and a tasty spin on Dalgona coffee.


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant espresso (or instant coffee) powder
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • Ice


  1. Add the sugar, instant coffee, and cold water to a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk or use an electric beater to whip the coffee mixture until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the cinnamon and ginger and continue to whisk until incorporated.
  4. Fill two glasses with ice and divide the milk and vanilla extract between the two glasses.
  5. Top each glass with as much whipped gingerbread coffee as desired.


An electric mixer is recommended to make the Dalgona to save time but a whisk can also be used.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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