Dalgona coffee with rum recipe

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The internet's latest craze, Dalgona coffee has been made one step better with Aluna's coconut rum.

alcoholic dalgona coffee with rum
  • Vegan

The internet's latest craze, Dalgona coffee has been taken up a level with Aluna's coconut rum.

With a delicious twist of coconut, this Dalgona coffee with rum is the ideal weekend alcoholic drink. So if you've already mastered the original Dalgona coffee recipe (opens in new tab) and want to take this trend to the next level, try it with coconut rum (opens in new tab). Originating in South Korea, the recipe for this "upside down cappuccino" has gone viral over the last couple of weeks as cravings for takeaway barista coffees have spiked.


  • 25ml of Aluna Coconut Rum
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp very hot water
  • 400ml chilled coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup




  1. Add the coffee, sugar and hot water to a medium mixing bowl. Whip the coffee using an electric whisk until it is light brown, fluffy and a stiff peak forms.
  2. Pour the rum and coconut milk into a glass and briskly stir in a spoonful of maple syrup. Spoon dollops of the frothed coffee mixture on top.

Top tips for making Dalgona coffee with rum

Sprinkle with some chocolate powder, to serve.

Aluna (opens in new tab)’s recipe calls for coconut milk as well, which enhances the flavour of the rum but also means this recipe is vegan. So whether you're making this Dalgona coffee with rum for a cheeky alcoholic brunch tipple or an evening treat, it's a real lockdown delight. This recipe for Dalgona coffee with rum is a unique twist on a classic Irish coffee, perfect if you need something to perk you up before that social Skype call.

Grace Walsh
Features Writer

Grace Walsh is a Features Writer for Goodto.com, covering breaking news health stories during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as lifestyle and entertainment topics.  She has worked in media since graduating from the University of Warwick in 2019 with a degree in Classical Civilisation and a year spent abroad in Italy. It was here that Grace caught the bug for journalism, after becoming involved in the university’s student newspaper and radio station.