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 and want to take this trend to the next level, try it with coconut rum. 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’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 health and wellbeing writer, working across the subjects of family, relationships, and LGBT topics, as well as sleep and mental health. A digital journalist with over six years  experience as a writer and editor for UK publications, Grace is currently Health Editor for womanandhome.com and has also worked with Cosmopolitan, Red, The i Paper, GoodtoKnow, and more. After graduating from the University of Warwick, she started her career writing about the complexities of sex and relationships, before combining personal hobbies with professional and writing about fitness.