Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Dalgona Coffee

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Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee is a sweet twist on the Insta-trendy Dalgona coffee!

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Remember just a few short months ago – shortly after COVID quarantine started – when that beautiful whipped coffee began to go viral? I couldn’t stop staring at it and I knew I needed to make it – but it turns out it was a little strong for me. 

So, first, I create a Mocha Whipped (Dalgona) Coffee and it was gooood

But then I noticed the chai concentrate in the refrigerator and knew I could improve on the drink even more.

Welcome to the best whipped coffee you’ll ever taste – Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee. 

You can keep reading for all the tips and tricks, or you can just  Jump to Recipe

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What is ‘Dirty Chai?’

Dirty chai is just a name for mixing coffee and chai tea together for an extra caffeinated drink. 


Quality Matters

When we first made this, we grabbed whatever instant coffee – freeze dried coffee granules – we could add to our Walmart pick up order. But it turns out that, just like regular coffee, cheap instant coffee is disgusting.

So make sure you choose a good quality instant coffee for making your Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee. 

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Ingredients for Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee

Typical whipped coffee takes only 3 ingredients: hot water, instant coffee and sugar.

To make Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee, I replaced the water with chai tea liquid concentrate and part of the coffee with hot cocoa powder. Four ingredients are all you need for this delicious drink!

You’ll probably also want to have some milk and chai concentrate on hand for serving the drink.


Making the Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee

Heat 3 tablespoons of chai concentrate in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until practically boiling. 

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In a mixing bowl, pour the liquid chai concentrate, 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules, 1 tablespoon of hot chocolate powder and 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

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Whip the mixture on high until it thickens and whips to the texture you desire. Because of the hot cocoa powder, it requires whipping more air into it, and it will not get quite as light and foamy as the original whipped coffee.

Note: This recipe does not whip easily by hand. I recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer for this drink to help it whip up nicely. 


Serving the Whipped Coffee

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Fill a glass about 1/3 of the way with ice and chai concentrate. Fill another third of the way with milk of choice. Spoon whipped coffee over the top.

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Take photos, share them on Instagram, and start drinking! 

If it is strong to you, I recommend stirring the whipped coffee into the milk before drinking.


Dirty Chai Mocha Whipped Coffee

A twist on the trendy Dalgona whipped coffee, featuring chai tea and hot cocoa powder

Servings: 1 serving
  • 3 tbsp. chai concentrate
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp. hot cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • milk, chai concentrate and ice for serving
  1. Heat 3 tbsp. chai in microwave for 30-45 seconds.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine chai concentrate, instant coffee, hot cocoa, and sugar. Whip on high until light and foamy.

  3. Fill a mug or mason jar with 1/3 chai and ice, and 1/3 milk.

  4. Spoon whipped chai-coffee mixture over top and drink!


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