This fireball whipped coffee is smooth and spicy dalgona style coffee, made with instant coffee, sugar, and a shot of fiery and sweet Fireball whisky.
Do you need a bold pick me up for your next party?
This Fireball whipped coffee is the perfect smooth and velvety dalgona-style coffee drink for fall!
I’ve used instant coffee, sugar, and cinnamon, along with water and milk, and a splash of spicy Fireball whisky.
It’s sure to wake you up and get your tastebuds ablaze!
Since it’s so easy to make, you can feel free to adjust the amounts of sugar and Fireball you add to your drink, or omit the Fireball altogether if you’re looking for an alcohol-free version.
Next time you’re looking to add a little pep in your step, try this Fireball whipped coffee!
Table of Contents
Ingredients for fireball whipped coffee
- Hot water – Hot water helps dissolve the instant coffee granules.
- Instant coffee – Instant coffee is necessary because it dissolves the easiest and doesn’t leave any gritty texture behind.
- Sugar – Sugar will add sweetness and help form the smooth, whipped, classic dalgona fluffiness we’re looking for.
- Fireball – This is where it gets spicy! Fireball adds a bit of heat and a zing of alcohol!
- Milk – Milk will add a creaminess to the whipped coffee.
- Cinnamon – The Fireball is spicy cinnamon, and this will help balance it by adding warmth to the dalgona-style coffee.
What is dalgona-style coffee?
Dalgona is a Korean-style whipped coffee that’s super easy to make!
Essentially, you whip together hot water, instant coffee, and sugar together until you get light caramel-colored clouds. I use an electric hand mixer so it does all the work for me!
You dollop that on a cup of cold or hot milk (or, in our case, Fireball and milk) and viola!
Types of sugar
Any type of granulated sugar will work here, like white sugar, brown sugar, or turbinado sugar.
Sugar is a necessary ingredient for this dalgona whipped topping, without it, you won’t achieve the volume and texture of the whipped coffee that dalgona is known for.
Making this dairy-free
If you’re not a fan of cow’s milk try using your favorite nut or soy milk. Either option will work here but depending on the substitution if could change the creaminess and flavor of the finished product.
What is Fireball whisky?
Fireball whisky is Canadian whisky that has been mixed with cinnamon flavoring and sweeteners to resemble spicy cinnamon Atomic fireball candies.
You can find Fireball in most stores that sell alcoholic beverages.
Iced or hot whipped coffee?
I prefer my whipped coffee iced but they can easily be served hot or cold.
For an iced beverage just serve your milk straight from the fridge and pour over ice and then top with the whipped coffee mixture.
For a hot beverage warm your milk first and leave out the ice. You can easily warm your milk with a frother, on the stovetop, or even quickly in the microwave.
Just remember that if you heat your milk on the stove make sure to not let it scorch.
Storage and leftovers
Unfortunately, this Fireball whipped coffee is best consumed after making, so no leftover whipped coffee here!
More coffee drinks
- Are you a fan of maple in the fall? Try my Maple Whipped Coffee
- Want to skip the morning drive-thru? Try my Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee
- Need a holiday favorite with a twist? Try my Eggnog Whipped Coffee
- Love all things pumpkin spice? Try my Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee
Fireball Whipped Coffee
- Add instant coffee, sugar, water, 1 tablespoon of the fireball whiskey, and cinnamon to a small bowl.
- Using a hand blender, blend on high speed for 2 minutes or until soft peaks form and the mixture takes on a light brown color.
- If desired, prepare your glass by dipping the rim of your glass in caramel sauce and then into the sprinkles.
- Add ice to your glass and fill with milk and the remaining fireball. Stir to combine.
- Top the milk mixture with the whipped coffee mixture and gently stir to enjoy.
- Make this dairy-free by using your favorite nut milk.
- Make this alcohol-free by substituting fireball whiskey with a teaspoon of cinnamon extract.
- If you're not a fan of fireball or cinnamon whiskey you can easily substitute traditional bourbon or whiskey.
- To make this a hot coffee just warm your milk and leave out the ice.