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Dalgona coffee – the viral coffee trend from South Korea! Hello Coffee Foam! ☕️😉 This trendy Korean whipped coffee is the creamiest coffee recipe you have ever seen!
This frothy coffee has gone viral and is currently conquering the Internet! If you haven’t heard of it, you must catch up. 😉
We could say that this Dalgona Coffee is the star among the internet food scene, at least this summer 2020. It has gone viral on social media. Everywhere you go online, you can see videos of this trendy coffee foam. But it was invented elsewhere.
What is Dalgona Coffee?
One word: Coffee Foam! Soluble instant coffee is whipped together with sugar and hot water to make coffee foam. Is this possible? Heck, yes, try it!
It’s important that you stick to this ratio:
- 1 part instant coffee
- 1 part granulated sugar
- 1 part boiling water
If you mix these ingredients for long enough, an incredible coffee foam will form over time. We could also call it whipped coffee. Cause that’s exactly what this is.
It’s hard to imagine, but this small amount of ingredients noticeably increases in volume and forms a beautiful golden brown foam.
Almost like when you make whipped cream. BUT I found it needs a little more patience.
Top the coffee foam on a glass of oat milk, and here you go! Enjoy your dalgona coffee at home. 😉
Actually, we are used to frothing the milk and not the coffee. But hey, trying new things keeps us young. And this unique way of preparing coffee gives it a whole new aroma. The foam is so incredibly creamy, almost like a dessert. 😉
I am sure that this frothy coffee trend will also become one of your new favorite iced coffee recipes for this summer.
Where Does Dalgona Come From?
This coffee trend was originally invented in Macau, South China. But it went viral in South Korea and has conquered the whole world within days.
The name Dalgona comes from the South Korean honeycomb toffee biscuit Dalgona, which tastes very similar to this coffee foam.
How does this Korean Coffee taste?
The foam is very creamy, sweet, with a strong, slightly bitter, coffee taste. It is perfect for an iced coffee drink.
You can serve it with cold milk and ice cubes! Use a large glass, pour in the milk and ice cubes, and top it off with the coffee foam. The different layers are beautiful.
Now all you have to do is stir, and you have a perfect Dalgona coffee!
Attention, the coffee foam alone tastes very strong. So don’t be startled when you taste it. The milk dilutes the coffee and makes it edible.
Do you prefer your coffee hot? Then use hot milk.
Dalgona Recipe – Tips & Tricks
This recipe is so simple. You just need some patience, instant coffee, sugar, and water, and a good electric hand mixer.
→ Check out the recipe video! You can see how to make this delicious dalgona coffee in less than a minute
Mixer: For me, it worked best using a beaker and a hand mixer. However, you can also use a stand mixer or a milk frother. I don’t recommend whisking by hand.
Have Patience: It takes some time until the coffee starts to form stiff peaks. Depending on how much power your mixer has. It took me about 5 minutes to achieve this foaminess.
Touch of Vanilla? If you love a touch of vanilla, use vanilla oat milk.
Do you like strong coffee? Reduce the amount of non-dairy milk or make only one dalgona coffee with the whipped coffee foam instead of two.
Best milk to serve it with? I love using it in combination with oat milk. Choose the milk of your choice. It’s delicious with soy milk, almond milk, or any other milk.
I am already enjoying it!
What about you? Did you already try this viral coffee? Let me know in the comments and make sure to tag me on Instagram! ❤️
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- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 2 cups (480 ml) oat milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- Ice cubes optional
- Add instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water in a beaker or large bowl. Mix at high speed using an electric hand mixer until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
- Divide the milk between two glasses, add some ice cubes, and top each with half of the whipped coffee foam.
- Do you like your coffee hot? Use hot milk and top it with the whipped coffee foam.
- Mixer: It worked best using a beaker and a hand mixer. However, you can also use a stand mixer. I don’t recommend whisking by hand.
- Have patience: It takes some time until the coffee starts to form stiff peaks. Depending on how much power your mixer has. It took me about 5 minutes to achieve this foaminess.
- Touch of Vanilla? If you love a touch of vanilla, use vanilla oat milk.
- Do you like strong coffee? Reduce the amount of non-dairy milk or make only one dalgona coffee with the whipped coffee foam instead of two.
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