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This post will be showing you how to make the trending Dalgona coffee.
I typically don’t jump on trends. I like to think that I am immune to peer/social media pressure. By then this particular Dalgona coffee got to me unexpectedly. I think it’s because of the lockdown. Because on a regular day, I would not have jumped on it no matter how many times I saw it on TikTok. I simply wouldn’t have the time.
But I did and I’ve tried it twice.
I even tweeted about it.
— E. | Solo Travel & Lifestyle (@ebunandlife) April 16, 2020
What makes Dalgona coffee so appealing you might ask?
I think it’s the ease of preparation. Its no-fuss straight-to-the-point recipe has made it incredibly popular among Gen Z and millennials. That includes me, of course! Plus, it originated from South Korea which I already have a bias for. Anything South Korea is bound to be top-notch. Either street fashion, skincare, kimchi or coffee.
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Recipe for Dalgona Coffee
Like I mentioned earlier, the recipe is incredibly simple and straight to the point. You can make it with items you have in your cabinet even during the lockdown. So you have no excuse to try it.
- 1 tsp of Instant coffee
- 1 tsp of sugar (either brown, granulated or Demerara sugar)
- 1 tsp of hot water
- 1/2 cup of whole milk or plant milk
- Ice cubes
- Hand mixer or Whisk
See how simple the ingredients are? ( I had to buy an ice cube tray because of this recipe, lol.)
Method for preparation
- In a medium-sized bowl, take 1tsp of instant coffee and 1 tsp of sugar and mixed together in 1 tsp of hot water. The recipe should be in a ratio 1:1:1 otherwise, you’re gonna have too much like I did the first time. You want to have just enough to fit into your mason jar mug. But if you want a dramatic froth, you can use more coffee.
- After mixing the coffee, take a whisk or hand mixer (preferably the latter because it takes a shorter time to mix. With a whisk, it will take a longer time and might be tiring for some people.) and mix until it is frothy. You want your coffee to move from dark brown to caramel brown. Just like whipped cream frosting.
- When you’re done, place the coffee aside and get your mason jar mug. Pour in a few ice cubes and 1/2 cup of milk of your choice. The milk and ice cubes should make up half of your mug. You don’t want it to be too full so that your coffee doesn’t overflow.
- Finally, pour in your whipped coffee into your mug of milk and ice.
- Stir with a straw and enjoy!
Believe me, when I say, it is soo good and I don’t really like coffee like that. I’ve made it once a week so far because I don’t want to get addicted to it. Also, I’m trying to avoid too much ice.
The best thing about this recipe is that it is fool-proof. The only mistake you’ll probably make is not whipping your coffee enough. Asides from that, it’s very simple.
Video tutorial for Dalgona Coffee
I saw the recipe several times on TikTok but I ended up settling for Newt (@milktpapi)’s version on Twitter.
Dalgona Coffee ☕️ pic.twitter.com/JVAAuiI2Uj
— newt⁷ (@milktpapi) March 17, 2020
Here’s my TikTok tutorial as well.
@ebunandlifeCurrently obsessed with Dalgona coffee. ##tiktokcoffee ##dalgonacoffee ##makingdalgonacoffee ##korean
Let me know if you have tried making Dalgona coffee in the comments!