Dalgona coffee is the fluffy, Instagram-worthy drink taken over the Internet, as well as the kitchens of CNET employees. We made more than a dozen variations of the cold whipped coffee drink, which was inspired by a South Korean honeycomb toffee of the same name. In coffee form, it turns into a multilayered drink that is as photogenic as it is tasty.
The basic recipe contains only five ingredients ̵
See our gallery below for our best and worst dalgona coffee endeavors. Along withand it has become one of our favorite items to make during the . Here's how to make a cup of drip coffee or the . If you feel particularly ambitious, read .
14 Successful and Terrible Attempts to Make Dalgona Coffee at Home
How to Make Dalgona Coffee at Home
For the easy Dalgona coffee recipe, you just need:  1 tablespoon instant coffee or instant espresso
Add the instant coffee, sugar and water to a bowl and beat vigorously (or use an immersion blender if you have one to make it a much easier process) until the mixture turns super thick – it should have a similar consistency to whipped cream with slightly stiff peaks – and changes a subtle golden brown color.
Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes and scoop the pillow-like mixture on the cold milk or mix the two parts together if you are looking for a more latte situation.
You can also dress it up with variations, like mint in the milk layer, or dalgona coffee foam over another drink – likeor cold chocolate – even sprinkles. It's a fun, airy drink, so have fun with it.
Take a picture (or video the whole thing) and post it online so that you too can join the ever-expanding dalgona coffee community.
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