The basic recipe contains only five ingredients – instant coffee, sugar, water, milk and ice – and is easy to prepare at home by yourself or with your children. The great thing about this drink is that it is open to dozens of variations. Decaf versions won’t keep you up all night.and coconut sugar work just as well as the standard dairy and sweetener. Lemon zest and mint can whip up the milk. You can even add a splash of booze and extra caffeine.
There are just a few things we wouldn’t recommend. Cocoa powder is not well suited for instant coffee. If you put the dalgona foam on a hot drink, it will melt. And we don’t recommend our colleague’s version with bologna.
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How to make dalgona coffee at home
For the basic dalgona coffee recipe you only need:
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee or instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of water
- milk (dairy or non-dairy works equally well here)
Add the instant coffee, sugar and water to a bowl and beat vigorously (or use a hand blender if you have one to make one. a lot of simpler process) until the mixture becomes super thick – it should have a similar consistency to whipped cream with slightly stiff peaks – and takes on a subtle golden brown color.
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Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes and spoon the pillowy mixture onto the cold milk or mix the two together if you’re looking for more of a latte situation.
You can also dress it up with variations, such as mint in the milk layer or dalgona coffee foam over another drink-likeor cold chocolate – or even sprinkles on top. It’s a fun, light drink, so have fun with it.
Take a picture (or film the whole thing) and post it online so you too can join the ever-expanding dalgona coffee community.
One version of this story was previously posted on Chowhound