There are many good ways and very few wrong ways to make dalgona coffee, the fluffy, gorgeous drink taken over the internet, and the kitchens of CNET employees. We made more than a dozen variations on the 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 ̵
The standard dalgona coffee method is easy to prepare yourself at home or with your kids, and decaf versions won't keep you up all night. If you feel particularly ambitious, read. We also help you make a cup of drip coffee or the .
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How to make dalgona coffee at home
For the simple dalgona coffee recipe you only need:
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee or instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- Milk (dairy or dairy) works equally well here)
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 gets super thick – it should have a similar consistency as whipped cream with slightly stiff peaks – and gets a subtle golden color – brown color.
Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes, then scoop the soft mixture on the cold milk or mix the two parts together if you are looking for a 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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