There are many good ways and very few wrong ones to make dalgona coffee, a pillowy, perfect picture taken over the Internet ̵
The basic recipe contains only five ingredients – instant coffee, sugar, water, milk and ice – but we threw variations on it, including almond milk and coconut sugar, lemon zest and mint, attempts with cocoa powder instead of coffee, and even one version topped with bologna. See our gallery below for our best and worst dalgona coffee endeavors, which, along withand has become a favorite item to make during the .
The standard coffee recipe for dalgona is easy to prepare at home, alone or with your children, 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 .
14 successful and terrible attempts to make Dalgona coffee at home
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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A version of this story was previously posted on Chowhound .
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