So, I’m sure you expected this right? A pretty, trending drink, of course I had to try making it! Such a basic foodie, I know… Anyway, enough about me and more about the drink in question.
Dalgona coffee, inspired by an old-school Korean toffee candy called ‘달고나’, started trending when people started staying at home more, since the corona virus happened. Well, and it was also featured in a TV show. While it’s probably not ideal to be associated with a global pandemic, somehow this trend took off in a really positive way because, I guess, people just wanted to have some fun things to do at home.
And hey, it’s got sugar, milk and coffee, what’s there not to like?
So I tried it and voila, like thousands of other people out there, I had a cafe-style beverage instantly available at home too.
It’s surprisingly easy to make – I just combined 2 tablespoons each of instant coffee (used Nescafe but you can use any kind I reckon), sugar (used raw, unrefined sugar because uh, health) and hot water, whipped the hell out of it and then poured it over iced milk. I think it took like 10 minutes.
I forgot to take proper pictures of the process because I was taking a video for TikTok, but including some screenshots and a link to it here if you want to see more of what went down.
If you like coffee in general or sweet frappuccino type drinks, give it a try as it’s quick and tasty, and actually kind of fun to make too.
One tip though – it tastes much better if you stir the whipped coffee with the milk as it can be a bit bitter on its own (or maybe it’s because I didn’t use normal sugar)!