Creamy, frothy, delicious dalgona coffee is all the rage on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and for good reason. Who can resist this whipped take on a South Korean candy of the same name? Make it and you’ll find a multilayered coffee drink that’s as photogenic as it is tasty. Along withand , dalgona coffee has quickly become one of the hottest foods to prepare at home.
Best of all, the recipe is easy to make by yourself or with kids, using items you might already have on hand: instant coffee, sugar and milk. You’ll just need a bowl, some beaters or even a whisk, and you’re on your way to an unforgettable drink. Decaf instant coffee or instant espresso will make it a suitable anytime treat.
Follow along with the YouTube video we made, snap some photos and join the fun. And if you’re feeling especially ambitious, here’sat home. You can also make yourself a cup of drip coffee or the .
How to make dalgona coffee at home
To make dalgona coffee, all you’ll need is:
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee or instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of water
- Milk (dairy or nondairy will work here equally well.)
Add the instant coffee, sugar and water to a bowl and whisk vigorously (or use a hand blender if you have one to make it a much easier process) until the mixture becomes superthick — it should hold a similar consistency to whipped cream with somewhat stiff peaks — and turns a subtle golden-brown color.
Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes, then scoop the pillowy mixture on top of the cold milk or mix the two parts together if you’re looking for more of a latte situation.
Snap a photo (or video the entire thing) and post it online so that you, too, can join the ever-growing dalgona coffee community.
A version of this story was previously posted on Chowhound.
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