How to make TikTok’s easy and delicious Korean Dalgona coffee recipe. You only need two ingredients to make this delicious whipped coffee recipe!
I hopped on the Dalgona Coffee Recipe / Whipped Coffee trend. Forgive me if this is the umpteenth post you’re reading about Korean whipped coffee. The thing is: I find amusement in the simplest things in life. For something so simple, This Dalgona coffee recipe is definitely worth talking about for a second.
This whipped Dalgona coffee recipe is one of those trends that you have to get with. It’s a nice treat and tastes delicious. We are in the middle of a global pandemic, and I’ve began sunbathing on the oversized windowsill in my living room. Dalgona coffee in one hand, homemade everything bagel in the other.
About Dalgona Coffee / Whipped Coffee
Firstly, this Dalgona Coffee recipe is not one you would want to make on the daily. However, if you feel obliged to have one everyday I am not going to be the one to stop you! Moreover, considering the current state of the world, I think it is safe to say that we can overlook the fact that this is not the year of the “snatched” summer body.
Because this Dalgona coffee recipe is so simple, it only tastes as good as the instant coffee granules that you use. If you can help it, get something that tastes good. It was a two-hour ordeal to finally get my hands on some. Most of my time was spent on a line wrapped around my local Portuguese grocery store. Luckily, most Portuguese and Latin grocery stores have an impressive selection of coffees.
I’m no expert on instant coffee, so I went with what everyone else is stocking up on– Nescafé (specifically, this instant coffee). It’s a good choice, but if you can’t find the same thing please don’t beat yourself up. Anything should do the trick, honestly– this is not the time to spend incredible amounts of money or time searching for instant coffee granules for this Dalgona coffee recipe.
What is Dalgona Coffee / Whipped Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is a simple two-layer whipped coffee or latte drink originating from Rajasthan, India, and recently made popular in South Korea and on Tik-Tok. The Dalgona coffee recipe is said to have actually originated in Greece by a Nescafé representative (read: Frappé) back in the 1950s. The whipped coffee got its popular name after a South Korean Actor, Jung Il-woo visited Macau and had the luscious pick-me-up; saying it reminds him of Korean honeycomb “Dalgona” (also known as ppogi) toffee.
Is this Dalgona Coffee Recipe basically a Cappuccino recipe?
While considered an upside-down cappuccino, this foamy Dalgona Coffee drink packs a lot of punch in the caffeine and sugar department and will put some pep in your step. The first layer is a velvety thick layer of caramel-colored whipped coffee, and the second is milk–– either warm or cold (often iced)
Is Whipped Coffee Delicious?
Though a popular craze at the moment, this Dalgona Coffee recipe is truly a delicious treat! Because the whipped coffee mousse packs quite a bit of caffeine (unless you’re using decaf) and sugar per serving, you should drink it sparingly.
What’s in Dalgona Coffee (Whipped Coffee)? What Makes It Foam?
The Dalgona coffee recipe is simply made with three ingredients: instant coffee or espresso granules, granulated sugar (white or natural cane), and boiling water. The bottom portion of Dalgona coffee is milk–– whether you prefer dairy milk or non-dairy (i.e. almond milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, soy milk), a little Bailey’s… The choice is yours. Dalgona coffee tastes great with a bit of ice, but a warm milk version is the perfect pick-me-up on a cold, rainy day.
Can I Make This Dalgona Coffee Recipe Without Sugar?
Like meringue, Dalgona Coffee is best if you make it with sugar. You can cut down on the amount of sugar by about 1/2 a tablespoon, however this will result in coffee foam that is not whipped to its full billowy potential.
How Can I Make This Dalgona Coffee Recipe Healthier? How can I make Dalgona Coffee / Whipped Coffee Vegan or Keto?
The original Dalgona coffee recipe calls for granulated sugar (granulated cane sugar / natural cane sugar can be used). Other alternatives to granulated sugar are granulated maple sugar and granulated coconut sugar. An alternative Keto and sugar-free version of Dalgona coffee can be made using confectioners’ or granulated Swerve Sweetener, or with granulated monkfruit sweetener.
How Do you Make Dalgona Coffee? Is the Dalgona Coffee Recipe easy?
The Dalgona coffee recipe is made by beating instant coffee granules, sugar, and boiling water together for several minutes until thick and mousse-like. The thickness of the dalgona coffee mousse simply depends on how much it is beaten with a whisk or electric mixer. Like whipped cream, the thickness of the dalgona coffee mousse is a matter of preference. For us, however, it’s best at medium-ish peaks swathed on ice-cold milk.
Can I Use Normal Coffee Or Coffee Grounds for This Dalgona Coffee Recipe?
Simply put, this Dalgona coffee recipe cannot me made with normal coffee. However, there are companies that take some of your favorite coffees and turn them into instant grounds. The uniqueness of instant coffee grounds (essentially: dried coffee extract) makes it the best means of achieving a heavenly mousse consistency for your coffee.
How Should I Drink Dalgona Coffee?
While dalgona coffee is beautiful to look at with both layers of coffee foam and milk, it is best if you mix it into the milk. Furthermore, the coffee flavor with the milk is heavenly and tastes like a better version of your favorite iced coffee.
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