Dalgona coffee is the newest coffee craze.
Named after a South Korean honeycomb candy with a spongy texture and a similar list of ingredients, it’s pillowy, like the candy.
It went viral in the U.S. last month when a TikTok user posted some how-to videos.
You can now find photos of it on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
You can read about it on CNET, MarketWatch, and other news sources.
So: What is Dalgona coffee?
The recipe is a mixture of equal parts instant coffee or instant espresso, sugar and hot water. The mixture is beaten until it reaches a creamy peanut butter-like consistency.
Finally, it’s spooned over a glass of milk on the rocks. You can also make a hot version.
Dalgona coffee is also called whipped coffee. Some people have called it a reverse latte: plain milk on the bottom and whipped coffee on top.
This recipe is for a cold drink. To serve it hot, heat the milk (we do 2:30 – 2:45 minutes in the microwave) and omit the ice cubes.
Ingredients Per Glass
1. COMBINE the instant espresso, sugar and boiling water in a mixing bowl.
2. USING a hand or stand mixer, whip the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. You can use a wire whisk, but it’s quite a workout.
3. POUR pour the milk over ice in a tall drinking glass. Add the whipped coffee to the glass. Garnish as desired.
4. SERVE. Some people like to eat the topping with a spoon; others like to mix the top with the milk into a frothy drink.
MORE USES FOR ESPRESSO POWDER
Instant espresso powder is brewed espresso that is then dried and processed into granules. It easily dissolves in liquids and mixes into baking and other recipes (see ideas below).
In baked goods and most other recipes, it adds flavor without leaving a coffee taste.
NOTE: Don’t substitute instant coffee for espresso powder. The espresso powder is a stronger, richer and more concentrated.
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