Easy Dalgona Coffee Recipe

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World travel is a touchy subject right now as we are all advised to stay home. I find it easiest to navigate this new normal with a coffee in hand, and if we can’t travel at least we can connect to the world through viral coffee recipes. So I decided to give a go at making the South Korean “Dalgona” coffee and now I am completely obsessed!

If you aren’t familiar, Dalgona coffee is a form of whipped coffee in which the blended coffee mixture gets spooned on top of milk. My first impression from seeing photos of it was that it looks cool but probably doesn’t taste like anything special. I can honestly say after making it though that it tastes better than it looks. I would recommend making at least 2 servings at once like the recipe below, as it is difficult to mix only 1 serving well enough. Give it a try and tell me what you think!

Recipe (2 servings):

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 3 cups almond milk

Use an electric mixer to mix the coffee, sugar, and water for 3-4 minutes, or until stiff peaks are formed. Fill a glass with 4-5 ice cubes then pour in the almond milk. Spoon the coffee mixture over the top.

After snapping a picture I stirred it up really well. Some people top with a couple dashes of cinnamon. You can also make it a warm drink by heating the almond milk before topping it, although I haven’t tried it that way. Also, a lot of pictures I have seen show an almost 50/50 ratio of milk to coffee mixture, and when I first made it I thought I didn’t make enough. It is quite strong though and you definitely don’t need that much, so don’t be fooled by photos. Hope you enjoy!

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