If you have, you’ve probably noticed a new trendy drink that keeps popping up all over your feed: whipped coffee. The real name for it is Dalgona coffee, which originated from South Korea, and it’s exactly what you’d think it is: coffee in its whipped form. But what’s the big deal with it—why is everyone so obsessed?
One look at Dalgona coffee and you’ll know why. We normally think of coffee as a thin liquid, but Dalgona transforms coffee to have more of the texture of the frosting on a cupcake. We’re drooling just thinking about it.
Additionally, Dalgona coffee is made with fewer ingredients than you can count on one hand, which is always a plus—especially when going to the grocery store is a luxury these days. You likely already have the ingredients in your pantry, so it makes it that much easier.
All you need is some ground coffee, sugar, hot water and some milk. Somehow, when you whisk the coffee with the water and sugar for a certain amount of time, it turns into a fluffy, creamy concoction is nothing short of beautiful looking.
Once you’re done with the whipping process, you pour the coffee fluff over hot milk and stir it around (but not before snapping a photo for social media, because it’s one stunning drink!).
Of course, Dalgona coffee tastes great too. Any java lover is sure to smack their lips after a swig and want to make it all the time. Luckily, it’s easy to do!
A few tips to keep in mind for making the perfect Dalgona coffee:
• If you don’t have instant coffee, you can grind regular coffee, just make sure the coffee comes out ultra-fine, almost powdery in texture. You may even want to run the coffee through a strainer to ensure only the small bits get pushed forward
• A stand mixer works best to combine the coffee, but a hand mixer works too—just know that you’ll need to put some arm power into it
• Feel free to add a topping like cinnamon, cocoa powder or even cookie crumbles—yum!
For the full recipe on how to make Dalgona coffee, check out the video below.
Have you tried making Dalgona coffee yet? If not, will you be adding this to your list of things to do with your free time at home? What other recipes will you try out during quarantine?