Dalgona Coffee is a smooth, velvety and frothy coffee that is made by whipping coffee, sugar and water.
As a young college girl, we used to get together for our work assignments and it is at that time, we used to pick a big mug, add coffee, sugar, and hot water and beat till frothy. We would generally divide this into two or three cups and then pour a mix of boiled milk and water. This would create a beautiful smooth froth. A dash of sprinkled cocoa powder would highlight that coffee. This was our favourite coffee.
The same coffee has come back after years with the name Dalgona. It was doing big rounds on blogs, Instagram and the name Dalgona became a rage. Dalgona is derived from a Korean sweet, due to the resemblance in taste, but it’s the same whipped coffee, sugar and hot water!
One needs to whip up these three ingredients till they are creamy and fluffy in texture, till this texture holds its shape for a while and then you add either hot or cold milk. You will instantly see a beautiful froth coming up.
The chilled, soft, silky coffee makes a wonderful summer beverage, yes I am no coffee/tea fan, but trust me when someone offers you a coffee-like Dalgona , you can’t resist.
1 tbsp instant coffee
2 tbsp sugar or a little more
2 tbsp boiling water
1 cup milk ( almond or soy milk for vegans)
Ice cubes ( optional )
Mix coffee, sugar and boiling water in a bowl.
Whip the mix at high speed using a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
One can also use a whisk.
Beat until creamy and frothy.
If making cold coffee, use chilled milk and spoon the frothy coffee mix on top.
While making hot coffee use boiling milk and spoon the frothy coffee mix on top.
You can sprinkle cocoa powder or cinnamon powder before serving, which is completely optional.
Dalgona Coffee is my Day 1 post under Summer Coolers.
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