Chances are you’ve likely seen photos and videos of whipped coffee or Dalgona Coffee while you scrolled social media during your quarantine. I finally gotten swayed to try my hand on this trendy and easy recipe. And I’m happy to report, it’s a fun way to make your coffee routine at home feel special. It takes less than 5 minutes if you have a hand mixer. If you don’t have a hand mixer, this is a great way to get in an arm exercise. So here is my post on how to make Dalgona Coffee!
If you’re curious about the origins of whipped coffee, some Googling revealed that the drink itself has origins from India, Pakistan, and Macau. Where it got its name of “Dalgona coffee” was from Actor Jung Il-Woo. He traveled to Macau, tried the drink, and gave it the nickname “Dalgona” for its resemblance to the traditional Korean sponge candy of the same name. The more you know 🌈 !
Dalgona Coffee Recipe
- hand mixer
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 1 cup milk for serving
- Combine sugar, hot water, instant coffee in a mixing bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to mix the water, instant coffee, and sugar until it's thick and fluffy. You can hand whisk this too if you don't have a hand mixer and are game for an arm workout!
- Pour yourself a glass of milk (ice is optional!) and spoon the fluffy coffee mixture on top of the milk.
And there you have it! A fun and easy recipe to try while you’re staying home and social-distancing. How are you guys holding up, by the way? I’ve been oscillating between despair about finances and lost gigs and the collective well-being of the world and zen-like acceptance while I sip on sweet coffee drinks like Dalgona Coffee and binge shows on Hulu and Netflix.
For another five minute recipe, check out my imitation crab and scrambled egg toast!
Stay safe and wash your hands! Let me know how you’re doing in the comments!
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