Dalgona coffee or whipped coffee is the drink that went crazy viral around the internet in the last few months.
Dalgona whipped coffee is actually very easy to make, with only 3 ingredients. This whipped coffee is fluffy, creamy, airy, and takes under 10 minutes to make!
What is dalgona whipped coffee?
Dalgona coffee or whipped coffee is a coffee beverage made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water.
Dalgona coffee was all the rage for the last few months.
This recipe started to go viral in South Korea, Under the hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge, this recipe became extremely popular around TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Dalgona coffee can be served hot or cold.
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What you will need for this recipe:
Instant coffee- instant coffee might not be people’s favorite coffee, but it works the best for this recipe, instant coffee provides the foaming effect in this recipe. (do not use regular ground coffee)
Sugar- we use granulated sugar in this recipe, it works best. Caster sugar or brown sugar can work as well.
Boiling water- boiling water is very important for this recipe.
Milk- use your favorite milk.
Ice- as needed.
how to make dalgona whipped coffee:
1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the instant coffee, granulated sugar, and boiling water.
2. Start mixing with an electric hand mixer for 3-5 minutes until the coffee mixture becomes thick and frothy.
3. Add ice and milk to a cup. (if you’re going for cold coffee)
4. Spoon a few teaspoon of the mixture over the milk.
Can I whisk this dalgona whipped coffee by hand?
Yes, you can whisk dalgona whipped coffee by hand, keep in mind that its really tiring and will take longer than using a hand mixer. We highly suggest using a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
Where in the world dalgona whipped coffee is from?
Dalgona coffee was actually well known around the world in many places, it was known as frappe in Greece, dalgona in south Korea, Beaten Coffee in India, Batido in South America, and many more.
How to store dalgona whipped coffee?
Dalgona whipped coffee can last for up to a week stored in the fridge in an airtight container. When ready to use, mix it lightly and add it to hot or cold milk.
Can I freeze dalgona whipped coffee?
Yes, if you would like to make a big batch of whipped coffee to last for the entire week or a month, simply make the whipped coffee according to the instructions, then place it in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to a month.
How long does it take to make whipped coffee?
It depends on what tools you’re using.
With a hand mixer, it will take 3-5 minutes.
With a fork or a spoon, it will take at least 10 minutes.
Can I make this recipe keto?
Yes, replace the granulated sugar with granulated sweeteners like Natvia, or Swerve.
How to drink dalgona whipped coffee?
There are a few ways to drink dalgona whipped coffee, you can serve it hot or cold.
Cold- in a cup, add ice and milk of your choice, then top the milk with 1-2 tablespoon of the whipped coffee mixture.
Hot- warm-up hot milk and top it with 1-2 tablespoon of the whipped coffee mixture, remember to mix well.
Why does it call “dalgona” coffee?
“Dalgona” coffee name comes from Korean honeycomb candy (Korean sponge candy) that goes by the same name. the word “dalgona” came from the Korean word “it's sweet”
What makes Dalgona coffee Fluffy?
The combination of sugar, instant coffee, and boiling water makes the dalgona coffee fluffy. If you take out one of these ingredients, the coffee won’t be fluffy and frothy.
Is Dalgona coffee strong?
Yes. Dlagona coffee is pretty strong. It's important to mix the milk with the whipped coffee well. If you don’t like a strong coffee taste, simply add less whipped coffee to your milk.
How did the Dalgona coffee trend start?
The dalgona coffee trend started in January when a Korean actor Jung ll - woo showed how to make dalgona coffee.
The video went viral in South Korea and then started to get viral in Tiktok. A few days after you could find this trend on YouTube, Tiktok, Facebook, Instagram, even on the news.
Can I refrigerate Dalgona coffee?
Yes, the dalgona coffee foam can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container. Every time you want to make coffee with this whipped coffee, simply scoop some of the mixtures and mix it with hot or cold milk.
Why is my Dalgona not working?
The most known reason that your dalgona coffee isn’t working or isn’t frothing, is that you don’t mix it long enough.
Try to increase how long you whip, and how fast you whip.
If you don’t have an electric hand mixer, take into consideration that it can take 10-15 minutes to get fluffy frothy whipped coffee.
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Dalgona Whipped Coffee Recipe
- 4 tablespoon Instant coffee
- 4 tablespoon Granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoon Boiling water
- ¾ cup Milk
- 3 Ice cubes (or as needed)
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the instant coffee, granulated sugar, and boiling water
- Start mixing with an electric hand mixer for 3-5 minutes until the coffee mixture becomes thick and frothy.
- Add ice and milk to a cup. (if you’re going for cold coffee)
- Spoon a few teaspoon of the mixture over the milk.
- Lightly mix with a straw or a spoon until well combined.