Bring the coffeehouse to your kitchen with easy whipped coffee
We've all seen the latest craze of whipped coffee! Try these yummy tips to make your own cup of dalgona coffee at home.
This recipe variation originally appeared on cnet.com on May 14, 2020.
Dalgona coffee craze: Follow this recipe to make the fluffy, picture-perfect drink
What is this dalgona coffee you keep hearing about? It’s a cold, whipped coffee drink that was inspired by a South Korean honeycomb toffee by the same name. However you look at dalgona coffee, the end result is a multilayered drink that's as photogenic as it is tasty.
The basic recipe includes a mere five ingredients -- instant coffee, sugar, water, milk and ice -- and is easy to prepare at home by yourself or with your kids. The beauty of this beverage is that it's open to dozens of variations. Decaf versions won't keep you up all night. Almond milk and coconut sugar work as well as the standard dairy and sweetener. Lemon zest and mint can jazz up the milk.
For the basic dalgona coffee recipe, all you'll need is:
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee or instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of water
- milk (dairy or nondairy will work equally well here)
- ice cubes
Add the instant coffee, sugar and water to a bowl and whisk vigorously (or use a hand blender if you have one to make it a much easier process) until the mixture becomes superthick -- it should hold a similar consistency to whipped cream with somewhat stiff peaks -- and turns a subtle golden-brown color.
Pour milk into a glass filled with ice cubes, then scoop the pillowy mixture on top of the cold milk or mix the two parts together if you're looking for more of a latte situation.
Written by: Amy Schulman