Dalgona coffee is the new coffee sensation!
Such a simple and easy recipe. There couldn’t be anything to make than Dalgona coffee… Yet, it seems no one had really though about whipping instant coffee before, and of pouring the resulting mousse on top of hot or cold milk!
When you think about it, it’s the upside-down version of a Cappuccino, right?
You normally whisk hot milk until it becomes fluffy, and pour the resulting foam in a cup of your favorite espresso. Pretty straight forward.
The magic perhaps of Dalgona coffee is that it’s even easier. You don’t even need to be an expert barista or to be capable of brewing a good cup of dark-roasted coffee to make it.
Just buy yourself a good brand of instant coffee (like Nestlé’s Nescafé, just as an example), and you can impress your friends with something totally new no one has ever seen or tasted before.
So let’s dig into what is Dalgona coffee, how to make it nice and fluffy in your own kitchen with nothing less than a whisker, a bowl and a cup.
but first, make sure you know how to pronounce Dalgona coffee correctly.
What is the Correct Pronunciation of Dalgona Coffee – Pronounce Dalgona Video
Hear to say and pronounce Dalgona Coffee correctly (English Pronunciation). I know, we’ve never said this word before, so make sure you do know what is the correct pronunciation of it before you announce your new creation!
How to make Dalgona Coffee?
Here is the complete list of ingredients and tools you will need to successfully prepare a good-looking Dalgona coffee.
Kitchen Tools & Utensils for one Dalgona Coffee prepared:
- 1 bowl for whisking
- 1 Whisker, manual or electric (prefer the powered one, it’s easier!)
- 1 table spoon for measuring
- 1 cup of coffee cup or a glass.
I personally prefer using a transparent glass to serve my Dalgona coffee. The taste of the coffee is obviously similar in a cup or a mug, but you do want to see this incredible brown mousse sitting on top of your milk. So a glass simply gives a better presentation.
List of Ingredients:
- 2 tables spoons of sugar: white or brown, brown sugar gives an extra layer of caramely taste
- 2 table spoons of instant coffee: your favorite brand if you have one, or go for good one preferably. Take the most expensive one at your local store. Instant coffee is so inexpensive, you might as well make sure it is made from decent coffee to start with. Your resulting Dalgona coffee will be less bitter, with subtler and more enjoyable coffee notes, not just about bitterness which can be quite strong in a Dalgona.
- 2 table spoons of hot water
- 1 glass of milk: to your preference: full-cream, skimmed, semi-skimmed, vegan, almond or soy milk.
I personally prefer the creaminess of a semi-skimmed milk
Serve Dalgona: Coffee Hot or Cold?
Again, it is absolutely up to you and your personal preference.
I would recommend to prepare and try both versions and find out which one you prefer and love most.
the hot milk version has my preference, because I find that with the cold milk, the foam of coffee down’t dissolve and melt as satisfyingly as I drink, giving the beverage a stronger bitter taste. but again, this is just a matter of personal preference.
Prepare Dalgona Coffee – Recipe & Instructions
There is nothing easier you’ve ever done in your kitchen than making a Dalgona coffee!
In a bowl, place the sugar together with the instant coffee.
Pour the hot water on top of them and start whisking until the mix becomes foaming, fluffy and shiny.
Warm up the milk if necessary and pour into a glass. You can flavor your milk as desired. Add a couple of table spoons of sugar to it for a sweeter taste, or even better add some chocolate powder to it for a mochaccino-like effect.
Place the instant coffee mouse on top of the milk with a spoon.
Sprinkle either icing sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate powder on top as a decoration.
Some like to add a marshmallow too. It’s you choice…!
Follow the recipe as highlighted and detailed in this video if you want to see more about how it’s done: