The quarantine has given rise to several amusing trends but this one has enchanted so many people around the world that it has topped the list of preferred activities during self-quarantine!
Coffee has lovers in every corner of this world and these coffee lovers have invented tons of variations to either satisfy their taste buds or health or BOTH!
But what’s so special about the new sweetheart in town “ THE DALGONA COFFEE”?
DALGONA COFFEE involves milk topped with a foam made with coffee and sugar-somewhat like a reverse cappuccino. It’s especially popular on TikTok, where you’ll find users from all over the world posting their attempts at making it. The Beverage has origins from India, Pakistan, and Macau, where it is also known as whipped coffee or beaten coffee or Phenti hui coffee (in Hindi).
But it gained fame when it appeared on a Korean TV show called Pyunstorang in January. In the show, actor Jung Il-
woo 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. It’s since caught the eye of TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram users the world over, and-perhaps with almost everybody at home now-it’s gone especially viral these past few days. The best part is, it’s relatively easy to whip up in your kitchen.
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Whipped coffee (Dalgona coffee) by @okonomikitchen 🧡 . INGREDIENTS 1 part // 3 tbsp instant coffee 1 part // 3 tbsp granulated sugar* 1 part // 3 tbsp hot water or plant milk Plant milk of choice (about 1 cup per serving // I find cashew milk the best) INSTRUCTIONS In a tall glass (I like to use a jar) add in the instant coffee, granulated sugar, any flavourings if using and hot water/milk. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Whisk the mixture until frothy. Depending on the appliance/equipment you use, this can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 5 minutes. For an iced coffee, add ice to a cup, pour milk into the cup and top it off with about 1/3 of the whipped coffee. For a hot version, heat the milk and then add whipped coffee on top. Stir the frothy coffee throughly into the milk to desired consistently. Notes: What Kind of Sugar Should I Use? I tried this with granulated cane sugar, brown sugar, maple sugar and coconut sugar and they all work! The granulated cane sugar did have the strongest and highest foam peaks. [recipe as posted on Okonomikitchen.com, courtesy of @okonomikitchen] #bestofvegan
This beverage is a creamy visual treat and you should give it a try this quarantine! So what do we need to make this magical indulgence:
“Equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and water that’s whipped to sit atop a glass of milk like a big, foamy hat” that’s it!
It’s not just about the taste of this coffee, it’s also about how fascinating it looks and it’s beauty has grabbed so much of attention! Dalgona coffee is an instant bait for social media users and there’s no way you can deny it!
Dalgona iced coffee is the latest trendy drink that might rival latte art for being photogenic Instagram-bait.
Do you know what’s the best part about the trendy anti-freeze? You can make a keto-friendly version of it!
You just need to replace sugar with zero carb stevia or swerve. Mix two tablespoons of hot water with two tablespoons of instant coffee and add 5 tablespoons of stevia or swerve. Use a whisk to beat them to form a whipped mousse consistency, and be patient cause this will take some time but it’s worth it!
Take a glass of milk (you can use plant-based milk too!) add few ice cubes, and now top it with the gorgeous foamy whip! Now click some stunning pictures and post this sweet-treat on social media.