Step aside, frappuccinos. There's a new aesthetically pleasing and delicious coffee treat in town. You'veYou've probably been seeing dalgona coffee all over your Instagram feed.
The best way to describe it is a reverse cappuccino, only creamier. And the best part? You don't even need barista training to make one at home, just a whisk or electric mixer. Below we're sharing the simple recipe and some alternatives for those that don't like coffee.
Another great thing about dalgona coffee is that it doesn't require any fancy or expensive ingredients. In fact, you need the components that you'd use to make a regular instant coffee: milk, hot water, sugar, and instant coffee powder.
To make a dalgona coffee, blend equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water until it becomes light and fluffy. Spoon your mixture on top of hot or cold milk, and you're done!
The whipped coffee is easier to achieve with an electric mixer, but you can use a handheld whisk if you want a good arm workout. Your whipped coffee should have a similar consistency to whipped cream, able to ''stand up on its own'' or not drip from the whisk or spoon.
The consensus for one serving is two tablespoons of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, but feel free to adjust your ratios to your taste as some might find the original recipe too strong or too sweet.
You can use any milk (oat, almond, coconut, etc.) and any sugar (white, brown, coconut). It can also be made without sugar, but the fluffiness will only last a few minutes before dissolving.
If you're using a handheld whisk, try to whisk in a zigzag motion rather than in circles. This helps to speed up the process. Feel free to add finishing touches, like cinnamon or chocolate sprinkles, to make it even tastier.
Not a coffee drinker? No problem! You can still enjoy this delicious drink on your terms. Just swap out the instant coffee for alternatives, like matcha, chai, or hot chocolate mix.
As long as it sits in a powdered form, it will work. You may want to reduce the amount of sugar if you're using an already sweet alternative, like hot chocolate.
It may take you a few tries to get the hang of it, but you'll be addicted once you do. It'sIt's an easy way to enjoy a coffee shop's luxuries at home (with no expensive equipment required). So go ahead, fill your cup!