Now that I have all the time in the world, I can shamelessly admit that I have downloaded TikTok and I try weird hacks and recipes from there to occupy myself. I saw the Dalgona coffee recipe, and like anyone else, my heart went - ooh.
If you have never been on Tiktok, this might be confusing for you - Dalgona coffee is a thick coffee, which is usually mixed with milk and ice. It sounds just like normal coffee, so what's the appeal? The coffee has been whisked to become fluffy and thick!
Here's How You Can Make Dalgona Coffee
It's got basic ingredients - water, sugar and instant coffee. Add 2 tablespoons of each into a bowl and you can start making your Dalgona coffee!
Use a whisk or a hand mixer to beat them to form a whipped mousse-like consistency. It might take a few minutes of whipping to get there. It took me a good 20 mins.
After the whisking, now add some ice to a glass and fill it 3/4 with milk of your choice - most TikTokers show almond milk, but normal milk works just fine.
Then you take a scoop or few of the whipped coffee and place it on the top of the iced milk. There you go, your Dalgona coffee is ready. However, before you drink it, it's best to mix all of the whipped coffee into the milk and ice.
The recipe makes about 3 cups of coffee, which you can store for later.
Is It As Good As It Looks?
It's yummy. Not extraordinary, out of the box yummy. Just really good. It sure does look much better than most coffee, but the entire appeal is the presentation. The taste is pretty much your same old cold coffee, but this one is creamy.
The whisking process, if you don't have a hand mixer may just drive you nuts but you really don't have anything else to do right now, so might as well.
Dalgona coffee actually originated in India, Pakistan and Macau - which is basically mixed or beaten coffee. The only difference is the extra frothy whisked coffee.
It's definitely worth a try because it is time-consuming, fun, and really delicious - everything you need during the quarantine.