Dalgona coffee is a perfect creamy whipped coffee. It’s a perfect treat for this summers. And yes!! it’s trending also.
This super tempting creamy coffee is a hot sensation on the internet nowadays. We all know because of this COVID-19, we are locked down at home and quarantined. So people started taking their interest in cooking. And this Dalgona is trending on social media. Yes, it’s Viral now.
Cooking is a stress reliever in fact. For me also, it’s always a stress reliever. And I love it now. So is my whipped coffee. Make this superb creamy rich cold coffee this summers while staying quarantined at home. I
Dalgona is generally a cold coffee. But you can make a hot coffee as well by topping the creamy whipped coffee on top of hot milk. To add some chocolaty flavor you can add cocoa powder also to the whipped coffee mix and beat for 1 more minute. It will be more like a mocha flavor (coffee + chocolate)
What is Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is a perfect whipped coffee that is easy to make. In this coffee, an equal quantity of instant coffee, sugar, and water is whipped to make a light fluffy airy and frothy mixture. Originally this whipped coffee is from South Korea.
History of Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona was popular in South Korea in 1970 & 80 before the McDonald’s first outlet in 1988. It was like sugar candy. It was created after the Korean war was in 1950 – 53 during which US Army personnel gave out confectionery to local children. Their parents, unable to spare money for such treats, went about trying to make their own versions. (Source)
However, this dalgona coffee is a modified version of their traditional Dalgano tea and coffee. This new modified version is a creamy and rich coffee with frothy whipped coffee on top. Give it a nice stir.
This tastes just like cold version of my homemade CCD style cappuccino.
Best Beaten Coffee/ Dalgona Coffee
Here the mixture of instant coffee and sugar is beaten to incorporate air into it. So that it will be frothy and creamy. Then top the creamy whipped mixture on chilled milk.
In this whipped coffee, an equal proportion of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water is beaten.
Yes, you can keep this whipped coffee in the refrigerator for a week. Just remove from the refrigerator. Then add to chilled milk.
Dalgona is a South Korean whipped coffee. It resembles the same as Indian beaten coffee or cappuccino coffee. In both coffee forms, coffee and sugar mix are beaten and whipped to the frothy and airy mixture.
The difference is in layering. In hot Indian cappuccino, the base layer is beaten coffee, and milk is poured on it, whereas in Dalgona, the chilled milk is layered with beaten coffee on top of milk.
Only Instant coffee goes best for this dalgona coffee recipe. Powdered coffee won’t be able to do the magic. This is because instant coffee has xantham gum which helps in making it airy when beaten. So for sure try only with instant coffee powder.
And the answer is a simple “No”. I have tried with regular coffee powder and failed miserably. It didn’t turn that thick, creamy, and frothy after beating for 30 minutes with an electric beater.
How to make the best whipped Dalgona?
It’s a simple and easy coffee recipe. This coffee recipe is very much similar to my Indian beaten coffee or cappuccino. The main task is whipping the mixture of coffee and sugar with equal water. You can use a spoon or hand whisk if making in small batches. A high-speed hand mixer would be a great option for quick frothy output. Then just top it over chilled milk. Your Dalgona is ready.
Best Dalgona Coffee
- 5 tsp Instant coffee powder (nescafe or Bru or any brand)
- 5 tsp Sugar
- 750 ml Milk
- 8 – 10 ice cubes
- Take a deep mixing bowl.
- Put coffee powder and sugar and little water.
- Start blending with a hand blender at slow speed.
- Gradually increase the speed.
- Beat until this is light in color and smooth in texture.
- Take chilled milk in a glass upto 80 % filled.
- Layer the foamy beaten coffee mix on top of cold milk.
- Sprinkle some coffee powder and serve chilled.
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