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'm in love with it now. I'm a coffee lover and I love to make whipped coffee. Make this superb creamy rich cold coffee in summers.
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 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 sugar candy 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 a cold version of my homemade cappuccino.
F A Qs on Whipped Dalgona
This whipped dalgona is a cold beverage and a great drink in hot summers. And you can enjoy them on any other day as well.
Why the coffee is beaten in this recipe?
Dalgona is a creamy 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 with chilled milk.
What is the ratio of ingredients?
In this whipped coffee, an equal proportion of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water is beaten.
Can I store this whipped coffee?
Yes, you can keep this whipped coffee in the refrigerator for a week. Just remove it from the refrigerator. Then add to chilled milk. In case you are making hot coffee, keep it out of the refrigerator for 15 - 20 minutes or till it comes to room temperature. Then add to the hot milk. Otherwise, your coffee may turn cold fast.
How to beat the sugar and coffee to make smooth fluffy?
You can beat using a spoon for small amount like for 1 cup dalgona or a wired whisk or a electric hand blender. I personally found hand blender is an easier option since it makes the task easier. With hand blender, it hardly takes 2 - 3 minutes to get perfect creamy fluffy coffee mixture. Where as with a hand whisk or spoon it make more than 15 minutes or so and above that it will be a good enough hand-exercise. 😉
Is Cappuccino is same as Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona is a South Korean whipped coffee. It resembles the same as 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 cappuccino, the base layer is coffee or espresso, and milk is poured on it topped with milk froth, whereas in Dalgona, the chilled milk is layered with beaten coffee frothing on top of milk.
Which coffee is best for dalgona?
Only Instant coffee goes best for this dalgona coffee recipe. Powdered coffee won't be able to do the magic. When doing little research on "why" I came across a few points which I think are scientifically validates why instant coffee is best for making this dalgona.
First, instant coffee is made by brewing and dehydrating. The dehydrated coffee has less oil and it helps in better whipping than brewed coffee which has proteins, oil, and more substances that make it difficult to make the coffee foamy.
Second, instant coffee has a preservative called xanthan gum which helps in making it airy when whipped. I don't have any validation for this theory.
So the final verdict is instant coffee is best for any frothy whipped coffee. Let it be dalgona coffee or cappuccino. So if you are trying to make this coffee, then try only with instant coffee powder.
Can I use ground coffee powder for this whipped coffee?
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. So maybe the coffee powder was not good for the recipe.
How to make the 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 made 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.
Whipped Dalgona Coffee Recipe
Dalgona Coffee (Whipped 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.