This recipe has been a mega-hit on Korean social media!
And a good reason for it.
The coffee (or is it milk with coffee?) is so easy to make - only requires two pantry ingredients.
Plus it's fun to make - you'll burn a few calories whisking!
If you're staying at home over the weekend, and need to kill some time - try it out!
But first, do you what Dalgona is?
Dalgona is the Korean word for sponge toffee. This sweet candy brings nostalgia for those who grew up in the 90's in Korea.
Then, there were many street vendors who made and sold this candy throughout Korea. Nowadays, it's harder and harder to find them.
So how it made?
A mixture of sugar and baking soda is melted at a very high temperature.
The hot syrup is poured, then pressed flat with a star (or character shaped) mold.
Then the fun starts.
The challenge - from the street vendors - is to carve out the inner shape with a small pin without breaking the outer mold.
If you're successful, the vendor often gives you another dalgona for free.
Yes, we've tried before. And its harder than it looks. As you grow older, your hands become more unsteady (lol!)
Younger kids seem to have a knack for it!
Now, let's make Dalgona Coffee!
We will whisk equal parts sugar, instant coffee and boiling water to make a thick-but-airy Dalgona froth.
The ratio is 1:1:1 - simple to remember right?
What we like most about this coffee recipe is that the drink is not overly sweet! It's something that you can drink and drink.
Try out the recipe with the 1:1:1 ratio. If you'd like it more sweet, add more sugar on your second try!
This recipe works completely fine with an electric mixer or stand mixer. (But it's less fun - so burn some calories with a whisk heh!)
Choose any instant coffee - Folgers, Nescafe, etc.
Whip the mixture alot - until you get mountain peaks in your froth!
Find a pretty cup to pour this into... the presentation is 90% of the taste.
Our recipe will create enough foam for 1-2 cups.
Alright neighbors, give this a go! And send us a pic on IG if you do 🙂
You know how much we enjoy seeing pictures of you cook.
- 2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Boiling Water
- Some Milk
- Take out a large mixing bowl: Place in Instant Coffee (2 Tablespoons), Sugar (2 Tablespoons) and Boiling Water (2 Tablespoons).
- Mix together with a whisk (or an electric mixer or stand mixer). Keep whisking until you see mountain peaks in the froth.
- Add milk to your cup (however much you want). Then top off with a few scoops of the froth.
- Bon Beverage!
Grrr first recipe I am giving a 1 star. This DOES NOT work with any instant coffee. I have tried 3 now and all do not turn out like that. It looks SO GOOD!!!
Hmm - it should work... can you tell me what type of instant coffee you were using?
Katie F. says
I can say I tried it with just regular instant coffee crystals from Aldi (it does have to be instant coffee though, don't try this with regular ground coffee), and it was perfect. It does take a bit of elbow grease if doing it by hand with a whisk, so perhaps you weren't whisking long enough?
Ugh so good ...the only thing I'm gonna do differently next time is make myself a smaller glass...that caffeine kicked in with a vengeance
Heh! It did its job!