The internet is going crazy for Dalgona Coffee or Whipped Coffee. It is a cold latte drink that originated from South Korea and now is taking the internet by storm. The ingredients to Dalgona Coffee is really quite simple – equal parts instant coffee, sugar and water. Although it’s simple in ingredients, I found it quite a challenging to make. It took me three attempt before I was successful in making a fluffy Dalgona Coffee. I find the key to a successful Whipped Dalgona Coffee is air. My first attempt, I tried mixing everything in a cup with a hand held mixer. It did not work because I was not getting enough air in the cup. My second attempt I used instant coffee that had milk and that turned into liquid sludge.
I actually threw in the towel and gave up on ever having homemade Whipped Coffee. I called my sister in law venting about my failed attempts and explaining my whole process. She then tried it at home and of course made it effortlessly! I decided that I was not a quitter and tried again. I faced timed her the next day and had her walk me through process. I used a bowl instead of a cup, I used instant black/brown coffee and only hot water. I used a whisk instead of a hand mixer, although I don’t think that make a difference. I hand whisked for 15 minutes, careful to make sure I was getting air in when mixing.
Most of you will want to give up in a few minutes when you see nothing changing and your arm gets tired, but don’t give up! What to look for is the mix will get lighter in color when air is let in. The more air you whisk in the lighter and fluffier your Dalgona Coffee will get. Mine came out creamy and slightly fluffy, which was the perfect consistency for me. If you prefer it to be more fluffy keep on whisking.
I poured my Dalgona Coffee over cold almond milk and because the consistency was so fluffy it did not dilute in the cup. In fact it came out very pretty with the separation of the white almond milk and golden brown Dalgona Coffee. So was it good? I thought it tasted like a less sweeter version of Vietnamese Coffee, which I love! If you are missing your Starbucks fix, this is a delicious way to get your fix.
- 2 tbsp. instant coffee
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. hot water
- Add all ingredients in medium bowl and hand whisk for 10-15 minutes.
- Or hand mixer for 2-3 minutes.
- Whisk air in until dark brown mixture turns lighter and lighter.
- Look for when mixture is a light brown, fluffy and thick.