Dalgona Iced Whipped Coffee Recipe (달고나 커피)

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Whipped Dalgona Coffee Recipe (달고나 커피)

How do you drink your coffee in a worldwide quarantine situation? Instant and whipped, according to this new viral trend!

Dalgona Coffee or whipped coffee, is quite trendy nowadays and became viral especially on visually pleasing(or teasing) platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok! The stimulating beverage became prominent during the quarantine lockdown and thus it’s often called the “quarantine coffee” drink. This new fashionable quarantine craze was first offered to the public by a South Korean cafe shop and from there it started spreading like wildfire.

This viral trend comes from South Korea; but some people point out that this type of coffee has been available for quite a long time in countries like India and Pakistan.

It’s a recent and modern Korean invention, but the origins of this drink could be traced back to other typical coffee drink recipes in India and Pakistan. In India they make the so called beaten coffee which is a popular home style coffee and is very similar to dalgona coffee.

 

easy Dalgona Iced Whipped Coffee Recipe

The drink is named after it’s taste resembling that of a popular Korean sweet toffee dessert called “dalgona”. Still, most dalgona coffee doesn’t have the actual dalgona added in it.

I should confess. I like espresso, I like lattes, I like cold coffee brews, I like iced coffees, I like filter coffees.

Well, you get it…I like coffee. And now I like Dalgona coffee too. This super duper creamy drink with a fluffy caffeinated foam that sits in a cup of milk, yum.

So, when I saw this coffee recipe invade my social profiles and Instagram feeds, I was immediately very curious to try this exotic coffee drink.

Even my cat likes it when I make dalgona coffee 😉

 

cats like dalgona coffee too

 

This drink began with a great success in January in South Korea after being popularized by famous actor Jung Il-woo(he’s cute ;-)) in a TV show.

The recipe then got all over the place on TikTok, which I use quite a lot lately! And I got hooked with the drink from first sight. Then my cat got obsessed with Dalgona too.

It is now easily found on the social networks under hashtags like # dalgonacoffeechallenge or #whippedcoffee.

According to The New York Times, this recipe doesn’t come out of nowhere:

For some, it’s not just a short lived fad; they’ve been making this recipe at home for years now. Who knows, we may be in for the appearance of a new latte drinking culture or a movement.

In India and Pakistan, this types of coffee beverages have been for a long time popular under the name phenti hui. In Greece, they also have a coffee recipe very similar to Dalgona and is known as “Greek frappe”.

Ok, I’m done with the short history lesson, now get ready for making your ultra creamy homemade dalgona coffee with a texture that is creamy, airy and velvety smooth.

Discover below the secret (well, it’s not a secret anymore ;-)) of this super easy whipped coffee recipe, which packs for an instant delight and is perfect for your show off on the social #dalgonacoffeechallenge.

Easy Homemade Whipped Dalgona Coffee Recipe (plus Iced version)

 

As we mentioned dalgona coffee is a trendy type of a whipped iced coffee recipe that comes from South Korea. This coffee takes its name from a resemblance in taste with the Korean caramel candy called dalgona.

Most of the dalgona coffee versions are for iced coffee type of drinks as it’s intended for use in the hot summer days, but you can skip the addition of ice and you will have a warm or at least not that cold drink similar to latte or mocha / frappe style coffee.

For and easy step by step guide on how to make the Dalgona whipped coffee yourself, take a look at the recipe Infographic below:

 

Easy Homemade Dalgona Coffee Recipe steps ingredients graphic
Dalgona (Whipped) Coffee Recipe steps and Ingredients

 

For this whipped Dalgona coffee recipe you will need only about 5 minutes for the preparation.

So, here we go.

How to Make Iced Dalgona Whipped Coffee at Home

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup of milk (or vegetable milk)
  •  Ice cubes (for an icy version)
  •  Cocoa powder and nutmeg for garnish (optional)

Preparation:

1. In a large bowl, pour all the instant coffee granules, sugar and hot water.

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2. Preferably use a blender, hand mixer or milk frother foam maker, because if you use just your hand and a fork (or something like that) to whisk, it will take much longer and will require more efforts i.e. work from you ( and your hand may fall off ;-)).

3. After few minutes you should get a thick, airy and creamy texture.

4.  Fill a large glass halfway with the ice cubes.

5. Then pour the milk up to about two-thirds of the cup.

6. With a spoon, add your whipped coffee on top.

7. And to finish your Dalgona coffee, sprinkle with nutmeg or cocoa powder on top.

 

My tips: the recipe I’m showing here is for an easy iced version of Dalgona coffee. But, if you prefer you can easily just skip the ice cubes and make a warm or hot version of your dalgona coffee. In such case, you will need to heat the milk beforehand.

 

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Dalgona Iced Coffee Recipe (달고나 커피)
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup of milk (or vegetable milk)
  • Ice cubes (for an icy version)
  • Cocoa powder and nutmeg for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, pour all the instant coffee granules, sugar and hot water.
  2. Preferably use a blender, because if you use just a fork to whisk it will take much longer and will require more efforts i.e. work from you.
  3. After a few minutes you should get a thick, airy and creamy texture.
  4. Fill a large glass halfway with the ice cubes.
  5. Then pour the milk up to about two-thirds of the cup.
  6. With a spoon, add your whipped coffee on top.
  7. And to finish your yummy Dalgona coffee, sprinkle with nutmeg or cocoa powder.
Notes
here I show you an easy iced version of Dalgona coffee. But, if you prefer you can easily just skip the ice cubes and make a warm or hot version of your dalgona coffee. In such case, you will need to heat the milk beforehand.
 

Additional Notes:

  • As I mentioned this is the iced version of dalgona coffee; for a hot version (just make sure the whipped coffee foam isn’t hot or it wont actually get right into a foam and will become a liquid instead ), it is possible to omit the ice cubes and just heat the milk beforehand.
  • Chocolate milk can also be used!
  • It is possible to flavor this coffee in different ways: cocoa or matcha in the mixture of the beginning, spices such as cinnamon and ginger, vanilla essence, etc.
  • The initial mixture is made from the same amount of each ingredient: you can easily double the recipe to make one also to your quarantine companion.
  • However, it is not possible to substitute instant coffee powder with ordinary coffee or even an espresso: it does not foam!

Make Dalgona Whipped Coffee without Sugar

 

Well, you can just skip the sugar step when you are making your dalgona coffee and use instead the sweetener you prefer: honey, maple syrup or stevia.

 

Blue Dalgona Coffee Latte Recipe

 

blue dalgona whipped coffee latte

This is a little different type of Dalgona and is basically the same thing just with a blue butterfly pea flower powder instead of or in addition to granulated instant coffee. It’s pretty simple to make, really.

Preparation 10 min

Servings: 1

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp blue matcha
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • granulated coffee (optional)
  • 1 cup milk (or vegetable milk)
  • Ice cubes (for an icy version)
  • Cocoa powder and a pinch of nutmeg grates for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, pour the blue matcha (and instant granulated coffee if you want a little extra caffeine kick, but the color will be darker and less vibrant blue, also the taste may be closer to coffee too), sugar and hot water.
  2. Whisk (with a milk frother if possible, if not with a hand whisk – it will simply be longer and will require quite a lot of elbow grease i.e work) the mixture, until it becomes thick, airy and mix (about 3 minutes in the milk frother). (This is where the magic works, the mixture becomes creamy, sparkling and foamy.!)
  3. Fill a cup or glass of ice cubes, halfway.
  4. Pour milk or vegetable milk up to 2/3 of the cup.
  5. Using a spoon, place the whipped blue mixture on top.
  6. Optional: I sprinkled a little fresh nutmeg and cocoa powder on top.

The recent # dalgonacoffee trend has been storming social networks for the past few months, mostly due to  quarantined people who have more free  time available than usual and want to twister their regular coffee to look more like the concoctions they used to buy in cafes?!

Note: if you skip instant coffee in this dalgona recipe version and use just the butterfly pea flower powder, you will get a lighter in taste and more clean, vibrant blue color for your blue dalgona latte. You can always experiment and see what you like better.

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Blue Matcha or Butterfly Pea Flower Powder Health Benefits

 

Matcha is known for its green color, which is actually a very fine powder of ground green tea. It is often served in latte (in hot milk).

But some people, also extend the definition of matcha to other types of finely ground tea, such as black or white tea.

And we now also find blue matcha, whose vibrant blue color is 100% natural! It is made from the flower of clitoria ternatea, or Butterfly Pea Flower, highly prized as an aromatic and medicinal plant.

The purplish blue flower is dried and then ground to be served as a latte, but also in a host of recipes as a natural dye and food coloring. Who needs the artificial dangerous lab created additives we often consume with our food. Nature is amazing and has everything to offer for delighting our sensed and taste buds and keep us healthy. Only we, humans have the stupidity to jam our food with artificial cancer and many other health issue causing substances to “improve” the taste, smell and visual appearance.

On the Web, many companies offer in addition to green and blue matcha, a red matcha made of roselle hibiscus flowers and a Pink matcha, which is made from … rose petals.

 

Whipped Dalgona coffee for people in a hurry:

 

This quick, easy version is less “instagrammable”, but faster and really still delicious. I put in the blender the basic ingredients: coffee, sugar (or sweetener) and hot water.

When it foams, I add plenty of ice cubes and a glass of oat milk. In two minutes, it’s ready !

In a few days, this ultra-fast version came to replace the mocha ice ball that we like to tune into our morning(or midday) desserts.
The current temperatures make us want a very refreshing sweetness, right:-).

 

And here is a nice challenge recipe for a quick dessert

 

For the challenge, I started with the idea of a very basic Dalgona coffee in a dessert version.

In the bottom of the glass I laid a crumbled Speculoos, then I added a ball of vanilla ice cream and poured the whipped coffee.

For the final touch, I grated a little chocolate on top. Voilla!

Here is the beautiful whipped coffee closeup shot again:

Whipped coffee latte or Dalgona Coffee close up view

 

Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe (Green Matcha)

 

 

Dalgona Matcha latte Recipe

Dalgona latte with matcha recipe

 

Preparation :10 minutes
Dificulty:easy
1 serving

Main ingredients

  • 1 egg white or 2 tbsp aquafaba
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Preparation

 

Using a whisk or electric beater, whisk the egg white (or aquafaba) until it is sparkling and thick.
Add sugar and whisk until firm peaks stick to the whisk.
Sift matcha powder over it. Whisk to mix well.
Pour the milk into a cup. Garnish with whipped matcha and taste.

A Variant of the Dalgona Matcha

You can replace coconut milk with your favorite type of milk, cow milk or nut milk(almond milk).

Tip: If you use aquafaba, add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar to get firmer peaks in your mixture.

Note:

 

Do not add the matcha powder until the egg white is well whipped. Matcha makes the mixture too heavy to allow the egg to foam properly.

Did you know?

Aquafaba is the liquid that remains when you drain chickpeas from a can.

 

And Some Health Info

Eating any part of a raw egg can pose a health problem, because raw eggs are carriers of bacteria. If you prefer not to take risks, buy eggs that have been pasteurized or canned liquid egg whites or egg powder.

Additional Info:

This recipe works best with fine granulated sugar, but you can use any other type of sugar. Make sure the egg white is firm before adding sugar, especially if the sugar used is heavy like coconut sugar.

Nutritional value

Calories: 269
Proteins: 13 g
Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 36 g
Fiber: 0
Sodium: 155 mg

Dalgona matcha is similar to a regular matcha latte, with the difference that the green foamy cream part is added on top, while your ordinary matcha latte is with the opposite arrangement like this one:

 

regular matcha latte in a cup

I would be happy to have your feedback if you made the whipped dalgona coffee recipe at home or if you tried creating your own version of it! Maybe you’ll even convince me to try your thing, I’m all ears ;-)!

 

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