prep time

10 Min.

beverage type

cold coffee, dessert

portions

1

Origin of Dalgona coffee

You’ve probably heard of it: Dalgona Coffee, or Dalgona Coffee is a specialty coffee that originated in Asia and swept the internet from South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic as an internet phenomenon!

It is not entirely clear where Dalgona coffee originated. However, the concept of beating coffee and sugar has been around for some time in Korea, India or Greece.
The drink is based on the Indian, vertically inverted variant Beaten Coffee (Indian: phenti hui), also known as Indian Cappuccino.

Preparation of Dalgona coffee

Here we have put together two different recipes for you:

  • with freshly brewed espresso
  • with instant coffee

dalgona coffee

How To: A step-by-step guide to making Dalgona coffee with espresso

The airy Dalgona coffee made from three simple ingredients!

prep time: 10 minutes

benötigte Ausrüstung:

- blender
- glass jar

Material:

- 2 shots of tasty Espresso 😁
- 2 spoons brown sugar
- 1/2 A glass of milk, oats or cashews also work well

the steps to prepare dalgona coffee:

Step 1 : Dissolve sugar
Place espresso and sugar in a glass container and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Step 2 : Blend until firm
Now mix with the hand mixer until it slowly becomes firm. The consistency is reminiscent of whipped cream. This can take up to 5 minutes!
Step 3 : Serve and enjoy
For iced coffee: Put ice cubes and cold milk in a glass and fill up with the fluffy Dalgona mass. This creates a great layering!
For hot coffee: preheat the milk and pour it into the glass, fill up with the Dalgona coffee.
Ratio: 2/3 milk, 1/3 Dalgona coffee.

and here is the classic recipe with instant coffee:

How To: A step-by-step guide to making Dalgona coffee with instant coffee

The airy Dalgona coffee made from three simple ingredients

prep time: 10 minutes

equipment:

  • blender
  • glass jar

materials: 

  • 2 spoons instant coffee
  • 2 spoons brown suger
  • 2 spoons ho water
  • 1/2 A glass of milk, oats or cashews also work well

the steps to prepare coffee:

Step 1 : Dissolve sugar

Place instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a glass container and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Step 2 : Blend until firm

Now mix with the hand mixer until it slowly becomes firm. The consistency is reminiscent of whipped cream. This can take up to 5 minutes!

Step 3 : Serve and enjoy

For iced coffee: Put ice cubes and cold milk in a glass and fill up with the fluffy Dalgona mass. This creates a great layering!
For hot coffee: preheat milk and pour into the glass, fill up with Dalgona coffee.

Ratio: 2/3 milk, 1/3 Dalgona coffee.

dalgona kaffee

Questions about the Dalgona coffee recipe

Dalgona coffee is a magical whipped coffee drink made from espresso or instant coffee, sugar and liquid and stirred into iced or hot milk. Thanks to the airy consistency, there is a great optical layering and a delicious mouthfeel!

It is not entirely clear where Dalgona coffee originated. However, the concept of beating coffee and sugar has been around for some time in Korea, India or Greece.

Flavors are notoriously difficult to describe in words, but you can think of it as coffee mousse in beverage form. The coffee foam itself is quite sweet, but when mixed with some milk it is very tasty.

Whipped coffee is made by mixing instant coffee or espresso with sugar and some liquid. Mostly hot water is used, but warmed up milk also works. This will also hold the foam better.

many sugars are suitable for the preparation:

  • granulated cane sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • maple sugar
  • coconut sugar
  • maple syrup

No, it also works with espresso! See the tips in our recipe.

It takes hours for the foam to go away! Dalgona can also be stored well in the refrigerator for the next day.

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