What is Dalgona Coffee, why it has become so popular and how to make one at home?

Dalgona Coffee

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You might have heard of ‘Dalgona Coffee’ during this quarantine period a lot. The Google trends tell that it is amongst the most things being searched these days. Undoubtedly, it is trending, but what actually ‘Dalgona Coffee’ is? Not many people know about it.

You might have seen this beverage on Instagram, Facebook, or Tik Tok with a foamy lather on top of a glass filled with milk. There are many videos also doing rounds on the internet about its recipe. People can be seen whisking sugar, water, and instant coffee. Well, we will tell you what actually Dalgona coffee is.

You must have heard of different types of coffees like Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, and many others. Similar is the now trending Dalgona coffee whose origin can be found in India, Pakistan, and Macau. We also call it whipped coffee or beat coffee.

Dalgona became famous when it featured in a Korean TV show called Pyunstorang in January. Actor Jung II Woo travels to Macau and tries this drink. Then he gives it nickname “Dalgona” because of its resemblance to traditional Korean sponge candy Dalgona, also known as honeycomb toffee. Since then, it has gone viral on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. There’s no need to tell that this can be made in the kitchen of your house.

The reason for its popularity is also because of how it looks. In the lockdown, all of us crave to have something to eat or drink from outside.

Most of us are trying hands in cooking dishes which we generally eat at restaurants. This Dalgona coffee looks like it has been served directly from the restaurant. Hence it appeals to the public.

We’ll also tell you how Dalgona coffee is made:

  • You need coffee powder, sugar, boiled water, and cold milk. If you want, you can use ice cubes also.
  • Firstly, you need to add equal amount of coffee, sugar and boiled water in a bowl to make the mixture.
  • After that, you need to beat it using a whisker or a hand blender. You have to beat it till the mixture becomes creamy and frothy. Using good quality of coffee is advised. The colour of your mixture will depend upon the richness of the coffee.
  • Once you are done with the mixture, then add cold milk in a glass or mug. Add ice cubes if you want.
  • In the end, pour the beated mixture on top of it.

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