Yes, I’ve jumped on the trend train, and I will not apologize! I’ve actually been planning a coffee series to compliment my 21 Days of Tea series, and this was a fun opportunity to provide a prequel.
Anyway, so my best friend (who doesn’t know she’s my best friend or that I exist) Chetna Makan has been making daily videos on her YouTube channel to help folks #stayhomeandcook, and she introduced me to the dalgona craze. You’ve probably seen this popular Korean coffee sensation on Instagram. Luckily, I had all the ingredients, and it’s likely you do, too. Even better, it only takes five minutes to get your caffeine fix!
While Chetna’s recipe (and every other one I found online) goes for a 1:1:1 ratio of coffee to sugar to water, that ratio is too strong for my tastes, so I’ve cut down the coffee to about a third of the original recipe. If you’re like me and like a little coffee with your creamer, you should enjoy this one without feeling like your heart is about to pop out of your body.
1- 1.5 teaspoons of instant coffee
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of cold water
1 cup of milk (any kind)
- Combine the coffee, water, and sugar and beat until the mixture becomes fluffy and golden brown.
- Pour milk over a couple of ice cubes, leaving an inch or two at the top of your glass or mug or jar.
- Top with coffee mixture and any additional toppings (such as chocolate or caramel syrup).
- Snap a photo and then stir it all together before you enjoy!