Instant coffee, sugar, and water combine to form this delicious thick coffee mousse perfect for topping milk with. A viral trend that’s totally not over hyped, this takes just a couple minutes and gives you coffee shop worthy coffee right at home!
So what is dalgona coffee anyway?
I had no idea up until a few days ago, when I started seeing it pop up all over everyones instagram feeds. So I googled and according to this website, Dalgona Coffee is almost like a reverse latte, where the milk is the liquid bit, and the coffee is the foamy bit. Sounds good to me! Dalgona is apparently a Korean word for a toffee type candy they eat on a stick, similar in color to the coffee mouse that forms after whipping our ingredients together.
How to make whipped coffee:
It’s as simple as whisking. Whip it real good! We have three ingredients:
Nescafe or instant coffee granules, regular white sugar, and very hot water.
These three ingredients are added to a sturdy high walled mug or deep bowl (this will splatter. A lot. Trust me!) and then whisked vigorously. You can do this by hand or with a whisk attachment of a handheld mixer. You can also use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Just don’t try using a fork or spoon because it will either take forever or not work.
How do you know when your Dalgona coffee is ready?
When the whisking yields a thick sturdy coffee mousse. It’ll be the consistency of whipped cream or whipped egg whites. The mousse should be so sturdy that it won’t fall off your spoon if you scoop up a little and hold it upside down- the texture of the mousse on the whisk in this photo.
What does whipped Dalgona Coffee taste like?
It’s sweet and strong and thick. It’s delightful! It really does taste like a coffee shop treat that you can make at home.
How to serve the coffee and how many does this serve?
You can enjoy this cold like I did, or you can dollop the mousse onto hot milk.
The recipe makes 2 good sized cups, you can scale down or up as long as you keep the ratio the same (coffee, sugar, and water at 1:1:1)
Can I use less sugar?
I think a little less should be fine, but I wouldn’t reduce it too much because the sugar is part of what makes the meringue! Add a little less of the actual mousse to the coffee if you want less of an intense sweet drink.
Can I use dairy free milk alternatives?
Definitely! This would be great with almond, oat or coconut milk.
Do I need the instant coffee powder?
According to the internet, yup!
Whipped Coffee – Dalgona Coffee
- 2 tbsp Nescafe powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp boiling water
- 2 cups cold milk, with or without ice cubes
- Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, or a regular whisk and lots of arm power, whisk together the nescafe powder, sugar and hot water.
- Keep whisking and whisking and the mixture will become thick and foamy, and eventually stiff, almost like egg whites. Once it becomes so stiff, it won't drop off a spoon, you're ready!
- Pour cold milk into two glasses, add ice cubes if you like, and place a large dollop of coffee mousse in each glass. Before drinking, stir it a little. Enjoy!
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