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Dalgona Coffee Recipe: Here is How to Make a Perfect Cup of Internet’s Favorite Quarantine Drink

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, has taken the world by storm, infecting thousands of people across the globe. The contagious pandemic has made many countries to declare nationwide lockdowns, making people sit at their homes to contain the spread of the virus. Indeed, the situation is chaotic and can sometimes make people lose their calm, but people have found ways to keep themselves happier and cheerful even in times of difficulty. Nowadays, all the social media platforms are filled with pictures of people are doing in their spare time to make themselves happy in gloomy times. Whether it is about following their forgotten passion or nominating their friends for challenges, people are sharing everything on social media and are setting trends.

One such trend that is surfacing all over the internet is making a delicious cup of Dalgona coffee. A South Korean whipped coffee drink, Dalgona coffee has become a favorite past time for many people amid the lockdown. Not only it’s a visually pleasing drink but also a very easy-to-make mix that can be prepared with the simplest of ingredients lying in your kitchen. Do you also want to brag about your ability to make Dalgona Coffee on your social media? Here is all you need to know about Dalgona coffee and you can make it while quarantining at home. 

What is Dalgona Coffee?

A whipped coffee drink that got its name from a type of Korean candy, Dalgona coffee is among the latest food trend that has taken over the internet. While the concept of whipped coffee is not alien to us Indians as we have been already introduced with ‘Phenti Hui Coffee’ or ‘Beaten Coffee’ long back ago. With most preferred places of socializing being shut because of the nationwide lockdown, people are willing to try their hands-on cooking at home and Dalgona coffee is just a simple drink that requires just 3 ingredients – coffee powder, sugar and milk and sparing some time (from the plenty of time we have due to the quarantine) to beat the coffee.

How to Make Dalgona Coffee

Ingredients:                

  • Instant coffee

  • Sugar

  • Hot water

  • A spoon (to whisk)

  • Milk 

For a single serving of Dalgona coffee, follow these simple steps:

First, add two tablespoons of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, everything in the same quantity. (You must start with two tablespoons each, and scale up from there if required). Then beat the ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes thicker in consistency like a frothy cream. You must use hot water so that the coffee and sugar dissolve better and faster. Beat until it becomes light brownish. Once the paste gets ready, take a glass and pour cold milk in it, leaving a 2-inches space for the frothy whipped cream to sit on the top of the milk. With the help of a spoon, fill those 2 inches with the creamy layer. You can also sprinkle some cocoa powder to make it look visually appealing. Serve it cold and savor the taste! And don’t forget to click a picture and upload it on Instagram!

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