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6 Dalgona Coffee Recipes You Didn’t Know Existed

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The coffee trend that took over the world when the Pandemic hit has now expanded, and we have 6 Dalgona Coffee recipes for you to try. There is no denying that the original Dalgona is great-tasting and refreshing, but these extra recipes will become your new go-to iced coffee.

What is a Dalgona Coffee?

Whipped coffee, or its more popular name Dalgona, is a foamy iced coffee drink created by using coffee, sugar, water, milk, and a lot of arm power. It has been around for a while but became more popular when used in a trend on TikTok & Instagram with the hashtag  #dalgonacoffeechallenge.

It has now made its way around the world and become a very popular coffee drink. The best part about this tasty coffee concoction though is the Dalgon spinoffs that have been created. People have been experimenting and making many different variations of the Dalgona coffee, which is what we will cover today. 

These recipes are perfect to try at home, on summer days, and even as a fun experiment with kids, although you should probably use decaf coffee in that instance.

Read this article to find out more about the Dalgona Coffee.

The Reason Behind the Famous TikTok Coffee

Remember when the whole pandemic started? While the whole world suddenly came to a standstill to help fight the spread of Corona, people started to divert their attention from being quarantined by watching DIY and life hacks on TikTok to kill boredom and time. 

This is when the whole hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge started to dominate all forms of social media in March while being stuck at home. People were making their coffees and posting them on social media, with the goal to make the most visually appealing and nicest tasting Dalgonas.

What Made Dalgona Coffee a Trend?

Dalgona became a coffee trend during the start of the pandemic when South Korean actor Jung II Woo uploaded a video on YouTube of himself trying some whipped coffee in Macau. Viewers commented that the coffee bore a resemblance to a Korean-style honeycomb toffee called dalgona candy.

From there, the internet and social media took over and did its thing. 

So what do you need to make a Dalgona coffee?

Essentials of Making Dalgona Coffee

  • 2 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Instant Coffee Granules (Optional)

How to Make a Dalgona Coffee?

  1. Prepare the key ingredients, coffee, sugar, and hot water in a mixing bowl. For a really good arm workout, use a hand mixer. For those that aren’t built for arm power, an electric hand mixer is a good alternative.
  2. Whisk the essentials until they’re all properly mixed.
  3. Continue mixing until it becomes smooth and thick and can create soft peaks. 
  4. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milk into the ice-filled glass.
  5. Top the drink with the whipped coffee and voila! The best homemade Dalgona. 
  6. To add more oomph, sprinkle cocoa powder.
  7. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

But now let’s take a look at some variations of this coffee trend.

Switch Up Your Game with These Dalgona Recipes

Whilst the regular Dalgona coffee tastes amazing, it might not be for everyone, and equally, people get bored. So if that’s the case you can check out these popular recipes and make a different Dalgona Coffee to try.

1. Whipped Dalgona Matcha Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 3 Tsp Matcha
  • Ice Cubes
  • Milk

How to do it:

  1. To make a simple syrup, place the granulated sugar and water in a stove-friendly bowl. Use low to medium heat so as not to burn the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Continuously stir until all the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  3. After the sugar has completely melted, let it rest for a while over low heat before turning it off.
  4. On a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until it gets frothy. 
  5. Slowly pour the simple syrup while continuing to whip until the blend starts to turn white and creates soft peaks.
  6. When you’re able to form soft peaks, add the matcha powder in and continue to blend it until it’s properly mixed giving it a smooth a creamy texture. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Remember, don’t over whip!
  7. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milk into the ice-filled glass.
  8. Top the drink with the whipped matcha and voila! 
  9. To add more oomph, sprinkle matcha powder. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

2. Dalgona Milk Tea

Ingredients:

For The Boba:

  • 80 Grams Tapioca Pearls
  • 2 Cups Water

For The Drink:

  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Black Tea Bags 
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 
  • 1 Cup Milk 
  • 1 Large Egg White 
  • Ice Cube

How to do it:

For the Boba:

  1. In high heat, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. 
  2. Pour in the tapioca pearls and slowly turn the heat down to medium. 
  3. Cook the tapioca pearls for around 20 minutes or until the pearls soften.
  4. Let the pearls cool down and set aside for around 10 minutes.
  5. Once the desired texture for tapioca pearls is achieved, drain the water and transfer the pearls to a cup.

For the Drink:

  • To make a simple syrup, pour the water into a stove-friendly bowl and bring it to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the black tea bags and remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Let the black tea bag steep for about 5 minutes before removing the teabag.
  • Return the bowl to the stove, add brown sugar and bring the mixture again to a boil for about 10 minutes or until the mixture reaches a thick and creamy consistency.
  • Set the syrup aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg white with a mixer for about 4 minutes or until it creates soft peaks. There should be a frothy texture.
  • Slowly pour the simple syrup while continuing to whip until the blend creates soft peaks.
  • In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), add the boba first then the ice. Pour the milk into the glass.
  • Top the drink with the whipped brown sugar tea and voila! 
  • Sip, relax, and enjoy!

3. Mocha Dalgona Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Boiling Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sweetened Cocoa Powder

How to do it:

  1. To make a simple syrup, pour the coffee, granulated sugar, and water in a bowl and whisk it properly.
  2. Use an electric hand mixer to get a perfect consistency quicker.
  3. Continue to whip until the blend starts to form soft peaks.
  4. When you’re able to form soft peaks, add the cocoa powder in and continue to blend it until it’s properly mixed giving it a smooth a creamy texture. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Remember, don’t over whip!
  5. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milk into the ice-filled glass.
  6. Top the drink with the whipped cocoa and voila! 
  7. To add more oomph, sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  8. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

4. Chocolate Dalgona 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Ice Cubes 
  • Crushed Chocolates

How to do it:

  1. To make a simple syrup, pour the cocoa powder, granulated sugar, water, and heavy whipping cream in a bowl and whisk it properly.
  2. For a faster result, use an electric hand mixer to get a perfect consistency.
  3. Continue to whip until the blend starts to form soft peaks.
  4. Remember, don’t over whip or you’ll get a runny consistency instead of a foamy one.
  5. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milk into the ice-filled glass.
  6. Top the drink with the whipped blend and voila! 
  7. To add more oomph, sprinkle with crushed chocolate.
  8. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

5. Strawberry Dalgona

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Strawberries 
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Ice Cubes
  • Crushed Freeze-dried Strawberries

How to do it: 

  1. To make a simple syrup, pour the heavy whipping cream, and granulated sugar in a bowl and whisk it properly.
  2. Use an electric hand mixer to get a perfect consistency faster.
  3. Continue to whip until the blend starts to form soft peaks.
  4. When you’re able to form soft peaks, add the strawberry powder in and continue to blend it until it’s properly mixed giving it a smooth a creamy texture. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Remember, don’t over whip!
  5. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milk into the ice-filled glass.
  6. Top the drink with the whipped strawberry and voila! 
  7. To add more oomph, sprinkle with freeze-dried strawberry.
  8. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

6. Cookies and Cream Dalgona

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Boiling Water
  • 2 Tbsp Cookies ‘N’ Cream Milkshake 
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Ice Cubes
  • Crushed Cookies ‘N’ Cream Bar

How to do it:

  1. Prepare the key ingredients, coffee, sugar, and hot water in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Whisk the essentials until they’re all properly mixed and form soft peaks.
  3. Continue mixing until it becomes smooth and thick and creates soft peaks. 
  4. In a tall glass (or whatever glass preferred), put some ice cubes. Pour the milkshake into the ice-filled glass and add milk.
  5. Top the drink with the whipped blend and voila! 
  6. To add more oomph, top with crushes Cookies ‘N’ Cream Bar.
  7. Sip, relax, and enjoy!

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