Creamy, silky, and only 4 ingredients, Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) is the latest viral food trend sweeping the internet! I love food trends, especially ones that involved cloud like toppings, like the Cloud Macchiato! This coffee is fluffy and light and layered. It uses pantry ingredients and takes only seconds to make. Bonus, it is super inexpensive to make!
See below for how to make whipped coffee with real coffee instead of instant. There is a trick and a special ingredient to make dalgona with real coffee.
Check out the recipe video here.
Dalgona Coffee, known as creamy coffee, recently went viral on Tik Tok. And it’s definitely a cool coffee! In just seconds a liquid mixture of only sugar, instant coffee, and boiling water turns into a meringue like cloud topping that is light, fluffy, and totally Instagram worthy! Just take a look at this!
So now that you know why Dalgona coffee has become viral, you may be wondering, what is Dalgona Coffee? This coffee actually originated from a Korean street candy.
What’s so special about this coffee? Well with the pandemic and quarantines happening, it is less appealing to go out for coffee and groceries these days. This dalgona coffee topping takes only 3 common household ingredients. You can make Whipped Coffee warm or iced, vegan or not.
How To Make Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)
All you do to make whipped coffee is fill a cup with milk of your choice and set it aside. You can even use powdered milk mixed with water if you so desire! Then in a mixing bowl, place granulated sugar, instant coffee, and boiling water. Use your hand mixer to whip it into a meringue like picture that’s the color of peanut butter! You will be amazed how quickly the texture transformation happens and also the color change. It’s an awesome coffee and hope you love it!
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Can You Use Regular Coffee Grounds Instead of Instant?
I had this great question, so here’s the answer.
Yes, however it’s going to take more work. First, you’ll need strong coffee to get that flavor punch that instant coffee grounds provide. You will need to brew a shot of this coffee and strain it through a coffee filter or cheesecloth or you will be eating coffee grounds! Then you do have to use 1/4 tsp of meringue powder or it won’t get cloud like, foamy, and whipped. Also, please be aware it won’t be exactly the same taste as using instant coffee!
To make Dalgona Coffee with real coffee grounds and a touch of meringue powder do the following:
Set 1/4 cup of boiling water into a mug. Add 3 tablespoons of ground espresso beans or strong french roast. Let steep for 3-4 minutes. Then set a coffee filter into a mug, but leave room for coffee to drip. Get all the concentrated liquid out. Squeeze it gently, if needed. You need TWO TABLESPOONS of this coffee mixture that you will then whip directly with granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon meringue powder.
Feel free to add some flair to the whipped coffee! This coffee foam really packs a punch. So there are ways to enhance the flavor. For hot coffee, warm the milk and add 1/2 tsp of granulated sugar and 3 drops of vanilla extract. Mix well before topping. You can also add a couple teaspoons of flavored syrup, like caramel. Then top with cloud of whipped coffee as recipe specified.
You can also add a pinch of cinnamon to the whipped mixture for some warm spice.
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Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)
Creamy, silky, and only 4 ingredients, Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) is the latest viral food trend sweeping the internet!
Fill a cup with either hot or cold milk of choice.
In a mixing bowl, add sugar, instant coffee, and boiling water.
Whip it on high using a hand mixer until it becomes a pale, fluffy, meringue like topping.
Then spoon over the milk.
Dust with a bit of spice or cocoa powder if you desire and serve.