Well, some fads are a fad for a reason… because they are AWESOME. And this Dalgona coffee is absolutely one of them. Basically, making this delicious frothy coffee makes you feel like you’re a trained barista.
This coffee reminds me of the oat milk latte I sometimes treat myself to at La Colombe… it’s that good! I actually made this Dalgona coffee for the first time yesterday and had to share it immediately! So here’s a little thing to brighten your day during these tougher times that many of you are experiencing, like myself, of sheltering at home.
This recipe is simple and uses about 1 part instant coffee, sugar (I use a little less sugar than most recipes) and warm water over milk and ice. I like to use a good oat milk (I recommend either Califia Farms or Oatly) and to add a dash of cinnamon in the oat milk coffee as well!
Note on whisking: Hand whisking does take quite some time to get it to be as frothy as in my photos (because I used an electric mixer) but the flavor will definitely be there if you don’t get it as frothy! If you want to make a small investment, I’ve been using a hand frother that I found on Amazon that typically go for about $10-20. Takes just a few seconds and very easy to clean!
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee (or decaf)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar in the raw or granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1/2 cup oat milk or milk of your choice
- ice cube(s) I used two large cubes
Put instant coffee, sugar and hot water into a small mixing bowl.
Using an electric mixer, beat on high for about 30 seconds or until it becomes light in color and frothy. If using a hand whisk, this may take a few minutes so get that arm workout in!
In a coffee cup, add a small handful of ice and pour over milk (about half of your cup should be milk and ice) and the pinch of cinnamon and mix.
Scoop the frothy coffee mixture over the milk and ice. Stir and enjoy!