All About Dalgona Coffee

In the current scenario, we have been seeing so many things are going viral on the internet and on different social media platforms as well. It’s like a streaming sensation whenever we see a newfound thing or the other old one things which have been making a damn storm among the netizens. It was a kicking thought for me to learn and observe everything about Dalgona Coffee when it first caught my attention on the internet.

I was checking a few of my social media accounts when this one thing caught my attention. I was surprised to see such a new version of this old one beverage as I love it too. Yes, I’m talking about the most favorite of us Coffee. but this time it’s in a new version named- Dalgona Coffee. yup!!

I love cold coffee because of its rich creamy taste. When I found this new version of coffee I couldn’t stop myself to make and taste this as well. As all coffee lovers united to create a new recipe that has gone viral on social media, globally and in India. Dalgona coffee is the latest coffee fad that has taken the internet by storm So definitely, in this post I’m going to share my side of views but most probably I’ll explain all about it- from it’s origin to history, how to make it, the taste of this coffee, it’s variants and so on… So let’s get a start.

A brief intro of Dalgona Coffee

The Dalgona coffee trend began on TikTok, with the hashtag #DalgonaCoffee garnering over 10 million views on the video-making application. The trend soon spilled over to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube too with video recipes being shared by people who tried their hand at it. Dalgona coffee is named after a famous Korean street candy of the same name-in Korea, they call it ppopgi. As a candy, it is similar to toffee or honeycomb that’s placed on a stick, but the now-viral caffeinated version as seen on TikTok and even on YouTube food channels is a three-ingredient sweet coffee-based froth you put on top of iced milk.

You can think of it as a reverse latte where the coffee is replaced by iced milk, while the steamed milk is replaced by the coffee froth. If you like your coffee sweet and milky, you should definitely try making it at home! This coffee can be had anytime within the comfort of one’s own home.

Dalgona Coffee- Its Origin

People are going crazy about posting pictures while making coffee on social media. But have you ever thought about its origin? Where does this coffee come from? Why is it ruling the social media platforms now? Well, there have been different revelations about the origin of this coffee. Some people say that it has been first popularised by the South Korean actor, Jung II-woo. He was served this beverage when he went to visit Macau. But according to other sources, a South Korean YouTube channel made it popular and then it became viral on TikTok. However, as I told you earlier Dalgona is actually a popular sweet candy available on the streets of South Korea. It was highly popular between 1970 and 1980.

History of Dalgona

Dalgona was first created after the Korean War (1950-53). During that time, US Army personnel used to give sweets to children. But their parents were not able to afford those sweets for their kids. So, they made their own version of candy and named it Dalgona. Dalgona sweets are quite similar to large lollipops and they are made in different shapes like heart, star, etc. This candy recipe has now been turned into the popular hot beverage- Dalgona Coffee.

Here’s How to make Dalgona Coffee

Ingredients you need:

  • 2 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • hot water 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 glass cold milk
  • Ice cubes as required
  • Sweetener e.g. condensed milk(if you require or wish to add for making it sweeter as per your wish)

Method: Step by step

Step-1.

Combine coffee, hot water and sugar in a bowl. Use a hand-mixer or simply a spoon to beat the mixture at a fast pace.

Step-2.

Vigorously whisk until the mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape.

Step-3.

Pour milk in a glass. Top it with ice cubes.

Step-4.

Then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.

Step-5.

You can add sweetener if you want to make it sweeter. ( it depends on your taste).

Notes

  1. You can add more sugar to the coffee if needed.
  2. You can store this whipped coffee in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. But do not freeze.
  3. Add hot milk to make cappuccino.
  4. You can sweeten the milk with condensed milk or sugar as per your need.

Nutritional Facts:

As like all eatables or drinking items Dalgona coffee also has its nutritional facts. Below is the nutritional fact chart:-

Benefits of Dalgona coffee

  1. Different ways of making this coffee are being shown on the internet, in such a way, some Keto Dalgona coffee-making tips are also being shown which are beneficial for health.
  2. We always feel instant energy by drinking coffee, in such a way, dalgona coffee will also be a new experiment and will also give freshness.
  3. It can be a good option for summer because it uses ice which will provide coolness to the body.
  4. This drink provides relief in the problem of acidity because we use cold milk in it, which is beneficial to reduce the acidity of the stomach.

Can You Serve it Hot?

Yes! I really liked it iced and that’s how I’ve seen most people serve it, but it can certainly be served over hot milk for a warm coffee drink.

Taste of Dalgona Coffee

It tastes like both very strong in its coffee flavor and very sweet due to the sugar.

What Type of Milk to Use?

Any type of milk works great with this recipe since you’re essentially just adding the whipped coffee on top of milk. If you want to keep this dairy-free and vegan, here are my favorite kinds of milk to use:

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Oat milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Coconut milk

All of these would be delicious. If you’re looking for a lighter, lower-calorie option, I recommend unsweetened almond milk. If you want a creamy, decadent version I’d recommend oat milk or coconut milk.

Varients of Dalgona Coffee

Hmmm, there’s much to be explored. As we can’t sit by enjoying its only one variant. It’s quite funny but it’s true as well. A human can do or can try anything to fulfill his/her food cravings. Indeed, I can say this trending Dalgona also has its few very unique kinds of varients like- Matcha Dalgona, Milo Dalgona, Oreo milk Dalgona and so on.. but I’ll share about these other varients in my next post.

Final Thought on Dalgona Coffee

Now we have known that Dalgona Coffee is basically a Korean cuisine but it got the attention of netizens when this version of coffee got viral on TikTok and on some other social media platforms. Firstly it happened in South Korea itself but slowly spread across the world, particularly in countries where residents have been advised to follow social distancing. It tastes like beaten coffee. Easy to make with few ingredients, is the plus point of this coffee.

So, friends here’s my take and whatever I learned and observed about this new trending coffee. I hope you all enjoyed this.. keep reading and stay safe.

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