Starbucks recently announced that they were closing all but their cafes behind the wheel in the United States, which means some of us struggle to take a dose of fine coffee. A month ago it might have left us in a total panic, but these days we know our pantries can hold a lot of magic inside. What if we told you that all you need for a luxurious shot of caffeine is a few tablespoons of instant coffee, sugar, hot water, and milk? That’s all you need to brew Dalgona coffee, the hottest new drink on TikTok and Instagram. But what is Dalgona coffee and why is it so popular?
Apparently, this new beverage trend has started in South Korea. Dalgona is a type of coffee-tasting caramel out there, and people figured out how to turn it into a frothy, creamy drink. People have posted videos of them brewing Dalgona coffee on social media, and the videos not only inspire us to try the recipe for ourselves, but they’re also eerily calming in these uncertain times.
Making Dalgona coffee is easy. You whisk equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water together (don’t worry, you can save your wrists and elbows by using an electric mixer for this step!) Until they’re thick. and sparkling. Then you fill your cup with ice cubes and the milk of your choice, garnishing your glass with a cloud of coffee flavored foam. Even better? If you don’t drink coffee or don’t have instant coffee on hand, you can prepare the recipe using instant hot chocolate powder instead. Yum!
Want to try the Dalgona coffee recipe for yourself? Here is everything you will need.
1. Folgers Classic Medium Roast Instant Coffee
Pro Tip: You can also use this instant coffee to add an intriguing depth of flavor to your favorite chocolate baking recipes.
2. Domino Premium Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
Fill up a two-pack of this sugar. The containers have easy-to-pour resealable lids.
3. Equal exchange organic dark hot chocolate
If you don’t drink coffee, you can use a powdered hot chocolate mix to try your hand at Dalgona drink.
4. KitchenAid 5-Speed ââHand Blender
You will be able to brew your Dalgona coffee in no time with this electric hand mixer.
Before leaving, discover our slideshow:
Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only offer products that we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link in this story, we may receive a small commission on the sale and the retailer may receive certain verifiable data for accounting purposes.