The phenomenon of social networks dalgona coffee, also known as whipped or smooth coffee, owes its digital stardom to South Korean television or TikTok, depending on which corner of the internet you can think of. the episode of “Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant” in which it appears has been viewed some 71,000 times on YouTube, and TikTok user @ iamhannahcho’s dalgona coffee station has 12.4 million views and is counting.
Made with pantry ingredients like granulated sugar and instant coffee, the drink combines ice and milk under a frothy, coffee-colored hood. It’s easy to do and endlessly customizable.
This boozy version contains Cognac, but you can certainly swap it for dark rum, Bourbon, whiskey or even amaro. Try it with whatever milk you have on hand – almond and coconut milks are delicious here – and adjust the sugar to taste.
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- Â½ tablespoon of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of Cognac or other spirits
- 4 ounces of milk
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Combine the coffee, sugar, water, and alcohol in your larger mixing bowl (it will splash). Using a hand mixer over medium-high heat, mix until the mixture becomes frothy, then creamy and finally frothy, about 3 minutes. Moving quickly, pour milk over ice into your highball glass. Float your soft enriched coffee on the milk using a spatula or a spoon.
When you’re ready to drink, stir to combine. For 1 person.
Posted on April 11, 2020