Photos courtesy of Kaitlin Magno
Top your pumpkin spice lattes with whipped Dalgona coffee, using this vegan recipe from Hudson Valley food blogger Kaitlin Magno.
Do you remember Dalgona coffee? It’s the fun, frothy, whipped iced coffee that has gone viral on TikTok – cookies from Squid game are quite another thing.
This pandemic phenomenon continues in a delicious recipe from a gourmet in the Hudson Valley. Kaitlin Magno, resident of Fishkill, herbal chef and founder of the food blog Phok meat, gives a PSL twist to the whipped coffee craze.
Pumpkin Dalgona Coffee
For 1 person
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of instant espresso
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice)
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
tsp turmeric (optional)
2-4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
16 ounces of milk of your choice
Whisk together the sugar, water, 1 tablespoon of instant espresso, and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice for about 3 to 5 minutes on high power. It should thin out and thicken like a cold whip.
For a regular Dalgona coffee, you can stop there. Add your favorite milk to a cup (hot or cold) and top it with the whisk.
However, if you’re a die-hard pumpkin and spice latte fan, you’ll want to go all the way.
Heat the milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, turmeric (optional) and remaining instant espresso and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan. Hold over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
Pour the hot mixture into a mug and use a spoon to put the pumpkin spice whisk on top. Serve and enjoy.
Note: If a sweeter taste is desired, additional sugar and maple syrup can be used as needed. Of course, those with a big sweet tooth can always top with caramel syrup, extra pumpkin pie spice, or any other fall-themed accessory.
Magno also suggests using vanilla oats or soy milk for added flavor and smoothness. Turmeric is completely optional, but Magno enjoys the warmth and yellow-orange color it adds to this recipe, not to mention the myriad of health benefits.
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