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How to Make Dalgona Coffee With Step-by-Step Photo Guide

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Liza is a homemaker. She has an obsession with coffee and loves photography, baking, cooking, and writing.

For a coffee lover, Dalgona coffee is a must-try.

For a coffee lover, Dalgona coffee is a must-try.

My Coffee Story

As a coffee connoisseur, I love trying new coffee drinks. Before I built up my own coffee bar at home (see photo below), I was a regular customer at coffee shops such as Starbucks. Coffee plays a major part in my life, and luckily for me, my husband feels the same way! When I saw a viral video about a drink called Dalgona coffee, I became obsessed.

What Is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona coffee is a coffee trend that originated in South Korea. It's creamy, foamy, and sweet. The best thing about Dalgona is that it only requires five ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, ice cubes, milk, and hot water.

How Do You Make It?

All you have to do is combine the instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a bowl or a pitcher, then use a hand mixer or whisk to combine. You know it's ready when it transforms into a caramel-colored frothy mixture. Once it's done, prepare a glass with ice cubes in it. Pour in your choice of milk, and use a spoon to scoop in the creamy coffee mixture. Voila, there you have it! A frothy, sweet, and creamy iced coffee is ready for your sunny afternoon. I recommend mixing the coffee with a spoon or straw before enjoying it.

Become Your Own Barista

Why not impress your family with this new whipped coffee drink? You'll be amazed by how easy and delicious it is.

My coffee bar at home.

My coffee bar at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick or single-serving of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. In a blender or bowl, combine instant coffee, sugar, and hot water.
  2. Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix until all it's well-combined and forms a caramel-colored froth. Set aside.
  3. In a tall glass, add the ice cubes and pour in the milk.
  4. Spoon the coffee mixture and add it to the glass.
  5. Mix well and enjoy!

Step-by-Step Photo Guide

I used Nescafe single-serve instant coffee. Feel free to use your favorite coffee ground or any instant coffee you have at home.

I used Nescafe single-serve instant coffee. Feel free to use your favorite coffee ground or any instant coffee you have at home.

I used whole milk. You are welcome to use almond milk or any type of your choice.

I used whole milk. You are welcome to use almond milk or any type of your choice.

I used brown sugar. You can use white granulated sugar, as well.

I used brown sugar. You can use white granulated sugar, as well.

I recommend using hot water, not warm water.

I recommend using hot water, not warm water.

Ice cubes

Ice cubes

In a blender or bowl, combine the instant coffee and sugar (two tablespoons).

In a blender or bowl, combine the instant coffee and sugar (two tablespoons).

Add the hot water (two tablespoons).

Add the hot water (two tablespoons).

Mix the ingredients until it's well-combined and foamy. I used a hand mixer to combine.

Mix the ingredients until it's well-combined and foamy. I used a hand mixer to combine.

After a few minutes, the coffee mixture will be foamy.

After a few minutes, the coffee mixture will be foamy.

Assemble the coffee: In a tall glass, add the ice cubes.

Assemble the coffee: In a tall glass, add the ice cubes.

Pour in the milk (1 cup).

Pour in the milk (1 cup).

Scoop in the coffee mixture.

Scoop in the coffee mixture.

Voila! Your Dalgona coffee is ready. Pretty easy, right?

Voila! Your Dalgona coffee is ready. Pretty easy, right?

Make sure to stir the mixture before drinking. I hope you will try this at home!

Make sure to stir the mixture before drinking. I hope you will try this at home!

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