I tried this trend a little while ago but it was definitely something different! Basically if you haven’t seen this all over social media its Dalgona Coffee/Whipped Coffee. Theres only three ingredients and it originated in Korea I think.
All you need is:
- hot coffee (or I used hot coffee, my favorite coffee right now is Deovcion over in Brooklyn)
- instant coffee (I used trader joe’s instant colombian coffee)
- some sort of sweetener (I was planning on using coconut sugar but didn’t realize I was out so I used maple syrup for a more natural sweetener)
All of the recipes I’ve seen recommend equal parts of all three of those things (I did 1Tbsp each). All you do is throw it in a bowl and whip it, or if you’re lucky use an electric mixer! It took a while even with my electric mixer for the consistency to turn foamy and airy.
I used a liquid sweetener which does work but if I used normal cane sugar I easily would have gotten a thicker foam (but you do you). I was curious to see if I could take my own spin on what was going around.
I would say overall this was a successful experiment. You could easily adjust the recipe to fit your dietary preferences.
Although, the real question is did I actually like it?
To answer it quickly: nope!
My main reasoning is the whip itself (which they say to pour it over some kind of milk and ice) is really potent. Me using hot coffee instead of hot water definitely contributed to it, but mainly it’s cause I never put sweetener in my coffee. I’m use to either black coffee or something like a flat white but I’d have it as is with just the milk and the espresso.
If sweeter, trendier coffee is your thing, then yeah try this out.
Or even if you’re super bored and looking for an easy DIY, then yeah try this out.
Let me know if you’ve tested out this trend and if you liked it below!
Lots of love,