Words by Roshini Tamil Selvan
It took social media by storm and properly broke the internet. Find out how to create your own Dalgona coffee and give new meaning to your work-from-home mornings!
Now that we are stuck at home, there is no time like the present to bring back this Circuit Breaker favourite and elevating it the only way Wine & Dine know how! Dalgona coffee, otherwise known as Tik Tok coffee or whipped coffee, is essentially a cold café latte with a creamy, silky-smooth coffee foam that rests on top of cold milk – name a better duo, we will wait.
Typically, the secret to a perfect mug of Dalgona coffee is its golden ratio of 2:2:2 – 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules: 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar: 2 tablespoons of hot water. The mixture is then whipped one of two ways: manually or with a frother, before pouring it onto cold milk. It really is as easy as that.
But here at Wine & Dine Towers, we believe in living life on a heightened tangent. Here are ten ways to elevate the average Dalgona coffee!
1. Honey Vanilla Dalgona Latte
This fragrant and sweet beverage can be enjoyed chilled or hot. Substitute 2 teaspoons of honey for 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and whip it together with 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and hot water. Prepare a glass of cold milk and add ½ a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Finally, pour it over your café latte and serve!
2. Chocolate Hazelnut Dalgona
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite hazelnut chocolate (first melted, then chilled) to the typical Dalgona coffee whip, and mix until it is smooth and forms stiff peaks. Add the whip into a cold or hot glass of milk and top it off with some crushed hazelnuts and cocoa powder. Yes, cocoa powder. Trust us, you’d be nuts not to!
3. Matcha Dalgona
You’ve had your matcha flavoured crackers, ice cream chocolates and other sweet treats, so surely it has come time to marry it with your caffeine! All you need do is switch up your instant coffee with matcha powder. We guarantee there’s matcha to rave about after your first sip!
4. Orange Infused Dalgona Coffee
There’s nothing more refreshing than adding a citrusy flavour to your cold cuppa to remedy our ungodly equatorial heat. Soak 2 orange peels in hot water and use that as the hot water substitute. Whip and pour on a cup of cold milk as per ush. Then, top it off with some orange zest for taste!
5. Oreo Dalgona
Need we say more? This one cannot go wrong. Mix 6 tablespoons of milk powder with 4 tablespoons of hot water. Crush Oreos (as MANY as your heart fancies) and whip it together with the milk powder. Pour this into your cold cup of milk and indulge in your masterpiece!
6. Soymilk Dalgona Coffee
Similar to the original but healthier. Substitute your granulated sugar for coconut sugar and your cold milk for your favourite cold soymilk et voilà you’ve whipped yourself some Soymilk Dalgona!
7. Milo Koko Crunch Dalgona
If you are more of a Milo-in-the-morning kind of person, this can totally be your perfect breakfast. Substitute your coffee powder with Milo powder, crush some KoKo Krunch, add it in and whip. Pour it over your cold milk and top it with extra KoKo Krunch!
8. Baileys Dalgona Coffee
Yes, you read that right. It’s your typical Dalgona but for happy hour. Follow the same recipe for the coffee whip but add it to a mix of Bailey’s and cold milk. Garnish with a little grated chocolate to sweeten it up! Chin-chin!
9. Vegan Dalgona Coffee
If you’re vegan, this healthier and dairy-free version works like a charm. Substitute the sugar for granulated sugar and the cold milk for any dairy-free milk of your choice like almond or coconut milk!
10. Keto Salted Caramel Dalgona Coffee
Cheat on your diet without actually cheating on your diet. Use powdered monkfruit as your sweetener together with sugar–free caramel syrup. Mix the ingredients together and add the whip into a macadamia nut milk!