All the rage, doubled. I love the Dalgona Coffee trend. It’s fun to watch all of the Instagram content around it, and it’s just a beautiful looking beverage.
You make this drink by whisking together small portions of sugar, coffee/matcha, and cold water/egg whites. Everything whips together in just a few minutes, and you feel fancy as ever. All while you drink your specialty coffee from the comfort of your own home. I especially love the idea of making this for a friend or loved one as a nice little joyful surprise. It’s so interesting and really fun!
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Dalgona Coffee reminds me so much of yogurt coffee, in that it’s a deliciously different version of the drink so many of us love: coffee.
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp water
- Milk, cold or steamed for served
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, instant coffee, and water. Using a whisk, electric or by hand, whisk until the mixture has changed in texture into a lightly colored whip. About 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully spoon coffee mixture over hot or cold milk. Enjoy!
I’ve decided to take this up a notch and also offer it in a matcha version for the tea drinkers. I know matcha has just as much of a cult following as coffee does, so why not bring the two together in this delightfully fluffy drink craze.
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- .25 cups cold liquid egg whites, or the whites from 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- Milk, cold or steamed for serving
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg whites and sugar. Using a whisk, electric or by hand, whisk until the mixture has changed in texture into a light and foamy blend. About 3-5 minutes.
- Whisk in the matcha blend, sifting it before if it is extra clumpy. Give it another minute or two to fluff up.
- Carefully spoon matcha mixture over hot or cold milk. Enjoy!
A Few Tips:
For the Matcha:
Make sure to whip the egg whites before adding the matcha. I tested this mixing the matcha in at the first step and it does not whip up into the necessary texture.
Keep it cold!
If the mixtures – both coffee and matcha- seem to be deflating put it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes before spooning onto the coffee.
Vegan or Gluten-Free?
If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free version, follow the matcha recipe and substitute the egg whites with aquafaba (chickpea liquid) 1:1. Use dairy-alternative milk and enjoy!! Please note that it’s my understanding that instant coffees are made with gluten (which gives it its lift in this recipe!).