How To Make The Dalgona Coffee You Keep Seeing All Over The Internet

It's the craze that everyone's trying!


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Picture perfect coffees that would give your barista a run for their money, that’s what we keep seeing online these days.

And it’s not a coincidence that everyone is making the same divine looking coffee, in fact they’re all copying one trend off TikTok.

The Dalgona coffee challenge has roots in South Korea. Starting in the 70s and 80s as a popular street treat, Dalgona coffees are now a global craze with everyone on the internet putting their skills to the test to whip up the sweet coffee.

So how do you make them?

First mix two tablespoons of instant coffee or espresso powder with two tablespoons of sugar, and two tablespoons of very hot water.

Some people use a hand mixer, while others use a spoon (it takes about five minutes of whisking), constantly stirring the concoction until it turns from brown to beige and takes on a thick, foamy texture.

Then they spoon the mixture on top of a glass of hot or cold milk. If you’re making it cold make sure to add lots of ice and voila – you’re finished.

Serve in a cute glass and take a pic of your creation to share on IG.


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So what does it taste like?

The result is a sweet and milky coffee. If you’re used to drinking frappes and iced lattes, the taste won’t seem too different to the usual for you, however, if you’re used to black coffees with no sugar, it might take you a while to adapt to the taste.

Dalgona in Korean means honeycomb toffee, hence the sweetness of the coffee. In Korea, dalgona used to be a popular sugary sweet treat made by mixing sugar with water and boiling it. Then, adding baking soda, creating liquidised sugar puffs that solidify, becoming light and crunchy.

Tempted to try the challenge? Tweet us your pics @stellarmagazine!