People are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. As this happens, a new coffee drink is now the topic of many Filipinos. It is popping up across Instagram stories, Facebook and Twitter feeds. The two-layered drink is called Dalgona Coffee.
Dalgona making challenge
Dalgona coffee started as a Tik Tok trend and has now exploded all over the internet. The drink originates from India, Pakistan and Macau. It is know there as whipped coffee or beaten coffee. But the drink became popular when it appeared on a Korean TV show, Pyunstorang last January.
The main ingredients of the drink are instant coffee, granulated sugar, cold water and milk. You can make it faster if you have a hand mixer or a humble regular whisk, one powerful arm and a good dose of patience and endurance will do. But please prepare to feel the burn in your triceps and biceps in doing manually. With enough patience, expect a cold delicious drink after.
- In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water.
- Vigorously mix using a hand mixer until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, continue it until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape. It usually takes 3-5 minutes to achieve the desired thickness. If you don’t have a hand mixer, use a regular whisk. Do it in one direction only if possible. It would take 5-7 minutes with regular whisk. The coffee will gradually become thicker and lighter in color. Continue whipping until the coffee reaches the texture of softly whipped cream or airy pudding.
- Next, pour cold milk into a glass and add ice cubes.
- Finally, spoon the whipped coffee into the glass, floating the mixture on top of the milk.
- You can mix before you drink, if desired.
Here is the embedded video of Dalgona making from YouTube: