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Try Making The Viral Dalgona Coffee At Home Yourself With Just 3 Ingredients

Try Making The Viral Dalgona Coffee At Home Yourself With Just 3 Ingredients

By Wei Yin on 20 Mar 2020
Digital Editor

With social distancing, quarantine and working from home arrangements in place due to COVID-19, it's no surprise that people have been hopping on social media trending bandwagons to kill time.


Dalgona coffee is a drink that has gone viral on social media platforms such as TikTok, YouTube and Instagram, and many people have been making their own versions. So if you are a coffee lover too, this is a recipe you must try out.

Read on to find out more!

The drink was dubbed "dalgona coffee" by South Korean actor Jung Il-woo after he tried the drink in Macau and likened it to "dalgona", a Korean street snack made with sugar and baking soda.

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The frothy brown layer on top of pearly white milk looks simple but is somehow really pleasing to the eye, so much so that people have been recreating it for the 'gram because honestly, the drink looks super insta-worthy!

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It takes less than 10 minutes to make and requires only three core ingredients which you may already have at home: sugar, instant coffee powder and milk.

Here's how:
- Mix the sugar and instant coffee powder with hot water in the ratio of 1:1:1
- Use a hand mixer on high speed and whip the mixture for about five minutes, until it turns into a thick consistency with a golden caramel hue
- Pour milk into a cup with ice till it's about 3/4 full
- Scoop the mixture into the cup of milk

Really simple, isn't it? Check out the video below to get a clearer view on how to make this drink:

However, if you don't have a hand mixer, a fork will do the trick too but you will have to whisk it about 400 times to achieve the same consistency. ?

This drink is all over social media and since it's so easy to make, why not make one while you are at home to get your daily coffee fix?

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