While the news always seems to announce something disturbing nowadays, social media is a platform people have taken to spread some positive and interesting. People are either sharing pictures from their happy, not home-bound times or posting the latest dishes they have been trying out. These days have done well to the hidden inner chef of literally every other person. The latest trend that has been taking over social media is a type of whipped coffee which originated in South Korea during the quarantine. Dalgona coffee has taken its name from a candy of the same origin and is extremely easy to create. It is literally “cappuccino turned on its head” as I read somewhere. The hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallange has gone viral.

There are different variations of its recipe but the widely used one consists of the four basic ingredients:

  1. Instant coffee
  2. milk
  3. sugar
  4. water

These ingredients are used to create the drink in two layers; milk and a thick layer of the whipped pudding-like mixture of coffee on top.

dalonga coffeeAdd equal portions of instant coffee and sugar in a mug or a container, add to it a tablespoon or two of warm water. Make sure you don’t add too much water. As a Pakistani, I am sure you must have done this plenty of times for our very own home-made cappuccino. Whip it up exactly like that but make it extra thick so it takes a yummy shape when poured on into the glass.

Next up, pour cold milk into a glass and drop in a couple of ice cubes if you want. With leaving a space of a couple of inches above the milk for the whipped coffee. Add it on top of the milk and Voila! There you have it, your dalonga coffee.

Don’t forget to take a few clicks to post on Instagram if your arm hasn’t given up from all the whipping. And when you are ready to drink, mix the two layers well with each other.


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