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Dalgona Coffee: The Coffee Beverage that Conquered Social Media from South Korea

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Discover the recipe to make dalgona coffee at home, a delicious coffee beverage with a creamy texture and intense flavor that will offer you a different taste experience than usual.

Welcome to our journey into the world of coffee! Today we're taking a trip to South Korea, where a really interesting coffee beverage has become popular during the various lock-downs due to the pandemic: dalgona coffee.

A perfect dalgona coffee - how to make it

Known in the West as an "upside-down cappuccino", dalgona coffee is named after a popular Korean candy, Dalgona Candy. But how is dalgona coffee made, and how can you prepare it at home?

The preparation of dalgona coffee is very simple, but you will need an electric mixer. The basic ingredients are instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk. You can use hot or cold milk, depending on your personal preferences.

Here's the recipe:


2 tablespoons of instant coffee

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 tablespoons of water

1 glass of milk (hot or cold depending on personal preference)


  • In a bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, sugar, and water.

  • Using an electric mixer, whisk the water, sugar, and coffee for about 3 minutes until it becomes a coffee-colored cream.

  • Pour the cold or hot milk into a cup.

  • Using a spoon, gently place the coffee cream on top of the milk.

  • Stir well, and your dalgona coffee is ready!

The final result will be a soft and fluffy cream on top of the milk. If you want to decorate your drink, you can add some cocoa or cinnamon on top of the coffee cream.

Dalgona coffee has become very popular thanks to social media, especially TikTok, where thousands of videos show the preparation of this beverage. But it's not just an internet trend: dalgona coffee is a delicious and very easy-to-make beverage at home.

Moreover, if you are a coffee lover, dalgona coffee will offer you a different taste experience than usual, thanks to its creamy texture and intense flavor.

In conclusion, dalgona coffee is an original and tasty beverage that you can easily prepare at home with just a few ingredients. If you want to try something new and delicious, dalgona coffee is definitely a winning choice!

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