I Made Dalgona Coffee Because I’m a Sucker for Java

You may have heard of dalgona coffee via social media. The coffee went viral last week and I decided to give it a try.

Dalgona coffee consists of two tbsps instant coffee (I used Folgers) and equal parts sugar and hot water. I’ve seen some people make it with cold water, but it doesn’t make a difference. Use a hand mixer and mix until the coffee is a whipped cream consistency. If you want it thicker, mix until its a slight mousse texture. Place on top of hot or cold milk (I used almond milk). Feel free to mix together or drink as is. If you enjoy strong lattes, this is for you. If you prefer a light coffee flavor, add more milk.

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Since I don’t have a hand mixer and wasn’t about to whip out my stand mixer for six tbsps of ingredients, I shook everything in a mason jar. Not sure how long it took since I was preparing breakfast while shaking it. It may have taken 15-20 minutes to get it to a whipped consistency. Be prepared for an arm workout.

I enjoyed the dalgona coffee mixed and unmixed. When unmixed, the texture and flavor was a nice compliment to the cold almond milk. A little hard to describe. When mixed together, it becomes a strong latte.

I would only make this again if I had a hand mixer because shaking it in a mason jar isn’t worth the time. Dalgona coffee is purely made for aesthetics and a nice change from regular coffee. Give Starbucks time. They’ll add this to their menu.

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Unique Coffee Drinks You Can Make at Home

With so many varieties of coffee in the world, why settle with using sugar and cream? Introduce your tastebuds to something new with these unique coffee drinks you can make at home.



A popular coffee in Northern Italy, bicerin is made with hot chocolate, dark espresso, and steamed whole milk or sometimes cream. You can also use milk alternatives. Recipe: Salt & Wind



If you’re looking for a dessert coffee, the “affogato al cafe” or “drowned in coffee” in English, is made with Italian espresso and chocolate or vanilla gelato. Feel free to experiment with different gelato flavors for more options. Recipe: Eataly



Barraquito is popular on the western coast of Spain and features layers of coffee, hot milk, condensed milk, cinnamon, lemon zest, and liqueur. The primary recipe uses 43, but you may also use Tía María liqueur. Recipe: Tenerife

Oatmeal Latte


Enjoy your breakfast and latte in one cup! This unique recipe will have you wondering if you should scoop or sip. Whichever you prefer, just enjoy this two in one latte. Recipe: How Sweet Eats



Try the flavors of Hong Kong with this Yuanyang coffee. This coffee has aromatic espresso but elevated with the flavors of milk tea. It has a rich, balanced flavor that isn’t too sweet. Recipe: The Spruce Eats

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Instead of adding milk or half & half to your iced coffee, used sweetened condensed milk for more flavor and sweetness. Recipe: Steamy Kitchen

Snickerdoodle Latte

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The flavor of a snickerdoodle cookie in a cup? Yes, please! Creating this latte is way easier than the cookie recipe. House of Yumm provided additional latte recipes including Nutella, pumpkin spice, and salted caramel using the same base recipe. Score! Recipe: House of Yumm