6 Ways to Whip Your Instant Coffee
If you haven't tried the coffee drink everyone is sharing on social media, this is your chance. Don't know how? Here are 6 simple ways for making Dalgona Coffee.
While the term Dalgona Coffee came from South Korea, whipped instant coffee was already popular in other countries around the world.
For example, in Spain, whipped instant coffee is called Batido, which means "beaten" in English. It is served on top of a hot cup of milk. In India, "pheta (beaten) coffee" or Desi Cappuccino, is a whipped instant coffee served as a homemade cappuccino on top of steamed milk. In Pakistan, “Phitti Hui Coffee” is a Pakistani version of homemade latte made from beaten instant coffee with water and milk. In Macau, you could already order "Chow Yun-Fat” or whipped instant coffee from local cafés like the Hon Kee café.
What makes Dalgona Coffee different from other coffees is the foamy delicious froth made from a mix of instant coffee, sugar and water. This fluffy mouse-like frothed coffee added on top of the milk or water is not just delicious, but also aesthetically pleasing. You do not really need a lot of ingredients to make the best Dalgona Coffee, but it is important to choose a good instant coffee brand. Waka Coffee, is made from 100% Arabica beans and freeze dried to perfection, so no surprise it was rated best instant coffee by numerous coffee publications.
Ingredients for Whipped Instant Coffee
- 2 tbsp Waka Quality Instant Coffee
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp water
A. Combine instant coffee, sugar of choice and water in a small mixing bowl.
B. Whip/beat/shake the instant coffee in one of the following methods, until the color turns golden brown and the mixture takes on a thick consistency.
1. Shake it Up
Simply pour all the noted ingredients in a container or a mason jar, close tightly and shake it up for about 5 minutes. Keep shaking until you have reached the desired consistency of the froth. Bear in mind, your forth would look more foamy in this version rather than whipped.
2. Use an Electric Hand Mixer
An electric mixer is a must have in the kitchen. It's used for different purposes such as beating, kneading or whipping. For Dalgona Coffee, the electric mixer will help you achieve the perfect fluffy whipped coffee in about 1-2 minutes.
3. Use a Spoon/Fork
If you do not have a manual whisk or a frother, you can make use of things you normally find in your kitchen. One of the handiest tools to make your coffee is a spoon or a fork. Many people who posted their whipped coffee videos on social media made it only by using a spoon or a fork. However, you have to expect that it may take a longer time using that method. It will also require more effort, but you achieve the same result.
4. Use a Milk Frother
This is one of the easiest ways to make the coffee froth for your Dalgona coffee. Milk frothers are usually being used for mixing other types of coffee, but you can also use it to easily achieve that consistency for your whipped instant coffee. Forth the ingredients for 2-3 minutes using a milk frother for the best result.
5. Use a Manual Whisk
This is the perfect simple tool to whisk all the ingredients together. When compared to the electric mixer, a manual whisk may require more time and effort. You may have to work your arm more as you whisk, but in the end, you will certainly get the same consistency that is perfect for this type of whipped coffee.
6. Use a Stand Mixer
If you are more advanced in the kitchen and you have a stand mixer, you can definitely make Dalgona Coffee easier. All you need to do is to add up all the ingredients in the bowl and let the mixer do the whipping for about 2 minutes on a medium speed.
Now that you have made your whipped coffee, you can pour hot or cold milk into a cup and add the whipped coffee on top. As you stir your coffee and milk, you will start smelling the aroma of the instant coffee. If you want to have a stronger brew, you can add a lesser amount of milk to your coffee. On the other hand, for those who wish to sip a weaker coffee, you can have a larger glass with more milk and ice. Feel free to spice it up and add toppings like cookie crumbles, chocolate syrup or cinnamon powder.
Did you know that you can also store your Dalgona Coffee in the refrigerator for a few hours? If you have made a big batch of whipped coffee and you want to make Dalgona Coffee anytime in the day, you can store it in an airtight container. To enjoy the same consistency, you should whisk it for a few seconds before putting it in your coffee.