How to make Dalgona coffee-inspired drinks at home


dalgona recipes
Images adapted from: @kirbyquimado, ig.yupxo, @frogshellacool

Staying at home with so much time, it’s no wonder some of us have turned into pros in the kitchen. One trend that has swept the internet off its feet has been Dalgona Coffee, where instant coffee is whipped into velvety perfection.

But if you’re bored making this all the time or don’t drink coffee to begin with, here are some new recipes to tide you over this quarantine season.


– BASIC STEPS –


The base instructions are easy peasy, so just follow these steps for any recipe you’d like to try.

1. Combine main ingredients and hot water in a bowl
2. Keep your glass of cold/hot milk ready
3. Whisk everything until stiff peaks form (~2-5 minutes with a hand mixer/electric whisk)

dalgona coffee whipping
The consistency you should be looking for
Image credit: Honeysuckle

4. Pour your whipped mixture over milk and enjoy!

You can also swap out regular milk for alternatives, such as nut-based or oat milks.

We recommend using white sugar as it’ll yield the best “fluff” factor when whisking, but you can use brown sugar too.

Note: All recipes are for 1 serving


1. Whipped Matcha Latte


dalgona matcha
Image credit: I Am A Food Blog

Matcha lattes always seemed like the one-up to regular coffees – until now. Step up your green tea game by fluffing them up instead.

Note that you can either have this with just milk or use a coffee-and-milk base for some extra caffeine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 glass of milk

Optional:

  • Coffee (add to milk)

If you’d like to make it without eggs, simply swap out egg whites for ¼ cup heavy whipped cream, and use 1-2 tbsp of sugar instead.

Recipe adapted from The Skinny Pot.


2. Dalgona Milo 


dalgona milo
Image credit: @kirbyquimado

I mean, you could essentially dalgona-fy pretty much anything, but I think we can all agree that a cup of Dalgona Milo will taste good for sure.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 sachet of Milo
  • 2 tbsp of hot water
  • 1 glass of milk

Optional:

To make your treat extra decadent (i.e. creamy and sweet), you can add the following.

  • 1 sachet of powdered milk 
  • Sugar

milo dalgona
Image credit: @erwan

Tip: Sprinkle Milo powder on top of your drink once it’s done and make it a Dalgona Milo Dinosaur!


3. Creamy Thai Milk Tea


thai milk tea dalgona
Image credit: Jason and Angie

Thai milk tea is a hit among Thais and locals alike, so it’s a no brainer that a whipped version of this exists. You only need 3 ingredients for this – no eggs! – so get whiskin’.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 sachet of Nestea Thai Milk Tea
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 glass of milk

4. Dalgona Choco-mocha


dalgona mocha
Image credit: The Cooking Foodie

If you don’t mind coffee but prefer it with swirls of chocolate, then the Mocha Dalgona is for you.

And chocolate purists who ain’t about the mocha life, we’ve got you too. Instead of coffee powder, use a hot chocolate mix instead for a fluffy Dalgona Chocolate.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 sachet instant coffee or hot chocolate mix
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 glass of milk

Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream or mini marshmallows

Tip: Dust some cocoa powder on top for an extra chocolatey touch.


5. Bubble Tea Dalgona


dalgona bubble tea
Image credit: @healthy_foodieph

BBT is love, BBT is life. If you’re looking to spice up your regular ol’ milk tea boba, there’s no better time to zhuzh it up.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bag of black tea
  • 1 cup all purpose cream
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar (adjust to taste)

Optional: 

  • Tapioca pearls (boba)
  • Jelly

Instructions for milk tea:

  1. In a pan, boil your tea bag in cream
  2. Add sugar to taste until fully dissolved
  3. Once your mixture is cooled, whisk as per normal

For the ultimate BBT experience, add some pearls or jelly as toppings in your milk. Learn how to make homemade boba here, or you could just buy tapioca pearls from the store and prepare them at home.

Recipe adapted from Simple Bakes.


6. Nutella Dalgona 


Chocolate is one thing.

But Nutella? Next level. All you gotta do for this one is to add Nutella to the regular coffee recipe – your tastebuds will thank you.

dalgona nutella
Image credit: Bake With Shivesh

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Nutella (taste for sweetness)
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 glass of milk

Optional toppings:

  • Crushed hazelnuts

Instructions:

  • Whip your milk mixture up for before combining the Nutella

Tip: Smear your glass with Nutella before pouring your milk in to make it extra hazelnut-y. 

Coffee lovers can also swap out powdered milk for instant coffee powder for a mocha-style Nutella Dalgona.


7. Oreo Dalgona


dalgona oreo
Image credit: @frogshellacool

Ain’t no better pairing than Oreo and milk after all.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp crushed Oreo
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 glass of milk

Optional:

  • ½ tsp cocoa powder, if you’d like your whipped mixture to be extra chocolatey

Like the Nutella Dalgona, whip up your milk and sugar mixture before combining with the Oreos to ensure the cookies still remain chunky.


8. Dalgona Nom Yen or Bandung


dalgona bandung
Image credit: Eatbook

A true blue treat many Thais hold near and dear is nom yen, which is syrup made from the salak fruit. It’s known for its signature pastel pink colour when mixed with milk. Another variant of this drink is bandung (rose syrup).

Depending on whichever syrup you’ve got, you can whip up this Dalgona recipe that tastes just as good as it looks. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2½ tbsp nom yen/rose syrup 
  • 1 glass of milk

Recipe adapted from Eatbook.
Check out Eatbook’s delish Dalgona Speculoos Milk recipe here.


*More recipes*


Check out our full articles on more fun Dalgona drinks here:


Easy to make dalgona drinks 


The world is your oyster when it comes to Dalgona drinks – so whether you’re a Milo-addict or can’t live without bubble tea, there’s something for you.

Know more funky Dalgona recipes? Let us know in the comments!


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