DALGONA: The whipped coffee trend that's gone viral

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

While a lot of us have changed our current work environment, a huge part of our daily routine that a lot of us are missing is a daily fresh coffee. From big frothy cappuccino’s or long blacks, we can all agree that coffee is a non-negotiable. People always find a way - and there's a huge trend on the internet right now on Instant Coffee.

Dalgona Coffee, Whipped Coffee

What is Dalgona Coffee?

A creamy four-ingredient coffee that has taken over social media, simply made by whipping instant coffee with sugar and water, resulting in a butterscotch-hued foam that’s spooned over milk. People are going crazy for the new Dalgona Coffee as it's super easy to make, and fun to play around with and add your own toppings. This new beverage option will excite cafe menus, as it's spiked in popularity and brings new news to the iced beverages category.


Dalgona Coffee, Whipped Coffee

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Where did it come from?

According to Google Trends, the craze gained serious traction at the end of February when a Korean YouTuber posted a now viral, ASMR-style video on how to simply make the Dalgona Coffee. The clip alone has racked up more than 3.5 million views and has now created a mass trend worldwide.

However, this isn’t simply a momentary trend as people have been making whipped coffee at home for years. In India and Pakistan, whipped coffee has long been a popular home brew, known as Phenti Hui. In Greece, the Frappé is dalgona’s older, frothier sibling. And, more generally, there are versions that are shaken with egg whites and served with condensed milk.

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You can see the hype with trending hashtags across social media including #DalgonaCoffee, #DalgonaCoffeeChallenge... and the chocolate lovers are covered with #DalgonaMilo creations.


How to make Dalgona Coffee

Vaughn Vreeland from the NY Times has simplified this in a 5 step guide below.


Step 1

To make one drink, combine 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ Classic or NESCAFÉ Gold coffee, 1/2 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons hot water in a medium bowl. (You can use up to 2 tablespoons sugar for a sweeter drink.)

Step 2

Whip, by hand or with a mixer.

Step 3

Continue mixing until the mixture turns from foamy to frothy to creamy.

Step 4

Spoon the fluffy mixture over milk in a glass filled with ice. (You could also spoon it over warm milk for a hot drink.)

Step 5

Combine and serve.

If you're interested in seeing what NESCAFÉ or MILO range Nestlé Professional has available, find out more HERE