Can you believe that it’s almost July? My family and I were hoping to be planning a Fourth of July event, but the way things are going we are shooting for Thanksgiving now.
I stumbled upon the perfect coffee concoction and I’m sharing my take on it with you today. My love for coffee started in 2012 when I was sitting in the Baton Rouge Airport en route to Dallas on a 0615 flight. I could barely keep my eyes open and I stopped at PJs coffee and got a small regular coffee…I added the perfect amount of creamer and Splenda and fast forward to 2020 and I’m still perfecting my favorite cup. I went from two-three cups of regular coffee to now maybe one to two cups of decaf every day. If I don’t get my 1st cup I’m by 10 I usually just skip it. I always thought the coffee gave me energy and I have come to realize drinking coffee just makes me feel like I’m grown so decaf using does the trick for me.
I’m not much of a Starbucks person so when I saw the dalgona coffee storming the internet I had to put my Southern spin on it. I’m not sure what my NaNa would say about this one as she liked her coffee strong with a little sugar.
What is Dalgona coffee?
Only three main ingredients — instant coffee, sugar, and hot water — then combine them with a whisk or, better yet, a hand mixer, until the mixture gets thick and, well, fluffy. Pour it over cold or warm milk. Either way, you have a delicious, extra-creamy drink to enjoy.
Why is it called “Dalgona”?
Dalgona coffee gets its name from dalgona, a spongy South Korean coffee candy. Similar to honeycomb toffee candy, dalgona is basically made by melting sugar and stirring in a little bit of baking soda appearing very similar to the pockmarked texture of dalgona coffee foam against the side of a glass.
Because of the prep time I usually on get these once or twice a week, but they are so worth it. If you give it a try be sure to let me know please-Omniley?
- 1 Tbsp hot water
- 1 Tbsp instant coffee
- 1 Tbsp Monkfruit
- 6 oz milk of choice
- Handful of ice optional
- 1/4 tsp tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch ground cinnamon
- Add the water, instant coffee, and monk fruit to a medium sized bowl. (Vanilla and cinnamon optional)
- Use hand mixer or whisk for 5 minutes until a thick mousse consistency starts to form.
- Once it does, add heated milk to glass and top with the coffee mousse. Can also be served cold with cold milk and ice.
- Mix the mousse into the milk.
- Drink immediately.