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Dalgona coffee - the hot new social media trend

Posted by Bea Davis on Apr 10, 2020 12:16:04 PM

This whipped coffee drink is taking over the world

If you've spent any time on social media in the past month (who are we kidding - we've spent ALL our time on social media in the past month) you've no doubt seen pictures of two-toned frothy coffee. The drink is simple to make - generally equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, all whipped together until the sugar dissolves and the whole thing becomes frothy. The resulting mix is then spooned over iced or hot milk and combined. 

Dalgona Coffee - NY Times

It's named after the Korean sweet called Dalgona, "a candy made with melted sugar and baking soda. It was a popular street snack in the 1970s and 1980s, and is still eaten as a retro food. When a pinch of baking soda is mixed into melted sugar, thermal decomposition of the baking soda releases carbon dioxide, which makes the liquidized sugar puff up, and it becomes a light and crunchy candy once cooled and hardened. Typically, the creamy beige liquid is poured on a flat surface, pressed flat, and stamped with a patterned mold. Eaters try to trim their way around the outline or picture on the snack without breaking the picture. If the trimming is completed successfully without breaking the candy, the consumer receives another free dalgona." [Wikipedia]

Have you tried it? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

And if by some chance you haven't seen it yet, here are some places to check it out...

Instagram

NY Times

Bon Appetit

 

Topics: beverage, trends, Drinks, coffee

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