Creamy Vegan Dalgona Coffee

I mean if I am not going to hop onto the banana bread bandwagon, might as well try the dalgona coffee trend, right? I’ve never really been a coffee fan although I love the smell of it and understand why people love it. Nowadays, I would maybe have one or two a month although there was a period I’d have one every week. Imagine, every week, crazy right? I know the norm is to at least have one everyday but I am not seeking any new addictions in my life. I’ll stick to social media and procrastination for now!

I love my caffe latte’s, cappucino’s, matcha latte’s and everything latte but I do try to keep it in moderation. I know I can’t resist them though so when I heard of Dalgona coffee, I was curious. I love the idea of whipped coffee cream, anything creamy is just delicious.

It is advised that you use an electric whisk for this because to get it to a whipped consistency takes some time and effort. I only recently even bought a whisk so I tried my luck doing it by hand. It was going well but I did have to switch hands and get a third hand to help me! But sometimes taking your time and doing it yourself brings you more satisfaction that you created it.

The Dalgona coffee is so simple that you can even get up and make yourself one now (if you’re a regular coffee drinker and have some instant coffee at hand).

The how to:

You need:

  • Instant coffee
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Ice (optional)

First, begin by adding 150ml of hot water to 3 teaspoons of instant coffee in a bowl. Next, add 3-4 teaspoons of the sugar of your choice (I used coconut sugar). Just be careful in case it is bitter. We used a decaf instant coffee and ours was a little on the bitter side but it was still very nice. I would advise to add more sugar and water to make it less bitter in the end (and maybe regular caffeinated coffee).

Then, use a whisk or electric whisk to get it into a consistency so it looks almsot solid and doesnt drip from the whisk. It should become a light or golden colour as well.

Add some ice to a glass and pour the plant milk of your choice (I used a chocolate oat milk, and my partner tried it with rice milk). Top it with the whipped coffee cream, being careful that it doesn’t sink in the milk. You can top it off with some chocolate curls for extra fanciness and stir everything together if you like. Enjoy!

Paulina x

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