Unless you have been living under a WiFi-less rock, you would have heard of dalgona coffee, the homemade drink that is taking social media by storm. It’s named after the popular old-school Korean street snack dalgona (a caramelised sugar and baking soda candy that’s also known as ‘honeycomb toffee’), and looks like an ombré frappe with frothy, creamy coffee-flavoured foam layered on top of fresh milk.
Despite its name, dalgona coffee doesn’t actually contain dalgona. The drink is made with a few simple ingredients that most people would have at home — instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water mixed in equal parts. The mixture is then whipped rapidly till it has the consistency of meringue-like frothy ‘clouds’ to create an Insta-worthy beverage for soothing cafe-hopping withdrawal symptoms.