HOW TO: Make the best Dalgona Coffee

Move over Starbucks, we’re making our own Iced Caramel Machiatto’s now! Well… not quite, but now that I have you here, let me introduce you to the biggest trend in Korean pop-culture since Parasite’s Ram-Don: Dalgona Coffee.

Dalgona Coffee is a Korean recipe that makes a cup of coffee that mimics a traditional Korean sugar candy with the same name. With everyone in isolation and at home with not much to do, it’s only obvious why this home DIY trend has been a hot topic as of late.

Here’s how you can create your own:


White sugar, instant coffee granules, hot water and milk of your choice.


In a mixing bowl combine sugar, coffee and water (all equal parts, add more sugar if you have a bigger sweet tooth though) with a small whisk or spoon. Using a whisk makes you feel like you have your life together a bit more though.

Keep whisking.

When you think you’re done, you’re not. The whisking never stops. According to the experts you need to whisk at least 400 times. I wouldn’t take any risks.

Once you’re done, add ice cubes to your cup as well as some cold milk of your choice. Top with your foamy goodness and voila!

This recipe was inspired by Kimchimari, photos by @mos_story on Instagram