What is Dalgona? It's a frothed coffee drink— but Jel’s been having a moment with using Matcha. Also, when in a pinch, Jel uses Instant Coffee to make this anytime-of-day drink in a flash.
Besides it being pretty to look at, it's easy to make— albeit it not easy breezy.
1 egg white or 2 tbsp of aquafaba liquid
1 tbsp of granulated sugar (or sweetener of choice)
1 tsp Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Powder
1 c of milk, whatever variety
You will also need a milk frother, or similar
1. Beat The Egg Whites And Sugar. Using your frother, beat the egg whites or aquafaba in a small mixing bowl until the mixture is mostly stiff. Add the sugar a little at a time while you keep on beating the mixture. Continue whipping this mixture until it forms stiff peaks form and sticks to the beaters.
2. Add The Matcha Powder... A little at a time, sift the matcha powder into the beaten, sweetened egg white. Stir this mixture gently to avoid deflating the egg whites. Don't add any matcha powder until the egg whites are fully whipped or the matcha powder will keep the eggs from fluffing up fully.
3. Assemble The Drink! Put ice cubes in your glass and pour your chosen kind of milk over the ice. Scoop the whipped foam on the top of the milk, add enjoy.
The drink can easily be customized by add a little vanilla or another flavored extract to the milk or even to the whipped frothy topping. Alternately, you could give a shake of cinnamon or nutmeg over the top of your drink before you serve it. Additionally, you can play around with various sweeteners or non-dairy milk to make this beverage your own. Some people who do not care for meringue use whipped cream instead.
Also known as an Indian cappuccino or beaten coffee, Dalgona coffee is delicious and is actually easy breezy to make. Plus it tastes great.
Ingredients + Instructions
Mix cold water (not hot water), Ethiopia Gedeb Instant Coffee, and sugar with a fork or spoon until it becomes thick and frothy (we use a frother to speed things up), and then mix with very hot milk. If you're feeling fancy, top the foamy drink with cocoa powder or cinnamon.
Like Matcha Dalgona, you can play around with the recipe: fine tune your instant coffee to sugar ratio, making the coffee stronger if you prefer. Of course you can use different kinds of milk to change up the flavor of your coffee— anything goes from oat milk to coconut cream.
Pro Tip: When you froth the coffee, allow the coffee grounds to aerate by forthing for more time. This makes the most, mellow, full-flavored cup— a revelation!
And Jel’s current obsession.
Snap a pic of your Dalgona concoction and tag us on IG @bokettowellness. We love seeing your Boketto Moments.