Hubby and I may also be called the caffeinated couple. We love our coffee, albeit in different ways. But it’s almost always dark colored in our coffee mugs. Then came this new Korean coffee trend. People make Dalgona coffee so I just want to try what this craziness is all about. And it’s a good way to beat the boredom during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for Covid-19. But is it worth it? Find out why I will never make Dalgona coffee ever again.
How to Make Dalgona Coffee
So before I will tell you why I will never make Dalgona coffee ever again, I will tell you how to make it first.
There are three basic ingredients to make Dalgona coffee. These are coffee power, granulated sugar, and very hot water (close to boiling). Ratio is 1:1:1 for all the three ingredients. If you don’t have an electric mixer, you will need a whisk and lots of arm power. You just mix everything and beat or whisk as much as you can until the mixture becomes thick and frothy.
For those who have a hand mixer, just dump everything in a pan, mix on low, then beat for two minutes using the higher speeds. Then use this froth as topping on cold or hot milk. Usually the milk is ¾ of the glass and then you top the Dalgona coffee all the way up.
Using Vanilla Ice Cream
Instead of just using plain cold milk, I used mostly vanilla ice cream. For the air gaps, I filled these up with cold milk. If I am going to make an indulgent coffee, I will indulge all the way. Vanilla ice cream brings out the best in iced coffee so I used it here. Plus, it made our coffee much colder. We need it to beat this summer heat.
So what came out is like an affogato-style coffee.
This time, it was I who made coffee for hubby. It’s an exception to the every day that he makes me black coffee. Related: The Love Language of Asian Men – Mostly! | Inspired from Crash Landing on You
What I Won’t Make Dalgona Coffee Again
Yesterday, my sister-in-law went to the supermarket and we asked her to buy powdered coffee. We only have coffee grounds here and despite processing the grounds further, they won’t dissolve. So we went for instant coffee.
Here are the reasons why I won’t do this ever again.
It looks so yummy to eat or drink because the coffee has turned into a nice smooth caramel color. But it’s not really exceptional in terms of taste. Hubby, though, says he likes the taste of the pure frothy coffee.
Uses Too Much Coffee
For that Dalgona coffee in the photo, I used six sticks of Nescafe powdered coffee. Not only is it not economically feasible for daily use, it’s too much coffee for a single serving!
Takes so Much Effort to Prepare
Instead of just mixing coffee in the mug or brewing it in the coffee maker, you will have to prepare so many things. There’s the whisk, mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoon, and in my case, the hand mixer.
So Much Wastage
You can’t help it. The mixture will stick around the mixing bowl, the spatula, the mixer — and it’s not very nice to lick. :p
So Much Effort to Clean Up
After enjoying your mug of coffee, you have to clean up your mess and wash everything that you used. Ugh! Too much effort. But I had to try this for myself.
Dalgona Coffee is Not Good For
If you are pregnant, experiencing palpitations, or other health conditions exacerbated by coffee, then Dalgona coffee is not for you. It’s just too much coffee in one serving!
It was good that we tried making Dalgona coffee at least once and find out what the fuss is about. However, I think we still stick to our usual – twice a day brewed coffee with sugar for hubby and once a day black coffee for me. For now, I am taking my black Valentus coffee in the morning just to maintain the weight level.