8 Awesome Dalgona Coffee Recipes to Try Out with Your Kids at Home

by Wonder Years
10 months ago

dalgona coffee recipe

As the COVID-19 situation evolves and Circuit Breaker measures are put in place and extended, all of us have been doing our part to fight the pandemic by staying home with our families.

Amidst juggling your work from home duties, your kids’ home-based learning activities and the usual daily chores around the house, you have also been trying out new things or doing things that you might not have been able to do previously. 

One of the “in” things to do recently is to whip up a delicious concoction of Dalgona Coffee.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Before the Dalgona coffee trend started making its rounds worldwide, the mention of Dalgona referred to a candy that originated in South Korea. This Dalgona candy is a sponge-like toffee that looks a lot like that perfect creamy froth you’d find on top of your coffee.

Taking inspiration from a simple candy, the Dalgona Coffee that we know today refers to an impressively simple recipe that shot to fame for its straightforward three-ingredient recipe (and a lot of arm muscles used!) to produce an appealing fluffy texture. 

Oh, and did we mention that the end product is very appealing and instagrammable too?

If you would like to jump on the hype train or if you’re feeling a little adventurous, here are a few Dalgona Coffee recipes that you can try out with your kids to ramp up the fun to your stay-home routine. All you need are a few basic ingredients in a mixing bowl and a few minutes of your time to get a good arm workout and an amazingly cute drink to gulp down later.

Happy whisking!

Give These Dalgona Coffee Recipes a Try!

1. Dalgona Coffee – The Original

This is the original Dalgona Coffee recipe which became a fast favourite of coffee lovers all over the world!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: @ssuatheowl_foodie)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water into a mixing bowl and mix them well.
  • Use a whisk to whip the concoction until you get a rich, thick and creamy texture.
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy coffee mix

Tip:

You can replace fresh iced milk with your preferred milk, such as soy milk, almond milk or oats milk.

2. Dalgona Milo

This is the kid-friendly Dalgona Coffee recipe that is perfect for kids and mums who are not huge fans of coffee or caffeinated drinks.

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: @justenny_)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons Milo/Ovaltine powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Add the Milo/Ovaltine powder, sugar and hot water into a mixing bowl and mix them well.
  • Use a whisk to whip the concoction until you get a rich, thick and creamy texture.
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy Milo mix

Tip:

You can transform this into a Dalgona Avocado Milo by blending fresh milk with the flesh of a whole avocado. Your drink will be so much creamier!

3. Dalgona Mocha

Try this if you want the best of both coffee and chocolate!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: @thecookingfoodie)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Add the coffee and cocoa powder, sugar and hot water into a mixing bowl and mix them well.
  • Use a whisk to whip the concoction until you get a rich, thick and creamy texture.
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy mocha mix

Tip:

You can sprinkle some chocolate rice or shavings at the top of the thick mocha mix and serve it with a chocolate love letter. 

4. Dalgona Bandung 

Got a little girl who adores everything pink? This drink goes perfectly well with cakes and cookies!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: Karen Lim via Singapore Home Cooks Group)

You will need:

  • 240ml whipped cream
  • 2.5 tablespoon rose syrup
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Whisk the whipped cream until a soft peak forms (i.e. the peak flops over when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add rose syrup and beat until a stiff peak forms (i.e. the peak stands straight up when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy bandung mix

Tip: 

For a more romantic feel, you can “dress up” your dalgona bandung drink with a sprinkle of edible rose petals at the top.

5. Dalgona Thai Tea

This is as close as you get to that creamy bubble tea taste.

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: Chen Siew Lei via Singapore Home Cooks Group)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot brewed Thai tea
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Add the coffee, sugar and hot brewed That tea into a mixing bowl and mix them well.
  • Use a whisk to whip the concoction until you get a rich, thick and creamy texture.
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy Thai tea mix

Tip:

You can replace the iced fresh milk with Thai milk tea for a stronger tea taste throughout. And if you’re missing bubble tea a little too much, maybe go all out and add black tapioca pearls to your tea?

6. Dalgona Matcha

If you’re keen on a Dalgona Coffee drink with less caffeine, this recipe is just the right choice for you!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: Ruru Zhang via Singapore Home Cooks Group)

You will need:

  • Half cup sugar
  • Half cup water (room temperature)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • Milk 
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Add water and white sugar into a pot. Mix it and allow this to simmer for approximately 4 minutes in medium-low heat to get the hot sugar syrup.
  • Add the egg whites in a mixing bowl and whisk until fluffy.
  • Pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg whites concoction (this helps to “cook” the egg whites so that it is safe for consumption)
  • Add matcha powder and continue to whisk until a stiff peak forms.
  • Pour this creamy matcha mixture over your glass of iced milk.

Tip:

You may substitute matcha powder with green tea powder. If you are not too keen on consuming egg whites, this can be replaced with whipped cream.

7. Dalgona Peanut Butter

Here’s one for the family who lives on PBJ for breakfast!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: @sweetportfolio)

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Whisk the heavy whipping cream and sugar until a soft peak forms (i.e. the peak flops over when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add peanut butter and beat until a stiff peak forms (i.e. the peak stands straight up when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add milk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy peanut butter mix

Tip: 

There are so many ways to dress this up! A hot favourite that is so easy to achieve is to spread peanut butter over the rim of your glass and line up some M&M’s Peanut Butter Chocolate pieces

8. Dalgona Black Sesame with Soy Milk

For something healthier that is close to Mr Bean’s black sesame riceballs, give this a try!

dalgona coffee recipe

(Photo: @fatfoodbeast)

You will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon black sesame powder
  • Soy milk
  • Ice

How to make it:

  • Whisk the egg white and sugar until a soft peak forms (i.e. the peak flops over when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add black sesame powder and beat until a stiff peak forms (i.e. the peak stands straight up when the whisk is lifted).
  • Add soymilk and ice in your drinking glass.
  • Top your iced milk with the foamy black sesame mix

Tip:

You can use heavy cream instead of egg white to make this drink. Just whisk the cream with sugar and black sesame powder until a nice foam is formed.

 

Have a great time exploring these different concoctions of Dalgona “coffee” drinks!