This viral sensation is taking the internet by storm at the moment and my Thermomix Dalgona Coffee recipe makes light work of it by putting our mixers to (very) good use!
I first tried it one night a couple of weeks ago and was hooked. Since then, it’s been making a regular appearance here, much to the delight of my now-working-from-home partner, who gets deliveries to his desk!
I feel it’s only fair to share my Thermomix Dalgona method with you, so you too can be hooked from your first cup!
This is the perfect way to get your morning (or afternoon, or evening) cafe-style coffee in while practising social distancing and only going out if absolutely necessary during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Not only can you make this into a warm coffee, but also a Thermomix iced coffee!
I promise, these are even better than cafe bought coffees and cost a fraction of the price!
In a nutshell, Dalgona coffee is made by whipping equal proportions of coffee, sugar and water together until light and fluffy then using to top milk.
Many people make it by beating the ingredients with a hand whisk. I don’t have the time (or the arm strength) for that. Luckily, thermal cookers make light work of beating!
Dalgona is very cheap to make, having just three basic ingredients (plus milk). It works on a 1:1:1 ratio, so feel free to double or triple the ingredients, but be sure you stick with the same ratio of instant coffee:sugar:water.
I have done a lot of experimenting, trying with different water temperatures, different brands of coffee and different quantities of ingredients. Below, I will answer what I hope will be any questions you may have.
No, freeze dried instant coffee is what is needed for this to work.
Technically, the sugar can’t be left out. The magic happens with the combination of all three ingredients. However, see below for a low carb alternative.
I recommend sticking to the ratio using equal parts. When we tried halving the sugar, it did thicken a bit, but was nowhere near as good as the real deal.
Yes. The very talented Megan from Mad Creations has tried a range of sweeteners, with success.
Yes, you can use a plant based milk of your choice.
Boiling the kettle gave us the most consistent results.
We had mixed results when testing with half the ingredients. This brand of coffee worked perfectly for me several times at half the quantities, but we were less successful with other brands.
Not really! We tested several and using the quantities in the recipe, had success all round.
Yes. We tested this brand of decaf coffee (widely available from supermarkets or online) and it worked perfectly. I think that provided you use a freeze dried instant decaf coffee, it should work.
Yes. Leftover topping can be refrigerated in an airtight container overnight.
All you need are four ingredients:
freeze dried instant coffee granules
warm or cold milk (plus ice cubes if serving cold)
It’s a throw in and whizz up recipe! The full method is below.
Check out the difference between 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes and 4 minutes of whipping!
By three minutes, it will be the same consistency as stiff beaten egg whites.
Enjoy your coffee!
If you like this recipe, I’d love it if you could please leave me a comment underneath!
Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.