Dalgona coffee—it started as a Tik Tok trend and has now exploded all over the internet as the It-Drink of the moment. Is it worth the hype? Only one way to find out.
If you've got instant coffee, sugar, and water on hand, you can make this. It'll go by faster if you have a hand mixer, but a humble regular whisk, one powerful arm, and a good dose of patience and endurance will get you there too—just make sure you're ready to feel the burn in your triceps and biceps and you'll be rewarded with a nice tall glass of cold, creamy coffee that's sweetened just right.
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. instant coffee
2 tbsp. cold water
Ice, for serving
Milk, for serving
1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water. Vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape.
2. Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.