30 Days of Christmas Coffees – Day 17
A Festive Twist on an Internet Craze – Peppermint Dalgona Coffee
Welcome back, coffee enthusiasts. It’s already Day 17 of spillinthebeans.com’s 30 Days of Christmas coffee recipes! Today, we’re taking a festive twist on the viral sensation, Dalgona Coffee, with a delightful Peppermint infusion.
Get ready to treat your taste buds (and your eyes) to a holiday-themed fluffy coffee delight!
Dalgona Coffee: A Viral Trend with a Whipped History
Curious about where Dalgona Coffee originated?
Well, it’s a South Korean phenomenon that took the internet by storm. Named after a popular Korean honeycomb toffee, this drink features a velvety, cloud-like layer of whipped coffee atop a rich milk base. The trend skyrocketed to fame through social media.
The Rise of Dalgona Coffee on TikTok
TikTok played a significant role in propelling Dalgona coffee to worldwide acclaim. Its short-form video format enticed users across the globe to embrace the simplicity and visual appeal of creating the frothy concoction.
The process involves whipping together equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water until a thick, creamy foam forms. This foam is then dolloped over a glass of milk or a milk alternative. The mesmerizing videos showcasing the transformation from a liquid to a cloud-like coffee topping sparked a global coffee revolution.
Gather up your ingredients
For the Whipped Layer:
– 2 tablespoons instant espresso or instant coffee (Café Bustelo is a great brand)
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 2 tablespoons hot water
For the Base:
– 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
– 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
– 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
– Crushed candy canes (for garnish)
An Adult Twist
The Peppermint Dalgona Coffee features a layer of milk lifted by peppermint and almond flavors. But, if you want an even more festive (yet, adult!) twist, use half the milk and replace the extracts with our homemade peppermint cream liqueur.
Peppermint Dalgona Coffee
- 1 electric mixer or whisk
For the Dalgona Coffee
- 2 Tbsp instant espresso (or instant coffee) – we recommend Cafe Bustelo
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp hot water
For the Milk Layer
- 1 cup milk (dairy or nut)
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- crushed candy canes or sparkle sugar
Dalgona Coffee Foam
- In a mixing bowl, combine coffee, sugar, and hot water
- Whip the mixture with an electric mixer on high until it becomes thick and fluffy (you can use a whisk, but it will take a while to get the consistency you need)
- Warm the milk in the microwave or in a small saucepan on low (you want the milk to be steamy but not boiling
- Stir in the extracts and mix well
Assemble the Peppermint Dalgona Coffee
- Pour the milk mixture into a clear glass mug (or glass) – you want to see the layers
- Spoon the whipped coffee mixture over the milk, creating a thick layer on top
- Sprinkle candy canes or other festive enhancements on top
- You’ll want to give the drink a gentle stir before enjoying to combine the flavors
- For a cold version, let the milk mixture cool slightly and pour it over ice
- For a chocolate peppermint twist, add 1-2 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to the coffee mixture before whipping
The Magic of Christmas Coffees
As we continue our 30 Days of Christmas coffee recipes, we hope this Peppermint Dalgona Coffee brings joy to your festive season.
Share the magic by following us on Pinterest and pinning these recipes, and let us know about your holiday coffee twists. And, stay tuned for more delightful Christmas coffee recipes in our 30 Days of Christmas Coffees series at spillinthebeans.com.
So, until tomorrow, sip, savor, and enjoy the magic of the season! 🎄☕🌟