Trying Out the Newest Viral Trend: Dalgona Coffee

As someone who has a shit ton of social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok. Twitter), it was very hard for me to miss this latest viral trend. In just one day I have been inundated with pictures and videos of people trying out the Dalgona Coffee recipe. Being that I have plenty of time on my hands, I decided to utilize my energy in satisfying my curiosity instead of fretting over the uncertainty that we are all currently facing. I wanted to put my own spin on the recipe so I added vanilla extract and cinnamon powder on my drink. If you are not about that flavour, you can easily skip those two ingredients. Here’s a video clip that I have created documenting the experience:


  • 2 tsp instant coffee (I used Taster’s Choice)
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I used 2% milk)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon powder


  1. In a bowl, mix instant coffee, sugar, and hot water with a hand mixer, beater, or spoon until it is nice and frothy.
  2. Add vanilla extract to milk (heat milk if you prefer to serve the coffee hot, or pour over ice cubes if you prefer to serve it cold).
  3. Pour frothy coffee mixture over milk. Top with cinnamon powder.

I have tried this recipe both hot and cold. Being that it is still chilly here in Toronto, I opted to try it hot first, then iced in the afternoon. Personally, I preferred the drink cold, as it reminded me of warm summer days. But both are still tasty regardless of how you make it. I especially loved the smooth texture of the frothed coffee, and how the bitterness was tamed by the creaminess of the milk. Watching other people’s attempts at recreating this drink inspired me to try other variations of this concoction as well. I will try to see what I have available at home and document my experiment. Let me know if you end up trying it too, or if you have any suggestions on how else we can tweak this drink.

Keep safe, everyone. And please refrain from going outside unless it’s highly necessary. The sooner we contain this pandemic, the sooner we can go back to our normal lives. For now, we must all cooperate and adjust to this current reality and hope that this ends soon.

Sending lots of (virtual) hugs and love,

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