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Dalgona coffee

Dalgona coffee, the quarantine-chic drink, is the latest piece of evidence that we have no idea what to do with ourselves during a pandemic. It’s sweet, frothy, pretty and South Korean, but it packs a wallop in terms of caffeine, which likely explains at least part of its appeal.



2 tablespoons instant coffee

2 tablespoons sugar

About 1 cup milk

Place the instant coffee and sugar in a glass bowl, along with two tablespoons of boiling water, and combine with a hand mixer (or immersion blender) until creamy and airy, about four to five minutes. It will take longer if you mix by hand.

Fill a coffee cup or, for better visual appeal, a rocks glass with ice and your preferred amount of cold milk. For a hot drink, you can warm the milk first. Spoon the dalgona mixture atop the milk. Take a picture to share on Instagram. Enjoy.

— The Washington Post