Dalgona Coffee

 

I know I’m very late with this but I just had to try it as I’ve seen it so many times on my social media feed.

The actual froth contains of 3 ingredients and it takes less than 5 minutes to make (well if you make it by using an electric whisk – there was a viral challange going on where people tried to whip it by hand…. but ain’t nobody got time for that).

It was surprisingly delicious as I thought it might taste overbearingly sweet (and this comes from a person that always have sugar in her coffee). But a little stir and a sip later… my sister pointed out that it’s very similar to those Starbucks ‘ready-to-drink’ coffees you can buy in stores. So I think if you enjoy ice lattes – you will also enjoy Dalgona coffee.

Have you guys tried this? What did you think, was it a yay or nay?

 

 

Dalgona Coffee

A Korean coffee drink that has taken the internet by storm during lockdown. Dalgona coffee is a beverage made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes frothy and then adding it to cold milk.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Boiling water
  • 1 cup Milk (of choice)
  • 1-3 Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water to a mixing bowl. Using an electric hand-held mixer, whip the coffee mixture until it is light brown and fluffy.
  • Add 1-3 ice cubes in two glasses and fill them up with milk.
  • Divide the frothed coffee mixture in half and spoon evenly on top of the glasses. Serve and stir thoroughly before drinking.
Keyword Coffee, Hot

 

Kärleksmums

 

This whole thing with the lockdown has for some reason made me very nostalgic and I’m constantly finding myself baking and making things I used to eat when I was a kid.

The other day I was thinking of this cake I used to make every weekend when I was like 10 years old.

Kärleksmums (pronounced shair-le-k moo-hm-s) is another classic Swedish treat. If you’re translating it word by word it basically means ‘love yums’ – and yes you just learned how to say love in Swedish – which is always a nice word to know and this basically means this blog is the next rosetta stone – so you welc.

This is similar to brownies BUT a lot fluffier and moist and not as intense in it’s flavour. Personally, I love the little kick the coffee flavoured frosting gives the cake but if you don’t like the taste of coffee – just make the frosting without it.

I hope you’ll enjoy this Swedish staple. Bon Shabétit!

Ingredients:

Cake

150 g butter
2 eggs
2 ½ dl granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp cacao powder
3tsp baking powder
1.5 dl milk
4.5 dl plain flour

Frosting and Garnish

40 g butter
4 tbsp brewed coffee, cold (you can’t skip this part if you don’t like the taste of coffee)
1 tsp cacao powder
3 dl icing sugar
Desiccated coconut

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Melt the butter and pour it in a bowl and whisk in the sugar and egg until light and airy (I whisked it for 2 minutes using an electric whisk).
  • Add baking powder, vanilla extract, and cacao powder. Whisk it until it’s an even paste.
  • Mix in the flour and milk and mix until even.
  • Pour the mixture into a pan (with some non-stick baking sheet) and bake it for 15 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking – make the icing. Start by melting the butter, and add all the reaming ingredients to it and mix thoroughly. If you don’t have icing sugar, just grind regular sugar down to powder in a food processor.
  • Once the cake is done, take it out and let it cool for 5 minutes. Then spread the icing on top of the cake, then sprinkle with coconut. Cut into squares and enjoy with a hot drink.