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People All Over the World Are Making Frothy 'Dalgona' Coffee, Thanks to Quarantine

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People All Over the World Are Making Frothy 'Dalgona' Coffee, Thanks to Quarantine
While the United States has "honeycomb" and New Zealand has "hokey pokey," South Korea calls its spongy toffee candy "dalgona" or ppopgi, a candy that's made by heating sugar, oil, and baking soda; mixing until it's thick and fluffy; then letting the mixture harden.

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Dalgona coffee

Dalgona coffee

Over the past few weeks, as many of us retreat inside, dalgona coffee has become an online global coffee trend.

Tutorials and posts are displaying the making of dalgona coffee, which consists of milk topped with a thick layer of coffee foam that's made by vigorously mixing instant coffee, sugar, and water.

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A new drink

Unlike a latte or a cappuccino, in which the froth comes from aerated milk, the fluffiness of dalgona coffee comes from the coffee and sugar itself.

Dalgona coffee was almost nonexistent until January 26 this year. A Korean YouTuber posted a clip where he uses a mixer to whip coffee, sugar, and water into a foam so thick it looks more like frosting or caramel pudding and then dollops it onto a glass of milk.

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The coffee trend

Because people are called to stay indoors, and many cafes are closed during the outbreak, people are more open to trying out this drink at home.

The simplicity of the recipe makes it popular. Most people have sugar and instant coffee in their pantries. It is also fun to see everyone make their own version of a recipe and share their experiences.

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