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Why Dalgona Coffee Is Viral On Social Media

Dalgona Coffee is a drink or a beverage made by stirring equal portions of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until it becomes creamy and then adding it to hot or cold milk. The name originated from dalgona, a Korean sweet, due to the similarity in taste, appearance, and color, though dalgona coffee doesn't even contain dalgona sometimes.

Now, if you have already made it at home, you would know this. First of all, it's coffee, Second, it looks beautiful with any kind of decoration or even by itself! Third, these days if something is Instagrammable, well you post it on Instagram and it catches fire. And last but not the least, it's a treat! Having a cup of coffee that feels like silky moose, what's not to love?

This drink only needs four basic household ingredients and a bit of strength, patience, and time. Your result will be a textured coffee, similar to a silky milkshake but one which contains caffeine, of course.

It first obtained importance in South Korea, after the actor, Jung Il-woo tried it for "Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant," a popular show. On the show, he said it reminded him of a South Korean honeycomb toffee confection called dalgona. After the show aired, the drink went viral in South Korea and has become a staple menu item in many coffee shops there.

โ€œI never expected dalgona coffee to get this popular,โ€ Mr. Jung said in an interview conducted through direct messages on Instagram.

For some, however, this isnโ€™t simply a temporary trend; theyโ€™ve been making this coffee at home for ages. In India and Pakistan, whipped coffee has been popular homebrew, known as Phenti hui or beaten coffee. Though it might not be the most possible option for your everyday routine, this whipped coffee is a friendly way of trying something new when the days can seem all too boring or dull. โ€œIt takes time and patience, but itโ€™s absolutely rewarding,โ€ Mr. Jung said.

If you haven't already tried making it, I say you do. Try something new at quarantine or at any time!

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