Meld Does Dalgona Coffee – The Food Series

Welcome to Meld Magazine – the food series! Over the next months, we will bring you recipes or food trend attempts from our own homes to #flattenthecurve. We hope to help you expand your meals beyond just frozen dumplings and instant noodles. Join us and tag us on social media with your delicious works of art! For our very first one, here is a Dalgona coffee attempt, everyone’s favourite popular frothy Korean latte drink at the moment! – The Meld Team.

Dalgona Coffee Recipe

In total truth I was a bit hesitant to hop on this social isolation trend. It was too Instagrammable, too pretty and perfect – it’s golden cloud-like foamy top totally unnecessary and overly flamboyant. But 400 whisks and a sore right-arm later…it is with great reluctance that I admit…it is indeed a deliciously approachable cup of coffee. 

Now, don’t confine yourself to non-alcoholic beverages. This coffee puff will work just as well and truly elevate any Espresso Martini or White Russian.

So here it is…the people’s coffee.

Makes two cups of iced foamy coffee ☕️ 


  • Big mixing bowl (unless you want coffee stains all over you!)
  • Whisk (hand whisk, electronic or a good ol’ fashion egg beater)
  • Two glasses (tall or short) 
  • Strong arms 💪🦾


  • 6 tablespoons GRANULATED coffee ☕️ (I stress granulated for a reason! Any instant coffee, like nestle, works a treat)
  • 6 tablespoons of fine sugar (fine raw sugar or white sugar – it’ll help with the foaming process)
  • 6 tablespoons of boiling water 💧 
  • Milk of your choice 
  • Ice cubes (large square ones are preferable)
  • Something fun to sprinkle on top


  1. In a big mixing bowl add granulated coffee, sugar and boiling water. Swirl until everything is incorporated. 
  2. Whisk vigorously for 10-15 minutes by hand or using an electric whisk (it’s okay to take a few breaks in between!). You’re basically beating until your coffee mixture is well aerated, fluffy and peaky – so that could take a longer or shorter amount of time depending on your bicep muscles 💪. 
  3. In a glass, I prefer a short and wide one, add two large ice cubes and fill ⅔ with any milk of your choosing**
  4. Spoon or pour in your cloud-like coffee and top with anything fun you can find in your pantry – dried lavender flowers, crushed pistachios or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Take an instagrammable photo and sip on it!

**If you’re like me and usually have your coffee quite strong, feel free to adjust the milk/coffee ratio. 

Hope you had fun doing this with us!

This piece was a contribution from ex-Meld journalist and our very dear friend Emily Hua. Stay tuned for more recipes and good attempts from her and others in the team. Be sure to tag your creation to our Instagram to be feature in our page. 

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