Malted Mocha Dalgona is a fun chocolate-y twist on your standard whipped coffee that brings the viral Dalgona coffee together with malty deliciousness! This indulgent drink is perfect as a cold summer coffee treat, or as a warm bit of winter indulgence.
It wasn’t so long ago that Dalgona coffee took the internet by storm. And I promised myself that I wasn’t going to post a Dalgona coffee recipe…I felt like the recipe was too simple to warrant a post, there were several identical recipes available, and I just felt like I couldn’t add anything to the conversation. And then I remembered how well chocolate goes with…well, everything.
What is Dalgona Coffee?
Dalgona coffee is a type of whipped coffee made using four simple ingredients – hot water, instant coffee, sugar, and milk. The water, instant coffee, and sugar are whisked together until they form a creamy whipped coffee, and this is dolloped onto a glass of milk (and then you stir before you drink).
Dalgona coffee (달고나 커피) actually owes its name to an old Korean street snack, which is made in a similar whipping fashion. The naming credit is typically attributed to South Korean actor Jung Il-Woo, who ordered the drink while in Macau.
What about Malted Mocha Dalgona?
This malted mocha Dalgona follows the same principles of your regular Dalgona coffee but mixes it up by adding chocolate and malt powder for a little extra flavour punch.
Phitti hui coffee / Indian whipped coffee
It bears mentioning that Dalgona coffee (even in its malted mocha variety) is not a brand new drink. Indian whipped coffee (sometimes called phitti hui coffee) is a variation that’s essentially identical, and very popular in the Indian subcontinent. This malted version is actually inspired by something I saw one of my aunts do with the phitti hui coffee she was making for her son.
Use instant coffee for this recipe only. (Sorry coffee snobs, this is a drink of the people. And that $110 single-origin-ground-turtle-musk-enhanced-with-organic-amazon-cocoa-beans bag of coffee beans is not going to work! But feel free to make me a cup of it.).
Stir your whipped mocha dalgona coffee into the milk once you’re done marveling at how pretty it is!
While you can whisk this by hand, I’d really recommend you give those muscles a rest for today. It’s much easier to use an immersion mixer to whip up this drink. A regular electric mixer works okay too, but I’d recommend using just one beater to mix.
If you want plain ol’ Dalgona coffee, all you need to do is skip the chocolate sauce, and malt powder.
Nope. None. Nada.
Sorry, bestie. I usually encourage you to adapt and experiment, but this recipe will only work with the same ratio of the instant coffee, boiling water, and sugar. No subbing anything out – no ground coffee, no tepidly cool water, no stevia.
Dalgona coffee is best served fresh, and over milk is standard, but if you want to jazz it up a bit here are a few ideas:
- Over ice cream. (Really. Do this.)
- With brownies.
- Steam your milk, and gently spoon over some dalgona whipped coffee.
How to store mocha Dalgona coffee
Dalgona coffee can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 1-2 days (without any milk mixed in). The fully prepared malted mocha dalgona can be refrigerated for up to a day…but it will likely deflate a bit.
More drinks to try
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An immersion blender is super useful when whisking up Dalgona coffee. It’s the easiest, least messy option you can hope for!
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