Dalgona Coffee - Explained and Upgraded

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There's been a lot of requests for this video, so I hope you all enjoy it and if you give it a try then share a picture, feel free to tag me on Instagram.
Thanks to Nick Cho for some pronunciation help! (I hope I didn't mess it up too badly...)
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  1. Peter Thompson

    Peter Thompson16 мүнөт мурун

    Could you not use some sort of foaming agent into an espresso instead of making something overly sweet?

  2. Matthew Molloy

    Matthew Molloy2 саат мурун

    Brother I got a solution. Make Japanese cold brew, add copious amounts of brown sugar and STEAM IT WITH A STEAM WAND FROM AN ESPRESSO MACHINE. Steam it like a cappuccino or machiatto. You will get carmelized coffee foam. Spoon onto milk, all foam first then coffee to create a 50\50 ratio. It's called and anti-latte and I invented it in my coffee shop. Interestingly, steaming coffee with a milk wand seams to lessen the bitterness, weird and sounds impossible but true.

  3. path finder

    path finder2 саат мурун

    I just made this today. agonizing process for a fairly generic taste.. but at least it looks cool s'up quarantiners?

  4. martigo

    martigo6 саат мурун

    So i can replace the water and instant coffee with strong brewed coffee?

  5. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith11 саат мурун

    Use half the amount of instant coffee, and use espresso instead of water. I bet it would taste so much better and you wouldn't need a vaccuum chamber. Also I bet adding a pinch of baking soda would vastly reduce the unpleasant bitterness of instant coffee.

  6. Alice Schu

    Alice Schu14 саат мурун

    It actually works without sugar as well, I've added some maple syrup for a slightly healthier option 😊 (not using a hand whisk though omg)

  7. Alex

    Alex15 саат мурун

    I made coffee like this by accident twice and the first time I poured it away thinking it was going to be disgusting then the second time I did it I actually tried it and it wasn’t bad but I don’t know how I managed it. Edit ok not quite like this but it did look like it... what we have here is a smack substitute when you can’t get a buzz you make this coffee and you’ll be buzzing like a smack head 😂

  8. Chris Quek

    Chris Quek20 саат мурун

    Does weight equates to volume?

  9. Yahriel Heffez

    Yahriel HeffezКүн мурун

    What if you made this with actual espresso, way less sugar and thickeners like xantham gum or soy lecithin to increase the viscosity? Both are fairly heat stable so you could make a hot version and technically you could foam it up enough to make it like a dalgona no?

  10. GaslitWorld f. Melissa B

    GaslitWorld f. Melissa BКүн мурун

    I don't buy instant coffee, but owing to the simplicity if this experiment, I'm in. The first coffee I tried was also instant and I was a mere kid. Gross. It put me off coffee for years. How could something that smells so good, tastes to so bad. I rediscovered real coffee in my late 20s, but I lean toward dessert type concoctions. (Love a handsome face with a British accent).

  11. 84sanderos

    84sanderosКүн мурун

    "Whisk it for a miserably, miserably long time"...3 whole minutes later you are done... Man..you sound like someone who hadn't a honest day's work in a long time..

  12. Cultures around the world 94

    Cultures around the world 94Күн мурун

    kggo.info/video/pLCrtIGjxrqXf6o.html the best coffee I have ever tried

  13. Brett Mitchell

    Brett MitchellКүн мурун

    This was glorious! I used monk fruit sweetner, oat milk, and a milk frother to make this and it was so good!

  14. Adam Sanders

    Adam SandersКүн мурун

    Young Michael Gove does coffee.

  15. JrotheChef89

    JrotheChef892 күн мурун

    I love his content. But his voice and dynamism is nails on a chalk board. Idk..

  16. Benjamin Valerio Jr.

    Benjamin Valerio Jr.2 күн мурун

    Couldn’t you use a whipped cream dispenser made with chilled espresso and a little bit of sugar for flavor and to cut some the bitterness from the espresso? Now I know everyone doesn’t have one but you still might get the right texture for this drink.

  17. Alexander Patouchas

    Alexander Patouchas2 күн мурун

    The foaming is in the core of the refreshing Frappé coffee ever so popular in Greece. The heck with Ouzo or Retsina, Frappé is the de facto Greek national drink! How about an upgrade on that?

  18. Sloppy Jalopy

    Sloppy Jalopy2 күн мурун

    Actually, you CAN whip up a “dalgona” with only espresso and sugar. I’ve been to bars in Italy - from Rome to Padova - that do just this. And, it’s really not so “labor” intensive as you fussily suggest.

  19. Murrrr!

    Murrrr!3 күн мурун

    You should use actual volumetric measurement tool to measure 15 ml, and not just eyeball it. You had way different amounts of all ingredients as you just used regular spoon

  20. aGuyWhoTypes

    aGuyWhoTypes3 күн мурун

    i like take one scoop and stir it in the milk then top as much as you want and i heat my milk

  21. Ashley V

    Ashley V3 күн мурун

    Runs off to order French instant coffeeo

  22. Ilina Serafimova

    Ilina Serafimova3 күн мурун

    When I fist saw this trend, I thought of a similar textural experience with espresso that is respecting both the coffee and the milk. It is called Freddo Cappuccino. As far as I know, it comes from Greece and it is a wonderful summer coffee drink with a fluffy gorgeous top. Here is how is is made (literally the first link from KGgo I found): kggo.info/video/ndWoxahk2a18iaY.html

  23. B D

    B D4 күн мурун

    All b..kcs get rid of the whole visual aspect of that trend, do a simple espresso shakerato! Your best espresso shot, crushed eis, little milk , a Boston Shaker, well shaken,Pour it in to a Italian digestive glass, done! Like past 50-60 years we 've seen. Using sugar to get stuff foamy is last you want to do if you don't like it Sweet. As I always thought from the beginning to be a coffee roast Meister you need to come from kitchen Brigade. Not from Bar- Waiter section. It is food, not a service, people need to bring with more knowledge of materials being used, tastes, how to combine elements , their interaction with each other. We learn these by cooking not by serving them. That thing is nothing more than cool looking slow-motion Instagram video-calming crap. As always for gastronomy: if you can sell it, it is good. If especially you describe it with best materials you can get in your hands does just tastes: sweet , milky kind of coffee tasty: it ain't good and will not get in to long lasting good drinks lists.

  24. Kobe Wilson

    Kobe Wilson4 күн мурун

    the best part of the video is when james personifies a whisk three times in a row

  25. Liam Lowenthal

    Liam Lowenthal4 күн мурун

    Lawd you need a kitchen aide. XD Love this video. Love your explanation.

  26. Sanghyeon Baek

    Sanghyeon Baek4 күн мурун

    이분 채널에서 달고나커피를 보게될 줄이야ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 달고나커피가 한국이 원조는 아니지만...... 어쨌든 기분은 좋네요!😁

  27. Kneale Brown

    Kneale Brown5 күн мурун

    Strikes me that the easiest way to make a sweet coffee foam with espresso would be to use a isi and nitrogen bulbs. Would be cold and shelf stable without oxidisation. Also lots less work and scalable.

  28. JoMarieHartup

    JoMarieHartup5 күн мурун

    Instant coffee gives me a headache, anyone else?

  29. Slatt ****

    Slatt ****5 күн мурун

    You are so well informed and knowledgeable, without being pretentious! Subscribed

  30. Lee Drake

    Lee Drake5 күн мурун

    Suggestions for the future: Affogato recipes - ration of ice cream to espresso, temp of ice cream, ice cream variants (coconut milk, etc), flavor choices with coffee

  31. Lee Drake

    Lee Drake5 күн мурун

    For me I think I'll just stick with a good Affogato and then I've got coffee, sweet milk, cool, and yum and it's an actual espresso.

  32. Wendy Muir

    Wendy Muir5 күн мурун

    P.S. I acquired an Osaka coffee maker. Please, please, PLEASE, could you do a feature on how to use this properly? Thank you.

  33. Wendy Muir

    Wendy Muir5 күн мурун

    1) You need one of these (or something similar): www.ikea.com/us/en/p/produkt-milk-frother-black-30301167/ 2) It would be so wonderful if somebody could figure out how to make this with real coffee.

  34. Maia Rigot

    Maia Rigot5 күн мурун

    a surprisingly inefficient wisker

  35. Kian Zinzell

    Kian Zinzell5 күн мурун

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="62">1:02</a> WOW bro. Your pronunciation was insanely good. Like completely spot-on I'm super impressed. I can tell you do your research well :0

  36. Sleep Spaces

    Sleep Spaces5 күн мурун

    I lived in Cyprus for 10 years.. a colloquially referred to "frappe" is consumed, I would guess as commonly, if not more so than fresh coffee drinks. Its made whizzing instant coffee, sugar and a small amount of cold water. Its whizzed up with a long wand with a small spinning plastic disc at the end. Moving the wand up and down creates the gooey-foamy instant coffee in about 10 seconds. Milk or water and ice is added to complete the drinks. Its like an upside down Dalgona with less sugar and made in under a minute!

  37. Sleep Spaces

    Sleep Spaces5 күн мурун

    I forgot to add also, that the most common brand of instant used for this drink was standard Nescafé.

  38. My Hungry Family

    My Hungry Family5 күн мурун

    Well done James. Cooler to make it than to drink it. I like to add peanut butter.

  39. Evita Petrou

    Evita Petrou5 күн мурун

    Hello James! I am a coffee lover and I love your Channel! Have you ever tried Frappe Coffee? It is like a national coffee for Greeks! It is soo similar with this coffee. We have a special equipment to prepare it. The link shows how is made. kggo.info/video/ocOjuqWB2b56i3Q.html

  40. Jack Nicholls

    Jack Nicholls6 күн мурун

    if you wanted to try with a pulled shot, you could add something like xanthan gum and then whisk it to add air? not sure how much this would affect the flavour though...

  41. madonnella

    madonnella6 күн мурун

    Every time James is saying “not drinking this one” my anxiety kicks in. 🥴

  42. Howard Johnson

    Howard Johnson6 күн мурун

    Rather than using a whisk I use a imersion blender

  43. PilsburyLJ

    PilsburyLJ6 күн мурун

    Maybe sub out most of the sugar for gelatine - it works well for making cheffy foams

  44. Andrew S

    Andrew S6 күн мурун

    This is very similar to a Cuban coffee....I think they use the first part of a shot of espresso, whisked with sugar (similar to this, turned into a paste) then added back to rest of the espresso shot. That one shot is split up among a few people, served in tiny communion cups. I have only found these in the Miami, Florida area. I typically drink black coffee now, but Cuban coffee will always be my first love.

  45. Sandwich

    Sandwich6 күн мурун

    Anyone else see a long rendering glitch at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="20">0:20</a>?

  46. Celery

    Celery6 күн мурун

    a blender works well if your fine with making a lot of it

  47. Otto Hahn-Herrera

    Otto Hahn-Herrera6 күн мурун

    Cubans foam the first most concentrated part of moka coffee with sugar, could it be done the same way? Measuring with a scale, of course

  48. Busola Cooks

    Busola Cooks6 күн мурун

    Loved this!!

  49. simply cooking

    simply cooking7 күн мурун

    Don't add the same volume of sugar:coffee. It will taste horribly bitter. Use more sugar than coffee about 1tsp coffee: 1tbsp sugar and whip it until its lightest brown. It will taste like you've added milk in it.

  50. byTaddy

    byTaddy7 күн мурун

    why dont you just use espresso and sugar with no water or add just enough water to level the liquid ratio?

  51. madeline cruz

    madeline cruz7 күн мурун

    This is delicious on butter pecan ice cream.

  52. Elizabeth Free

    Elizabeth Free7 күн мурун

    supposed to mix it all together. It then tastes like a coffee smoothie. Also, I use my electric hand blender

  53. _Oxytropis_

    _Oxytropis_7 күн мурун

    Seems bassackwards, but to each their own I suppose.

  54. scasper1010

    scasper10108 күн мурун

    James I adore you and your comfortable attire and sonically delightful tenor. You are a treasure sir

  55. stevejwilliams

    stevejwilliams8 күн мурун

    Try Xanthan gum.

  56. Sherly Meliani

    Sherly Meliani8 күн мурун

    6 g 21 g 20 g

  57. sarahcroft

    sarahcroft8 күн мурун

    OMG... I am utterly disturbed seeing him not mixing it properly before drinking. I think he forgets about the milk-coffee correlation after the 3-minute of intense stirring. hahaha. Btw great explanation about the surfactant and health concern part.

  58. Betty Veronica

    Betty Veronica8 күн мурун

    I can listen to you ALL DAY❣️❣️❣️. 🇺🇲♥️🇬🇧 accents. "Whitener" 😉 I made my first Dalgona today, and it's wonderful 😊. I used a tad of honey, brown sugar and dash of vanilla extract.

  59. alexander

    alexander8 күн мурун

    Super awsume I got a new thing to make. First try went well but I need it to be more foam. Am going to try this but with Irish whisky in the milk. Thanks man for the video

  60. Kostas. k.

    Kostas. k.8 күн мурун

    Malaka its a greek frappe

  61. milkynana v

    milkynana v9 күн мурун

    I wasted 20minutes of my life of just mixing nothing

  62. Nash Gawri

    Nash Gawri9 күн мурун

    My dad used to make whipped instant coffee for the family 40+ years ago when I was a young lad in Kandahar :-)

  63. ian stewart

    ian stewart9 күн мурун

    I always wondered what happened to Adrian Mole at age 45.lol

  64. A S

    A S9 күн мурун

    I think instant coffees are OK, who wants all the pomp and ceremony attached to making coffee from grinds, sometimes just want a quick drink.

  65. Michael Mikosh

    Michael Mikosh9 күн мурун

    I put kalua in it

  66. debbiewhoelse

    debbiewhoelse9 күн мурун

    Any idea why it doesn’t foam with decaf?

  67. Max Stockwell

    Max Stockwell10 күн мурун

    i thought he was gonna pull a shot into whipping cream or something

  68. Boy, Howdy!

    Boy, Howdy!10 күн мурун

    I use medaglia d'oro instant espresso, using the same method. I add milk with a splash of sweet, cinnamon coffee creamer, and it is freaking phenomenal if you enjoy the sweeter, creamier style coffee drinks, such as the popular frappuccino, or frappe drinks.

  69. Alex !M

    Alex !M10 күн мурун

    Disses Aldi (in a different video) but has cups from Ikea 😂😂😂😂😂 ... subscribed!

  70. Gerardo Mendoza

    Gerardo Mendoza10 күн мурун

    Yes, finally, you said it. When I first tried making it cuz it’s all over the internet, I was like, wtf! This is sh**!

  71. BingHong

    BingHong10 күн мурун

    i reduced sugar for it and it still works ... because with that amount of sugar the coffee tastes disgusting

  72. N.P.

    N.P.10 күн мурун

    I make this using a little battery operated milk frother. The key to making it happen fast, is adding a tablespoon of heavy cream to the coffee mixture. It whips fast and downgrades the bitterness.

  73. gainem

    gainem10 күн мурун

    Just tried it with camp chicory and coffee essence with a touch of sugar and water under the electric whisk. It tasted... unusual.

  74. Cypeq

    Cypeq10 күн мурун

    I'd prefer to make it, look how pretty it is, thank pour it down the sink. Taste is horrid... I'm not planning to hunt for 'good' instant coffee, it's not worth anyone time.

  75. kelli blue

    kelli blue11 күн мурун

    Can confirm: both hand mixer and stick blender work well, but with a stick/immersion blender you need to use a narrower vessel in which to mix it, otherwise the blades won't even touch the coffee/sugar mixture. Which I discovered this morning.

  76. Ally Lamb

    Ally Lamb11 күн мурун

    You need to stir it up completely before drinking for it to taste good. The whip is just for the fun initial look mostly.

  77. Catafracta230588

    Catafracta23058811 күн мурун

    A Cafe from Asunción claims to have a recipe for Dalgona, with "real" brewed coffe

  78. Avihu Turzion

    Avihu Turzion11 күн мурун

    A few years ago I made something similar but with higher quality coffee - I mixed french pressed coffee with Sosa's Proespuma powder at the recommended ratio of 1<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1">00:1</a>, chilled, and then made a stable foam using ISI's Gourmet Whip. It came out delicious. The Proespuma allows whipping very dilute liquids like french press coffee into foams as stable as warm whipped milk for cappuccino. I could also have used espresso, but needing a very high minimal liquid amount for the siphon I went for the french press. Did not find I needed stronger coffee. Came out delicious. Could also have used as little sugar as I wanted. The piece de resistance was making cold brew with a little milk and then dolling a little of the chilled foamy french press above it. Delicious. But it had quite a kick to it as it felt strong like 2-3 cups of coffee :P

  79. Nic Bragoli-Jones

    Nic Bragoli-Jones11 күн мурун

    Quick hack: I put the coffee foam at the bottom of the glass add ice and then milk on top

  80. Wons Ung

    Wons Ung11 күн мурун

    Putting it into a vacuum chamber and than boiling it off is basically how instant coffee is made <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="480">8:00</a>

  81. Raul J. Mendez

    Raul J. Mendez11 күн мурун

    They copy Cuba doing the sugar with a bit of the first drops of extraction this mix is called (Azuquita) they been doing this in Cuba for yeeeeeeeaaaaasrrrss nothing new is old they add to their espresso not to the milk to season it boost it and give the top foamy body.👌🏼👍🏼💯