They say that boredom is good for us and triggers creativity, and with most of the world in an enforced state of boredom right now, it would appear “they” are right!
A creamy, four-ingredient coffee known as Dalgona in South Korea is taking over social media during the coronavirus lockdown.
With much of the world in isolation, people have taken their boredom into the kitchen, and the results of their creativity in some cases in going viral (if that phrase is okay to use under these current turbulent circumstances).
It would be fair to say that the people under lockdown and isolation worldwide are missing some of the luxuries they took for granted in the pre-pandemic days, especially a freshly brewed flat white or long macchiato from their favourite local barista. So this new creation turning a basic instant coffee recipe into a viral sensation with the help of video apps TikTok (if you don’t know what TikTok is, this is where the youth live now) and YouTube has arrived in the nick of time.
While the original recipe was created by a Korean YouTuber, TikTok user @iamhannahcho appears to have kicked off the Dalonga trend on the video-sharing platform when she shared a clip of herself making the beverage with her bestie on March 10.
“Whipping was way too tedious so don’t judge plz,” she captioned the video, which has since garnered more than 100,000 likes.
Called ‘Dalgona coffee’, the recipe involves mixing two tablespoons of granulated instant coffee, two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of hot water and whipping this into a silky, creamy concoction.
This mixture is used to top a glass of cold milk and ice, creating a decadent iced latte-meets-dessert of sorts.