So you may have seen my instagram post about my trendy drink that I made, and have been bugging me for the recipe, so here it is!
A bit of background if you haven't heard of dalgona anything and wonder what the fuss is all about
This trend has happened since we've been in quarantine, thanks a Korean TV show called 'Pyunstorang' Basically the host went to a place called Macau, tried the drink and said it was dalgona as it looked like a traditional Korean sponge which has the same name. Next thing you know there's a hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge, TikTok videos and everyone is making this
Since coffee ain't my bag, I thought I could make one for tea, so I did! As usual, I didn't have the ingredients (like sugar!) or the actual equipment, but I still made it! And you can too!
You only need 4 ingredients and about 15 minutes (but it would be quicker if you had the right equipment - I'll explain later)
- Oat Milk - I used Minor Figures because I have it, I would normally use Oatly because it's my favourite and best by a mile
- Golden Syrup - this was a substitute because I didn't have powdered sugar. I hate golden syrup so it's not ideal for me to use! 😖
- Matcha - I used quite a lot, because I used a lot of aquafaba, but when I make it again I would use 0.5-1 teaspoon for one cup
- Aquafaba - now, this is freaky stuff! It's the water from canned chickpeas and it whips like egg whites! I don't know how it works! Again, I used all the juice, so it made loads and took FOREVER to whip. For one cup I would use 2 tablespoons
1. Whip the Aquafaba
This takes ages and I used a hand held electric whisk (my trusty one from Tesco which cost me £5. It did smell like burning as it was on full blast for so long!) If you have one of those fancy stand mixers, I think that would cut out all the time and boredom 💤
I ended up using a milk frother and the whisk at the same time!
2. Wait till you get stiff peaks
It will happen, I promise! And when it does you'll be like "What the ??" because you can't imagine some weird, chickpea water can make this, but it does! 🤯
On a separate note, DO NOT just try it without sugar! It just tastes like chickpeas! I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't that! 😳
3. Add the Matcha
Sieve it through a little.....er....sieve if you have one (my tea strainers are perfect)
4. Add the sugar
Or in my case golden syrup! 🤦 I think with the powdered sugar you'd be able to test as you go with to how much sugar you want, whereas with the syrup it was all or nothing really!
5. Assemble the parts
Pour your milk in the glass, depending on how much 'fluff' you have and what size of glass, will depend on how much milk you'll need. For this glass I used about 2/3 full of milk
Spoon on the fluff and then get your camera!
Let me know how you get on and what you think!