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In light of the evolving covid-19 situation, travel restrictions have been placed all around the world. This has definitely affected many holiday plans for Singaporeans who are ever so enthusiastic about travelling.
In order to curb the spread of this infectious disease, social distancing has also been put in place. Coupled with the lack of travelling plans and the need to stay confined within the walls of a place called home, us beings now have to find alternate ways to entertain ourselves.
For some, it is binging on endless K-dramas while for others it’s falling down the dark endless pit of social media and finding things to replicate.
This is where the Dalgona Coffee trend comes in. Birth amidst all the ongoing stay home notices, self- quarantine and work from home, Dalgona Coffee first surfaced on internet via a South Korean YouTube channel that started going viral on TikTok around Mid-March 2020.
The soft velvety texture of the bitter-sweet whipped coffee coupled with ice cold milk has the ability to transport you straight to aesthetically pleasing café situated in the heart of Seoul. Just imagine yourself seated in a clean looking café with chill Korean tunes, the perfect combo for a productive day ahead.
What You Need
2 Tablespoon of instant coffee
2 Tablespoon of sugar
2 Tablespoon of hot water
1 Glass of milk
- Add instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a bowl.
- Stir until coffee and sugar are completely melted
- Whisk the mixture until it gets foamier, lighter in colour and a whipped cream consistency.
*Pro tip: Sometimes Singapore can get a little hot so if your coffee doesn’t seem like it’s thickening, stick it in the fridge for around 10 to 15 minutes and try whipping it up again. Patience is key when whipping this.
Here’s a list of other coffee recipes for you to recreate to switch up your at-home caffeine routine while being shipped off to another country as you take a slow sip…
Ca phe trung (Egg Coffee)
Ca phe trung is also known as Vietnamese egg coffee, it is often described as “Cadbury Crème Egg with a tint of Mocha”
What You Need:
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoon condensed milk
1 tablespoon of instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla syrup (optional)
- Whisk egg yolk, condensed milk and vanilla syrup until thick and smooth
- Pour mixture over brewed coffee
- Stir and incorporate mixture into the coffee
Enjoy! *Slurp Slurp*
This drink originated from Argentina and Lagrima is a Spanish word for tear – descriptive of this mild drink that only has a “teardrop” of espresso. This lightweight drink is suitable for those who are still testing waters with coffee!
What You Need
½ shot of espresso, approximately 20 mL
200 ml milk, 2% or whole milk are most popular
- Warm the milk in the saucepan.
- Pour the milk into a mug and add the espresso.
- Create some milk foam for that fancy touch
This unique sounding combination originated from Brazil. As the world’s largest coffee producer, it is no surprise that they’ve come up with such a unique drink formulation. Mocha cola is actually one of the richest variation of a traditional Brazilian iced coffee.
What You Need
1 cup strong brewed coffee (eg: espresso)
1 can of cola
3 cups chocolate milk
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for topping
- Brew your coffee twice as strong as is recommended and allow it to cool while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix together the coffee, chocolate milk and cola.
- Pour the mixture into a glass of ice and top it off with ice cream or whipped cream as desired. A drizzle of chocolate syrup would also not be unwelcomed.
Directly translated from Coffee Lemonade, this drink is an ultimate summer refresher in Sweden. This means, its perfect for the hot and humid weather here in Singapore!
What you need
¾ cup strong brewed coffee, chilled
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup sugar syrup (5)
½ cup tonic water
Good news! This recipe couldn’t be easier!
- Put some ice cubes in your glass
- Combine all the ingredients and mix well, pour the coffee lemonade over ice and enjoy.
- The tonic water is used to fizz up the drink, and if you like your coffee creamy, consider adding almond milk! Do remember that if actual dairy will curdle when mixed with lemon juice.
Though originated from Italy, this coffee is closely similar to the Dalgona Coffee that everyone have been raving about. It might even be easier to recreate!
What you need
2 shots of brewed espresso or 60ml of instant coffee (No Sugar)
1 table spoon of sugar
Cocktail Shaker/Anything similar
- Pour sugar into cocktail shaker
- Add ice
- Pour in brewed coffee
- Shake till you obtain a frothy consistency (Similar to the whipped coffee)
- Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy!
For people staying at home and not leaving the house, these are easy, fun and fresh recipes to try out! While keeping yourself entertained, you also get to have a taste of the different types of coffee around the world. Tried any of the recipes above? Tag us on instagram (allforu_sg) to be featured!