If you thought Dalgona coffee was the most exciting thing to happen to your daily drink routine, get ready to be blown away with Dalgona Chocolate! It’s a creamy whipped chocolate milk perfect for a single serving and takes only minutes to make!
This Dalgona chocolate recipe is perfect for non-caffeine drinkers and kids. It’s beautiful to look at and oh-so-delicious to drink. Enjoy it with some cookies or ladyfingers for a lovely afternoon treat.
Or sip it at breakfast with some delicious 4-ingredient banana bread. Let’s make it!
You’ll need the following tools to make this recipe:
- A small bowl or pitcher
- A hand mixer (or a whisk if you’re up for a workout)
- A glass
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You only need a few ingredients to make this yummy Dalgona chocolate drink.
- Heavy cream
Nesquik is a fun and popular chocolate drink by Nestlé. It’s a powder made from cocoa, sugar, and other flavors. They’ve got other flavor variations too, like strawberry and vanilla.
Nesquik makes this dalgona chocolate recipe really easy to make because it’s already sweetened. Plus I love the taste! If you don’t feel like using Nesquik, I’ve heard the same results can be achieved by using unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar.
- Dalgona Mocha: Add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the whipped chocolate mixture if you’re craving a caffeine kick. It will make a chocolate dalgona coffee, the perfect combo of your favorite coffee drink and chocolate milk!
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Dalgona: For a dairy-free version, substitute the heavy cream with full-fat coconut cream or coconut milk and use your favorite dairy-free milk. To whip the coconut milk, follow these instructions for coconut whipped cream (without the sugar or vanilla).
- Dalgona Strawberry Milk: Use strawberry-flavored Nesquik to make a pretty pink Strawberry drink!
It’s not recommended. While it’s possible to use egg whites to achieve a similar whipped texture (like a meringue), the taste will be different. Drinking raw egg whites can be risky unless they are pasteurized. Stick to heavy cream for the best Dalgona chocolate experience.
Yes, you can make dalgona chocolate without a mixer! You can use a whisk to vigorously whisk the heavy cream and Nesquik. Keep in mind that this method will require a lot more time and effort than using a hand mixer or electric whisk. A powerful milk frother works, too, but it doesn’t whip the creamy chocolate mixture into quite as thick of a consistency.
Dalgona coffee is a popular South Korean whipped coffee drink. It gained popularity as a TikTok trend during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. It consists of equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water whipped together until they form a light, creamy foam. This whipped coffee mixture is then spooned over iced milk, creating a pretty and delicious iced latte drink.
The science behind dalgona coffee lies in the process of creating the whipped coffee foam. When instant coffee, sugar, and hot water are combined and whipped together, air gets incorporated into the mixture, causing it to expand and create a stable foam. The instant coffee acts as a stabilizer, helping the foam maintain its structure. The sugar helps produce the foam, with a light and airy texture.
When making Dalgona chocolate (without coffee), whipped cream is used instead of water to achieve similar results.
I hope you enjoy making and sipping this delicious dalgona chocolate recipe as much as I do! If you’ve tried the recipe, be sure to leave a recipe rating and share your thoughts on this tasty drink.
Recipe and Instructions
- 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons Nesquik
- 2/3 cup milk
- Combine the heavy cream and Nesquik in a mixing bowl or pitcher.
- Whip the mixture using a hand mixer or whisk until stiff peaks form. This is the base for the whipped chocolate.
- In a tall glass, add some ice and pour in the milk.
- Gently dollop the whipped chocolate mixture over the milk.
- When you're ready to enjoy it, give it a quick stir to create your dalgona chocolate milk, and voila!
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