Yeah, yeah, I jumped on the trend. If you know me though, you know I can't just leave well enough alone, so I changed it up a bit. I love cinnamon and coffee, so here's my twist: Dalgona Coffee with Honey Vanilla Cinnamon milk!
It seemed silly to me to make this luxurious foamy top for my coffee but then just put it over plain ol' milk. So, I decided to make a cinnamon honey vanilla milk and top it with the Dalgona coffee.
Guys..... this. is. everything.
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So I'll admit if you want to drink this cold, there's a bit of "prep" involved. You have to make the milk ahead and then bring it down to temp. I just made a big batch and put it in a glass jar in the refrigerator, you could easily do that if you are planning on having it more than once. This milk is also great in regular coffee, warmed as a treat, or just over ice by itself!
Honey Vanilla Cinnamon milk
Heat 1 cup of milk with 1tsp vanilla, 1tsp honey, and 1 tsp cinnamon (nutmeg would also be delicious too). Simmer it until everything is combined and then allow to cool.
Make the coffee
You've seen tutorials on Dalgona coffee everywhere, but here's how you do it. Take 1 teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp hot water and using a mixer whip it into a foamy wonderful concoction. It should be the consistency of whipped cream.
Pour your flavored milk over ice and then top with the coffee. Voila! Delicious, flavorful and super yummy.
If you have a Nespresso with an Aeroccino you can also use the "cold foam" function iwth the milk to foam up the bottom.
Want even more "twists" on Dalgona coffee? I've got you covered:
Twist # 2- Add Baileys!
This would make a great adult after dinner treat. Swap out some of you milk for Baileys, or for an even bigger flavor explosion, use a flavored milk and then add Baileys.
Twist # 3- Make it a tiramisu coffee!
I (prior to this internet Dalgona coffee obsession) had instant espresso powder on hand for two reasons- baking with chocolate (it intensifies the flavor) and tiramisu (a staple part of the treat). So it occurred to me as I was making this, why not make a tiramisu flavored coffee. I was going to come up with an elaborate cream flavored base, but guess what? Monin and Torani both make a a Tiramisu syrup. Add a few pumps to your milk and you will have an addictively delicious Tiarumisu Dalgona coffee!
Do you like to just stick with original recipes, or do you like to put a little twist on things?