dalgona popsicles were inevitable……..
I mean, how could I not turn one of the biggest foodie fads into a popsicle – IT’S WHAT I DO (when I’m not turning them into Muddy Buddies that is).
Remember Dalgona coffee? Also called “Korean coffee”? It was all over my feeds a few months back so of course I made it. And it was good, but it was A LOT. As in, it was very very caffeinated. But I knew it would make a perfect popsicle so I patiently waited till summer neared and got to it.
Followed by no less than three more fails.
It’s always tricky adapting a recipe into a pop – you want to have the spirit of the original intact but you also have to make sure that the actual pop is “intact” as well.
And if you’ve made Dalgona coffee you know that while it looks thick and has a meringue-like texture, it is mostly foam. Which means that it won’t freeze into a solid form. Which I found out the hard way.
Eventually I got the proportions of base:coffee just right and honestly? This is one of my favorite recipes to date. The coffee flavor was nice and strong but beautifully toned down by the milk/sugar base.
Now if I only knew anything about TikTok………….
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoons brown sugar
pinch of kosher salt
2 tablespoons instant coffee (regular or decaf)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons HOT water (must be hot to whip up properly)
Combine the milk, cream, condensed milk, brown sugar and salt in a large measuring cup and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well to combine and refrigerate for an hour.
Place the coffee, sugar and hot water in a medium bowl and use a mixer to whip till lightened in color and stiff. This should take no more than a couple of minutes. Whisk into the cream mixture and refrigerate for an hour.
Whisk again to deflate any remaining bubbles and pour into your popsicle molds. Freeze for about an hour, insert your popsicles sticks and freeze overnight.
Remove pops from molds by running briefly under hot water; transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet to re-set for a bit.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
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