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Cafe From Home (CFH): 5 Easy & Delicious Drinks You Can Make At Home

With social distancing around, people can’t go out to catch up with close friends in their favorite neighborhood cafe over a nice cup of coffee. Little did we realize before how important and big deal local cafes are in our daily lives, so now, since everyone miss their favorite coffee places, people have started to create their own drinks at home and engage in social media challenges such as the Dalgona challenge. This is exactly what you could also give a try and do at your kitchen-turned-bar at home. 

See these 5 popular and totally worth to try drinks during social distancing and video call your friends to share the recipes with them.

1.) Dalgona Coffee

The most popular drink right now, teeming with life over Instagram and TikTok is of course Dalgona. This caffeinated beverage is made by whipping instant coffee, sugar, and water, so you get a perfect whipped coffee. You can add cold or hot milk in it, but that’s up to your preference. And whether you are wondering where this coffee takes its roots from–it’s South Korea, where it’s available as a sweet candy sold on streets, and was particularly popular during the 1970s and 1980s. 

Check out this video to see how to prepare one.

If you’re looking for a more LEGIT version with dalgona candy ontop, @heyitswing has the recipe for you.

2.) Brown Sugar Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, the luscious drink stirring black tea, milk, sugar syrup, and chewy tapioca pearls, which originated in Taiwan some three decades ago, has converted millions of boba fans around the world. You may think it’s something complicated to mix at home but in the absence of real action of chasing some bubble tea downtown, there came the inevitable rise of the homemade Brown Sugar Bubble Tea.

As it turns out, it’s not so difficult to make. You need dark brown sugar (or Taiwanese Black Sugar) and tapioca starch to prepare the boba and brown sugar and water to prepare the syrup.

Follow the instructions in this video to create your own homemade Brown Sugar Bubble Tea.

3.) Thai Tea Dalgona

Is it tea o’clock yet? What about making some Thai Tea Dalgona. It’s a mix of whipped dalgona coffee and thai tai. A slightly-caffeinated beverage that will at the same time refresh you. Delicious and creamy.

First, you’ll need to prepare your dalgona coffee, then prepare your thai tea simply by using 3 in 1 thai tea powder without adding extra sugar. The end result is foamy, tasty, with a marshmallowy foam layer on the surface.

See what we mean here.

4.) Strawberry Milk

Chocolate milk may still be more popular than strawberry milk but this strawberry milk recipe is here to outbid that

If strawberries are your favorite seasoned fruits now is the right time to bring spring in your kitchen and prepare some nice-looking and tasty strawberry milk with homemade strawberry syrup. What you need for this magical concoction is a fresh supply of strawberries to mix with your favorite milk or with other milk options such as oat milk or almond milk.

5.) Matcha Dalgona Coffee 

For all ya matcha fans out there, we know you miss matcha as much as we do, but here’s one extraordinary matcha recipe that’s easy to make at home. It’s a great alternative for people who do not drink coffee. Or another home challenge for those of you who enjoyed the dalgona whipped coffee but now want to try one topped with whipped matcha foam. The Matcha Dalgona coffee is luscious and looks gorgeous green.

Besides the regular milk, sugar, and water what else you need is, of course, matcha powder and egg whites, a bit of mixing and this recipe from @Vancouverfoodie on Instagram

So, we hope this list of awesome beverages does break your social distancing coffee routine. You don’t have to drink the same cup of coffee every morning or the same tea every afternoon, so turn your kitchen into a working cafe lab, grab your favorite dalgona and call your friends to show your latest invention.

And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @nomsmag to say how it went.

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