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Cold Dalgona Taro Latte With Caramel And Espresso

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This cold Dalgona Taro Latte is a delicious blend of coffee and the vanilla nuttiness of taro. Add a splash of condensed milk and caramel, and you have yourself a decadent, luscious barista-style drink right at home. The whipped coffee contrasts with the sweet taro milk, making each mouthful a luscious flavor combination. 

We love coffee in our home, and now that my kids are grown, we love to experiment with new and exciting ways to enjoy the bitter beverage. We fell in love when we discovered the TikTok craze of Dalgona coffee. Then came a new flavor in our home taro, with its sweet, nutty vanilla flavor going so well in drinks. Taro, with its pretty lavender color, is a beautiful contrast with the coffee, and it’s just a fun cold drink to jazz up your day and get away from the everyday. 

If you love snacking while enjoying your coffee, be sure to try our pretty taro and pea flower pinwheels. Paired with the cold Dalgona taro latte, they are a pretty Bridgerton-style social refreshment for when company comes to call. 

the Dalgona taro latte in a wide glass from the top angled

Why You Will Love This Cold Coffee Beverage

Adventurous Flavor Experience: Combining taro’s unique, nutty sweetness with the rich, robust taste of Dalgona coffee and the buttery richness of caramel creates an exciting and adventurous flavor profile that tantalizes the taste buds.

Visually Stunning: The drink features beautiful, distinct layers of pastel lavender taro milk and frothy coffee, with swirls of caramel on the glass. This eye-catching presentation makes it perfect for summertime sharing and Instagram-worthy photos.

Refreshing and Indulgent: The chilled, creamy base of taro milk combined with the sweet caramel notes and the energizing coffee makes this drink both refreshing and indulgent, ideal for enjoying a warm summer day.

Let’s Make This Dalgona Taro Latte Like A Pro Barista!

With any beautiful drink, you must first consider the glass in which it will be served. Because we are adding milk to one cup of coffee foam, it must be tall enough to handle that. If sharing this drink as a unique occasion beverage with friends, you may wish to get a taller fancy glass. If you’re whipping it up because you want one for yourself, you can get away with using a tall tumbler at home. However, Part of the appeal is seeing the pretty layers combine, so a see-through glass or tumbler is preferred. 

Next, gather the ingredients needed, and you will want to also have your hand-held drink mixer ready to go. There are several elements going on when preparing this drink. We are going to start with the condensed milk, which is used to sweeten the taro milk layer we add to the bottom of the glass, much as you would for making Vietnamese coffee. 

The caramel sauce is being spun onto the glass in rings. You will want to coat the drink mixer beater with caramel. To do this, quickly put a small amount of the caramel sauce in a small dish and dip the beater into it. Then, quickly so it has no time to drip, put the mixer into the glass nearer the bottom and turn it on for a spin. Then, immediately turn it off, raise it an inch to an inch and a half, and repeat. You can spin two to three times for a more wide glass and up to four times for a tumbler. 

Next, replace the drink mixer attachment with the whip attachment if you have one. Or rinse off any remaining caramel, as you must now mix the taro powder into the milk. You can easily do this in a measuring cup as we want to measure one cup of milk. Add two full tablespoons of the taro powder to the milk and blend just enough to mix the taro into the milk. We don’t want the milk to foam up too much. 

Lastly, we prepare the Dalgona layer. To do so, we need another measuring cup. Add espresso powder and sugar to it, and use COLD water. Typically, Dalgona is made with hot water, but our drink is cold. The espresso powder is so fine it will dissolve just fine in the cold water with the sugar. We spin the drink mixer in the coffee until the whole measuring cup is filled with whipped, frothy coffee. If the coffee no longer appears to foam, you must raise the beater end to the surface for a moment or two to gather more air. 

​Once it’s frothed fully, you can pour it directly on top of the taro milk in the glass. That’s the last step, aside from clean up. Enjoy this cold Dalgona Taro Latte anytime you need a pick-me-up after a difficult day. I promise that the rich layers of sweet coffee and taro will melt your cares away. 

Add some ice to it and sip it for a while in the heat of the summer for a refreshing change from regular iced coffee. 

the Dalgona taro latte in a wide glass

Ingredients:

Espresso Powder: Provides a rich, deep coffee flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the taro and caramel layers.

Water: Helps dissolve the espresso powder and sugar, creating a smooth and consistent coffee mixture.

Sugar: Adds sweetness and helps achieve the fluffy, frothy texture of the Dalgona coffee layer.

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Adds creaminess and sweetness, enhancing the flavor and body of the taro layer.

Taro Powder: Infuses the drink with a distinctive nutty, sweet flavor and a vibrant purple hue, creating an appealing layer to the latte.

Caramel Sauce: Adds a rich, buttery sweetness that complements the other flavors and provides a decorative swirl on your glass.

Milk: Forms the base of the taro latte of the beverage, providing a creamy foundation that balances the more robust flavor of the coffee.

the Dalgona taro latte in a wide glass blending

Substitutions And Add-ins For This Coffee Beverage:

Espresso Powder: For a similar strong coffee flavor, instant coffee granules can be substituted. I recommend Nescafe Gold, as it really makes a delicious Dalgona!

Water: This can be replaced with milk or a milk alternative for a creamier coffee mixture.

Sugar: To reduce the overall calories, you can swap this ingredient for a sugar substitute like stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Coconut condensed milk can be substituted for it for a dairy-free option with a hint of coconut flavor.

Taro Powder: It can be replaced with ube powder, which has a similar sweet, nutty flavor and vibrant purple color.

Caramel Sauce: This can be omitted for a rich chocolate sauce.

Milk: This can be substituted with plant-based milk such as oat, soy, or almond milk to accommodate dietary preferences or lactose intolerance.

Add some ice cubes and enjoy it on a hot summer day. Add some brown sugar boba and enjoy a new bubble coffee latte drink if you want to get extra fancy. Try topping your drink with fresh, homemade whipped cream to make it more decadent.

the Dalgona taro latte layers

Expert Tips For Making The Dalgona Latte Perfectly:

Tip #1: Start & Stop. When adding the caramel sauce to the glass, start and stop your drink mixer to create a single swirl on the glass edge before raising the beater to repeat. 

Tip #2: Mix Taro Powder In Well. Using the drink mixer, blend the taro powder into the milk well enough to avoid unpleasant powdery lumps. Don’t overmix, as the milk will froth too much. 

Tip #3: Whip, whip, whip. Although the espresso powder and sugar water mixture is only one-quarter of a cup, continue to whip it until it fills the whole cup!

Try making this delightful drink at home, and don’t forget to leave a comment below to let us know how much you loved it!

the Dalgona taro latte in a wide glass blending

Cold Dalgona Taro Latte With Caramel And Espresso

Amber Bondar
This barista-style cold Dalgona Taro Latte with caramel is a beautiful drink to share with friends this summer. Enjoy a tall cold glass of this foamed coffee layered drink with its sweet lavender taro milk over ice for a summer refresher that beats regular iced coffee hands down.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1

Equipment

  • 2 Measuring Cups
  • Drink Mixer
  • Tablespoon
  • Tall Glass
  • Small Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Caramel Sauce Hershey's Ice Cream Topping
  • 1 Cup Cold Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Taro Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Espresso Powder Nescafe Gold
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • ¼ Water Cold

Instructions
 

  • Add one tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk to the bottom of the glass.
    1 Tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • In a small dish add the caramel sauce and dip the drink mixer to coat.
    2 Tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • Near the bottom of the drink glass spin the caramel coated mixing attachment around once and stop. Repeat slightly higher up on the glass.
  • In a measuring cup add the cold milk and taro powder. Blend using drink mixer with clean attachment. Do not overmix. Pour into drink glass.
    1 Cup Cold Milk, 2 Tbsp Taro Powder
  • In another measuring cup add the espresso powder, sugar and water. Using the drink mixer whip the coffee until it fills the measuring cup.
    1 Tbsp Espresso Powder, 1 Tbsp White Sugar, ¼ Water
  • Pour the Dalgona onto of the taro latte in the cup.
  • Add ice if your so inclined. Or enjoy as is right away for a cold coffee latte.
Keyword coffee, cold coffee, iced coffee, latte

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