Food & Drink

Barbuzzo’s Salted Caramel Budino, Now in Dalgona Coffee Form

The cult-favorite dessert is back again in a brand new form of chocolate-y, caramel-y, salty dessert, just in time for shelter-in-place cabin fever.


Salted caramel dalgona iced coffee | Courtesy of Barbuzzo

As of now, the salted caramel budino at Barbuzzo has been reincarnated as a choco taco, a popsicle, a donut and a cruffin, but it’s been a while since Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have blessed us with an over-the-top budino creation.

Thankfully, they’ve chosen their moment well and have created an on-trend creation sure to send us into sugar-rush induced comas just int time to help us sleep through another fitful night of anxiety dreams. Enter, the salted caramel Dalgona iced coffee, a beautiful monstrosity of salted caramel iced milk, Maldon sea salt, creme fraiche whipped cream, chocolate crumbles, and, of course, Dalgona whipped coffee.

For the uninitiated, Dalgona coffee is a frothy, whipped coffee product made by whisking hot water with instant coffee until it turns caramel-colored and the texture of whipped cream. It was first shown on a South Korean television show and gained traction on TikTok, eventually hitting American timelines around the same time as coronavirus, at which point it became yet another activity with which cooped up people distracted themselves, like baking sourdough or simmering dried beans.

Barbuzzo’s creation will be available this Tuesday through Saturday. Daily preorders will open here at 11 a.m. for pick-up between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At $8 a pop, they’re not cheap, but at least you won’t have to whisk your own coffee for 10 minutes.