The idea of “whipped coffee” may appear strange at first glance to most people. But it actually might be a coffee variant you'd love to taste even if you are a coffee purist. In this article, we answer two questions that will help you better understand this exciting new coffee trend: What is Whipped Coffee and How to Make Whipped Coffee.
Whipped coffee has been around for quite some time with an especially high popularity in South Korea. However, the coffee gained popularity recently during the lockdown measures across countries against Covid-19 pandemics. Coffee shops were closed, and many coffee lovers could not go out to have their favorite coffee drinks. As a result, South Koreans began to make videos, which they circulated on TikTok and other social media platforms to tell the world about Whipped coffee, an excellent alternative way of satisfying your coffee fix.
Whipped coffee is also known as Dalgona Coffee and is made from instant coffee, sugar, and milk. When you whip the coffee, the mixture you get looks like Dalgona, a Korean candy; hence, the name, Dalgona Coffee.
How to make Whipped Coffee
Making whipped coffee is very easy. As mentioned above, all you need is sugar, coffee, milk, and water.
Note that your water should be hot for the coffee to dissolve perfectly well into a smooth mixture. Combine the sugar, instant coffee, and water in a stand or hand mixer. You can use a whisk or a spoon to mix in the ingredients if you don't have the right equipment. Mix for about four minutes until everything becomes a golden brown mixture, or appears like peanut butter.
Make your glass of milk, which can be either cold or hot, depending on how you prefer it. Spread the golden-brown coffee mixture over your cup of milk and serve. Meanwhile, you can add toppings like cinnamon, cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, or any other one you prefer. Stir well to form a smooth solution then use a straw to sip it.
Some people are visually learners like myself. Check out this video for a compilation on whipped coffee recipes.
And that's it!
Can I make Whipped Coffee without Sugar (Ie: Unsweetened Whipped Coffee)?
You can! Keep in mind that the sugar helps keep the whipped coffee fluffy and foamy for hours. When no sugar is added, the coffee stays foamy for only minutes. Not a big deal but still something to keep in mind. Also remember that if you're looking to cut down on sugar, you can use natural sweeteners like Monk Fruit or Stevia.
Can I avoid using Instant coffee?
Many coffee lovers balk at the idea of instant coffee and are turned off by its inclusion as one of the ingredients. But there's a reason for this. While you can technically use any coffee you want, using instant coffee helps ensure that your whipped coffee is foamy. This is because instant coffee can create a more viscous or gluey liquid that traps air within. In addition, instant coffee contains emulsifiers, which stop roasted cocoa beans oil from spilling out, and allows smooth whipping.
The truth is that even if you're not an instant coffee type of guy or gal, the instant coffee industry has come a very long way since the olden days. If you're a coffee connoisseur looking to use only the highest quality ingredients for your whipped coffee, check out Sudden Coffee which is one of the best specialty instant coffees available.
For those who are learning how to make whipped coffee, we'd suggest leaving some room for creativity. The number one rule in learning any new recipe is don't be afraid to try new things.
You can also have your whipped coffee as a cocktail by mixing the coffee mixture with vodka, Bailey’s, Irish whiskey, among others. Hence, do not put yourself in a box, get creative about making whipped coffee. The result is always a tasty, fluffy, creamy coffee that keeps you active and refreshed all day.
Bonus: Check out our article on ways to make your coffee better