Whipped coffee, otherwise known as Dalgona coffee, is a combination of instant coffee, sugar, water and your favorite milk. It is made by is putting air into the mixture of instant coffee and sugar with a spoon. Then whisking it until it becomes thick and frothy.
This method of whipping the coffee mix is what gives the coffee the name Whipped Coffee. When the coffee mix in incorporated into the milk after stirring, the air is released creating a delicious froth of top of the coffee.
Whipped coffee can by different names as well; some call it beaten coffee; others say it is very similar to a Indian cappuccino. Whatever name it goes by, the process and the taste will be almost the same. Of course, it depends on which instant coffee you decide to use in the first place.
How To Make Whipped (Dalgona) Coffee
It’s an easy process that will not require a lot of preparation or forethought. If you want to learn how to make whipped coffee read on to see how it’s done!
Combining these ingredients and using the steps below and in about 7-10 minutes, depending on the type of whisk you use will give whipped dalgona coffee
- Hot Water
- Instant Coffee
- Whisk (Electric or Manual)
- Measuring Spoons
- Mason Jar (or your favorite cup)
As the name suggests, the main operative part of preparing whipped coffee is by beating it either by hand or machine.
Step by Step Directions
Step 1. Measure out 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
Step 2. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water to it.
Step 3. Use a Whisk (or machine) to vigorously beat the mixture. It may take up to 5 minutes for the mix to reach a paste-like foamy condition.
Step 4. Grab your mason jar and add some ice cubes
Step 5. Add a 1/2 cup of cold milk (regular, oat or even almond)
Step 6. Finally add your fluff or whipped coffee mixture on top
Step 7. Mix Until Combined
This is how simple it is. If you wish to make a larger amount to serve more people, you will need more instant coffee powder. A cup may not be sufficient; use a bowl instead.
How to Store Whipped coffee
Once you have made the whipped coffee, if you have some left over then you can put into a airtight container and then put it in the refrigerator. It will stay reasonably well for up to 7 days generally speaking but the sooner you can use it the better.
The one thing you don want to do with whipped coffee is put it in the freezer.
Tips and Notes on making Whipped Coffee
Some people make the mistake of using the wrong coffee powder. Within the instant coffee powder range, you should get the granular type of instant coffee and not the finely ground one.
The finely powdered one won’t generate the foam even if you were to try to beat it for half an hour. So, don’t waste your time. If the store near you stocks the Indian instant coffee variety, that might be the best choice.
If you are good at experimenting, you may try a couple of instant coffee powders before deciding on the best one for your whipped coffee.
If you decide to use blender instead of a whisk or a spoon, do not use a immersion blender because if you do so the heat that is generated by using it will make the coffee taste bitter.
Whipped coffee may not be the type of coffee you have first thing in the morning with your breakfast. It is more like a leisurely indulgence on a weekend evening at home, when the family spends some quality time together.
You can also make whipped coffee if you have friends over and see if they like the flavor and taste of whipped coffee. You can also post it to Instagram or Tiktok and help spread the word on this new way of drinking coffee.