Thick, creamy, caramel-colored clouds of whipped coffee over a cup of hot milk, it’s almost like a reverse latte. If you are a coffee-lover like me, this drink will surely entice you to get out of bed in the morning! Did you know you can whip coffee in the same way you would whip cream? The trick is to use equal parts instant coffee, sugar and hot water.
The end result is a hot beverage that tastes like it came straight out of a café. Read on if you want to try preparing this coffee foam at home.
What is Whipped Coffee?
Whipped coffee, also known as Dalgona coffee, is a coffee beverage consisting of instant coffee, water and sugar whipped until thick and foamy and then served over a cup of hot or cold milk.
What does Dalgona Coffee Taste Like?
Dalgona coffee tastes a lot like a café latte once the whipped coffee has been blended into the milk. It has a sweet, creamy, coffee taste.
If you were to take a sip of the whipped coffee foam on its own, you would get a very strong taste of sweetened coffee, with a whipped-cream-like texture. The drink tastes much better once the two parts are combined, so before giving it a sip, give it a stir.
As you whip the instant coffee, you will see the color change from dark to a light caramel as the air becomes incorporated into the mix. Within 5 minutes it should become thick and creamy; the consistency you are looking for.
Are you as intrigued as I have become with this creative coffee beverage? Whipped coffee, also known as ‘beaten coffee’ or ‘Dalgona coffee’ has its origins in South Asia where it has long been popular, although you may have only heard of it recently.
It’s an easy and quick way to mix up your coffee routine and it certainly is fun to serve to guests, especially if they’ve never heard of it!
You can make it vegan by using your favorite milk alternative. For a summer version, instead of hot milk you can use cold milk with ice and you will have a delicious, cool and refreshing drink.
You can also try whisking it by hand, but keep in mind that this method will take longer and you may strengthen your biceps while doing so.
Did this whipped coffee rock your world? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments!
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. instant coffee powder
- 2 tbsp. hot water
- 2 cups hot milk - to serve
- In a medium or large bowl, add the sugar, instant coffee and hot water.
- With an electric hand mixer, whip the mixture until it is fluffy and light. It should double in volume (approximately 5 mins.).
- To serve, spoon a dollop of the whipped coffee over each mug of hot milk and stir.
- Garnish with cocoa nibs (optional) and enjoy!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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Reverse latte is the best description ever! I was blown away that I could whip coffee and I never knew about this before. So delicious!
Right?! Yes it is delicious!
I did not know that the popular Dalgona coffee has its roots in South Asia! I learnt something new today. I will have to dig out my Instant Coffee…
It is a new drink to many, but actually it’s been around a while. 🙂
I keep seeing this popping up everywhere, but your recipe caught my eye. It really does seem like a reverse latte!
Thanks Shareba, it totally is!
This is so trendy right now and it does look delicious. I never have instant coffee, but maybe it’s time to pick up a tiny jar just to try this.
I picked up some instant coffee just for this recipe because it’s not something we usually have on hand either. It won’t last long though, we’ve been making it A LOT. Thanks for the comment Colleen!
Such a fun trend! I can’t wait to try all the different versions that are going to come out! Yours looks rich and creamy.
Thanks Kristen, it’s very creamy!
Looks impressive and sounds easy to make. I have been hearing a lot about this type of coffee lately. You have convinced me to grab some instant coffee and give it a try 😊
Thanks Vanessa, hope you enjoy it!
Interesting…I’ve seen this coffee every where. I’m not a fan of instant coffee flavour and I have heard you can do this with regular coffee as well. Have you tried it?
I’ve only tried it with instant so I’m not sure, but I love it. In my opinion, you can’t really tell it’s instant when it’s prepared this way. You should give it a shot just to see!
I think I’m going to need to add instant coffee to the list, it sounds too good.
Ayngelina, it is so creamy and sip-worthy. A must try! Thanks for the comment.