Whipped coffee, or famously known as dalgona coffee, is a Korean coffee trend that became popular through different social media platforms. It has been around a long time, but it became popular once it featured on Tiktok. The dalgona coffee trend picked up steam during the quarantine period caused by the novel coronavirus, earning the nickname of quarantine coffee.
Whipped coffee is a highly photogenic beverage. The fluffy thick layer of coffee floating on top of the iced milk is fascinating for many. It is also known for its other names, such as fluffy coffee, frappe coffee, frothy coffee, and cloud coffee.
The main four ingredients of this famous drink are instant coffee, sugar, water, and milk.
Learn how to make whipped coffee by following the tips and instructions below. See if this drink should be a staple on your menu or be part of your home morning routine.
You will need equipment plus the right ingredients to bring a whipped coffee to a frothy consistency. For the final look, the whipped coffee mixture is then put on top of chilled milk to make a visually appealing presentation.
The whipped coffee recipe below is an estimate and can make 1 to 2 servings. A traditional whipped coffee recipe calls for the following:
Whipped coffee is creamy in texture and mildly sweet in flavor. Many described this drink with a similar taste to a coffee ice cream or a Starbucks frappuccino. You can adjust the sweetness and caffeine content by changing the ratio and choosing a milk flavor base.
Whipped coffee does not remain in two distinct layers for long period. It is recommended that you mix the foam into the milk right after preparing it for a better texture. It is best to drink it with good-sized straw to get a good blend of topping and milk. If you choose to dive straight in without mixing, do not be surprised if you get a foamy mustache and something on your nose.
Whipped coffee is a sweet drink due to its sugar content. The two tablespoons of sugar are already over the limit for most people’s sugar budget for the entire day.
You will need to find an alternative if you are trying to steer clear of unhealthy sugar. Ensure that the alternative will still melt together with the instant coffee to create the perfect fluffy texture.
For a healthier sweetener, you can use granulated stevia and granulated monk fruit.