Hi guys! I have been wanting (no, needing) a little extra caffeine these days. Who's with me? So I have been drinking this new fan-dangled coffee drink. Introducing . . . drum roll, please . . . whipped coffee!
I am currently potty training my son and mama needs a treat. What better way to treat yourself than with a little caffeine and sugar? This whipped coffee drink is also known as Dalgona coffee. It originates in Korea and loads of people have been jumping on this coffee trend. You know what- no shame in that when it tastes this darn good!
I mean . . . look at this creamy dreaminess . . .
Okay, okay. Here is how I heard about this coffee. For those of you that don't know, I am a Food Scientist by day and a bath and body maker by night. I have a degree in chemistry and work at a seasoning company in R&D to make seasonings for snacks, meats, dips, sauces, etc. Well, food is an essential business so I have been working and my coworker told me about this whipped coffee that we just had to test out. I mean, it's for science, right?
I have tested this whipped coffee with a lot of different milk combinations because I have a surprising number of milks on hand. Not sure how that happened but here is what I have tested so far:
-Unsweetened almond milk
-Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-Coconut milk (from the carton, not the can)
I am going to have to say that the unsweetened vanilla almond milk is my favorite. I am all for fatty, luxurious milk for a treat but I found that the almond milk didn't cover up the coffee flavor as much as the whole milk did. I am one of those weird people that like to drink coffee because they actually like the flavor of coffee.
For this version that I am about to show you I used whole milk because that is what I had in my house (we keep lots of whole milk on hand for my 22 month old son).
Okay, here is what you need:
-Hot water (I used tap)
-Electric Whisk (you bet your butt I used an electric whisk but a hand whisk works too)
-2 cup container
-Milk of choice
In your 2 cup container (I used the one that came with my stick blender) measure out 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp instant coffee, and 1 Tbsp hot water (I used the hottest water from my tap).
Whisk all ingredients together until stiff peaks form. Make sure to scrape down the sides and get down in the corners too.
1. Not ready 2. Looking nice and stiff 3. Look at that peak!
You are looking for the mixture to lighten in color and form stiff peaks. The stiffer the peak the better the drink, in my opinion.
This didn't take too long to whip up. As you see, I used a stick blender with my whisk attachment. I have heard that people are using a hand whisk and that it could take up to 15 minutes or more to get a good whip. Whew! If you want a workout, do it that way. If you want a nice, iced coffee drink in a jiffy, use your stick blender. Alternatively, I have seen people use the classic hand mixer to whip this up or even a Kitchen Aid stand mixer (be prepared to make a larger batch for this one).
Pour your milk into a glass with ice. Ice is optional but I like my cold drinks really cold. I chose to use whole milk for this batch because that is what was in the fridge. Btw, we are now getting our milk delivered to remove any extra trips to the grocery store and it is AMAZING!
Spoon the whipped coffee on top of your iced milk
Voila! You are done!
When you are going to drink the coffee you still stir the coffee into the milk and it will look more like this:
When it is all mixed in the ice will sink to the bottom. It is pretty cool to watch the ice "dance" at the bottom of the glass. This only happens when you have a really whipped drink. If you don't have a lot of bubbles then you won't get this effect.
There you have it! Try this out. It is super good. My coworker adds a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the top but I love this with the unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
P.S. The coconut milk has a little coconut flavor that adds a little extra something to your drink. If you're into that sort of thing then I recommend it.
Recipe for Whipped Coffee
1Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp instant coffee
1 Tbsp hot water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Add 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp instant coffee, and 1 Tbsp hot water to 2 cup container
2. Whisk the mixture with an electric whisk until stiff peaks form making sure to scrape down the sides of the container
3. Pour milk into glass and add ice (optional)
4. Spoon whipped coffee over milk
5. Mix the whipped coffee into the milk and enjoy
1. Any milk will work but I prefer unsweetened almond milk. I have used skim milk, 2% milk, whole milk, unsweetened almond milk, and coconut milk (from a carton, not a can) and they all tasted good.
2. Use hot water. I just used water from the tap at the hottest it would come out. No need to boil water for this.
3. Use granulated sugar. Finer sugars don't seem to form as nice peaks and granulated sugars do.
4. Use an electric mixer if you have one. Mixing by hand with a whisk does work but it will take you a long time to get the same results.