Whipped coffee is a spectacular trend that can be found all over the internet. It’s always really cool to see trends pop up where people take something very regular and then turn it up a notch!
So just how do you hop on the whipped coffee trend?
In this article, I'm going to tell you everything you need to know about whipped coffee, including how to make it as well as answer some questions that you might have about how to get it just right.
- 1 tbsp instant coffee-Your choice here, different brands have varying levels of strength.
- 1 tbsp white sugar- You can use artificial sweeteners but be aware that the whipped mixture may not get as much volume vs traditional granulated white sugar.
- 1 tbsp hot water.
- ½ cup milk.
- ½ french vanilla creamer-while vanilla is my preference you can use your favorite flavor of course!
Can you make whipped coffee with regular coffee?
While our recipe calls for it, you certainly can make whipped coffee without instant coffee! The thing that ensures that your coffee whips to a light consistency is sugar, not any of the other ingredients.
Therefore, replace instant coffee and hot water with brewed coffee. In order to get the best consistency, you need to use the same amount of brewed coffee as sugar.
Whatever you do, don’t use coffee grounds instead of instant coffee.
The instant coffee will dissolve, while the grounds simply will not. Therefore, adding a tablespoon of grounds in place of instant coffee will not work.
How To Make Whipped Coffee
- Begin by placing the instant coffee, granulated sugar, and hot water in a small, heat-proof bowl.
- Whip the mixture with an electric frother or mixer until it is nice and creamy. You can use a hand mixer for this, or, alternatively, you can use a handheld milk frother instead - it’s essentially a smaller version of a hand mixer.
- Pour ice, milk, and creamer into a glass, giving them a stir to make sure that they’re properly incorporated. Believe it or not, the coffee did not whip as well with the creamer, so add it to the glass for sweetness and flavor.
- Top the creamy mixture with the whipped coffee, and serve immediately. If you want to give it a little aesthetic boost, you could dry dusting the top with a small amount of cocoa powder!
Why is my whipped coffee not whipping?
To really answer this question we need to quickly think about what it’s asking. The process of whipping something involves beating air in such a way that the air is contained within the liquid.
There are both physical and chemical reasons why this may not happen.
Physically, speaking, you need to make sure that you can actually get the beater deep enough into the liquid that you can incorporate any air at all.
Once the beater is sufficiently deep, you need to ensure that you can beat the mixture hard enough. If you’re simply swishing the mixture around the bowl, then you will not be beating it hard enough.
When you’re beating, you need to whip so that bubbles will form in the liquid. Thanks to the sugar in the mixture, those bubbles will then get trapped.
Chemically speaking, bubbles are kept within something because of the formation of the chemicals within the liquid.
Sugar has a natural crystalline structure, which means that bubbles can easily be trapped, therefore allowing whipped coffee and desserts like meringues to get larger.
Simply put if your whipped coffee mixture doesn’t contain enough sugar, then it likely won’t whip very well at all.
How do you make whipped coffee less bitter?
There are two ways to make any food or drink a lot less bitter: sweetness and creaminess.
If you want to add more sweetness to your whipped coffee, then we completely understand! After all, that sweetness is what the recipe is aiming for.
To increase the sweetness of a whipped coffee you can add more sugar or, alternatively, you could add some syrup.
Coffee syrups are not a new thing by any means, and your local grocery store likely has a number of options. You can use store-bought versions of your favorite syrups, or you could make your own! There are plenty of recipes across the internet to help you make simple syrup, and they’re all really easy.
Adding creaminess to a dish is a great way to mellow out any flavors that might be too harsh.
For example, a lot of spicy food often has cream or yogurt added to it in order to bring down the harshness of the overall taste.
I recommend trying out using alternative milk to find one that’s the right creaminess level for you.
Almond milk and coconut milk work really well with this recipe, and almond milk pairs very well with coffee - it’s worth a try for your next time making it!
Coffee is having a moment, but when is it not? I am definitely a but first, coffee type of girl, so you can also check out my post about mocha coffee bombs for a way to spice up your next cup.
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- Handheld frother or mixer
- 1 tbsp instant coffee
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp hot water
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup French vanilla creamer
- Combine instant coffee, granulated sugar and hot water in a small bowl.
- Whip with an electric mixer or frother for 8-10 minutes until its a creamy consistency.
- Pour ice, milk and creamer into a seperate glass.
- Top with the whipped coffee. Serve and enjoy!