This year, whipped coffee is all popular, with its fluffy and distinctive topping appearing in a slew of videos on TikTok. If you’re in a Korean coffee shop, you’re unlikely to encounter dalgona coffee — unless you attempt to whip it up (see what we did there?) at home.
Unfortunately, the majority of whipped coffee recipes call for instant coffee, which many coffee connoisseurs would not drink. So, is it possible to produce whipped coffee without using instant coffee? Yeah — as long as you adhere to a few main rules!
Continue reading to discover how to make whipped coffee without instant coffee in only a few simple measures. You would be astounded!
In a bowl, combine sugar and espresso
In a cup, combine the hot espresso and white sugar. Thoroughly stir the paste.
Whip it until it gets fluffy
Whip the espresso and sugar gently using a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Take the time! This will take many minutes, and you do not want to come to a halt too soon. When fully whipped, the mixture should have the feel of meringue and shape soft peaks. This takes about 5-8 minutes in our experience.
Pour the milk into a tall transparent glass
In the large glass pour cold milk. We recommend clear glasses so you can take in the beauty of this cocktail!
Dollop the whipped mixture on the top.
Fill the glass with espresso and sugar meringue, so that it rests on top of the milk. That is it! You’ll want to savor this one-of-a-kind beverage instantly, as the whipped coffee would not last indefinitely.
Tips for Brewing Whipped Coffee
Dalton coffee is traditionally made with instant coffee and hot water. Though whisking these together with sugar creates a truly special texture, strong coffee and espresso perform just as well. The trick is to use an equivalent proportion of sugar and coffee. As hot water and instant coffee are combined, they shape coffee, but substituting brewed coffee isn’t a big stretch.
You’ve made something identical if you’ve ever made a Cuban cortadito. It’s named “espuma,” and it’s made by whipping espresso and sugar together unless a sweet, caffeinated foam develops. With the dalgona, you’re simply expanding on the idea and whipping far above the foam stage.
What’s the deal with cold milk?
Usually, Dalgona coffee is served on top of cold milk glass. This can be made with any kind of milk, including oat or almond milk. However, if you want a stronger coffee flavor, you might add an ounce or two of strong coffee or espresso to the milk. Alternatively, omit the milk completely and fill the bottle with iced coffee! Using hot coffee or espresso is the only thing you have to refrain from. Your whipped coffee can disintegrate when placed on top of a hot beverage!
Is it possible to prepare whipped coffee without using a mixer?
This one is a straight No! Unless you are Hercules, you cannot whip espresso and sugar into a meringue by hand. You could whip vigorously for up to 8 minutes without halting — a significant feat. You are welcome to use this as an arm exercise, but we cannot suggest it as a drink for your morning.
Types of equipment Required:
- Tall Glass
- 2 oz strong coffee or espresso
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar (White Sugar)
- 1/2 cup of cold milk (any kind)
- In a cup, combine the hot espresso and white sugar.
- Thoroughly stir the paste.
- Whip the mixture until fluffy with a hand or stand mixer. Take the time! This will take many minutes, and you do not want to come to a halt too soon.
- When fully whipped, the mixture should have the feel of meringue and shape soft peaks. This takes about 5-8 minutes in our experience.
- Fill the large glass with cold milk. We like clear glasses so you can take in the beauty of this cocktail!
- Now is the time to spread the whipped cream on top. Spoon the espresso and sugar meringue carefully into the glass, making sure it stays on top of the milk.
- That is it! You’ll want to savor this one-of-a-kind drink instantly, as the whipped coffee would not last indefinitely.
It has calories: 300 kcal
Equalizing the sugar and caffeine content of whipped coffee
Due to the sugar content, whipped coffee is a sweet beverage. And, sadly, the two tablespoons of added sugar in the formula would deplete most people’s daily sugar budget.
AHA advises women to consume no more than six teaspoons of added sugar in a day (100 calories) and similarly, men should not consume more than nine teaspoons that make around 150 calories.
If you’re without powdered sugar, you’ll need to find a bulky sugar replacement that can melt with instant coffee to produce a soft feel.
The following are suggested:
- Monk fruit that has been granulated
- Granulated Stevia
To further reduce calories, keep the recipe as written but serve it over unsweetened almond milk or oat milk instead of regular milk. You’ll even cut down on calories and sugar if you substitute almond milk for traditional milk.
If you like the concept of whipped coffee but are opposed to your caffeine intake, consider a decaf instant coffee mix instead. Two teaspoons of daily instant coffee equals two extra cups of coffee.
You now have the knowledge on how to make whipped coffee without using instant coffee! Not only is it feasible, but it’s also very simple — if you have a decent mixer and plenty of patience. Therefore, instead of using cheap instant coffee, use your sophisticated espresso machine (or drip machine or Moka pot). The outcome will also taste better than what you see on TikTok!