It's all over the internet, and you have to try it. Whipped coffee aka Dalgona Coffee actually originated in Korea! The history of this new internet coffee trend is so interesting! Dalgona was a sugary treat in the 70s and 80s in Korea that was made from sugar and water so the new Dalgona coffee is a spin off of how they used the old Dalgona treats to sweeten their coffee and tea!
Whipped coffee is SIMPLE to make and the recipe only requires 3 ingredients: instant coffee crystals, hot water, granulated sugar. The real trick to making whipped coffee it is how you mix it up! I recommend using a stand mixer like my KitchenAid below or a hand mixer, but you can muscle it out using a whisk by hand if you must!
2 tbsp instant coffee
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp hot water
milk, to serve
ice, to serve
Add your coffee, sugar, and hot water to your mixing bowl. Then whisk on high until stiff peaks form. STIFF PEAKS. That means the whipped coffee doesn't fall when you pick up the whisk. It will take about 5 minutes with a mixer, and about 15 minutes by hand. If you are mixing by hand, you have to be aggressive with the whisk- different than just stirring!
In the photo above, the whipped coffee on the whisk stayed in that shape when I flipped it upside down and removed it from the mixer. If it's not stiff, then keep mixing!
Once your coffee maintains stiff peaks, prepare your glass of milk. You can use almond milk or other milk alternatives, and you can make an iced drink or microwave or steam your milk. After your milk is ready, spoon dollops of the whipped coffee on top of the milk. It should sit on top nicely and you can form into a peak or swirl.
Add cinnamon, sprinkles, or any other toppings you like to add to your afternoon coffee, and you're ready to enjoy! Mix your milk and whipped coffee together to combine and the end result is a similar taste to a frappuccino. Whipped coffee is essentially coffee concentrate, so it is very bitter if you taste it alone. Add creamer or additional sugar to taste.
If you have leftover whipped coffee, you can store it in a container in the refrigerator and it will maintain its mousse-like texture and can be served on top of milk again later, or you could add it to a baked good or use it for tiramisu, a brownie topping, or anything that needs a little coffee flavor!