I’m sure by now, almost everyone has seen the new whipped coffee trend; and if we weren’t all self-isolating, I'm sure every coffee shop would be selling their overpriced version of it. So, If you’re wondering if it's worth the effort, and subjecting yourself to instant coffee, the answer is both yes and no.
Whipped Coffee is truly an aesthetic, and in the long run cheaper than going to a coffee shop. It does however take a bit of time, effort and patience. I used a recipe online from Tasty that said the total time would take around 15 minutes, I found it took me around 25 minutes to make the whole thing, and that was after my first failed attempt, which took an hour.
My first mistake was not heating my water. Your water should come to a boil or close to it. I’m lazy and heated mine up in the microwave for a minute and 15 seconds, but a kettle or stove top would obviously work as well. My next mistake was trying to make it with a latte mix instead of traditional instant coffee. I mixed for an hour, tried the recipe twice and despite the claims you can use hot chocolate or latte mix, there's something missing that won’t allow it to thicken up. Once I switched to traditional instant coffee it thickened up a lot quicker. I mixed by hand and it took about 20 minutes for it to thicken, however if you use a hand mixer it will go much quicker. Like I said I’m lazy and was only making the coffee for me so I wasn’t keen on bringing out a mixer for such a small batch, however if I was making a large quantity I would recommend using one.
Overall, if you like your coffee on the bitter side, this trend is for you. I prefer my coffee strong, and still, the drink was a bit much for me. I put my whipped coffee mixture over oat milk and ice as recommended, but added in a splash of chocolate almond milk. If you like your coffee a bit sweeter I would recommend putting the whipped coffee on top of a vanilla milk of your choosing or mixing in a bit of creamer or syrups/sauces in your preferred flavor.
Would I make this again? Yes, it's tasty even with the instant coffee, and it's very pleasing to look at. Though I would not make it for myself every day, It is something I would want to make for a brunch or special occasion. All in all, it is a fun way to spice up a normal coffee routine.
Have you tried the Whipped Coffee trend? Did you love it? Hate it? Would you make it again? Let us know!
The recipe I used:
2 tablespoons boiling water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
milk, to serve
ice, to serve
-Mix together your hot water in a bowl with sugar and instant coffee
-Whisk until the mixture thickens up and is light (texture is similar to whip cream)
-Spoon over your choice of milk and ice
This article was written by Felicia Vasquez