A whipped caramel coffee recipe that takes a matter of minutes and rivals coffee shop standard. Where do I sign up?!
Whipped coffee is officially one of the biggest social media trends of 2020. Otherwise known as Dalgona coffee, it seems to have come out of nowhere to achieve TikTok fame, bringing the song Death Bed (Coffee for your Head) with it. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a fair amount of time to experiment with the technique. As a result, I’ve come up with a super easy whipped caramel coffee recipe, thats on ice and perfect for this gorgeous weather.
Social media right now has got us feeling FOMO over banana bread baking and perfect iced coffee. Luckily, the latter is extremely easy to make if you know how. Seriously, this recipe is good enough to satisfy those Starbucks cravings and it’s so cheap and easy that you may even be fully converted to coffee at home. It’s a Dalgona, caramel macchiato hybrid.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED & INGREDIENTS (PER PERSON)
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 3 tsp boiling water
- 3/4 glass of milk
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
- 2 tsp caramel coffee syrup
- Electric whisk or handheld milk frother
TURN THEM INTO WHIPPED CARAMEL COFFEE
I’ve spent far too many hours on TikTok watching different methods and I’ve heard so many people complain about whipped coffee being faffy. Let’s clear something up, if you find it faffy then you either have the wrong utensils or you’re working too hard. Boiling the kettle is the lengthiest part of the process and after that, it takes about a minute! It’s definitely quicker than waiting in line at a Starbucks and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper too.
THE SIMPLE 3 STEP METHOD
- Put the coffee, sugar and boiling water into a small measuring jug or mixing bowl. I use 2 tsp of sugar but if you don’t have a sweet tooth (or have a really sweet tooth) then you might want to amend to taste.
- Using a whisk or milk frother, whisk for around 15 seconds or until you achieve a thick, fluffy consistency which is at least double it’s original size.
- Grab a pretty serving glass or a double walled glass mug. Don’t forget this is a social media trend so it’s gotta look good! Add the ice, the milk (to about three-quarters full), and the caramel syrup, I use Monin. Then simply spoon the coffee mixture over the top of the milk, give it a good stir and voila!
FEEL FREE TO EXPERIMENT
This coffee really is as simple as 1, 2, 3 and the beauty of that is that it’s so easy to make little amendments to it. I mentioned above that if 2 tsp of sugar doesn’t hit the right spot for you then it’s absolutely fine to amend it. For the whipped consistency to remain fluffy and, well… whipped, you will need some sugar, but 1 tsp will work just fine. I personally use green topped milk but any other milk of choice will work, although dairy alternatives will slightly alter the flavour, of course.
Switch up caramel syrup for vanilla or simply leave the syrup out altogether if you prefer a more traditional coffee.
The whipped coffee trend of the moment is in line with the weather and predominately focuses on iced coffee. Dalgona coffee describes milk topped with frothy coffee, but you can use this method with hot milk too. You can use the exact same method until step 3, switching ice and cold milk in favour of a mug of warmed milk.
I told you it was easy and it’s obviously super versatile! Now all you have to do is try it for yourself to see how good it is too. If you do try it then make sure you let me know how you get on and feel free to tag me in any of your creations on social media!