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Homemade Whipped Caramel Coffee | A Simple 3 Step Recipe

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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.

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  • 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


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.

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  • 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!

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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!

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  • Reply Emma from ECBC

    Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. I just don’t know where to start with a good iced coffee but this will really help!! Emma x

    April 26, 2020 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Throughmylens

    Oooh my delicious!

    April 26, 2020 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Ana C.

    I’m not the biggest fan of cold coffee – actually forgot to mention that on my previous post – but that does look well lush!

    Have a lovely Sunday, xox
    Ana C,

    April 26, 2020 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Maiya Newey

    I’ve become an iced coffee fanatic since lockdown but I’m not mad about it x

    Maiya |

    April 28, 2020 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    This coffee looks so simple and fancy, I feel like you could get this in a coffee shop, but the fact you can just easily make it in your home is fab. Its my boyfriends birthday coming up and he’s a fan of coffee so this might be one for me to try out and make for him!

    Chloe xx

    April 28, 2020 at 6:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It definitely tastes like coffee shop quality! I hope it works well for you and that he likes it x

      April 28, 2020 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I’m not a huge fan of coffee but every time I see someone post a whipped coffee on Instagram, it always looks so yummy! x

    Lucy |

    April 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m not the biggest coffee lover either but love sweet, milky coffees like lattes or frappes so this is definitely up my street! x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Sonia Aicha

    It sounds so easy and so yummy ! I will definitely give your recipe a try,
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    April 29, 2020 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Sam | Violet Hollow

    Adding caramel syrup is a genius idea! I have been loving dalgona coffee too xx

    April 29, 2020 at 1:05 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m glad you think so- I have such a sweet tooth so it definitely works for me haha! x

      May 20, 2020 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Sarah

    This sounds divine and I love whipped coffee! I love playing around with different flavours and this one is so easy that I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks for sharing x

    April 30, 2020 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s definitely the craze of the moment isn’t it!? I hope you love this version as much as I do x

      May 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Jade Cao

    Have been obsessed with these for the last month! so good! 🙂

    April 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Diana

    That looks delicious! I haven’t made a caramel one which actually sounds so good. I’ve made a whipped coffee and they’re so yummy xx

    April 30, 2020 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so! They’re definitely worth mixing up with flavoured syrups if you have a sweet tooth like me! x

      May 20, 2020 at 10:03 am

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