You’ve seen gnocchi, you've seen bread and now, whipped coffee. Too intriguing to pass up, I had to hop on this trend—sorry, but I just couldn’t resist.
I’m not gonna pretend that I’m a coffee connoisseur because on a daily basis I don’t usually drink coffee or tea. And whenever I do make a cup of something, I usually forget about it only to remember once my drink has gone cold. Usually, I reserve my coffee drinking for an outing with friends or for a date, where I’m actually forced to sit down and nurse my coffee lol!
I was curious about #whippedcoffee though. It was just something about seeing the aesthetic cup of cold coffee come together that seemed so magical. After some of my friends had tried it and posted enticing stories on their instagram stories, I decided that it was time.
The recipe is fairly basic. Beat two tablespoons of instant coffee, two tablespoons of sugar (brown or white) and two tablespoons of boiling water together until whipped and dreamy. Pour over top of your preferred milk, along with some ice. Snap an indulgent pic for the ‘gram, stir it up and enjoy. I repeat, easy-peasy.
Bottom line, it was fun to try something new and different. And I’m not gonna lie, crafting this specialty drink for me and my mom was kinda the highlight of our morning because it felt like we were taking the time to treat ourselves and savour just a bit of indulgence amidst the craziness that is our current, stale quarantined lifestyle.
In terms of taste and flavour, it definitely had a luxurious texture. Before stirring it into my glass of milk, I tried just the whip and it was a strong punch of slightly sweetened coffee flavour, offset by the fact that it was so irresistibly airy and light on my palate. After I stirred the concoction, the flavour mellowed mildly and the whipped coffee felt more smooth and velvety with each sip.
I’d like to note that whipped coffee is fairly attainable since it requires basic coffee staples that everyone is gonna have in their pantries and fridges no matter what.
The only thing that I would advise is that although I’ve seen people whisk their coffee whip by hand, it takes some serious time to beat your mixture to a thick mousse by hand. You need a hand mixer or else it's an unnecessarily long process.
Overall, I think this is worth giving a try. It looks and feels like something you’d get at a specialty coffee shop and, let’s be real, we all miss that little taste of the outside world. Why not be your own barista and treat yourself to something unique?!
Though it won’t be a part of my everyday routine, I certainly will make it again whenever I need another quarantine pick-me-up!
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Have you tried whipped coffee? Thoughts?