I Tried Tiktok’s Trending Whipped Coffee. Here’s How You Can Make It
You've probably seen Tiktok's trending recipe called "whipped coffee" circling the net.
When I first watched the hundreds of Tiktok vids on the recipe, I thought to myself "hey I want to try that. That looks cool!"
There are billions of videos of people recreating this recipe and I always told myself that I would try it out.
It seems like a success to me when they recreated it. And so I did... Like 3 weeks later after discovering this trend.
On 3rd April 2020, I decided to try out the recipe. Spoiler alert! It didn't work out well…
So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let's get right into it!
Where did this Originated?
Before we get into my tryouts, let's talk about where this whipped coffee originated from.
You might have heard it from TikTok of course but the whipped coffee was created WAY back before this trend happened.
@imhannahchomade whipped coffee with my bff! whipping was way too tedious so dont judge plz LOL :3 TRY IT AND DUET ME❤️ ##fyp ##korean ##latina ##cooking♬ Day in Paris LLusion - llusionmusic
@jasmine.michh⊹ had to try this :p 🌿##whippedcoffee##fyp##foryou##coffee##trending##viral##food♬ ricoco bicc aesthetic - biccpizza
While we call it "Whipped coffee", it's called "Dalgona coffee" - creamy frothy coffee onto of milk.
Before all the trend, the coffee originated from India (subcontinent) and South Korea. It states that it was made popular by an actor, Jung II-woo, who was served the drink in Macau. Other's state that it originated from a South Korean YouTube channel.
Ok, so now you know the summary behind the whipped coffee history (I'm just going to keep calling it whipped coffee), you want to know how do you make it?
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Based on the Tiktoks, you add in;
- 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of hot water
You can use a whisk, mixer, or coffee frother. Also, you can double the recipes if you want more.
For more detailed instructions, check out Tasty's recipe.
What I added to the bowl (note - I eyeballed it).
- 1 packet of instant milk coffee that I got from the Asian store (it's 2 teaspoons in the packet)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- Eyeballed the boiling water (guessing 3-4 teaspoons)
For my first technique, I decided to be like everyone else in the videos and used the whisk.
I might have watched a bunch of Tiktoks of people using spoons? So like, it seems like a troll to use a spoon to whisk but who am I judging?
As a weak person, I wasn't whipping the coffee enough. I had a mix of slow and fast whisking because my arms are weak and skinny lol.
After about 3-5 mins of whisking, it turned out like this... I wasn't very impressed.
It made a ton of bubbles but had no air got in so the bubbles would pop (??). I'm no good at science and I'm not sure what I'm saying is correct but do correct me if I'm wrong in the comments.
(Note: I'm typing and editing this post at 2:38 am.)
I wasn't going to give up! I went for my second try of using the hand mixer but using the same bowl.
I also added in another teaspoon of sugar and another instant coffee to see if it would work (My guess of "is it going to soak up the water").
Did the Second Technique work???
I didn't take a pic of it nor did I take off the pic of the aftermath because I just gave up.
I went ahead and made my iced coffee using milk (filled half of the bottle), ice and the "whipped coffee" (aka just cold instant coffee).
I wasn't mad, just disappointed that it didn't turn out whipped.
For the good news, it tastes ok. Pretty much like your homemade instant iced coffee you make at home.
I guess it's worth it in the end because I got myself a homemade iced coffee (my favourite) LOL!
What did I do wrong?
There were a few things (more like a lot of things) I've done wrong for it to not work out as I've expected.
- I didn't follow the exact recipe lol. But I rarely follow measurements in general.
- I probably used the wrong branded instant coffee? I used an Asian version of a 2-in-1 instant coffee and it was in a packet. The instant coffee is not as strong as Nestles and it has like the milk + sugar powder inside it. I also could say it was the 2 teaspoons in the packet instead of the 1 teaspoon.
- I used too much hot water (I'm rooting for this). I probably poured in more than what was in the video because of the instant coffee packet.
- My whipping technique was wrong or I could've whisked it longer. Was there a style of whipping? Was I suppose to whip at my maximum? Was I suppose to whip it longer? Was I suppose to put the mixer on medium-high? Who knows.
(Update: 6 April 20)
Ok, I wasn’t going to give up so easily. So I followed the measurements and used the appropriate ingredient (actual black coffee instead of the packaging). Here's how it turned out…
It wasn't enough so I decided to make another batch. I'm risking my arm from falling off.
Results of my third attempt
It tastes more of milk than actual coffee.
Would I try to recover my mistakes and redo this recipe? I would say a yes and no.
Yes meaning if I DO redo the recipe again, this time I would do it with the right instructions and with measurements. And next time, instead of using the whisk, I'm going straight to my hand mixer.
I've seen many successes with the whipped coffee and it's a great way to waste time during the quarantine. Bonus it would make a good IG post or Tiktok vid.
The reason why I probably won't go back to try out this trend is that my right arm would fall off if I ever tried whisking again. Also the pain of holding an electric hand mixer for a long period and the mess it created on the rice cooker.
I also think it's a waste of time. I could just go straight for the simple "stir and dip", add it to milk and iced and drink it straight away. It would probably look good for a few minutes and then you have to stir it, drink it and it's gone.
Have you tried out the whipped coffee trend before? What did you think and did you have any success with it?
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