Made with a few simple ingredients, and enjoyed either hot or cold, this maple whipped coffee is light, frothy, and next-level good!
You’ll love starting your day off with a creamy, fluffy, 5-minute whipped coffee just as much as the kids will love starting theirs with a cup of s’mores whipped hot cocoa!
I haven’t tried a TikTok food trend that I haven’t loved (hello baked feta pasta), and this tiktok coffee is no exception!
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TikTok Dalgona Whipped Coffee
Making a Dalgona whipped coffee is such a fun way to enjoy a creamy, frothy decadent drink without spending loads of money at a fancy coffee shop! It comes together so easily which makes skipping the morning lineup almost as satisfying as drinking it!
This social media trend has really taken off and I must say I’m all for it. With just a simple mix of coffee, sugar, milk, and hot or cold water then blended until frothy and flavored any way you like, this indulgent, yet super simple, coffee is amazing!
What is Whipped Coffee?
Whipped coffee became super trendy when people were trying to replicate their favorite specialty coffee drinks during a time when no one was going out anymore. Dalgona is a Korean treat that apparently has a similar look and taste to whipped coffee, so it took on this nickname.
It’s when you take instant coffee, sugar, milk, and hot or cold water (depending on whether you want it hot or not) and whip it until it’s frothy. That’s it!
Why we love this recipe
- Quick and easy. You can whip it up and take it to go during the week or enjoy a mug on a lazy Sunday morning!
- Budget-friendly. Save your wallet by making this at home. Enjoy a Starbuck’s level drink on a Dunkin’ Donut budget.
- It’s sweet, frothy, and creamy. What’s not to love?
- Flexible flavors. You can add all sorts of flavors to it. Maple is just the beginning!
- Instant coffee – Not to be confused with coffee grounds. The instant coffee granules dissolve in water.
- Water – Can be hot or cold, depending on how you want your coffee. If using hot, make sure it’s very hot otherwise it won’t whip as well.
- White sugar – I use regular white sugar for this recipe.
- Maple Syrup – Gives it a nice maple flavor.
- Whole milk – The fat in whole milk will give it a richness and is great for froth.
- Ice cubes – Adds a nice chilled finishing touch as a refreshing iced coffee!
How to Make this Recipe
This recipe will come together effortlessly. You may have found your new favorite way to enjoy your morning coffee!
Step 1: Combine coffee, hot water, and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Step 2: Using the whisk attachment beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Add the maple syrup and blend for a few more seconds.
Step 3: Grab two glasses and place some ice cubes in each. Pour cold milk into each glass.
Step 4: Top the cup of milk with the whipped coffee and a little extra drizzle of maple syrup over the whipped mixture. Enjoy immediately!
- You can use brown sugar or raw sugar instead, if preferred.
- Substitute for any milk of choice – non fat or milk alternatives like oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk would also be good.
- Use heavy cream for an even thicker creamier consistency.
- Swap the maple for cinnamon, cocoa powder, or add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract as an alternative.
- Use decaf instant coffee powder and make it a decaf!
- If you don’t have a stand mixer, not a problem. Using a mixing bowl and hand held electric mixer also gets the job done. You can hand whisk it also but it will just take a little longer.
- Best enjoyed as soon as it’s made. Once it starts to melt, the froth starts to disappear. The froth is the whole point so don’t miss it!
- Be sure to use instant coffee granules. Coffee grounds won’t work as well and will settle at the bottom of your cup.
- The sugar helps maintain the fluffy texture. If you’re thinking about making a sugar-free version just know it’ll deflate a lot faster.
While any kind of instant coffee, like Nescafé Clasico, is best in this recipe, you can also use instant espresso as well. Regular coffee grounds will not work in this recipe.
Yes, sugar works best for getting whipped coffee to become frothy. You can use brown sugar and coconut sugar as well. Artificial sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit sweetener etc. don’t give the same result.
You can completely omit the sugar in whipped coffee but it seems to not say as frothy as long. Another excuse to enjoy it quickly!
Maple Whipped Coffee
- ¼ cup instant coffee
- ¼ cup boiling water or cold water if preferred
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- Ice cubes
- Add the instant coffee, water, and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
- Beat on high speed for approximately 2 minutes or until it forms stiff peak.
- Add the maple syrup and blend for a few seconds to blend.
- Place ice in 2 glasses.
- Divide the milk between 2 glasses.
- Top with the whipped coffee and add a little extra drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
- Enjoy immediately!