What Is Whipped Coffee?

What Is Whipped Coffee?

Coffee is arguably the most popular drink in the world. It can be enjoyed in so many different ways; black, with sugar, with cream, cold-brewed and so many more.

Nowadays, people are getting creative and developing new variations of the age-old drink. More recently, whipped coffee has popped up and started gaining international recognition.

Whipped coffee is a delicious and unique style of coffee that originated in Korea. Dalgona coffee is the term familiar to Koreans, while it is known as Frappe in Greece, beaten coffee in Indian regions and Batido in South American countries.

Dalgona is the popular honeycomb candy that actually made an appearance on the recently released Netflix T.V show “Squid Games”.

The trend has gained international popularity thanks in part to its viral circulation on the well-known social media platform “Tik Tok”. Many pictures, videos, and other great content have been made with the whipped coffee drink as the main attraction. The drink can be made hot or cold and is frankly more of a dessert beverage than anything else.

This delicious caffeinated drink is not only a sensation for the taste buds, but also provides an aesthetic that is worthy of any social media platform.

No wonder whipped coffee has taken the world by storm, as it really is a beautiful sight as well as an incredibly tasty treat that provides that much-needed boost!

What Does Whipped Coffee Taste Like?

What Does Whipped Coffee Taste Like?

As mentioned previously, whipped coffee is more of a dessert drink than your traditional morning caffeinated beverage. This delicious drink is known for being a sweet treat that steers away from the classic bitter taste of black coffee that people are most familiar with.

When describing what whipped coffee tastes like, the first words that come to mind for most would be sweet sweet sweet. The instant coffee component gives it an almost packaged dessert kind of taste that can be a nice switch up from your everyday one cream one sugar cup of coffee.

Despite the obvious sweetness that is associated with whipped coffee, many coffee drinkers have also reported a very strong coffee taste, which for many is an important part of their caffeinated beverage experience! Infinitely sweet, but still adds that unique punch that the coffee bean naturally provides.

When it comes to taste in terms of texture, this is where the uniqueness of this drink really comes into play. Whipped coffee has a nice light and airy consistency, while at the same time it also provides a sort of mousse texture that almost makes it feel like it has some latte-like properties.

What Do I Need To Make A Whipped Coffee?

What Do I Need To Make A Whipped Coffee?

One of the great things about whipped coffee is that it is quite simple to make, and does not require much in terms of equipment or ingredients!

In order to make whipped coffee, you will need a couple of utensils/tools to actually go about whisking your whipped topping. Get yourself a good quality whisk, electric hand mixer, or even an immersion blender which will save you time and produce the best results.

You will also need a mixing bowl to combine all your ingredients and whisk them into a beautiful caffeinated mousse-like mixture.

After you have assembled these things, you will need to gather your ingredients which are as follows (for 1 – 2 servings):

  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water (filtered if possible)
  • 1 cup of milk (or milk substitute)
  • Ice for serving (if cold aspect is desired)

If you would like to make a larger amount, be sure to scale your ingredient measurements up accordingly. For example, if you would like to make 4 servings, you will need to double all of these measurements in order to make a sufficient amount.

One interesting thing to note is that using instant coffee is actually a very important part of making a proper cup of whipped coffee. Instant coffee contains a preservative that is called xanthan gum which has properties that help to stabilize the coffee when it has been whipped.

This will help to provide and sustain that nice airy, frothy texture that is so well known and sought after. As a result, you can’t substitute the instant coffee element with ground coffee or espresso, as they will not provide the same stabilizing effect.

How To Make Whipped Coffee

How To Make Whipped Coffee

Making whipped coffee may seem like it would be a complicated process, but it is actually quite the opposite.

It doesn’t take much in terms of culinary prowess to make a successfully delicious cup of whipped coffee.

In the following section we will provide a step-by-step guide for how to make whipped coffee:

Step 1

Gather all of your utensils as well as your ingredients and clear a nice area for yourself to work in.

Step 2

Next, measure out your instant coffee powder, your granulated sugar and your water components into the proper amounts for your desired serving count.

Add all of these components to your mixing bowl and whip them together with your hand whisk, electric hand mixer or immersion blender for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture is nice and fluffy and has become lighter in color.

If you are adding vanilla or any other extra sweeteners/flavorings, be sure to add them into your mixture at the end of the whisking step.

Step 3

The next step is to prepare the milk component of your drinks. Choose your milk (or milk substitute) and divide it evenly into however many glasses, cups or servings you are planning to make. It is important to make sure that you leave enough room for your delicious whipped topping!

Step 4

Once you have your milk divided evenly into your serving cups, it is time to finish them off and get them ready to be served. Split up the whipped coffee mixture that you made in the previous steps and proceed to pour it over the milk in each of your glasses or cups.

If you would like to add an extra artsy touch, you can even put a nice design or strategic whipped pattern into your topping as it can be easily formed at will!

Step 5

Serve your whipped coffees immediately as this is when it will be nice and fresh and your whipped topping will be the most frothy, creamy and delicious. Take a nice picture for your social media and enjoy!


Whipped coffee is a delicious, frothy, creamy caffeinated drink that has been around for some time, but more recently has become incredibly popular, thanks to the virality of social media.

In this article, we have discussed the origins of whipped coffee, as well as what makes the taste so unique and approachable to coffee drinkers around the world.

We also talked a little bit about how the drink made its appearance on tik tok and then proceeded to trend like wildfire across the world.

We have highlighted the details regarding what you will need to make a delicious whipped coffee, including necessary utensils as well as a list of ingredients.

We then went on to provide a nicely detailed breakdown of the step-by-step whipped coffee-making process. From gathering your ingredients and whisking your whipped coffee topping, to preparing your milk base, adding your whip, and serving your cups right away for maximum freshness.

We hope that you have learned everything you need to know about whipped coffee, how it tastes and how it was popularized.

Be sure to follow our step-by-step process, and get ready to create a fantastic cup of whipped coffee that will dazzle your tastebuds and impress friends and family. You are now a top-class barista!

Thanks for reading, and happy whipping!


Last Updated on May 11, 2022 by Ashok Parmar


My name is Ashok Parmar, and for seven years, I worked as a warehouse manager that strictly dealt with coffee shops all around the United States.

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