Since I can remember, I've always loved the smell of coffee. Before I could consume caffeine, I was lighting coffee-scented candles and would run downstairs to the kitchen every time I smelled my dad walk in with a cup of Starbucks. Though I'm definitely more of a tea fiend now, I love the taste of coffee — its rich, bold flavor paired with a bit of milk makes for the perfect little treat.
Now that my Instagram feed is nearly 50 percent banana bread and whipped coffee, I've been craving them more than ever. Many of those whipped coffee posts, however, are stories of people trying and failing to get the recipe right. It looks seemingly simple, but there are a ton of elements to it. The ratio of milk to coffee to sugar has to be perfect, the milk has to be frothed in a particular direction, and the type of mixer you use makes a huge difference.
To be clear, this coffee didn't just start being made two months ago on TikTok. It's been around for years as "frappe coffee" in Greece and "beaten coffee" in India. Whatever you want to call it, the steps below are bound to make it so easy, anyone could do it.
You'll want a large mixing bowl for all your ingredients to be able to let lots of air in to get a good, frothy texture. Trying to whisk in a small mug or bowl won't get an airy, light froth.
Get a big, clean bowl and add two tablespoons of instant coffee and two tablespoons of boiling water to it.
Whisk everything in the bowl for a good two to five minutes using a good hand mixer — this one has thousands of five-star reviews. The key to getting a good froth is to whisk back and forth or side to side rather than in circular motions.
Warm up the milk of your choice if you'd like it warm (dairy-free works!), pour it in your glass, and spoon the frothy coffee mixture on top. Top with the toppings of your choice.
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