Missing your daily trip to Starbucks, or the fancy drink you have at your local coffee shop during your weekly catchup with your mates? Whipped coffee is the answer. The drink is going viral for a reason – it is absolutely delicious. But what exactly is whipped coffee, and what’s the secret recipe?
What is whipped coffee?
Made from instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, you may not believe the hype until you try it.
The social media trend has roots in South Korea, but quickly spread to the USA and now has sparked a frenzy in coffee lovers in the UK.
TikTok user @iamhannahcho is thought to be the first to share the recipe on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Her video has since received almost 108,000 likes and 37,000 shares.
She captioned the video: “Made whipped coffee with my BFF! Whipping was way too tedious so don’t judge plz LOL :3 TRY IT AND DUET ME”
The coffee, also known as dalgona coffee, is now being made in the homes of many across the globe to get them through working from home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Treating yourself to a stellar cup of coffee is the perfect way to brighten up a dull day.
Whipped coffee is the latest TikTok trend
Whipped coffee is quick and easy to make
How do you make whipped coffee?
The beauty of whipped coffee lies in the fact it is really simple to make.
Everything is mixed together using equal measures of each ingredient.
All you need is two tablespoons of instant coffee, two of sugar, and two of hot water.
Mix them in a bowl for three to five minutes, until you notice the mixture forming peaks.
You can do this with a regular whisk or an electric hand mixer.
Once the liquid looks thick and frothy, that’s it!
Pour it into a glass with milk and ice, and add your toppings of choice.
The main ingredient of whipped coffee is instant coffee
What does whipped coffee taste like?
Whipped coffee looks so appealing that even people who don’t drink coffee are drawn in.
One twitter user said: “I don’t even like coffee but this looks delicious…”
And is it delicious? One scroll on social media seems to confirm that it is.
“Why have regular coffee that takes a minute to make and tastes good when you could have a whipped coffee that takes forever to make and lasts two minutes but tastes great?” one person said in a tweet.
Another confirmed: “The whipped coffee thing actually works and tastes amazing.”
However, others have complained that the drink is actually very unappealing.
Some have suggested that more sugar needs to be added than the recommended dose to make it taste nice.
You can use either an electric whisk or a regular whisk to make whipped coffee
What is TikTok?
If you’ve never heard of TikTok, you’re lucky.
Most people are spending every waking hour on the app.
TikTok is a social video app that allows uses to post short videos and share it with the world.
TikTok is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app of the year.
The app has 800 million active users worldwide, and 41 percent of them are between the ages of 16 and 24.
TikTok is a video sharing platform, and that’s where the whipped coffee trend was born
What sort of videos are uploaded to TikTok?
From the Foot Shake Dance to whipped coffee recipes, you will find a whole range of videos on TikTok.
If you fancy some comedy to cheer you up, there’s plenty of people joking around on the app.
You’ll find a lot of people miming to popular songs, or learning dance routines they’ve seen other TikTok users do and recording themselves doing it.
The most-followed people on TikTok are normal people who have become ‘TikTok famous’. For example, Loren Grey, or Baby Ariel.
However, some British celebs are users of the sight too, including Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi and Rita Ora.