I’m a morning latte drinker. I love heading to the coffee shop and meeting with friends or to grab a chair and quietly power through some work. Sometimes that latte is just an excuse to get up and away from my computer for a few minutes. But, there are some times when I can’t go out and grab a coffee and so I just drink drip. That’s all fine and dandy, but boy, do I crave my 12 oz latte! I stumbled upon a great solution to cure my latte fix all in the comfort of my own kitchen. Of course, it’s nothing like the real thing, but it’s actually pretty darn good!
This is the most fun faux-latte-made-at-home drink, a Korean-inspired drink called “dalgona” and it’s all over social media these days. If you’re missing that latte experience, you can make a super tasty version right at home in just a matter of minutes.
It starts with equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water. Then you’ll pull out your hand mixer and whip these ingredients into a beautiful brown and frothy whipped foam.
Once you’ve got nice peaks of fluffy coffee foam, fill a glass with ice and about 1 cup of milk. Top the milk with a couple of heaping spoonfuls of the whipped coffee mixture and give it a little bit of a stir. Now all you need to do is drink it! But first, take a moment to marvel at what you’ve made because it’s a thing of beauty. Maybe even take a picture to share with friends!
I know many of us are in our homes right now and looking for some of those same connections and activities that were such an important part of our daily routines. So, if you can, try to FaceTime or video chat with a friend or two while you sip your whipped coffee. It’s almost as good as the real thing.
Homemade Whipped Coffee
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee OR 1 tablespoon instant espresso
- 2 tablespoons sugar (granulated, raw, or a sugar substitute)
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- Put all three ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip until frothy, about 2 minutes.
- Fill a glass with ice, cubed or crushed.
- Fill glass with milk of choice, about 3/4 full.
- Scoop several large spoonfuls of the whipped coffee over the top of the milk. Use a spoon or straw to stir the foamed coffee into the milk.
Recipe adapted from Jessica in the Kitchen.