Whipped Coffee Is the New Viral Trend You’ve Got to Try

No Starbucks? No problem.

Thanks to social distancing, the universe for many Americans has shrunk down to the size of their living space. That’s not a bad thing when it comes to controlling the pandemic, but it’s a shaky time for coffee lovers. Self-isolation is synonymous with “no Starbucks,” and honestly, we’re a little lost.

So, what’s a coffee devotee to do? Whipped coffee, a new social media trend, is going viral for good reason—and it just might solve your dilemma. Read on for more details.

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What Is Whipped Coffee?

We raised our eyebrows at first, too, but this stuff—made from instant coffee, sugar and hot water—looks absolutely delicious. So if you’re missing your favorite drinks—especially if they’re sugary or creamy—it’s worth giving it a try.

The trend started in South Korea as people looked for ways to virtually connect, but it’s been popularized by TikTok users in America as well. (Oh, and if you haven’t heard of TikTok, it’s a platform where users can share short videos.)

@imhannahchoyes i hand whisked this whipped coffee for like 20 mins bc my mommy wanted to try it 👻 she loved it!! (달고나 커피) ##korean ##fyp ##aesthetic♬ Put your head on my shoulder cover by karlo – karlogutierrez

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It’s Not Just Coffee!

Tea lovers have also taken to Tik Tok, whipping up matcha the same way they do coffee. You can follow the original recipe, just replacing all that coffee with matcha, and voila! It’s the most refreshing tea time you’ll ever enjoy.

@veggiekinsMaking ##whippedcoffee but matcha again ✨🌿 ##vegan ##dalgonacoffee ##matcha ##aesthetic ##healthtips ##makeadrink ##cooking ##xyzcba ##fyp ##lifeathome♬ You – Petit Biscuit

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How Do I Make Whipped Coffee at Home?

Whipped coffee is really simple: It’s equal parts (typically 2 tablespoons) coffee, sugar and hot water. You probably have most of those ingredients lying around, and the process of whipping it up is extremely straightforward. To make, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl for 3-5 minutes until the mixture forms peaks. Many users are whisking by hand, but you could use a hand mixer, too.

Once the whipped coffee is thick and frothy, add it to a glass filled with milk and ice, then enjoy!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.