Whipped coffee (also known as Dalgona coffee) went viral on TikTok in the spring when lockdowns and quarantines first went into effect due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to fitness and diet tracking app MyFitnessPal, searches for whipped coffee increased by 95,450% in 2020 compared to 2019, becoming the go-to morning drink particularly among Gen Z and millennials.
With only five ingredients — instant coffee, hot water, sugar, milk, and ice — and a quick recipe, it's no surprise that whipped coffee was the drink of 2020. All you need to do is whisk equal parts (about two tablespoons) of hot water, instant coffee, and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy and pour it over a cup of milk and ice. Not only is the drink easy to make and absolutely delicious but it's also more budget-friendly than a coffee shop latte. And we're willing to bet this drink trend isn't going away anytime soon.
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Even though you may have the core whipped coffee staples in your pantry already, let's not forget all the kitchen tools and gadgets needed, too. From electric hand mixers to mixing bowls, here's what you need to make the perfect whipped coffee.
This stylish set is insulated with two layers of glass, perfect for keeping your whipped coffee cold while you sip on it throughout the morning.
For anyone who wants to whisk the coffee by hand, this OXO whisk is the way to go. It's narrow and smaller design makes it easier to whisk in smaller bowls and containers.
If you're not looking to get a little workout from whisking your coffee by hand, we recommend using an electric hand mixer. It's the quickest way to get the whipped fluffy texture. Plus, this Breville mixer is lightweight and comes with convenient storage.
Prep ice for your whipped coffee with W&P's Everyday Ice Tray. Not only is it dishwasher safe but it also comes with a handy lid to keep the cubes safe from any unwanted freezer scents.
The ingredients to making whipped coffee are pretty simple but you can have a little more fun with it by using this chic copper-plated measuring spoon set.
Whipped coffee only requires a small amount of hot water but you can make it quickly with this Fellow Stagg electric kettle. It can maintain your water temperature for an hour so you can come back for seconds.
Sure, you'll only need the smaller bowls to make a cup of coffee but Crate and Barrel's five-piece mixing bowl set will definitely come in handy in the kitchen.
Flour Shop's colorful set — complete with four spoonulas and four spatulas — will not only brighten up your morning but the mini cooking tools can also help add whipped coffee to your cup mess-free.
Top off your finished drink with a sleek reusable straw. The Lastra set comes with a slim case, straw cleaner, and not one, but three different sized straws.