whipped coffee

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Lockdown hacks: Easy and delicious whipped coffee

Enjoy the most decadent cup of whipped coffee in only five minutes.

whipped coffee

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Lockdown means that many of us have been deprived of those indulgent cups of coffee from our local cafe for weeks. For those who’ve been hankering for something filled with caffeine, we’ve got the fix for you. With only three ingredients, you can spruce up that morning cup of joe and get it to taste better than your favourite cafes.

It’s as easy as mixing sugar, coffee and water. That’s right. It’s that simple. And for those of us with that extra sweet tooth, you can use this whipped coffee mixture as a topping for your brownies or simply add it as an accompaniment to your morning muffin.

Whipped coffee

2 tablespoons of instant coffee
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of boiling water
1 cup of milk (soy, almond and oat milk are also great alternatives to regular milk)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon/cocoa (optional)

Method

Add the coffee, sugar and boiling water into a bowl (you can double or triple this recipe if you have more people, or if you’re feeling brave). Use a hand/stand mixer and whip on high speed.

Whip the mixture for about two minutes, making sure to scrape the excess off the sides and reincorporate it into the mixture. Then whip again for another three minutes.

Your mixture should be light in colour and double the volume.

Add the vanilla to your milk of choice (hot or cold) and stir.

Spoon your whipped coffee onto the milk and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa and enjoy.

Remember, the whipped coffee mixture will be strong on its own, but the flavour becomes much milder once you stir it into your milk or add it to your desserts.

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