Whipped Coffee Becomes the New Quarantine Snack


Janelle Camba

Whipped coffee: the final result.

Janelle Camba, Editorial Assistant

During our time in quarantine, many trends have taken the internet by storm in an attempt to keep everyone busy. More recently, people across TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube popularized the recipe for whipped coffee. Always a skeptic, I decided to see if the whipped coffee trend was worth the hype.


For any unaware readers, whipped coffee is a three-ingredient recipe composed of the following:


2 tablespoons of instant coffee

2 tablespoons of sugar

2 tablespoons of hot water

If the point of making the treat was simplicity, then it definitely fails the test. After pouring the ingredients into a bowl, the directions state to whisk the liquid until it is thick enough to make foamy “peaks.” Without an electric mixer, this takes a lot longer than expected. While it only took ten minutes for me, I’ve heard others say they had to whisk for half an hour before seeing any results.


Once finished, I mixed the whipped coffee into a glass of ice and milk, took the obligatory Instagram picture—which never made it to Instagram—and tasted it. If I’m being honest, the grand moment was pretty underwhelming. It just tasted like iced coffee. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants coffee, but isn’t a fan of bitterness. Whipped coffee definitely isn’t meant for those without a sweet tooth.


Overall, the whipped coffee tasted nice, but it’s not something I would make again. Due to the prep time combined with the waste of ingredients, I couldn’t see myself making a glass of it every morning. However, whipped coffee is a good option for non-coffee drinkers looking to ease into the shallow end of the coffee world.