Smooth and frothy coffee has become a new beverage trend with whipped coffee recipes popping up all over social media. This Beaten Coffee, which is more commonly known as Indian Coffee or an Indian Cappuccino, is a powerful caffeinated espresso topped with a foamy sweet whipped coffee.
This recipe is similar to the basic whipped coffee, which is a smooth and foamy mixture placed on top of milk. The Indian style coffee is more of a cappuccino in that it uses both espresso and steamed milk.
The name “beaten coffee” comes from the process of preparing the silky smooth and thick mixture that goes on top of the drink. By hand beating instant coffee, sugar, and water you end up with the delicious froth. The process of beating the mixture though takes a good 20 minutes if using your hands. If using a hand-mixer you can reach the desired consistency in about 5 minutes.
Time needed: 13 minutes.
Making this decadent drink is simple and one you can prepare in minutes. I’ll show you how to make Indian style coffee in the steps below.
Prepare the espresso using an espresso machine or brew coffee using a standard drip maker or French press. Pour into the preferred glass.
Heat 1 cup of milk in a small pot over medium heat, whisking continuously for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the milk is slightly foamy and warmed. Be careful to not scorch the milk (stirring helps). If you have a milk frother machine such as the Nespresso Aeroccino then you can also use it to warm the milk.
Add 3 tablespoons of instant coffee powder, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 3 tablespoons of warm water to a small bowl and stir contents together.
Using a hand-held mixer set to medium-low speed, begin to beat the coffee mixture.
The mixture will begin to lighten and turn frothy after about a minute. Keep beating.
After about 5 minutes the mixture will begin to turn a golden brown and thicken into a smooth frothy mixture.
Pour the espresso into your cup and either top with the steamed milk or stir the steamed milk with the beaten coffee. Then spoon the beaten coffee on top.
The ingredients in Indian cappuccino are simple just like the traditional Italian cappuccino.
Yes. If you don’t have an espresso machine or something like a Nespresso maker then you can easily use a standard drip coffee maker. A Keurig coffee will also work. For a stronger brewed coffee though I recommend using a French press if you have one.
If you’re looking to save time in the mornings then you can make several servings of the froth and place it into an air-tight container. Keep the container in the refrigerator and store it for up to 7 days.
Yes! You can whip up a large batch by doubling or tripling the recipe below. The more you increase the servings size of the recipe the longer you will have to whip the coffee mixture to get it frothy. Store the beaten mixture in an air-tight container and place it in the fridge.
Yes! Prepare some cold-brewed coffee or pour your freshly brewed coffee over ice. Then leave out steaming the milk and stir it into the froth or pout over the iced beverage. Then top the mixture with the froth.
Yes. To add flavor stir syrup into the freshly brewed coffee or espresso before assembling the rest of the recipe. Some delicious options that will maximize the flavor of this beverage or listed below.
Some other ways to add additional flavor to your drink recipe are with powders or drizzling other types of syrups on top.
Yes, any type of milk will work for this recipe, dairy or non-dairy.
It sure does! Michael and Jack are into coffee now and have been doing ice coffee but they are up for anything sweet and dessert like. This seemed easy to make and I keep Bustelo in the house so we have the espresso. I'm a straight coffee drinker though.
So is Keith but I like mixed drinks of coffee.
I think I would not use sugar. I'm not a fan of sugar in my coffee or tea for that matter.
For some people it's like hey a little coffee with your sugar?? Jack is into coffee creamer and chocolate syrup but luckily I do not buy either on a regular basis. I gave up creamer and then I switched from artificial sweetner to sugar and now to find a suitable replacement for that and yes I've tried stevia and it's very bitter...
I started with black coffee, originally, because I was too shy to first ask for tea, so, I had the coffee(Avon meeting, yes I sold Avon)I was also too shy back then to ask for sugar or cream. Now I prefer black coffee, but sometimes a bit of cream is good
Mmm, this does look good. Nice and frothy! I never use sugar in my coffee either. I use almond milk.