Move over, whipped coffee. There’s a new beverage trending on social media and it’s even more eye-catching and easier to make than its caffeinated counterpart.
Whipped coffee — also called “beaten coffee” or “dalgona coffee” because of how much it tastes like the Korean honeycomb toffee of the same name — is a frothy, cloud-like beverage made with instant coffee, sugar and hot water served over ice and milk.
In one TikTok video with almost 2 million likes, user @imhannahcho is seen adding equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water into a bowl, then stirs them together like crazy until the mixture takes on a frothy, whipped texture.
Since gaining popularity, other varieties of the beverage have been bubbling up, including drinks made with whipped matcha and now with summer just around the corner, strawberry.
To make this fluffy pink drink that’s serving up plenty of childhood nostalgia, you need about one tablespoon of strawberry Nesquik and one quarter cup of heavy whipping cream.
“Mix it until your arm is numb and serve over cold or hot milk,” Valentina Mussi, who goes by @sweetportfolio on social media, advised.
If you want to take it a step further, another version of the recipe calls for using homemade strawberry milk instead of Nesquik.
“I still had some homemade strawberry milk and I decided to make a dalgona version of it," food blogger @muchieslog told TODAY.
She shared her take on the trend, along with a recipe for how to make your own strawberry milk using fresh strawberries, milk and sugar.
First, you need to make a homemade strawberry syrup using ripe berries and sugar.
Once the syrup has cooled off, simply combine it with any kind of milk in a container, shake it up and you’ve got fresh strawberry milk. Then you can use that milk, along with whipped cream, to make your own version of the latest candy-hued viral beverage.
Whipped Strawberry Milk with Nesquik
- 1 tablespoon strawberry Nesquik
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of milk (any dairy or nondairy variety)
- Combine strawberry Nesquik and heavy whipping cream in a bowl.
- Using a whisk or hand mixer, whip the two ingredients to make whipped cream.
- Add the whipped mixture to a cup of iced milk, stir to combine and enjoy.
Homemade Whipped Strawberry Milk Drink
- 7-8 medium strawberries
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup heavy whipped cream
- 1 cup of milk
- Cut up the strawberries and blend or mash them into a jam-like consistency.
- Add ¼ cup of sugar to the mashed strawberries and mix together.
- Place the mixture into a small pot on the stove. Heat over a medium flame until it starts to boil.
- Once the mixture boils, turn off the heat and stir.
- Once the strawberry syrup is cool, add ¼ cup of whipped cream and whisk until a creamy texture is achieved.
- Fill a glass with ice and strawberry milk (made by combining more of the strawberry syrup with milk).
- Place the whipped strawberry mixture on top and you’re done!