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What Is Whipped Coffee? The Social Media Trend Tastes As Dreamy As It Looks


Like many others living in New York, the state with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., I have barely left the house in days. Which has, naturally, worsened my addiction to TikTok. (I am one of those old-but-not-at-all-old (I’m 28) users who doesn’t post — I just scroll the For You page for hours on end.)

As I was scrolling through the other day, I noticed an appealing trend (in that it was not dance-related) of this dreamy looking drink being made. It was being called “whipped coffee.”

With almost 10 million views on her whipped coffee video, user @imhannahcho seems to have popularized the trend on the app. In the video, she dumps equal parts instant coffee, sugar and hot water into a bowl, then stirs and stirs (“for like 20 mins bc my mommy wanted to try it,” she noted) until the mixture turns into a cloud-like, caramel-colored mixture. She then fills a glass with ice, pours in a generous amount of milk and tops it with glorious globs of this magical mixture.

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