Trying to be Trendy: A Fluff Piece
Work on the 2020 Food It Yourself has been slow this week. The weather was working against me most days. Furthermore, last weekend’s yard work left me with a major case of poison ivy, so I’ve been stuffed full of steroids and allergy pills all week. In an effort to not fall asleep constantly, I decided to try one of this season’s trendiest food trends- whipped coffee.
Whipped coffee, Dalgona coffee, or beaten coffee is not too hard to make. It works on the same principle as an Italian style meringue, minus the egg whites. Sugar and hot water make a syrup that holds air bubbles, building the fluff. The acidity of the coffee makes the bubbles stable. Let me show you-
Here is the completed coffee fluff sitting on top of hot almond milk. It was a little strong for my taste, so I’ll add more almond milk next time. The strength of the coffee was successful at counteracting the allergy pills, though. I have to admit I did not think this method would work so well or so easily. I am very pleasantly surprised.
This is not a style of coffee I would drink every day, mostly because of the sugar content. However, for an occasional indulgent caffeine fix I will definitely make this again. I am also pondering other uses for coffee fluff. It would make an interesting topping for a cheese cake, or for a dessert cocktail.
What new recipes have you tried, or invented, during this time of social distancing? Share in the comments!