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Say hello to the Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian. It’s not your average White Russian, just better. Homemade “whipped” coffee, mixed with the classic White Russian ingredients of vodka, Kahlúa, and milk. It’s a touch of creaminess, hinted with vanilla and coffee, and it’s perfectly sweet. This is a fun and delicious new twist on a classic cocktail that can be served…any time of the year…enjoy!

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Well, I finally caved and made the whipped coffee that I’ve seen pretty much everywhere around the internet. I hesitated for quite a while, but once I had this recipe concept for a whipped coffee cocktail, I knew I had to try it.

So I did, and you know something? It’s so easy and actually pretty darn fun.

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If you somehow haven’t yet seen the “whipped coffee” I’m talking about, you can read more about it here. It’s so simple. You just take hot water, instant coffee, and a touch of sugar and whip the three ingredients together until it looks similar to whipped cream. It’s served over ice milk and is currently the coffee drink everyone is talking about. I know it seems odd, and trust me, it is odd, but sometimes odd things work.

And this works.

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The truth is, I actually enjoy instant coffee a lot. It’s how I first started drinking (and loving) coffee a few years back. I’ve since upgraded my method of brewing coffee (hello to my beloved Breville espresso machine), but every now and then a cup of instant coffee is still enjoyed.

Soo, long story short, I had this idea to top a classic White Russian with whipped coffee. I hesitated at first, but then I just went with it…and here we are today.

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I’m EXCITED. Shocker, I know.

This is unusual and very different. But…it’s easy. It’s fun. And yes, it’s also just so darn good.

Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian | halfbakedharvest.com

The Details.

Start with the whipped coffee. As I said, it’s simple. Just whip hot water with instant coffee powder and a touch of honey. I was kind of shocked this worked, but trust me, it does. It’s creamy, light, and extra fluffy.

Now, grab a cocktail glass and fill it with ice. Add a good splash of vodka, a touch of Kahlúa, and a little vanilla too. Pour over some milk, stir, then dollop on the whipped coffee and let it slowly sink into the cocktail. Stir again.

And that’s it. Enjoy your frothy, Whipped Coffee White Russian.

My recommendation? This drink may be a bit over the top, but hey, it’s Saturday and we’re living life from home…anything goes. Soooo, let’s just make a fun White Russian and have a great Saturday night!

Go with me on this, if you’re looking for a fun drink to make this weekend, this is it.

Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian | halfbakedharvest.com

But, just in case this isn’t your thing, here are a few other recent Cocktail Saturday drinks:

Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Dirty Horchata

Lastly, if you make this frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 367 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the hot water, instant coffee, and honey in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip until fluffy and light, 2-3 minutes. Alternately, you can do this with a hand frother too.
    2. Fill a glass with ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, and a splash of vanilla. Stir. Pour the milk over and stir to combine. Spoon the whipped coffee overtop. Gently stir and enjoy!

Notes

Sweeteners: I love the flavor of honey and it works well, but sugar does whip up prettier and smoother.
If you love a lot of Whipped Coffee on Top: use 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons hot water, and 1-2 tablespoons sugar. 

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  1. Such a great idea! We made our usual White Russian (equal parts vodka, kahlua and fat free half & half) over ice) and topped it with the Dalgona made with decaf instant coffee.whipped-coffee-white-russian/ It was decadent! I was amazed at how long the Dalgona stayed fluffy! So easy and so good!

  2. 4 stars
    Thanks for the recipe for the foam. It works really well. I had to tweak the cocktail recipe as I didn’t have enough plain vodka so I used one ounce chocolate vodka as well. I also used Mr Blacks coffee Liqueur.

    1. Hey Karen,
      Awesome! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  3. Combine the hot water, instant coffee, and honey in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip until fluffy and light, 2-3 minutes. Alternately, you can do this with a hand frother too.
    Fill a glass with ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, and a splash of vanilla. Stir. Pour the milk over and stir to combine. Spoon the whipped coffee overtop. Gently stir and enjoy!

  4. I love LOVE your presentation of your most delicious looking recipes. Can you tell us a good instant “DECAF* coffee? I presume decaf would work if it’s instant coffee? And what do you serve with these? Or simply are they a dessert drink?

    1. Hey Lucianne,
      Sorry I never used decaf coffee, but whatever your local grocery store has will work. I like to serve as a dessert drink. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    SUCH a delish take on a white Russian, Tieghan! You’ve made such a big difference in my family’s life during quarantine with your spectacular creativity! I made one batch of this drink for my family and I with Kahlua and ran out, so improvised with my second batch and used Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) instead. Amazing. I’d recommend trying with Frangelico next time!

    Honestly might just have to whip up some instant coffee to have on my booze-less latte in the morning!

  6. Hi there! I look at your recipes all the time and have made a few of your drinks. This one looks sooo good and I am planning on making it today. Did you just put cold brew at the bottom of the glass?

    1. Hey April,
      All of the ingredients and instructions are listed above, I did not use cold brew:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I made this with vanilla almond milk (unsweetened), sugar and left out the vanilla. My husband said it was the best drink I’ve ever made. A nice treat as we prepare to celebrate an August Christmas my 14 year old is planning to give us joy and hope amongst fires and a pandemic! Thank you for adding to our joy!

  8. 5 stars
    Yum! We ended up using coffee liqueur instead of kahlua and hot brewed coffee from this morning instead of hot water to mix in with the coffee powder. Really good!!!

  9. 5 stars
    This was so good and easy to make! I was already obsessed with the whipped coffee over milk for months now but never would’ve thought to put it over a cocktail! Thank you Tieghan for this outside the box yummy concoction

  10. Wow your photography is incredible!! Breathtaking 😍 have you had training in taking pictures? Courses etc..? I’d love to know as you seem to present all your recipes so well !

    1. Hi Lilly! You are so kind! I have not taken any courses in photography… I really just learned by taking a lot of photos and playing around with the settings haha. xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    This drink is amazing! We have made it many times and LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!!

    🙂 Tina

  12. 5 stars
    Hey, I have another thought on this recipe. Instead of instant coffee, try white coffee. White coffee has almost twice the caffeine as dark roast with a real smooth and very prominent nutty flavor. Just search the internet for “Whole Bean White Coffee”.

  13. OMG this is so yummy I have been trying to make since you posted. Question can you save extra. How would you recommend.

    1. Hi Julie,
      So sorry but the whipped coffee will not stay frothed so this really wouldn’t keep well if you saved extras. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  14. Such a great idea! We made our usual White Russian (equal parts vodka, kahlua and fat free half & half) over ice) and topped it with the Dalgona made with decaf instant coffee. It was decadent! I was amazed at how long the Dalgona stayed fluffy! So easy and so good!

    1. Thank you so much Gloria! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! I hope you have an amazing day! xTieghan

  15. This was a fantastic drink. Made it exactly as the recipe suggests and it was beautiful, too!

  16. 5 stars
    It was delicious! I’ve been meaning to try this dalgona craze and this recipe was the perfect combo for my afternoon sweet tooth! Thanks for posting! I added a bit more almond milk with a dash of pumpkin spice and cinnamon! Yum! 🤪

  17. 5 stars
    Mine didn’t look as pretty, but boy, it sure tasted good! I also used vanilla vodka and fortunately hdd decaf instant so I could make an after-dinner drink. Patience while whipping is the key. I used my hand mixer and its whisk, as it’s a small amount to make. Don’t cut back on the sweetener or it’s too bitter!

    1. Ooo love that! I am sure it looked amazing and I am glad it tasted well!! Thank you so much Marlene! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    You were right, this is a fun drink. We had social distancing Happy Hour with my son and daughter in law last evening. I made the drink for my son and myself. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Thanks,
    Beth (in Rocky River)

  19. 4 stars
    I really liked this a lot but i had a hard time getting the coffee/water/sugar to whip up well like shown in your pictures. It was still thick and luscious though. I used starbucks VIA instant coffee powder

  20. 5 stars
    10/10 will make again. I only had instant espresso so cut the amount of ‘coffee’ by half and kept the water and sugar ratios the same. It was great and whipped up nicely. Cheers!

  21. So good!! Thank you for this idea! I used August instead of honey because that is what I had on hand but so so yummy

  22. As a matter of fact, the recipe sounds wonderful. I have tried with regular coffee and milk. I out into my bullet and it comes foamy and frothy also. Tastes great. If you have the time try it. It’s just another way of giving coffee a different appeal. I actually heat the coffee up in a coffee mug then put in bullet and it usually retains heat. Sometimes I’ll throw in micro for a min or so.

  23. 5 stars
    I made this lovely drink for my husband who loves drinks with coffee. I used vanilla vodka in place of plain vodka.
    The coffee whipped up just beautifully.
    I stirred the drink as directed so I didn’t get the gorgeous separation of layers and my whipped coffee was almost the same color as the coffee so not worthy of the Gram but so tasty!
    Your recipes are incredible. Chocolate fudge pop tarts are next on my list!

    1. I am so glad this turned out so well for you, Carla! Thank you so much for trying it! I hope you are staying well and LOVE The pop tarts! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kim,
      So sorry you had issues with the recipe. You need to keep beating it with the batter, eventually it will whip up it just takes some time. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    Ohhh… Bring it on Baby! There’s just one way to make this recipe even better and that’s with home made Kahlua. Just search the internet for “Best Kahlua Coffee Recipe – Lake City Coffee”

  25. I had everything and made this today, Oh Yeah!!! Happy in the apocalypse! (for a moment while I’m drinking this anyway) Really good!!!
    Stay safe everyone.

  26. 5 stars
    I was skeptical! I didn’t think the instant coffee, honey and water would whip up thick, but it did amazingly so! This is tasty but dangerous! Drinking it at 2 in the afternoon because I can’t have coffee too late! This is a new favourite and will definitely make again!

    1. Hi Kim! I am not sure.. I will look into them! Is there any in particular you’re having trouble with? xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    This was soooo good! A little strong, but perfectly so. Who knew that instant coffee could whip up like that?

  28. What’s s of instant coffee works best? I tried with a Starbucks via but maybe it wasn’t the best choice.

    1. Hi Lindsay! I use Folgers brand instant coffee! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    Thank you for inspiring me to try whipped coffee! I made it at 8:30am so just did a splash of Bailey’s in the milk and it was SO GOOD!!! Day is off to a great start. Thanks, Teigen!

    1. Thank you so much Hilary!! I am so glad this one turned out so well for you! I hope you are doing well! xTieghan

  30. For those asking if you could use instant espresso, I tried that for whipped coffee yesterday and I have to say it was not very tasty…. I didn’t have any instant coffee either so I thought it would be a good substitute but it was way too strong! Maybe less instant espresso and more water was needed but not sure how that ratio would work to make it whipped. Cant wait to try this recipe when I am able to get some instant coffee and Kahlua and for now, my instant espresso will be used to make the flourless espresso cake by Tieghan 🙂 xx

  31. 5 stars
    Oh my!! The whipped coffee sounds fabulous with this white Russian! What a perfect drink to enjoy during these crazy times. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Lauren,
      You need to use the whipped coffee once you make, it will not stay fluffy. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  32. This may be a dumb question, I blame it on quarantine head. I have KAF instant espresso powder…can that be substituted for instant coffee?

    1. Hi Keely,
      So sorry but the instant coffee is key, it is all part in the magical fluff. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Keri,
      So sorry but the instant coffee is key! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  33. 5 stars
    Hi Tieghan,
    This looks so darn good… but I am wondering if I could make it with my “walk off the table” strength regular coffee, instead of going to the store and purchasing instant. I am guessing it still won’t be strong enough….thoughts?
    Thanks for sharing all your tasty and gorgeous ideas with us.
    -Heather

    1. Hi Heather,
      Thanks so much for your kind message! Unfortunately, the instant coffee is key here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  34. Tieghan, you gave me the idea of trying it with molasses, it worked, yay! I drink whipped coffee every day, it is my new ritual. Such a nice dessert!

  35. 5 stars
    I tried out this viral whipped coffee foam the other day and couldn’t work out to do with it. I’ve just tried your way and boozy is definitely the best way to enjoy it. Sadly my presentation isn’t quite insta-worthy, but they are seriously tasty and perfect in the Isolation time we live in. I’m in Australia, so it is Saturday night drink time right now!
    Thank you! I hope you are all safe 🙂

    1. Hi! I am really glad this recipe turned out well for you! I am sure it looked amazing as well! I hope you are staying safe and healthy! xTieghan