Indian Style Cappuccino or beaten coffee is more of a homely attempt to make a warm cup of basic coffee with lots of foam on top just like the one you get in a fancy coffee shop or in Indian marriages. Here is how to make it at home.
The thing about coffee is that it has to be perfect!
A sip of coffee and you realize whether it is awesomely made or not, right?
Being a big-time coffee fan, I tend to drink coffee often times during any week and it definitely revitalizes me for ideating better recipes, for thinking more creatively.
Hence, I can never compromise on the kind of coffee that I drink.
Though I prefer having my coffee piping hot, sometimes, for a change, its chilled variations like Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Nutella Iced Coffee also suffice and my family loves having them as well.
But, with winter at its full swing, a cup of hot coffee is what is keeping me going.
And today, I made Indian Beaten Coffee with milk.
Here is how to make it.
What is Beaten Coffee?
Also known as Indian Cappuccino Coffee, this coffee is more of a homely attempt to make a warm cup of basic coffee with milk without any elaborate preparation or over the top garnishing.
It’s called beaten coffee as the process involves beating the coffee and sugar mixture to incorporate air into it.
When warm milk is added to this frothy coffee mixture, it releases air making a thick froth on top of the cup.
Also called Soft Coffee, hand-beaten Indian Cappuccino, Indian Coffee, Pakistani Coffee, Desi Coffee, or Whipped Coffee, the beauty of this beverage lies in the fact that it is made using just a small hack that completely changes the way homemade Cappuccino tastes.
This coffee is
- Easy to make
Use only Instant Coffee Powder to make this style of coffee.
Ground coffee will not work in this recipe.
Indian Instant Coffee Powders like Bru or Nescafe makes the best-beaten coffee.
You can either get them at your local Indian store or order online.
How to beat coffee?
I remember taking turns beating the coffee powder and sugar mixture using a fork in a steel glass as it is quite an intensive process and not one person can beat it vigorously for such a long time until it reaches the desired consistency.
But the die-hard fan that I am of this Indian coffee, I figured out a hack and now my coffee is ready in no time without much of an effort.
Yes, I use my hand blender to beat my coffee mixture and all it takes is 5 minutes for it to reach the perfect light and foamy consistency and the taste is just perfect and no muscle work 🙂
Next time whenever you are making this Indian Style Cappuccino Coffee, use your hand blender and thank me later :).
But please make sure to not use an immersion blender to whisk the coffee.
The heat will make it bitter.
You can use a milk frother for a small amount of coffee.
Even a mixer grinder works well to make beaten coffee.
Can we store this coffee?
Once you whisk the coffee until it is light and fluffy, you can transfer it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
This whisked coffee cannot be frozen through. If frozen, it will lose all the texture.
How to make Indian Cappuccino Coffee?
For making Indian coffee, firstly the instant coffee powder is nicely beaten with sugar and water until it is fluffy and light.
Once the coffee is beaten, all you have to do add hot milk to a few tablespoon of whisked coffee.
You can make this coffee using all milk or part milk and part water if you don’t like the too milky taste.
I always add 2-3 tablespoon milk in the coffee mixture and mix the two well.
Then top the cup with remaining milk. This makes the mixing part easier.
If you like flavored coffee, you can add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, pumpkin spice powder, or any other spice mix of your choice.
How to make beaten cold coffee?
Add cold milk instead of hot milk to the whisked coffee and make beaten cold coffee.
You can also add a few ice cubes in cold coffee.
I like to freeze brewed coffee in an ice tray and then use it in place of regular ice cubes.
It makes sure my coffee is not diluted when the ice melts.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add instant coffee powder and sugar in a cup.
Add 2 tablespoon water and beat the coffee and sugar vigorously until it is light and fluffy.
It takes about 5-8 minutes of vigorous beating for the coffee to reach this stage.
Store the beaten coffee in the refrigerator for up to a week and use it as needed.
To make the cappuccino, heat milk in a pan.
Add a tablespoon of beaten coffee mixture in a cup.
Pour the boiling hot milk over it from a little distance and then mix with a spoon.
Add more sugar if required. Sprinkle some coffee powder on top. Serve immediately.
Beaten Coffee Recipe
- 3 tablespoon Instant Coffee Powder
- 3 tablespoon Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Water
- Milk (As Required)
- Add instant coffee powder and sugar in a cup.
- Add 2 tablespoon water and beat the coffee and sugar vigorously until it is light and fluffy.
- It takes about 5-8 minutes of vigorous beating for the coffee to reach this stage.
- Add a few more drops of water required while beating the coffee.
- You can make a bigger batch and use a hand blender to beat the coffee and sugar mixture.
- Store the beaten coffee in the refrigerator for upto a week and use as needed.
- To make the cappuccino, heat milk in a pan.
- Add a tablespoon of beaten coffee mixture in a cup.
- Pour the boiling hot milk over it from a little distance and then mix with a spoon.
- Add more sugar if required.
- Sprinkle some coffee powder on top.
- Serve immediately.
Lovely shots. I used to make this when I was in India. I stopped adding sugar in my coffee after I moved here. This post brought back a lot of memories with my best friend.
Thnx a lot Aish 🙂
rancilio silvia pid
I love cappuccino what a great way to make it from home thanks!!!
Thnx for trying 🙂
Which coffee powder did u use?
I used Nescafe, Instant Coffee Powder.
Can I use milk instead if water for beating ?
I am not sure if adding milk will ket the coffee froth. I would recommended sticking to water while beating the coffee.
Delicious!! I’ve tried making coffee many ways, but this is my favorite way so far. I will certainly make this again.
Thnx for trying teh recipe Anjali 🙂
Can you just beat coffee and milk to get this frothy consistency as we stopped adding sugar to coffee ? Pls suggest
Hi Jasmeen, sorry for the late response. Yes, you can still beat it but the coffee will not whisk to stiff peaks. It will have soft peaks.
This is such a nostalgia, like on winter evenings or in any marridge ceremonies we used to get and amazingly now all of a sudden people are naming in Dalgona coffee…..
Are you sure a mixer-grinder works??
Yes, it will.
Where did you get these blue mugs from ?
These are very old ones from Fab India.