Beaten Coffee (Indian Style Cappuccino) is a delicious foamy coffee drink popular in North Indian homes. It is served for all marriage functions, special occasions, or for everyday consumption at home. Make it using my easy recipe (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Beaten Coffee
Beaten Coffee, also known as Indian-style Cappuccino is a delicious cup of frothy coffee made in North Indian homes without any elaborate preparation.
You find this coffee on the menu of marriage ceremonies and also in Indian-style cafes.
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 recipe makes coffee mixture enough to make 6-8 cups of coffee. You can refrigerate the mixture for up to 7 days and make a fresh cup of coffee whenever you want. You can also half, double, or triple it as per your requirement.
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Coffee Powder – 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 make the best-beaten coffee. You can either get them at your local Indian store or order them online.
Others – You will also need granulated sugar and water.
To make the coffee, use any milk of your choice.
How To Make Beaten Coffee
Add ½ cup of instant coffee powder, ½ cup of granulated sugar, and 4 tablespoon water to a medium mixing bowl.
Beat the coffee and sugar using a handheld blender at high speed until it is light and fluffy.
It takes about 2-3 minutes of 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. This mixture will make 6-8 cups of Indian cappuccino.
To make the cappuccino, heat 1 cup of milk in a pan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil.
Add a tablespoon of beaten coffee mixture to a serving 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 and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can.
Add a tablespoon of beaten coffee mixture into a tall glass. Top with chilled milk and mix well. Add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.
I like to freeze brewed coffee in an ice tray and then use coffee ice cubes in place of regular ice cubes. It makes sure my coffee is not diluted when the ice melts
Yes, you can still beat it without the sugar but the coffee will not whisk to stiff peaks. It will have soft peaks.
Pro Tips By Neha
You can make this coffee using all milk or part milk and part water if you don’t like the too milky taste.
If you like flavored coffee, you can add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, pumpkin spice powder, or any other spice mix of your choice.
To make the mixing easier, add a few tablespoon of milk to the cup and mix well the coffee mixture. Then top the cup with the remaining milk.
DO NOT use an immersion blender to whisk the coffee. The heat will make it bitter.
If you are beating a small amount of coffee, then use a milk frother.
You can also use a mixer grinder to whisk the coffee.
Once you whisk the coffee until it is light and fluffy, you can transfer it to 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.
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Beaten Coffee Recipe (Indian Style Cappuccino)
- ½ cup instant coffee powder
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons water
- milk (as required)
- Add coffee powder, sugar, and water to a medium mixing bowl.
- Beat the coffee and sugar using a handheld blender at high speed until it is light and fluffy.
- It takes about 2-3 minutes of 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. This mixture will make 6-8 cups of Indian cappuccino.
- To make the cappuccino, heat 1 cup of milk in a pan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil.
- Add 1 tablespoon of beaten coffee mixture to a serving 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 and serve immediately.