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Indian Style Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee can be made at home by whipping up the coffee using your hands or an electric mixer. Pour hot steamed milk over hand-beaten whipped coffee for a classic Indian Style Cappuccino.

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Going down Memory Lane

Indian Cappuccino makes me nostalgic because it takes me back to my childhood. Growing up, I have such fond memories of my older siblings and me making Desi Cappuccino.

We would sit around the table and take turns beating the coffee which would turn into this beautiful mocha color.

As a kid, I’d easily get tired of beating the coffee for more than a minute. Trust me, it’s an arm workout. Once we’d prepare the cappuccino, my siblings would drink most of it and just give me a sip, well because, I was just a kid.

Now, as an adult, I can finally enjoy my Indian Cappuccino.


What is Indian Style Cappuccino Beaten Coffee?

Indian Cappuccino is also known as Desi Cappuccino, Hand Beaten Coffee, Whipped Coffee, and Dalgona Coffee. When coffee, sugar, and water are mixed together for 10 minutes or so, a creamy, frothy, airy foam mixture is formed.

The mixture is then evenly divided into 4 cups, this depends on how strong you like your coffee. Then pour frothy steaming milk or non-dairy milk over the whipped coffee. Stir and enjoy! That’s it. So simple.


4 Ingredients you’ll need for making Indian Style Cappuccino / Beaten Coffee

  • Instant Coffee – You’ll need Instant Coffee for this recipe – I recommend using Nescafe Instant Coffee. Alternatively, Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee works really well, or any other for that matter.
  • Sugar – You’ll need regular white sugar for this recipe.
  • Hot Water – Make sure you use hot water and not cold or warm water for this recipe.
  • Milk – Since I prefer using non-dairy milk in my coffee, I enjoyed my cappuccino with oat milk. I love this Oat Barista Blend.

Why You’ll Love This Indian-Style Cappuccino

  • It’s nostalgic
  • It’ll remind you of the Indian Coffee that you get in India
  • Thick, frothy, and creamy!
  • It’s mildly flavored with no bitter taste
  • Super easy to make
  • Can be enjoyed both hot or cold

Which Milk should I use to make Indian Cappuccino?

Use any milk you love, dairy or non-dairy.

For this recipe, I used Califia Farms Oat Barista Blend which works really well. Feel free to use cashew milk, almond milk, oat milk, regular dairy milk, or whatever else you like.
Vegan Indian Style Cappuccino Beaten Coffee


How to make Indian Style Cappuccino Beaten Coffee recipe step by step?

How to make Whipped Coffee?

1. In a cup, add Instant coffee, sugar, and water.
2. Beat this mixture for roughly 10 minutes.

3. The color will go from dark brown to a light mocha color. Here are the various colors you’ll observe.

4. This is the color and texture you want.

How to make Indian Style Cappuccino

1. Add a cup of milk (1 cup per person) and heat on medium heat until steaming about 5 minutes, not boiling hot.
2. Use a frother to froth the milk while it steams.

3. Split the coffee mixture evenly into 4 cups, OR simply add a dollop of the coffee mixture to your cup. The more coffee you add, the stronger it’ll be. I prefer milder coffee.
4. Pour the milk into your mug three-fourths of the way.
5. Stir well.
6. Froth the remaining milk and pour until your mug is full.

7. Enjoy!
Vegan Indian Style Cappuccino Beaten Coffee


4.94 from 15 votes

Indian Style Cappuccino (Beaten Coffee)

By: Nisha
Indian Style Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee can be made at home by whipping up the coffee using your hands or an electric mixer. Pour hot steamed milk over hand-beaten whipped coffee for a classic Indian Style Cappuccino.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 cups

Equipment

Ingredients 

for the Whipped Beaten Coffee

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee, I like Nescafe
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water

for the Indian cappuccino

  • 4 cups oat milk, You can use dairy or non-dairy
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Instructions 

How to make Whipped Coffee?

  • In a cup, add Instant coffee, sugar, and water.
  • Beat this mixture for roughly 10 minutes.
  • The color will go from dark brown to a light mocha color. Here are the various colors you’ll observe.
  • This is the color and texture you want.

How to make Indian Style Cappuccino?

  • Add a cup of milk (1 cup per person) and heat on medium heat until steaming about 5 minutes, not boiling hot.
  • Use a frother to froth the milk while it steams.
  • Split the coffee mixture evenly into 4 cups, OR simply add a dollop of the coffee mixture to your cup. The more coffee you add, the stronger it'll be. I prefer milder coffee.
  • Pour the milk into your mug three-fourths of the way.
  • Stir well.
  • Froth the remianing milk and pour until your mug is full.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 420mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Indian
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Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.


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33 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve tested some other recipes for Indian Cappuccinos, but I keep coming back to this. It’s sooo good, and simple! And I love reading the personal story of her memory making these as a child with her siblings. Adds a level of authenticity that others simply following the trend are sorely lacking.

    1. OMGGGG Brittany, you made me so happy. That’s very sweet. Ya I don’t like a ton of sugar. THis is just right and perfectly mild, not burnt coffee. Thank you girl! xoxo

  2. 4 stars
    Simple & straightforward fast! I’m excited to try this with Nescafe gold espresso powder. Thank you for all the detailed instructions. I truly appreciate your work!

    1. I don’t think there should be any harm, but I would maybe taste it and see. Since there is no dairy in the paste, it should be okay.

  3. 5 stars
    Nisha,

    Thank you so much for this recipe, it’s now my morning ritual! Tastes so good!
    I do want to add that you are an awesome person, always ensures that you get back to people that ask you questions over DM. You really show you care about your followers, and i really appreciate that. Look forward to making many more of your recipes…Depression cake is defo next on the list!

    1. Hi Janvi. You’re so sweet for saying that. I do my best in getting back to everyone. I really appreciate you taking the time out to comment. Glad you liked the cappuccino. Depression Cake is sooooo good. xoxo.