Whipped Coffee, Dalgona Coffee, Expresso, a Latte - a coffee called by many names, this is and will forever be Phitti Hui Coffee for me. Read below to learn how to make the fluffiest mix for a crowd! (or to save for the week!)
Do you remember the 2002 Football World Cup? I do. Brazil played Germany, winning 2-0. Do you know what I remember most?
Getting up every 2 minutes to whip up another cup of coffee for the people we had over to watch the game. In a metal spoon, with a mug, and two cups at a time. Eventually my brother Amir got fed up and announced that coffee time was over so that I could watch Football in peace.
A Time Saving Discovery
That was the last time I remember using a spoon to whip coffee.
Suddenly that annoying tinging noise of spoon against enamel bowl and the hand cramps were a thing of the past.
Now when I know I will need it I whip it up and store it in the fridge, mixing it and tweaking it for guests. That friend who has some coffee in her sugar gets a little extra sugar added in. For myself it's an extra sprinkling of instant coffee and so on.
Now I have struggled a little with what to call this recipe. In my family we always see "phitti hui coffee" which means coffee that has been whipped. In Pakistan you can get often get this drink from machines delightfully marked "expresso", but that is a misnomer as well. Nida, a cousin (and one of the sweetest people I know), suggested Pakistani Latte so I am going with that. Whatever you call it this smooth, sweet drink is the perfect way to combat winter blahs.
Other Pakistani Drinks I Love
Phitti Hui Coffee - a Pakistani Latte
- Handheld Electric Mixer/Beater
- ¼ cup instant coffee granules
- 6 tbsp caster sugar
- 6 tbsp just boiled water
- Additional Milk and Water for making the coffee.
- Put the coffee, sugar and 2 tbsp of the hot water in a medium bowl and beat on medium for a full two minutes. The sugar will start to dissolve and the mixture will become much lighter
- Add a tbsp more of water, whip on medium high for another minute, then add the water in 1 tbsp increments, whipping for 30 seconds after each until your water is used up/ The mixture will look like a luxurious coffee mousse
- Beat for another minute for additional volume.
- To make the coffee add a generous dollop into a mug, add boiling water and milk as per taste. Mix a little and enjoy. Adjust per taste, adding coffee, sugar or milk as needed.