This Whipped or Phitti Hui Coffee as you call it in Urdu is creamy and frothy and super simple to make at home! There’s no need to spend money at coffee shops or buy fancy coffee makers!
What is whipped or phitti hui coffee?
If you guys remember, back when we were all staying at home during covid days, the Delgona coffee trend took off on Tiktok. Well, this phitti hui coffee is somewhat like that. Except it’s hot and dates way back before Delgona coffee came into being. I remember my mom making it for us back in the 80’s and 90’s. And she used to make it exceptionally well! In fact this was something home cooks made in Pakistan way before the cafes took over with their fancy cappuccinos and lattes.
What’s in this homemade cappuccino
Coffee – Instant coffee is best for this as it saves on time.
Sweetener – Maple syrup is my sweetener of choice but you can use cane sugar or even coconut sugar.
Milk – I would recommend using full fat milk as it makes for a thick and creamy coffee. If you can’t tolerate dairy, try using Nutpods creamer or A2 Milk. Cashew and oat milk are also good options.
Water – A teaspoon for whipping the coffee. Plus more in case you want to have a lighter beverage.
Flavorings & spices (optional) – This is a master recipe but you can add spices like cinnamon, pumpkin spice or other flavorings like peppermint oil, and even chocolate sauce. More on that down below.
How to make phitti hui coffee
I remember my mom beating coffee, sugar and water together with a spoon to get a rich and creamy paste before pouring hot milk to the cup. It definitely needs patience and a whole lot of elbow grease! Today, I use a battery operated, hand held milk frother to give my poor arm a break!
Step 1: Make the creamy coffee mixture
Start by adding coffee, sweetener of choice and a spoonful of warm water to a cup. Then lower your milk frother into the cup and start whipping! Make sure to keep the frother lowered fully into the mixture when starting it because it does splatter. Once the mixture has thickened, you can move it up and down to fully incorporate everything.
Step 2: Add additional flavors
Once your coffee mix is ready, you can add whatever variation of flavorings you want.
Pumpkin spice: I add a dash of pumpkin spice on top of the coffee and that seems to be enough for me. If you want to go a step further, you can add a dash of some cinnamon powder as well.
Peppermint Mocha: Add a teaspoon of chocolate syrup and a drop of peppermint essential oil to the mix before adding the hot water and milk.
Step 3: Add milk
Then just pour your milk of choice and enjoy!
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Whipped Coffee (Phitti Hui Coffee)
- hand held milk frother
- 1 teaspoons instant coffee
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 cup whole milk you can swap 1/3 cup with water depending on how milky you like your coffee.
- In a mug add the coffee, sugar and water. Lower the milk frother into the mug and start whipping the mixture. You will see the concoction go from dark brown to light brown and eventually to a light toffee color. This takes about 30 seconds to a minute but the result is what will be the difference between any old latte and luxurious cappuccino like froth at the top.
- Once done, pour the hot milk. I tend to enjoy all milk but it can be heavy for some. In that case you can do 2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup water. Enjoy!