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This Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee transforms a simple homemade Indian coffee into a cafe style expensive and fancy looking coffee. It is a gourmet cup of smooth and frothy coffee which is great to drink at home or on the go.

Indian Cappuccino is a sugary confection that comes with unique flavour notes. Sip this coffee in the morning sitting at your cozy home and it would give you a extravagant cafe-like feeling.

indian beaten coffee in black coffee mugs

With simple steps and tips, make this super delicious, frothy, and creamy Indian Style Cappuccino or Hand Beaten Coffee and relish. Your perfectly made cup of beaten coffee is just 10 minutes away. 

Many Indians have fond and nostalgic memories associated with Indian Style Cappuccino. My memory lane takes me back to mom’s. She is a die-hard coffee drinker who doesn’t drink tea at all. She says that she never tasted tea, ever. I know, it’s hard to understand, because the majority of Indians are tea drinkers. Even in my entire family, she’s the only one who has never tasted tea. Interestingly, she makes very good tea. :)

On regular days she drank regular filter coffee, and on other days when she wanted to indulge in creamy coffee, she made this desi style cappuccino. 

When we were young, milk was the only staple drink for us. My mom never let me and siblings drink tea or coffee. But every time she wanted to drink this Indian cappuccino or beaten coffee, she would ask for an assistant in beating. 

a female holding indian cappuccino cups tray

And the deal was that whoever would beat the coffee was allowed to have coffee on that day. So we all eagerly helped her by beating the coffee in turns. It was all for the perks we were about to get after the laborious arm work. 

We just loved this sweet, creamy, and airy mocha-colored cappuccino or beaten coffee. I still do. Now every single time I meet my siblings, we make our late-night Indian cappuccino and sip it while chatting. It still is so much fun.

And why not? Because this is so foamy and creamy and bittersweet. This desi Cappuccino is also an integral part of wedding parties. There is no wedding celebration without this Indian style cappuccino.

If you loved this beaten coffee, then might also like these coffees:

No Machine Cafe Mocha

Chocolate Almond Milk with Frothy Coffee

Chocolate Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino

Iced Choco Latte

beaten coffee served in black mugs

What is Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee?

Indian cappuccino is a hand-beaten foamy sweet whipped coffee where instant coffee, sugar, and water are whipped until thick, creamy and foamy. The simple yet most delicious coffee is an ideal combination of sweetness, bitterness, and aroma and milky foam — just perfect! 

Nothing is better than getting to fully luxuriate in an amazing cup of coffee. So take the time to fully experience each tasting note in every sip. With every sip of this beaten coffee, your taste glands are ready to go on a leisure gourmet journey. 

If you like the fancy looking coffees, then feel free to use any stencil for decorating foamed coffee tops.

Like my Mom, I am also an ardent coffee lover, and a good-tasting coffee is a must for me. A morning cup of hot coffee is what keeps me going. Coffee = fuel me up drink for the day.

If you love coffee as I do, then you surely know how incredible it feels to enjoy a perfect cuppa. Isn’t it? 

I actually don’t like the flavor of all types of instant coffee. But there are certainly some coffee brands which have instant quality coffee which I like the most. There is something extra special about having a good cuppa coffee. 

So feel free to choose your favorite instant coffee for this recipe. It’s because the coffee beans make or break the taste of the coffee.

overhead shot of indian cappuccino served in black cups

This Indian Cappuccino Coffee: 

✔︎ is super smooth, thick & creamy.

✔︎ has a perfectly frothy and foamy texture.

✔︎ is so easy to make.

✔︎ is ready in under 10 minutes.

✔︎ uses instant coffee, so no brewing is needed.

What are the ingredients needed for Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee recipe?

This easy, tasty, and heartwarming Indian cappuccino uses only 4 simple ingredients which are easily available in any kitchen. They are listed below:

  1. Instant coffee powder 

  2. Brown or granulated sugar 

  3. Milk 

  4. Water 

How to make Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee?

Making Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee is super simple and easy. And you can make it anytime. For making Indian style cappuccino you need to beat the coffee, sugar, and water mixture until it is light and fluffy and then pour steamed milk over hand-beaten coffee and stir it. And this is how you get the classic Indian Style Cappuccino.

This is how to make Indian cappuccino recipe in 5 simple steps:

Step 1: In a cup, add instant coffee, sugar, and water.

Step 2: Beat this mixture for 5-8 minutes or until it turns light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add beaten coffee to the coffee mug, pour about 1/4 cup of some steamed milk (not boiling hot) over it. Stir well.

Step 4: Pour more milk until the mug is full. Stir lightly. 

Step 5: Sprinkle with some coffee and cocoa powder and sip your perfect beaten coffee.

> Check the detailed written recipe in the recipe box on this page.

Which milk is best for making Indian Cappuccino?

For this Indian Cappuccino, you can choose any milk of your choice. 

Here are some milk options for this recipe:

  • Cashew Milk

  • Coconut milk

  • Cow’s milk or any other Dairy milk

  • Oat milk  

  • Rice milk 

  • Unsweetened almond milk  

  • Unsweetened soy milk

What type of coffee is best for making beaten coffee?

Beaten coffee can be made with any instant coffee powder. So choose the best quality instant coffee for this beaten coffee recipe. 

You can have it with milk or without milk. It always tastes YUM! 

Can I make Indian Cappuccino without instant coffee?

You can make it with freshly brewed espresso, but it won’t give you the same light, frothy and fluffy coffee. Also, it would lose the texture pretty quickly. So using any instant coffee would work, but other than everything is a BIG NO!

How to beat coffee?

Traditionally the beaten coffee is made using a fork, spoon, or wired whisk. Beating coffee with the hands is a laborious task. With these hand tools, one has to vigorously beat the coffee for a long time because it takes a while to get the desired whipped, foamy, and pale consistency.

But there is a simple hack to whip or beat the coffee and sugar mixture faster. To make things easier, use any of the below kitchen gadgets to make beaten coffee:

  • Milk frother

  • Electric whisk

  • Mixer grinder

  • Hand blender

With these gadgets, it takes only a couple of minutes (5-8 minutes to be precise) to make the whipped coffee. Plus, there is no muscle work. So with the modern kitchen gadgets, you can whip your coffee in no time. :)

beaten coffee in black cups

Can I store this beaten coffee mixture?

Yes, you can surely do that. In fact, that’s a great and efficient way of making this beaten coffee. Make a large batch and store the whipped coffee mixture into an airtight container. You can store this beaten coffee for up to 5-6 days in the refrigerator.

When you want to sip your coffee, then simply add the mixture to your cup and then pour some hot milk to it. Stir and fill the cup with more hot milk.

Can I freeze the beaten coffee mixture?

Unfortunately, you cannot freeze the whipped coffee mixture. This is because it has a lot of air, and when you freeze it, the mixture would lose the texture.

Can I make beaten cold coffee?

Yes, surely you can. It is just the way you make Dalgona coffee. Whip the coffee mixture, and add cold milk (with or without ice).

a hand pouring sugar cubes over indian cappuccino coffee

Some wonderful tips, tricks and variations to make your best Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee:

  1. To make beaten coffee overindulgent, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream or any of your favorite ice-cream to this coffee. I also like coffee, caramel, and toffee flavors with coffee drinks. 

  2. Leftover whipped coffee mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 days and used as needed.

  3. Do not use 3-in-1 coffee mixes for this recipe. A plain simple instant coffee powder is all that you need. 

  4. If you like spicy flavors in your coffee, then you can add some ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, or even allspice.

  5. I like this coffee made with whole milk. But you can also go with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.

  6. If you don’t like too milky coffee, then you can either omit it completely and swap steamed milk with boiled water. You can even add some coffee cream to your coffee along with water. 

  7. For whipping, you can use any water at hot, cold, or room temperature. All work here.

  8. Make sure to add 1/4 cup of hot milk after adding beaten coffee to the milk. This is because stirring this way is easy, and you get the perfect texture of foamy coffee. Once you are done with stirring, then top it with more hot milk.  

  9. For a double espresso caffeinated drink, you can also add this whipped or beaten coffee to your espresso shots. 

a splash shot of indian cappuccino

Indian Cappuccino - Beaten Coffee [Recipe]

This Indian Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee is a gourmet cup of smooth and frothy coffee that is great to drink at home or on the go. Ready in 10 minutes.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 2 cups
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
41 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Indian Cappuccino:
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown or granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (hot or cold)
  • 2-3 cups milk, or as needed (dairy or non-dairy, any type of milk would work)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Beaten Coffee Mixture:
  1. In a large cup or a mixing bowl, add 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1-2 tablespoons hot water. The coffee and sugar ratio should be 1:1 ratio.
    Image of the cooking step-1-1
  2. Using a wired whisk or electric mixer, whip the coffee mixture until it is light brown and fluffy. It should hold soft peaks when you remove the whisk. (This would take about 5 minutes if using a milk frother.) The beaten coffee mixture is ready. Keep it aside.
    Image of the cooking step-1-2
Make Indian Cappuccino Coffee:
  1. Now in a saucepan, heat the milk on medium heat. Do not boil the milk, you only need to steam the milk. Turn off the heat right before it starts to boil. Alternatively, add milk to a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes. Stir the milk and heat again for 1 minute. Remember, you only need to heat it until hot but not boiling.
    Image of the cooking step-2-1
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of whipped coffee mixture to the 2 coffee mugs. Pour the hot milk into a clean heat-resistant bottle or coffee flask. Close the lid tightly and shake the flask vigorously for about 1 minute or until the milk becomes frothy. Swirl the milk around the flask to remove the larger bubbles, pour about 1/4 cup of hot frothy milk slowly into beaten coffee mixture. Alternatively, you can directly pour the milk from the saucepan.
    Image of the cooking step-2-2
  3. Stir the coffee with milk until combined. Now pour the hot milk until the mugs are full. Top both the mugs with some milk foam or more whipped coffee. Stir it lightly. Now using a stencil, or directly dust the mugs with instant coffee or cocoa powder. Serve immediately!
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NOTES:

  1. To make beaten coffee overindulgent, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream or any of your favorite ice-cream to this coffee. I like coffee, caramel, and toffee flavors with coffee drinks.
  2. Leftover whipped coffee mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 days and used as needed.
  3. Do not use 3-in-1 coffee mixes for this recipe. A plain simple instant coffee powder is all that you need.
  4. If you like spicy flavors in your coffee, then you can add some ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, or even allspice.
  5. I like this coffee made with whole milk. But you can also go with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.
  6. If you don't like too milky coffee, then you can either omit it completely and swap steamed milk with boiled water. You can even add some coffee cream to your coffee along with water.
  7. For whipping, you can use any water at hot, cold, or room temperature. All work here.
  8. Make sure to add 1/4 cup of hot milk after adding beaten coffee to the milk. This is because stirring this way is easy, and you get the perfect texture of foamy coffee. Once you are done with stirring, then top it with more hot milk.
  9. For a double espresso caffeinated drink, you can also add this whipped or beaten coffee to your espresso shots.


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