Say hello to the Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian. It’s not your average White Russian, just better. Homemade “whipped” coffee, mixed with the classic White Russian ingredients of vodka, Kahlúa, and milk. It’s a touch of creaminess, hinted with vanilla and coffee, and it’s perfectly sweet. This is a fun and delicious new twist on a classic cocktail that can be served…any time of the year…enjoy!

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Well, I finally caved and made the whipped coffee that I’ve seen pretty much everywhere around the internet. I hesitated for quite a while, but once I had this recipe concept for a whipped coffee cocktail, I knew I had to try it.

So I did, and you know something? It’s so easy and actually pretty darn fun.

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If you somehow haven’t yet seen the “whipped coffee” I’m talking about, you can read more about it here. It’s so simple. You just take hot water, instant coffee, and a touch of sugar and whip the three ingredients together until it looks similar to whipped cream. It’s served over ice milk and is currently the coffee drink everyone is talking about. I know it seems odd, and trust me, it is odd, but sometimes odd things work.

And this works.

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The truth is, I actually enjoy instant coffee a lot. It’s how I first started drinking (and loving) coffee a few years back. I’ve since upgraded my method of brewing coffee (hello to my beloved Breville espresso machine), but every now and then a cup of instant coffee is still enjoyed.

Soo, long story short, I had this idea to top a classic White Russian with whipped coffee. I hesitated at first, but then I just went with it…and here we are today.

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I’m EXCITED. Shocker, I know.

This is unusual and very different. But…it’s easy. It’s fun. And yes, it’s also just so darn good.

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The Details.

Start with the whipped coffee. As I said, it’s simple. Just whip hot water with instant coffee powder and a touch of honey. I was kind of shocked this worked, but trust me, it does. It’s creamy, light, and extra fluffy.

Now, grab a cocktail glass and fill it with ice. Add a good splash of vodka, a touch of Kahlúa, and a little vanilla too. Pour over some milk, stir, then dollop on the whipped coffee and let it slowly sink into the cocktail. Stir again.

And that’s it. Enjoy your frothy, Whipped Coffee White Russian.

My recommendation? This drink may be a bit over the top, but hey, it’s Saturday and we’re living life from home…anything goes. Soooo, let’s just make a fun White Russian and have a great Saturday night!

Go with me on this, if you’re looking for a fun drink to make this weekend, this is it.

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But, just in case this isn’t your thing, here are a few other recent Cocktail Saturday drinks:

Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Dirty Horchata

Lastly, if you make this frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

4.43 from 149 votes

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

The Recipe

Frothy Whipped Coffee White Russian

Not your average White Russian, just better! A fun delicious new twist on a classic cocktail!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 367 kcal



  1. 1. Combine the hot water, instant coffee, and honey in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip until fluffy and light, 2-3 minutes. Alternately, you can do this with a hand frother too.

    2. Fill a glass with ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, and a splash of vanilla. Stir. Pour the milk over and stir to combine. Spoon the whipped coffee overtop. Gently stir and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Sweeteners: I love the flavor of honey and it works well, but sugar does whip up prettier and smoother.

If you love a lot of Whipped Coffee on Top: use 2 tablespoons instant coffee, 2 tablespoons hot water, and 1-2 tablespoons sugar. 

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