A friend of mine posted this video on his Facebook feed and I watched it, mystified.
Good God, I thought, shielding the cats’ eyes and backing away from the computer monitor. Is that coffee with the consistency of peanut butter fudge? What sorcery is this?
One of the benefits of being on statewide lockdown thanks to the coronavirus is that time is now a flat disc. Nothing you “need” to do is relevant anymore, and you can try all the weirdo “fun for hermits” things that normally zip past you as you frantically scroll in search of five-minute lunches that you can cry into at your desk. And thus, why not, I thought. Why not try and replicate this freakishly thick coffee madness taunting me from Max’s Facebook feed?
It’s pretty simple to put together.
2 Tablespoons instant coffee
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons water, and it helps if it’s warm enough to melt the sugar and coffee, though ultimately the friction heat from whipping *will* melt your ingredients. It will just take a little longer.
Put all three ingredients into a bowl and whip it. You can use a whisk, if you are dying for an arm workout. I recommend using a hand mixer, and whip it until it turns this surprising sort of harvest gold color. It will take a while, but bear with it, it’s ok. Just keep going until you see peaks when you take the blender out of this…elixir.
You can heat up some milk if you’d like–and the coffee isn’t really diluted, so you may end up using more milk than you would expect. Drop the coffee into the milk.
Check the milk, add more if you want (I did). It ends up being like a delicious, thick, creamy coffee milkshake. The only thing left for you to do is enjoy.
Of course, now I’m sugared and caffeined up, so I’m going to go paint the front of my house.
Stay safe, everyone, and remember: this is a tough time but if you can, give yourself a little self-care, do *something* productive every day, and be kind to your community. We all need each other. XO