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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 5 March 2021

Move over Dalgona coffee: This whipped strawberry milk is the latest social media sensation

The best part? It can be made with just four ingredients

As people across the globe took to making – and sharing pictures of – their frothy glasses of Dalgona coffee, dubbed the drink of the year for those staying home, I was not impressed.

Sure, I’m a millennial who loves whipping up Instagram-worthy dishes in the kitchen. The reason this one didn’t pique my interest one bit is simple – I don’t like coffee.

If, like me, you’re simply not a coffee person, that doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the loop when it comes to the world of viral beverages. Enter whipped strawberry milk, the latest foodie sensation taking over the internet. The best thing? It only needs four ingredients – one fewer than Dalgona coffee.

Scroll through the gallery above to see our attempted, though we could only recreate the chocolate version.

How did it come to be?

US influencer Valentina Mussi debuted the drink on her Instagram page last week, in a video that has since racked up 430,000 likes.

This is a beverage that can be made hot or cold, and in a variety of flavours (yes, chocolate is possible, too), so it was only a matter of time before other influencers jumped on the bandwagon, creating their own take on the fluffy drink.

Mussi herself has since posted a Nutella version of the drink.

How do I make it?

All you need to re-create it at home are:

  • 1 tbsp Nesquik powder in strawberry
  • 4 tbsp whipping cream
  • Half a cup of milk
  • Ice to serve

Start by adding the Nesquik powder to the whipping cream and, as Mussi puts it, “mix until your arm is numb”.

That's right – no need for a stand mixer, although one can be used if needed.

For some reason, I found it hard to source strawberry Nesquik in local supermarkets. Being something of a chocoholic, getting the regular variety suited me just fine, and you could also substitute in the banana flavour.

Pour regular milk, or a non-dairy version if you prefer, over ice in a tall glass.

Once your Nesquik and cream concoction gets frothy, gently scoop it on to the milk, like an ice-cream sundae.

Take lots of pictures. Give it a stir and enjoy.


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