vienna coffee recipe

An Austrian Vienna Coffee Recipe – 5 Steps in 10 Minutes

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A Vienna Coffee is a beloved Austrian specialty drink that tops a strong cup of coffee with a cloud of sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Making this deliciously comforting coffee drink at home takes just minutes.

Equipment You’ll Need

  • Coffee maker
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or whisk

Brew Strong Coffee

  • Use a French press, moka pot, or espresso machine
  • Brew coffee extra bold to stand up to the creamy topping

Make Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • Whip 1⁄4 cup heavy cream until soft peaks form
  • Beat in 1 tbsp powdered sugar until incorporated

Assemble the Vienna Coffee

  • Pour freshly made coffee into mug
  • Spoon sweetened whipped cream over coffee
  • Dust with cocoa powder or grated chocolate

Vienna Coffee Recipe

Recipe by Nazanin ShahbaziDifficulty: Easy


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An Austrian Vienna Coffee Recipe =)


  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee

  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar (Optional)

  • Cocoa powder or grated chocolate


  • Brew a cup of strong coffee using your preferred method (French press, Moka pot, Pour over, etc)

  • Whip the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks.

  • Add sugar to the cream while whipping if you prefer sweetness.

  • Create a layer by spooning the whipped cream on top of the coffee.

  • For garnish, dust cocoa powder or sprinkle grated chocolate on top.

  • Serve and Enjoy!

How to Make a Vienna Coffee?

Notes for You:

  • Depending on your whipping speed, the prepration time may vary.
  • Vienna coffee, also known az Viennese coffee is an Austrian drink.

Fun Variations

Stir a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut spread into the whipped cream for extra decadence. Top with crushed biscotti or nuts. Drizzle the glass with chocolate sauce before topping with cream. Options are endless!

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