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Einspänner (Viennese Coffee with Whipped Cream)

A recipe for Einspänner (Viennese Coffee with Whipped Cream)! Start the day on a decadent note with a double shot of espresso topped with plenty of whipped cream.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Austrian
Keyword Austria, Austrian, coffee, espresso, whipped cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Serving


  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) hot espresso or strongly brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) water
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters)heavy cream
  • Sugar to taste, optional
  • Chocolate shaving or cocoa powder for garnish, optional


  • Pour the hot coffee in a serving glass. Add the water and if desired, stir in a little sugar until dissolved.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk or a bowl with a hand mixer, beat the whipped cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently pour or pipe the whipped cream over the back of a spoon held just above the coffee to form a layer on top. If desired, sprinkle with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.
  • Serve immediately.