How to Make a Homemade Cappuccino Without a Machine
Cappuccino is one of the most popular ways to make coffee, because it is an espresso served with hot and very frothy milk, which makes it an absolutely delicious and refreshing drink. And the good news for coffee lovers is that it is possible to make it at home without the need for a special machine. You can simply use your coffee maker and little bit of technical know-how. Want to know more? At OneHowTo.com we'll explain how to make a homemade cappuccino without a machine.
- Milk (whole or skimmed)
- Coffee maker
What differentiates a cappuccino from a latté is the amount of foam on the milk. While latté is an espresso with hot milk, with cappuccino it is both hot and foamy. Sometimes it can be served sprinkled with some chocolate or cinnamon, but this depends on your individual taste.
To make a homemade cappuccino, you don't need a special machine; you can make it with a classic Italian coffee pot which many people use to make coffee at home. If you have a coffee maker, make an espresso; if you have an Italian coffee pot make a pot of black coffee. You can also make black coffee with instant coffee too by boiling water adding two spoonfuls of instant coffee and stirring properly until it has dissolved.
Once your espresso is ready, put some milk on to heat. Let it boil so that it is very hot, which will enable you to achieve the desired effect for your homemade cappuccino. Then, pour the milk into a blender and blend for a minute. You can also use an electric whisk or handheld blender.
An alternative is to put the hot milk in a jar, close it properly and shake it well.
Pour the frothy milk into a cup and then add the espresso. If you want you can sprinkle it with chocolate or cinnamon. And that's all there is to it: in just a few short minutes you can enjoy a homemade cappuccino that's both delicious and comforting.
If you'd like to add a drawing on the top, remember to stir the milk before pouring it, pour the liquid before leaving the foam for the top. When the cup is half full, pour the milk closer and more intensely, so the foam finally rests on top, moving the milk from side to side and eventually backwards to get a beautiful and original design.
Now you have learned how to make your own cappuccino, you can also learn how to make a carajillo, a typical Spanish-style coffee which is absolutely delicious.
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