Iced cappuccino recipe

Cappuccino Recipe

For all you die-hard fans of cappuccino, find here, simple but delicious recipes for your favorite drink that can be made in the comfort of your home.
Though treating yourself to a cappuccino everyday may seem like a basic requirement, overall, it can sum up to an extravagant cost. For those of you who agree, try out these cappuccino recipes at home that don't require a machine. Initially, you may not find them as perfect as the one available at your favorite coffee joint; but over time, with your own additions and subtractions, you can master the art of making the perfect cappuccino at home.

How to Make a Cappuccino

The beauty of attempting to make a cappuccino at home is the ability to experiment with your drink. Now I know that everyone does not have the time to experiment, and all you want is the basic drink to keep you going. However, developing a flavor for your favorite coffee beans and a few variations here and there, like a dollop of caramel, or a dash of chocolate, can help you create your own favorite brand of cappuccino.

Basic Recipe
This recipe is quick and easy to prepare even without a machine.

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee
  • 1 cup Skimmed Milk
  • 1 tsp Sugar
Preparation
  • Put the sugar in the milk and thoroughly heat it in the microwave oven.
  • Pour the milk in a blender and blend till it develops a thick layer of froth. You can also use an electric whisk for this purpose.
  • Brew the coffee till it is strong, and fill only 3/4 of your cup with coffee. Pour in the frothy milk and sugar mixture.
  • Add in a pinch of cinnamon for a spicy flavor, or garnish the drink with some chocolate.
You have 2 cappuccinos ready to go! Freshly ground coffee can give your cappuccino a fresh and smooth flavor. If you want to add a delicious twist to your favorite beverage, add 2-3 tablespoons of caramel or 2 tablespoons of chocolate, or both together, just before pouring in the frothy mixture.

Instant Recipe
This is actually a cappuccino mix that you can add to milk and sip away. All you have to do is make the mix once and store it. You can then instantly have your cappuccino at any time.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Chocolate Drink Mix
  • 4 cups Powdered Milk
  • 1/2 jar Flavored Creamer
Preparation
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and store it in an airtight jar.
  • When you desire a cappuccino, just add 3 tablespoons of this mixture to 6 ounces of boiling water. Use a whisk or a milk frother to give it the real frothy appearance.
Voila! Again, you can add more flavors in this such as cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Vanilla extract is another choice. This could be the perfect drink to warm up to when you have a casual gathering of friends over at your apartment.

Easy Iced Cappuccino
Enough of hot drinks. It's time for a chilled cappuccino recipe to find its way into your kitchen.

Ingredients
  • 2 tsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 tsp Sugar or a Low Calorie Sweetener
  • 6 (fl.) oz Cold Milk
  • 3 tbsp Warm Water
Preparation
  • First, prepare a tall glass filled to the brim with ice cubes.
  • In a shaker, or a jar that can be sealed, add in all the ingredients and shake thoroughly.
  • Pour the drink into the glass.
The strength of the coffee and the sweetness can vary as per your choice. If you prefer strong coffee, you may add some more coffee to the drink. The same goes for sugar. As is the same for the recipes provided above, even this drink can be modified with additions of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, or even hazelnut.

If you want your cappuccino to look and taste professional, it may perhaps be useful to invest in an espresso machine or a coffee maker and a milk frother. These two items will definitely add value to your drink. However, I still think that the recipes mentioned above are valuable for those who prefer to save some bucks on the daily cappuccino, and for those who would like to make a difference in the variety of drinks they serve at social gatherings.