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4 Easy Recipes for Homemade Cappuccino

Sourabh Gupta Nov 5, 2018
You can now brew fresh cappuccino at home! Just microwave some milk until it boils, transfer it to a blender, add orange essence, granulated sugar and powdered nutmeg. Blitz the mixture until it's frothy and well coalesced, add it to brewed coffee (1/3), and top it off with powdered cocoa.
Cappuccino is almost everyone's favorite kind of coffee. People try to make it at home, although sometimes unsuccessfully. There are some great cappuccino recipes which can be made at home in no time with a variety of ways on how to experiment with flavor and texture.
Cappuccino, an Italian drink is popular the world over. It is prepared with hot milk, espresso and steamed-milk foam. The European cappuccino is different from the one in US, as the latter is generally served as a 12-oz drink, while the European variety is served as a 6-oz drink. The two kinds use different amounts of milk and espresso in their preparation.
The idea behind a cappuccino's preparation is basically to achieve a certain level of creamy froth that hits the palette before the hot brewed coffee below. Espresso is first poured into the cup to occupy its bottom, followed by steaming milk that's been beaten into a froth using a blender after it has been heated.
One can also use microwave-heated milk to achieve the frothiness. To be able to make a cup of cappuccino, one must have the basic ingredients that go into making a great cup of this coffee preparation.

The Advantage of Using Freshly Brewed Coffee

If you love the intricacies that go behind making the perfect cup of coffee, then you'll know how important the process of brewing is. While many people will settle for a cup of coffee that uses ground coffee that's been previously prepared, they lose out on its true essence of what coffee can actually taste like.
Commercial coffee lacks the body and depth of freshly ground coffee since whole coffee beans retain their flavor and quality. They must be bought in just the right amounts to be used within two weeks as storing them for long can make it lose its prized attributes. Store these in airtight containers in a dry, cool place.
The coffee used must contain freshly brewed beans to make the best of a real cup of this drink. If you want to experience the finest, one must first understand what goes behind the brewing process. Invest in a machine that will produce for you an unparalleled cup of coffee every morning.
You'd be starting your day on a much better note knowing that freshly ground coffee occupies your cup. You'll be surprised at how different pre-packaged coffee tastes from the real deal. Remember that when you prepare coffee, it must be brewed in a ratio of one / two tablespoons for every 6 ounces of fresh water.

Easy-to-prepare Cappuccino Recipes

Basic Cappuccino Preparation

  • Freshly brewed coffee (use ground coffee if you don't have a brew machine)
  • Whole-fat milk (using whole-fat milk ensures a creamy froth as opposed to skimmed)
  • Granulated sugar
  • 3 drops of vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon

Place a 1/3 portion of the milk in the microwave, at a high temperature for a minute and 10 seconds (or stop when you see the milk rise as it boils). Transfer the hot milk to a blender, adding the vanilla essence, granulated sugar, and powdered cinnamon. Blitz the mixture until it takes on a frothy finish.
Taking another cup, add to this the brewed coffee (1/3) and then top it off with the steamed milk. Sprinkle with dark or milk chocolate shavings if you'd like.

Choco Nutty Cappuccino Preparation (with Alcohol)

  • Freshly brewed coffee (1/3 cup - light not strong)
  • Whole-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons of melted dark chocolate
  • ½ a teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • Chopped pistachios and peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream

Heat a 1/3 portion of the whole-fat milk in the microwave at a high temperature until the milk starts to boil. Transfer the hot milk to a blender, combined with the granulated sugar.
Blitz the mixture until it turns frothy, pouring it into a cup that contains the brewed coffee combined with Baileys Irish Cream and melted dark chocolate. Gently coat the froth's surface with the crushed nuts and enjoy the coffee using a spoon.

Simple Cappuccino Preparation with a Twist (Servings = 4)

  • 2 cups of whole-fat milk
  • 2 cups of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar (add more if not sweet enough)
  • ½ a teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of melted dark chocolate
  • 1 bar of white chocolate
  • Grater

Put the cup of milk in the microwave at full power for about a minute or so (stop when the milk starts to boil and rise). Pour the hot milk into a blender and add to this your dry ingredients. Blitz the mixture until it turns frothy.
Divide the hot brewed coffee into four cups, making sure to cover only the bottom half. Combine into this the melted dark chocolate, briefly stirring. Add the steamed, frothy milk and top it off with white chocolate shavings.

Experimental Recipe: Cappuccino Truffles

  • 6 tablespoons of butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 11½ oz of milk chocolate pieces
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1½ tablespoons coffee powder
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Ice cube tray (rubber)

Place the milk chocolate pieces, butter, heavy cream, and coffee powder in a 2-quart glass container and transfer this to a microwave. Wait for the ingredients to slightly melt into one another for about a minute, but don't overdo it. Remove the chunky mixture and whisk it by hand until smooth.
Add to the mixture the chopped nuts, and coffee powder. Using a brush, slightly coat the insides of the rubber ice tray with butter (makes the chocolate come out easier after it freezes). Pour the mixture into the tray and then place it in the refrigerator for about an hour until it hardens.
Cappuccino isn't just a coffee drink but a flavorful add-on to infuse into desserts. Experiment with different ways on how to use it not just as a coffee mix but as the leading ingredient in cakes, cream rolls, cupcakes, and the like.