Perhaps one of the reasons people think it’s hard to make cappuccino at home is because in North America, this frothy hot beverage has only been around for the past few decades. It wasn’t until the 1930s that Cappuccinos became really popular in the States.
However, in Europe, cappuccino has been around for hundreds of years and of course the cappuccino recipe has been refined and perfected during that time.
Hot cappuccino as we know it today has been around since the 1900s and was first made in Italy, after the espresso machines were invented.
Early espresso machines were extremely bulky, heavy and expensive so only trained professionals could use them. Over time, espresso machines became simpler to use and the design was improved and refined. Once these machines became more accessible, more and more restaurants, diner and donut shops began serving espressos, lattes and cappuccinos, at any time of day!
These hot beverages became popularized in mass culture, and were no longer solely reserved for those who were part of the more elite coffee culture.
When you go to a coffee shop in North America, you’ll notice their cappuccinos are made with espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk. These establishments use espresso machines and pull espresso shots and a milk frothier, tools you may not have in your kitchen.
If you’re wondering how to make a cappuccino without a machine, or hoping you can make cappuccino with regular coffee, then keep reading! It’s completely possible, and simpler than you think.
To make cappuccino at home there are three main steps.
Prepare the coffee
Prepare the milk
Pour into the mug and enjoy!
Well, now I can enjoy this wonderful cappuccino drink right at home. Who knew it was this easy?
With these three simple steps you will have your delicious, hot cappuccino in front of you in just a few minutes.
Yields: 1 serving
With Sugar—calories 59,
fat 0.1 g,
sat fat 0.1 g,
sugars 10.4 g,
carbs 10.3 g,
pro 4.4 g,
fiber 0 g
Strong brewed hot coffee. Instant espresso works too and even decaf coffee will work skim or low fat milk, whole milk and almond milk work for this recipe granulated sugar or sugar substitute such as Splenda or Stevia.
How to Make a Cappuccino at Home Directions:
Prepare coffee or espresso.
Follow simple directions here to steam/froth milk in the microwave—3 Simple Steps to Steam/Froth Milk In The Microwave
Pour prepared coffee into a large mug, add sugar. Stir to combine. Add in frothy milk. That’s it!
Enjoy this sweet cappuccino recipe and your homemade cappuccino!
How to Make a Cappuccino without Foam
If you want to skip the frothy milk altogether that’s just fine! While this is technically a latte, I won’t be calling the coffee police! In this case adjust your ratios to 1/3 coffee to 2/3 steamed milk.