Updated: Apr 7, 2021
Granted, this simple homemade version of cappuccino isn’t as decadent as one made with fancy gadgets, but it hits the spot when you need a shot of caffeine and don’t feel like dressing up to take a trip to a Coffee house. Start your cappuccino with Arabica ground Coffee, which is less bitter than Robust ground Coffee . Since a cappuccino is made with espresso, I use about 2 heaping tablespoons of ground Nuts and Honey Company Gourmet Flavoured Coffee per cup of water, and brew with your coffee maker. While your coffee is brewing, heat your milk over a low flame to about 160 degrees. If you don’t want to use a thermometer, simply remove the milk from heat before it boils. Non-fat milk provides the most froth. Using a hand held blender, whip the milk for a minute or two until it’s nice and frothy. If you don’t have a hand held blender, place your heated milk in a lidded jar and shake vigorously until you have quite a bit of foam. Make sure you use a large enough jar that leaves room for creating the foam. Fill your coffee mugs a little less than halfway with the freshly brewed coffee. Slowly pour the heated, frothed milk into the coffee. A cappuccino should be equal parts coffee and foam, with about half the amount of milk. If necessary, use a spoon to make sure the foam empties into the cup
Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg onto the frothed milk. And that’s how to make cappuccino without a machine.
If you’re wondering what the difference is between cappuccino, cafe latte, and other coffee options, here’s a handy chart I found on Google.