Today I’ll show you how to make cappuccino or latte at home without a frother, because getting out of the house is so overrated. You need a blender for this simple, but amazing cappuccino recipe.
When I say cappuccino, I don’t mean that sad thin froth that you get when you use a milk frother. Been there, done that. I’m talking creamier and thicker. The type you get at real good coffee places.
I learned how to make my own cappuccino last year after having a baby and spending A LOT of time indoors. Little by little I started perfecting it and now I drink too much coffee. It’s decaf, so don’t judge.
The benefits of knowing how to make cappuccino include:
- people will love you
- you’ll save money
- you now have a very important skill for life
So let’s learn how to do it.
Milk. For a good cappuccino you need some type of a milk, preferably full-fat. I usually use normal, chilled full-fat milk. But dairy-free options could work as well.
Coffee. To make a cappuccino you need to make an espresso. Regular coffee could also work, but the original recipe calls for espresso.
Cappuccino Vs. Latte
The difference between cappuccino and latte is the amount of milk you use to make them. With cappuccino you use coffee to milk 1:1, latte you use coffee to milk 1:2.
How To Make Cappuccino At Home
Here’s how to do it:
- Blend milk and heat it up
- Make coffee
- Add flavor to the coffee
- Pour the milk into the coffee mug
Now in more detail:
Pour your milk into a high-speed blender and blend it for 20-30 seconds. You can also use your hand blender to do this. I use refrigerated whole milk – makes a thicker and creamier consistency and I use about ⅔ cup. If you do want to make a latte – use more milk, if you don’t like so much milk – use less.
Pour the blended milk into a cooking pot and cook at medium heat until the milk is warm, but not boiling up. It takes about 1-2 minutes on my stove. You can also use a microwave for this, but be careful because it doesn’t take long before the milk erupts like a volcano and covers everything. This sounds like a fun experiment, but it really isn’t.
Make the coffee using your coffee or espresso machine, you can even use instant coffee. I use the mug that I drink out of and fill it with about ⅓ cup of coffee.
Optionally add some flavor to the coffee before you add the milk – it helps the flavor spread out more evenly. My favorite is cinnamon.
Pour the milk to the coffee, or if you’re using another mug: first pour the coffee in and then the milk. It probably tastes the same if you do it the other way around, but I like it this way.
And there you go – you made cappuccino (or latte)! Now, sit down and enjoy it!