Getting out of the house is so overrated, can’t we just do everything at home? Today I’ll show you how to make cappuccino or latte at home without a frother. But you do need a blender.
Now when I say you make 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 at home. Little by little I started perfecting it and now I drink too much coffee. It’s decaf, don’t judge.
When you know how to make cappuccino, people will love you and you’ll save money. Plus you now have a very important skill for life. So let’s learn how to do it.
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!