Cappuccino is one of the coffees we order most in many coffee shops. Drinking this delicious frothy coffee with a decadent dessert is one of the best ways you can spend an afternoon outdoors.
If you’ve ever had this coffee, you know it’s addictive. Many of us find ourselves wondering whether we can replicate it at home.
If you’ve ever had such a moment while sipping on your coffee at home, this article is for you. Here are some tips on how to make your regular cup of coffee taste like cappuccino.
Let’s start by finding out what makes up this delicious coffee beverage.
What is a Cappuccino?
Cappuccino is a coffee beverage made using espresso, foam, and steamed milk. This combination of ingredients creates a beverage with a nice velvety texture and delicious flavor.
You can top it up with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or add some delicious flavored syrup to it.
The combination of ingredients used to make cappuccino cater to our cravings and needs for caffeine in one go. It’s no surprise that many of us are always looking for a way to make our homebrew just like cappuccino.
Here’s how to do it.
Tips On how to Make your Coffee Taste Like Cappuccino
1. Brew Strong Coffee
As we’ve mentioned, a cappuccino is made using espresso, a cup of bold-flavored coffee. Although you need an espresso machine to prepare espresso, most of us can’t afford one. That doesn’t mean you can’t brew espresso-style coffee at home.
You can use a French Press or Moka pot to prepare strongly brewed coffee similar to espresso. Use medium roast coffee for this purpose.
2. Steam Milk
Cappuccino must be brewed with steamed whole milk because it gives it a velvety texture that enhances the consistency of the brew.
The milk used to make cappuccino should be steamed at a temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit. That will be hot enough to meet the standards required for making foam in a cappuccino.
3. Create Milk Foam
The thick milk foam on cappuccinos is why many of us take this coffee beverage. Making milk froth to create a layer of milk foam on the cappuccino will require you to follow specific guidelines and be patient.
Pour milk that’s been steamed to 155 degrees centigrade into a jug, tilt it and whisk it using a hand-held milk frother until it doubles in size. Tap the jug gently on a firm, flat surface to compress the foam and set it aside for the cappuccino.
4. Layer your Cappuccino
Once you have the strong coffee, steamed milk, and milk foam necessary to make cappuccino, layer these ingredients in a large coffee cup.
You may then dust some cocoa powder/ cinnamon or nutmeg on the foam. Now you have a complete cup of cappuccino that you can top up with whipped cream and any other topping you like.
How to Make Coffee Taste Like Cappuccino Using a Coffee Pod or Creamer
Many of us can’t make a cappuccino from scratch, as we’ve outlined above. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having one at home.
You can make cappuccino with coffee pods if you have an automatic coffee pod machine. Here’s how.
- Insert the coffee pod into your pod machine and start the brewing cycle.
- Microwave 250ml of milk in a jug for 2 minutes.
- Remove your brewed coffee from the pod machine and set it aside.
- Froth the steamed milk using a hand-held milk frother for 30 seconds.
- Gently tap the jug on a flat surface to compress the foam, tilt it and pour the hot milk onto the brewed coffee.
- Scoop some foam with a spoon from the milk jug and layer it over the coffee.
- Sprinkle cocoa, cinnamon, or chocolate shavings on the coffee and enjoy your homemade cappuccino.
You can also make a coffee beverage taste like a cappuccino by adding flavored creamer to coffee to replace the steamed milk and foam.
All you need to do is froth the creamer to create milk foam and pour it over strongly brewed coffee. You can use this method to make cappuccino in minutes.
Now you know how to make coffee taste like cappuccino at home. You can make one from scratch and use flavored creamer or cappuccino pods to create this excellent beverage in the comfort of your home.
The next time you feel like a cappuccino, you don’t have to rush to the coffee shop; you can make one using the tips we’ve given you. You can also use these suggestions to make any other coffee you like at home.