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How to make a foamy cappuccino at home

Updated on June 26, 2012

Let's forget the expensive coffee machines for a while and instead, learn an instant, frugal and an easy way to make a cappuccino at home with just coffee, sugar, water and milk. Technically, the foam of a cappuccino is steamed milk, but as we like everything homemade, let's make do with a layer of rich foam and froth and recreate the perfect cappuccino at home. Never again will you need to run to the neighborhood Starbucks to grab your hot cuppa on a lazy Sunday morning!

A nice and hot foamy cappuccino is every coffee lover's constitutional right, or at least we think so, don't we? Read on and learn the easy and affordable way to make cappuccino at home!
A nice and hot foamy cappuccino is every coffee lover's constitutional right, or at least we think so, don't we? Read on and learn the easy and affordable way to make cappuccino at home! | Source

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Making your own cappuccino at home

Following instructions of this recipe will allow you to make 5 cups of lovely cappuccino coffee so you can delight yourself, and your friends. Should you need just one cuppa, fine tune the amount of ingredients as per your requirements. As a cautionary note, you must know that this way of making cappuccino at home will not be possible without sugar in granulated or crystal form. You may take small amounts if you wish.

Ingredients and utensils required to make your own homemade cappuccino

  • Coffee powder
  • Fine sugar crystals or granuals
  • Milk
  • A large tablespoon
  • 1 mug to mix coffee and sugar
  • 2 cups/bowls – 1 for heating milk and the other for water, if you don't have a kettle
  • 1 cup/mug for the coffee

Preparation time

10 minutes for making the cappuccino paste and 2-3 minutes to make the cappuccino.

Step 1

Take an empty mug. Put 5-6 tablespoons of coffee powder in it. Add 6-7 tablespoons of sugar.

Tip: One tablespoon makes a lot of difference, however 5-6 and 6-7 have been used because you may want to tweak amount of coffee and sugar as per your taste. Princesswithapen likes coffee with an extra dash of sugar. If you like your coffee darker, lessen the amount of sugar that you put in your mixture. For the first time, sticking to what has been mentioned is suggested.

Start mixing this semi wet mixture with a large tablespoon. You will notice that as you mix, the mixture will start loosening up.

Tip: If you are having difficulty 'mixing' the mixture, that's okay. That's way it is supposed to be and it will take quite a few swirls of the tablespoon to get the ball rolling. Don't be tempted to add more water!

Step 2

Mixing coffee and sugar after adding a couple of drops of water will be tough. Have patience though - Your efforts will be rewarded with a nice hot cuppa!
Mixing coffee and sugar after adding a couple of drops of water will be tough. Have patience though - Your efforts will be rewarded with a nice hot cuppa! | Source

Add half a tablespoon of water to the mix. Exceeding this measurement of water can be disastrous as it will make the mixture watery and you will not get the foamy cappuccino you wanted.

Step 3

What seemed impossible to mix at first is slowing showing signs of having a paste like texture
What seemed impossible to mix at first is slowing showing signs of having a paste like texture | Source

Step 4

We're almost there with our very own homemade cappuccino mixture
We're almost there with our very own homemade cappuccino mixture | Source

Keep mixing for about 10 minutes. You can keep mixing while you are watching TV or surfing the internet. You will see that the paste will start to thicken and will turn into a golden brown color. Aim to mix until the point that your sugar crystals have almost dissolved.

Step 5

See the texture of the coffee and sugar mixture - A thick and rich paste
See the texture of the coffee and sugar mixture - A thick and rich paste | Source

Add just a little more than half a tablespoo of water to the mixture which by now, would already be a nice thick golden brown paste. Keep mixing for only a bit!

Step 6

Heat milk and water in two separate cups in the microwave. You can use a kettle for water, if you have one handy. Of course, your next question will be, how much? The answer is simple, it depends on how milky you like your cappuccino. For the time being, let's work on a ratio of 1/4th milk and 3/4th water.

Step 7

Add the hot milk first and then the hot water. See the layer of foam rise on the top of your glass. Give your cappuccino one swirl with your spoon to make a ribbon on the top. Inhale the aroma and enjoy.

Tip: You can sprinkle your cappuccino with chocolate, cinnamon powder or other flavors for that extra touch every coffee lover loves.

Just after pouring the water and giving the coffee a last swirl
Just after pouring the water and giving the coffee a last swirl | Source
No coffee machines, no steamed milk, no trips to the local cafe - It's all simple, easy, cheap and homemade with this oh-so-perfect cuppa!
No coffee machines, no steamed milk, no trips to the local cafe - It's all simple, easy, cheap and homemade with this oh-so-perfect cuppa! | Source

Tips

  • This guide to make your very own foamy cappuccino at home is per the taste buds of a particular coffee lover. Now we all know that there is no right or wrong when it comes to coffee, don't we? Follow the measurements mentioned in this article for the first time, and once you get the hang of it, you can tweak the amount of sugar, coffee, milk and water as per your requirements. For now, it's all about getting the foamy texture.
  • If you make too much of the mixture and are unable to use it all at once, simply put the mug away in the fridge. It can be stored and used for your next hot cuppa!

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      Darren 

      5 years ago

      ...WOW, worked perfectly.... I still can't believe it, worth the 10 minutes of stirring the coffee and sugar, in the last minute of stirring I put it in the microwave for 10-seconds and that puffed it up almost the texture of whipped cream, then gently stir in the milk then water and enjoy....thanks for this post.

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks. I would definitely prefer to make my own Cappuccino.

      Lovely...

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love coffee, in fact I am known as a 'coffeholic' in the family, this is definitely one for me to try, cappacino at home, that's got to be worth the effort!

      Thanks for sharing and voted up.

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Eddy

      Thanks for bookmarking. If you like your coffee, this trick won't let you down. Thanks for stopping by and your appreciation!

      Princesswithapen

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Rosie

      Yes, all coffee lovers will vouch for the fact that a nice and hot cappuccino is a lovely wake-up call. This article is about making cappuccino at home. Technically, cappuccinos are supposed to have a foam of steamed milk on top of the milk, made by a coffee machine and preferably with an espresso. But not all of us have the luxury of having a coffee machine at home. Hence this post is about replicating a cappuccino without having to splurge on a coffee machine of run to the local cafe.

      I'm glad you found this interesting. I hope you start sipping on a hot cuppa soon!

      Princesswithapen

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Lady Rain

      Swirling the spoon to get the coffee and sugar mixture to the desired texture may take 5-10 minutes, but a beautiful and warm homemade cappuccino is worth the effort! Thanks for stopping by.

      Princesswithapen

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and another for me to bookmark into my recipes slot.

      Here's to so many more to share on here.

      Take care;

      Eddy.

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      Rosie writes 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      I haven't had a cappacino in many years - I remember it being very strong and a quick way to get awake fast. Your article is interesting - I didn't realize how a they were made.

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      lady rain 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Interesting! I love cuppaccino, it is the only beverage I drink when I take a coffee break. Not sure if I am going to like the workout but I will try to make my own cuppa next time.

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