Many of us will go a little bit nuts if we are deprived of our favorite frothy coffee drinks, but what happens if you find yourself stuck at home and your nearest coffeehouse is simply inaccessible? You’ll find that all you need to do is to look up a great recipe for homemade cappuccino, and you’ll be set! Many people tend to think of this delightful treat as something they can only get at a cafe or a restaurant. The truth is, cappuccino was always a beverage that can be easily enjoyed in the home.
For a very traditional way to drink cappuccino, just start by brewing up some espresso, the equivalent of about a shot or two. Some people who prefer their cappuccinos a little lighter or prefer less caffeine, will use coffee instead. All you need to do is add some hot milk, and then a dollop of frothed milk, and you’re all set. Traditionally, cappuccino is meant to be drunk straight, with no sugar, cinnamon or chocolate, and if you are looking for something a little severe, this is perfect, but there are also other options to explore!
If you want to enjoy homemade cappuccino where ever hot water is available, consider making your own instant mix. For the most part, this is exactly what various coffeehouses will use, and you’ll find that you can create your own blend by adding various ingredients. Essentially, you can start out with half a cup of instant coffee, about 3/4’s a cup of sugar, one cup of instant non-fat dry milk, a single teaspoon of grated orange peel and a teaspoon of cinnamon. All you need to do is to mix all of this in blender until it is thoroughly mixed. After the dust has settled, you’ll find that you can store it for quite a while in airtight container of some sort. To prepare this mix, all you need to do is to add about two tablespoons of it to every cup of hot water.
Naturally this will never be as good as fresh made from a specialty coffee shop, but it will allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage on the go whenever you have access to hot water.
You’ll also find that from these two basic recipes, you can get quite creative. Some people will add dried mint leaves to their mixtures, while others will go so far as to add powdered cocoa to it as well. Some people prefer to leave the cocoa as something to sprinkle on top, while others add enough to make it taste quite chocolatey! You’ll find that you develop your own tricks and tips as you make this recipe and refine to something that you really love and is unique to your family.
As you can see, there is not really all that much to making up a wonderful recipe for homemade cappuccino. You’ll find that with just a little bit of effort, you can make cappuccino whenever and however you want it!