Do you wake up excited because it means you get to have coffee? I know I do. I love coffee. One of the things I miss about living in Italy is a really good cappuccino. Not having a cappuccino or a milk frother doohickey to make a cappuccino I had to get creative. You know what they say, “necessity is the mother of invention”, we’ll I needed a cappuccino one morning last winter and this was how I discovered I could make a cappuccino without a machine.
Mind blown right?
All you need to make a cappuccino simply and easily without a machine or other contraption is a blender. Heck, you could probably even use a bottle for safe for warm beverages and then shake it REALLY HARD!
Here’s how to make a cappuccino without a machine:
1. Make your espresso. I use a moka pot.
2. Warm your milk (microwave or stove top is fine). I like to use 1/2 2% milk and 1/2 whole milk for a cappuccino, but you can use whatever milk you like.
3. Put warm milk in blender for 30 seconds to no more than a minute. The Vitamix is great for this sort of thing because it actually creates heat when it’s on high, so I don’t need to worry about my milk getting too cold.
4. Pour espresso into bottom of your mug. (FYI… It’s really hard to take a picture of yourself pouring coffee, while simultaneously trying not to burn yourself.)
5. Pour milk. Use a spatula a to gently scoop the froth into your mug.
6. Sprinkle your cappuccino with cocoa powder (optional)
7. Sweeten to taste and enjoy.
Note – You can mix your coffee and sugar and then froth but the level of frothiness won’t be the same.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!