Foamy Capuccino without Maschine

Summer, Italian dreams …. It’s time for a capuccino. No fancy machine available?

Don’t worry we have the solution! Here are a couple of tricks to help you up your Italian cappuccino.


You need (makes two):

  • 1/2 cups fresh brewed strong espresso or other strong coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • Cacao powder
  • 2-4 teaspoons sugar (quantity to taste)


  • Brew the espresso, set aside and keep warm
  • Prepare themik:
    • 1st method: Warm up the milk until hot, don’t boil it! Whip warm milk in a blender until foams is formed. This takes about 1 minute.
    • 2nd method: Pour it in a French press and work the press with smooth up and down pumping movements till the milk is double its volume.
    • 3rd method: Pour milk into a jar with tight fitting lid. Close the lid and shake. Then it’s time to shake until your milk has about doubled in volume. Now microwave for 30 seconds. Keep a close eye on it as might be close to boiling over.
  • Pour coffee in the cups, pour the milk using a spoon to hold back the foam. Then scoop the foam on top!
  • Dust with cacao powder.
  • Add sugar and enjoy.



8 thoughts on “Foamy Capuccino without Maschine”

  1. I used this very fine recipe for an after dinner coffee. I used method 1 for the milk and got a beautiful froth. This was top quality and our glasses looked as good as they tasted. I’ll surely nake this again. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.


  2. Wow, what a terrific recipe. The coffee was excellent. It had the most amazing foam on it. The milk was light, thick and fluffy. Sooo good and so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe which I will make again and again. made for Culinary Quest for the Suitcase Gourmets.


  3. This works great! I tried all three versions, just out of curiosity, and they all worked. The finest foam built using the French press. Oh, and I used soy milk. Thanks for sharing this great ideas! Made this for the Culinary Quest 2014 🙂


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