Handmade Cappuccino

Recipe & Photo Credit: https://www.marthastewart.com/349180/handmade-cappuccino

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup espresso ground coffee (preferably Illy espresso coffee, fine grind)
  • 8 ounces milk

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the water into the bottom chamber of the stovetop espresso pot. Fill the filter basket that fits over the water with the coffee, tamping down gently. Place on the stovetop burner over medium-low heat. Watch carefully and remove from the heat as soon as the intense boiling has stopped, about 2 minutes. It is complete when all the water has boiled through the filter into the top part of the pot.
  2. Meanwhile place the milk in a 16-ounce coffee mug. Heat in the microwave until hot but not starting to bubble on the sides. (Alternatively, you may heat the milk on the stovetop in a small pan, then transfer to a mug.)
  3. Hold the handle of a small 4-inch whisk between the palms of both hands. Put the whisk in the hot milk and twirl rapidly back and forth until foam appears on the top, about 20 seconds. Pour the coffee into the mug. Sweeten if desired and serve immediately.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Recipe & Photo credit: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/pumpkin-spice-latte-3363265

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

Directions

Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.

Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

National Espresso Day

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Recipe and photo credit:  https://www.thespruce.com/make-espresso-caffee-macchiatos-766132

Espresso Macchiatos (a.k.a. “Caffe Macchiatos”) are compact, flavorful drinks consisting of espresso and foamed milk. Once you know how to pull espresso shots and froth milk, you can easily learn how to make Espresso Macchiatos and Latte Macchiatos.

What You’ll Need

  • 1-2 shots of espresso
  • A dollop of foamed milk ​(with the texture of melted ice cream)​

How to Make It

In a macchiato cup (about four ounces), top the espresso with a dollop of steamed milk. Serve immediately.