How to make Super Creamy and Frothy Coffee

How to make Super Creamy and Frothy Coffee

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Ever wish you could Whip up a Super Frothy Coffee, a perfect ‘Cappuccino’ without all the Hassles of Long Brews and Expensive Machines?

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Fortunately, to make a frothy coffee or Cappuccino at home is possible in several short ways and some little efforts! No need for expensive Espresso machines and types of equipment!

Hot, frothy coffee is delicious! Isn’t it!! When you have some special friends or family members at home and you want to impress your guests by your creativity, just make a HOT cup of frothy coffee and try these awesome and innovative ideas to make your super creamy rich coffee more interesting! Frothy coffees are ones with frothed milk on the top, giving them a foamy appearance.

“This popular espresso drink is creamy with just the right touch of foamed milk!”

Coffee does more than boost your energy. A few daily cups of coffee may also lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and depression, support weight management, and help you live a longer life. Just keep in mind that experts recommend limiting caffeine if you’re pregnant or nursing.

What is a Frothy Coffee / Cappuccino?

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A hot cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with double espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam on top. The cream may be used instead of milk and is often topped with cinnamon. It is typically smaller in volume than a caffè latte.

In Italian, cappuccino means “little cap” which perfectly describes the head of foamed milk that sits atop the drink’s espresso base.

Cappuccinos are usually made using an espresso machine. The double espresso is poured into the bottom of the cup, followed by a similar amount of hot milk, which is prepared by heating and texturing the milk using the espresso machine steam wand. The top third of the drink consists of milk foam; this foam can be decorated with latte art made with the same milk.

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Difference Between Cappuccino and Caffè Latte

Cappuccino is traditionally small with a thick layer of foam, while a latte traditionally is larger. Caffè latte is often served in a large glass while cappuccino mostly in a small cup (usually a 5-ounce cup) with a handle.

cappuccino is an espresso drink with steamed milk, milk foam and espresso. It’s very similar to a latte (cafe latte), but the proportion of steamed milk is different. Here’s the breakdown of a latte vs cappuccino:

  • cappuccino has equal parts espresso, steamed milk and foam (⅓ each).
  • latte is ⅓ espresso and 2/3 steamed milk, with a thin layer of foam on top. 

The best milk for a Frothy Coffee

What’s the best milk to use for a cappuccino? Here’s what to know:

  • Use milk that’s as fresh as possible! Milk that’s nearing its expiration date does not foam as well. Trust us: we learned that the hard way!
  • The best milk for a cappuccino is the whole milk. Whole milk froths the best because it has the highest milk fat.
  • You can also use 2% milk. It works fairly well, but you lose a bit of the richness.
  • Use oat milk for a vegan cappuccino. The best non-dairy milk to use is oat milk: it froths up the best and has great flavor. 

How to make a Frothy Coffee / Cappuccino at home!

  • Make the espresso, if you are not using any instant coffee. (*See the notes below)
  • Steam the milk: Heat the milk on the stovetop then froth it. A temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect: that’s where the milk is hot to the touch but not simmering. Then froth using your desired method to froth the milk until it’s very foamy. For a cappuccino you’ll want a good amount of froth: you’re going for ⅓ espresso, ⅓ steamed milk and ⅓ foam.
  • Serve. Pour the frothed milk into the espresso and serve! It’s nice to use a latte cup, which holds the perfect amount.
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What is Espresso?

 Espresso is a concentrated form of coffee brewed with high pressure, hot water and finely ground coffee beans. It is the base for many coffee drinks.

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So, if you don’t want to use any ready-made instant coffee powder then you’ll need to make espresso for a cappuccino: simply strong coffee will not do! This means you’ll need the following:

Espresso roast coffee: The roast is important to get the right dark, bitter flavor. Also make sure to use a fine grind on the espresso when you make it.

Espresso machine/ manual espresso maker/ or Aeropress: There are several ways to make espresso. Machines are expensive but the cheapest option is an Aeropress: it doesn’t make nearly as good of espresso, but it does the good job.

How to froth milk: without an espresso machine

Don’t have an espresso machine? No problem. For a great homemade cappuccino, you can simply heat and froth the milk.  Here are the best tools we’ve found for a home barista to froth milk:

Handheld milk frother

A handheld milk frother is economical and works well. It gets the milk extremely frothy, which is great for a macchiato or cappuccino.

French press

If you have a French press for making coffee, it’s great for making foam! It makes a nice frothy foam with bubbles a little larger than the frother.


A whisk works too! It whips up the milk pretty well: it also has a bit larger bubble and generates a little less foam than the other methods.

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Tools and Ingredients you NEED for homemade frothy Coffee

For this creamy and frothy Cappuccino, I used the instant coffee powder of Nescafe, but you can use any coffee brand or even you may use coffee beans if you have a coffee grinder. So, for my recipe you will simply need:

  • Good Quality of Instant Coffee
  • Full Cream Milk
  • Sugar to taste (preferably Brown sugar)
  • A French Press (optional, you can use a whisk, but a French Press is a very useful gadget!)

Try this simple and easy to make homemade Cappuccino recipe without any coffee maker.

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Super Creamy and Frothy Coffee Recipe

Hot, frothy coffees are delicious! Make a HOT cup of frothy coffee and impress your family and friends! Try this simple and easy to make homemade Cappuccino recipe without any coffee maker.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine continental
Servings 1 serving
Calories 1.37 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee powder
  • Brown sugar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Warm water
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Chocolate syrup to garnish
  • Cocoa powder to garnish


STEP#1: Boil the Milk

  • Always use whole milk and heat up properly till it boils or to approximately 150℉.
  • Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Let the milk boil. Remove the pan from heat and set it on a flat surface.

STEP#2: Whip up the Milk

  • Next, whip the warm milk with an electric mixer or a French press or a milk frothing wand, increasing the speed as the milk begins to thicken. Continue mixing until you get the desired volume of froth, press until creamy n frothy.

STEP#3: Make the Coffee

  • Take 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder and sugar to taste in a cup.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of warm water to the coffee-sugar mixture and mix well.

STEP#4: Now, make the cappuccino!

  • A classic cappuccino calls for 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 foam.
  • Now pour a little portion of the frothy creamy milk into the coffee and mix.
  • Now pour rest of the milk quickly and make any coffee art you like or enjoy as it is!
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STEP#5: For making the Coffee Art

  • Take out 1-2 tablespoons of the milk froth and keep aside.Pour the rest of the milk along with the edges of the cup not in the center.Now pour the milk froth (which you kept aside) all around the walls or edges of the cup making a circle.Now make a circle with chocolate syrup.
    Take a clean new toothpick or a skewer or a knife and use the sharp tip to draw outward lines. Then draw inward lines in-between.
    Make a dot with chocolate syrup in the center and Tadaaaa!!! your handcrafted coffee is ready!!!
    Enjoy!! 🙂

Watch the Video for Step-By-Step Method

  • How to craft your Cappuccino!!


*Whole milk works best; milk that is a few weeks old may not froth. You can also use oat milk for a vegan cappuccino. The milk frothier works well; for the French press pump vigorously until frothy, about 25 times. Do not overwhip, as the foam will deflate!
This cappuccino recipe is Vegetarian and Gluten-free.
Keyword coffee, frothy coffee, homemade Cappuccino


French Press

Nescafe Instant Coffee

Gluten-Free Vegan Brown Sugar
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Please contact your dietician or nutritionist for further help.

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