If you have been around awhile you have come to know (and hopefully love) our Monday K-cup coffee recipes. I love fun, easy to make coffee drinks. They are a simple indulgence that can usually be made with ingredients already in your kitchen. There will be no running to the local coffee shop around here, no sir, we have Keurig’s in our kitchen that make these recipes easy peasy.
I have said it before, I have a pet peave with the intimidation tactics used by coffee shops. Now do not get me wrong, I LOVE the rare treat of sitting down and enjoying a coffee served to me in a quaint setting with a beautiful dessert to boot. But, I do not love the complicated “coffee shop lingo” and drink names when I know darn well, I can make those same exact drinks at home. Not only can I make them easily at home but, I can make them with my Keurig brewer.
The past few weeks I have been sharing some really fun recipes that I hope you have enjoyed trying (I know I have, especially the coffee sorbet…yummy!). I am thinking today that it is time to go back to the basics. If you know how to make a few staple coffee drinks you can use them in hundreds of recipes. We will start today with one of the most popular coffee house drinks…Cappuccino.
You will notice that this recipe is very closely related to last weeks Cafe Latte. The base of cappuccino and latte is the same- espresso. The difference in the two beverages is the way the milk is prepared. Cafe Latte uses a steamed milk. Cappuccino is a frothed milk. If you are lucky enough to have a milk frother at home, great! This will be a piece of cake for you. If you do not have a frother, not problem… you can simply use a blender.
Lets get to the recipe…
You will need:
1 1/3 cups Kcup coffee brewed on lowest water setting- always use a very dark roast extra bold Kcup
1 1/3 cups milk (this is a treat, live it up and use whole milk!)
Cinnamon (if desired)
Prepare 1 1/3 cups very strong brewed Keurig Kcup coffee. Meanwhile, microwave 1 1/3 cups low fat (1%) milk in 2-cup microwave-proof glass measure 3 to 4 minutes, until boiling. Transfer milk to blender and blend at high speed 1 minute or until very frothy. Pour coffee into 4 cups, add milk and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
I have adopted the habit over the past week of having one of these every afternoon! I think I am addicted : )