No-Machine Foamy Cappuccino


Drinking coffee is always the best way to kick-start your day no matter what the season is. Sure, black coffee or one with sugar and cream is good. But don’t you want to make your morning a little bit fancier? How does a cup of foamy cappuccino sound? And don’t worry, you don’t have to go to Starbucks or other coffee shops to get this type of coffee. You don’t have to buy an expensive machine either.

With the shortest list of ingredients and a few tricks, you can pull together a cup of cappuccino. And besides, you deserve to treat yourself with something special once in a while.

What Is Cappuccino?

Cappuccino is one of the most popular types of coffee that you will see people ordering from the different chains. It can be best described as a coffee drink composed of a single espresso shot and hot milk, typically topped with foamed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. It originated in Italy.

Most of the time, cappuccino is made using an espresso machine. But like what we have said above, you don’t have to buy one in order to enjoy your coffee.

Ready to know the secret? Here you go:

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No-Machine Foamy Cappuccino

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


With the right sweetness, a cup of foamy cappuccino paired with your favorite dessert would make your day.



1 cup instant espresso

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Make the instant espresso.
  2. Pour milk into a mason jar, but make sure not to fill it up all the way so there will be room for the milk to froth up.
  3. Put the lid and shake the jar for about 30 seconds.
  4. Take the lid off and put the jar in the microwave. Heat for about 45 seconds.
  5. Pour the instant espresso into a mug. Stir in sugar and add the frothy milk.


Cappuccino can be topped with cinnamon or cocoa powder. Aside from low-fat milk, you can also utilize skim milk.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Cuisine: Italian

One doesn’t have to be a professional barista to make a cup of hot and foamy cappuccino. It’s how you foam the milk that makes a huge difference. Aside from a mason jar, you can use any container with a lid. As long as it is microwave-proof, it should be alright. Do not attempt to fill up the jar with milk, as this won’t allow the milk to froth up.

Also, it is crucial that you remove the lid before you put the container in the microwave.


Closing Thoughts

So now that you know how to make a cup of foamy cappuccino without using a machine, you can start saving money. You won’t need to go to a coffee chain anymore to start your day with an aromatic coffee. You can start making it in your own home.

As a friendly reminder, carefully choose the instant espresso that you are going to use. You can also utilize strong brewed coffee as the base of your homemade cappuccino.

Follow the simple steps above and enjoy your Italian coffee!

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