Friday, April 3, 2009

Homemade Cappuccino

In this economy, many of us have had to give up, or cut back, our trips to the coffee shop. If you've been missing your fix of cappuccino and the instant mixes are not cutting it, here's a way to make your own without an expensive cappuccino maker. Sure, it's not the real thing, but it tastes great just the same.

1 1/2 c. skim milk
2 egg whites
1 T. sugar
4 1/2 c. freshly-brewed, strong, hot coffee
2 T. shaved semisweet chocolate
6 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks

Place milk in a small saucepan; place over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 120 degrees to 130 degrees. Remove from heat.
(You can also use chocolate milk, then omit the shaved chocolate and sugar)

Place egg whites in a blender container; cover, and process at high speed for 10 seconds or until frothy. Slowly add hot milk and sugar, blending at high speed for 30seconds.

Pour 3/4 c. hot coffee into 6 mugs. Pout milk mixture evenly into coffee. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon chocolate, and add 1 cinnamon stick.
YIELD: 6 servings
57 calories per cup
Fat 1.4g
Cholesterol 1
Sodium 52g

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Joie de vivre said...

This sounds lovely! I am just an instant coffee type of girl, but your recipe would trump that any day.

Sandy said...

ohh, gotta remember to check this blog of yours.