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The Best Italian Cappuccino!

Tamara.Maslar's picture
Learn how to make a real Italian Cappuccino! Rich and frothy this coffee drink tastes like no other!
  Ground espresso beans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (grounded finely)
  Non fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (you can use a milk with a higher fat content)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cocoa 1 Dash

1. Put water in the bottom of the cafe maker as per instructions that come with it.
2. Pack the cafe maker with the finely ground espresso. Follow the directions that come with the cafe maker.
3. Put on med heat on your stove (gas is best!) and watch the cafe come out the top of the spout. This should only take about 4 mins.
4. Next you need to steam your milk until its nice an frothy.
5. Pour into two mugs or one depending on your coffee addiction.
6. Pour about 1/3 cup of the espresso into each mug or more if you like it stronger.
7. Add 1/2 Tbsp of sugar to each mug or more if you like it sweeter
8. Sprinkle with a dash of cocoa
9. Drink it up!
Interesting side note: In Naples, a true Italian would never order a Cappuccino after 10 AM!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Breakfast, Beverage
Milk Product
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
1 Minute
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
16 Minutes
I make myself a cappuccino every morning right before I sit down to write. I sit outside on my porch in Naples, Italy and can see the Cuma ruins, the oldest part of Naples while I write. What inspiration!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.23 g0.35%

Saturated Fat 0.15 g0.74%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2.3 mg0.8%

Sodium 60.4 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.05 g0.21%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 1.9%

Calcium 14.3% Iron 0.38%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Spidy's picture
Great addition.  Thanks for sharing.  Coffee looks fabulous.  City of wines and cappuccino!  Interesting... I wonder why people of Naples would not want cappuccino after 10??? May be wine after 10???
crazybee's picture
oranges with Cappuccino.. gud combination.. ;)i luv Cappuccino..............
shantihhh's picture
Love this, lovely photo! Cappucino with lemon twist is wonderful any time or says Frederiko in my Firenze office. We drink that often always followed by Pellegrino con gasse
klapool's picture
I was in naples in the early '80's. My addiction to cappucinno was induced. I have a expresso maker and make a close replica to naples but I am going to try this!! Thank you!!!
Tamara.Maslar's picture
Hope you like it!!! Nothing compares to a cappucinno right from a cafe with a yummy nutella stuffed croissant!!! Let me know how it goes:) Thanks for your comment....Ciao!
Mallory's picture
I have worked in a coffee shop for quite some time now (in the u.s.) and I have yet to come across an authentic Italian cappuccino! As an Italian myself I feel compelled to know how to make one! I need to know the difference between and wet and dry cappuccino, if there is such a thing! I was taught that a dry one is made with just espresso and foam and a wet one is made as one third espresso, one third milk, and one third foam. Am I completely wrong? Please help!
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