Ohmyheavens! I love my daily Cappuccino. It’s the ultimate morning wakeup call for me. I have a Kuerig machine to make my coffee, but you DO NOT need one to make cappuccino. Any coffee maker will work just fine. All you need is the milk frother. That’s the nifty device that turns your milk into foam. But I’ve learned through trial and error that not all almond (or other nut) milk will froth. And be mindful not to get a brand that has carrageenan in it.
So far the brands that froth the best for me are: Elmhurst, SO, and Silk (though I stopped using Silk because of questionable ingredients). Also, my homemade nut milks have given me a little froth, but not quite as good as Elmhurst or SO brands.
So here’s the recipe for the best darn cappuccino in the world. Starbucks can’t even touch this!
– One mug of your fave coffee filled halfway (or less if you prefer more milk than coffee)
– About 1/2 cup of UNSWEETENED Almond Milk. Right now I’m loving the brand Elmhurst. They have various nut milks with the best ingredient list I’ve seen. My “go-to” has been their Cashew Milk, but their Almond Milk is awesome too. I tried the Walnut milk they have but that one didn’t foam for me. Sometimes—when I have time—I’ll make my nut milk from scratch, but honestly Elmhurst foams up so much better than homemade. It’s absolutely perfect foam!
**Once you pour the milk into the frother, it will only take about 20-30 seconds until it’s ready**
Pour the foam on top of the coffee, then sprinkle fresh ground cinnamon, raw cacao, pumpkin pie spice, etc…or whatever flavor you desire. I pre-make mine sometimes so my fave combos are always ready to use.
**Cinnamon has been scientifically proven to speed up your metabolism and help burn more fat** So my seasonings always have cinnamon in them! 🙂
This entire Almond Milk Cappuccino is around 20-40 calories depending on how much unsweetened almond milk you use. If you must use a sweetener, try natural ones like organic Stevia, monkfruit, or coconut palm sugar. Do your best to avoid artificial sweeteners. My go-to is organic Monk Fruit. It measures just like sugar and tastes the best. You can explore more about it here in a post I shared.
Are you a coffee lover like me? If so, how do you like to drink it?
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