- 2 shots
(a double shot)
- 4 ounces milk
Gather the ingredients.
Pull a double shot of espresso into a cappuccino cup.
Foam the milk to double its original volume.
Top the espresso with foamed milk right after foaming. When initially poured, cappuccinos are only espresso and foam, but the liquid milk quickly settles out of the foam to create the (roughly) equal parts foam, steamed milk, and espresso for which cappuccino is known.
Difference Between Cappuccino and Caffè Latte
Cappuccino is traditionally small with a thick layer of foam, while a latte traditionally is larger. Caffè latte is often served in a large glass while cappuccino mostly in a small cup (usually a 5-ounce cup) with a handle. Cappuccino traditionally has a layer of textured milk micro foam exceeding 0.4 inches (1 cm) in thickness.
What's in a Name?
In Italian, cappuccino means "little cap," which perfectly describes the head of foamed milk that sits atop the drink's espresso base.
When expertly poured so that a circle of white is perfectly encircled by the darker coffee, the design on a "traditional" cappuccino is called a monk's head.