Do you relish your coffee the traditional way?
Or do you love playing around with various flavours to accentuate your coffee experience?
Nothing can be more comforting than curling up on the couch in your fuzzy socks, with your favourite cappuccino with a spicy twist. As much as I love my coffee, I enjoy experimenting with different ingredients that bring out the best flavours. Hints of warm cinnamon and nutmeg makes this a delicious drink that does taste of Christmas.
Do give this recipe a try because Tis the season 🙂
- 140 ml hot brewed espresso shot (I used the Nespresso Vivalto Lungo capsule)
- 140 ml warm milk froth (a good mix of foam & milk)
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
- few drops of vanilla essence
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 10 small marshmallows
In a serving glass/ cup, mix 140 ml of freshly brewed espresso with 1 tsp of brown sugar (or as per your preference) and a pinch of ground nutmeg.
Meanwhile take 140 ml of milk, add few drops of vanilla essence and make froth using your favourite frother/ whisk. I used the Aeroccino 3 which makes great hot and creamy milk froth for the perfect cappuccino. Please note that the froth should at least be warm.
Pour the milk into the glass and top it off with the milk froth/ foam.
Garnish with some lightly toasted marshmallows and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Enjoy 🙂
Always use freshly brewed espresso.
You could also add a dash of ground clove along with the cinnamon in the espresso for an enhanced flavour.
2% milk (dairy) is best for cappuccinos. You could substitute with any plant based milk but the froth/ foam may not be of a great quality.