By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine, milk frother or a whisk and a glass.
Cappuccino means “little cap,” which is named for the Capuchin order of monks who wore their iconic brown cloaks and had shaved heads.
When a cappuccino is poured well, the outer dark brown crema layer surrounding the inner circle of white foam closely resembles the head of one of these monks. The cappuccino, a classic coffee shop drink, is often confused with a latte.
The difference between the two is that a cappuccino is only 6 ounces and has equal parts milk foam and steamed milk, while a latte has more steamed milk than foam and is traditionally 8 ounces.
Cappuccinos are mostly foam when first made. However, the drink will quickly separate into equal parts steamed milk and foam after pouring, which makes for a traditional cappuccino. Try sprinkling some cocoa powder on top for a great twist to this classic drink!