How To Make Dry Cappuccino At Home

Some of you may be wondering, “What the dickens is a dry cappuccino?” and we are here to answer that question for you, and also provide a tasty dry cappuccino recipe that will have you hooked on this foamy version of the classic coffee drink.

Dry Cappuccino
A dry cappuccino, unlike its name suggests, it not actually dry in the literal sense. It is simply the foamier version of a classic cappuccino with more foamed milk used in the recipe, rather than steamed milk. When more air is added to the milk, it becomes much foamier; and when this frothy milk is used in cappuccino recipe, a dry cappuccino is the result.
To create a dry cappuccino, you first start with the basic cappuccino recipe, and instead of adding equal parts steamed and foamed milk, you will use only foamed milk in the recipe, and voila, you have a dry cappuccino! Here is our quick and easy version of a dry cappuccino recipe, so you can make this frothy delight right at home.

Ready in: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 serving


2 teaspoons instant coffee
¼ cup boiling filtered water
½ cup milk


Microwave-safe measuring cup
Mug (for serving)


Combine the instant coffee and the boiling filtered water in a coffee mug. Mix well until the coffee is completely dissolved.
Place the milk in your microwave-safe measuring cup and microwave, uncovered, on high for about one minute. The milk will get hot and start to form small bubbles around the edge of the cup.
Remove from the microwave, and pour all the milk into your blender. Blend on high for about 3 minutes, until the milk turns to froth.
In your serving mug, mixes the espresso with the foamed milk, and now you have a rich, tasty dry cappuccino that’s ready to be enjoyed!
That was pretty easy, right? As we said, it’s the same recipe as a classic cappuccino, but instead with only foamed milk added to give that bubbly texture to your cappuccino.
Now you can start making pretty cappuccino art to show off on Instagram or Facebook, or if you are not one to play with your food, go right ahead and enjoy your dry cappuccino.

We would love to see your cappuccino art pictures, so feel free to post them in the comments, and also tell us about your experience with this recipe for the dry cappuccino.

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