Cappuccino is a hot coffee beverage that is synonymous with all things comforting. This type of coffee is divided into three different elements when it is being prepared. The cappuccino is made of one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk and one-third milk foam. If you like vanilla ice cream with coffee sauce then you will definitely enjoy a vanilla cappuccino. The vanilla cappuccino recipe that we are about to share with you is the best combination of coffee and vanilla. Traditionally, vanilla beans or vanilla pods were used to make this recipe but nowadays vanilla essence works equally well as a replacement. Before we take you to the recipe, you need to know how did the cappuccino come into being!
History of Cappuccino:
The term ‘Cappuccino' was originated in Italy and was derived from the Capuchin friars. Capuchin friars were a sect of Christianity and they were often seen carrying coffee. It is this habit of theirs that led the coffee to be named Cappuccino. However, the drink was not known as we know it today. Cappuccino was called “Kapuziner” and was popular in Viennese coffee houses. Kapuziner was initially described as coffee, cream and sugar and later on spices were also added to the recipe. The cappuccino came after the popularization of espresso machines. The espresso machine led to the prevalence of coffee houses and Italian coffee culture of sitting around in cafes for hours, enjoying cappuccinos over conversation and books, a culture that now even Indians have embraced.
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Vanilla Cappuccino Recipe:
This vanilla cappuccino recipe has been created so that coffee house style cappuccinos can be made at home. You don't need an espresso machine to make, but if you do have one then you can use it. In this recipe, we use strongly brewed coffee. The vanilla taste is infused in the milk at the beginning of the process, if you don't have vanilla essence then you can also use vanilla flavoured milk. Another tip for this recipe is that it can be made vegan by simply replacing cow milk with any kind of nut milk of your preference.
Try out this recipe and let us know how you liked it.