Since we bought the espresso machine (this one from Amazon) last year, I have becoming so obsessed with coffee and making espresso drinks at home. Top three popular coffees in the house are Americano, latte and cappuccino.
1 shot of espresso
6 oz whole milk (it will make your coffee taste much better than the one made with non-fat milk)
a pinch of coco powder (optional)
All above are all small/regular size cappuccino. Sometimes I find it not strong enough. So I would use double shots of espresso, plus 8 to 10 oz whole milk to make a large one.
Make the espresso with espresso machine.
With the steam wand, froth the milk until it is creamy and full of micro bubbles. If you are using a thermometer, stop when it reaches 140F/60°C to 150F/ 66°C. Or, with some practice, you can always tell whether the milk is ready by the touching the milk pitcher.
Frothed milk for cappuccino should contain more micro bubbles because more air is introduced to the milk. It is also stiffer.
Pour frothed milk into freshly made espresso. Sprinkle with a pinch of coco powder.
Look how creamy and smooth it is! O(∩_∩)O~