For some, coffee is the one guilty pleasure that you can’t help but indulge in from time to time. For many others, coffee is that best friend that helps you wake up every morning and keep your senses alert when exhaustion threatens to overtake you.
People get their regular fix of caffeine in different ways. The beverage world offers a huge variety of options when it comes to coffee – espresso, cappuccino, café latte and others– that you can choose from depending upon your mood and your needs.
If you’re not particularly fond of black coffee, try this variation of creamed coffee. All you need is a little time and some simple ingredients to make creamy coffee at home without a coffee maker. This method of making coffee gives your cup of java a unique creamy taste. After one try, you might never go back to your old way of making coffee again.
Going by this method, you’ll also steer clear of the coffee creamers the next time you go grocery shopping.
Steps to Make Creamy Coffee
Things you’ll need:
- Espresso coffee
- Whole milk
- Coffee cups – 2
- Measuring spoons
Step 1. Boil milk in a pan
Boil some whole milk in a pan. You can use skim milk instead, if you prefer.
After bringing it to a boil, reduce the heat and let the milk simmer on low. This will keep it hot as well as help it thicken while you prepare your coffee cream.
Step 2. Put coffee grounds in a cup
Put 1 teaspoon of coffee grounds in a cup. We are using Espresso coffee here, instead of the instant variety.
Step 3. Add sugar
Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the cup. You can adjust the quantity of sugar to your taste or needs.
Step 4. Add water
Add 6 to 8 drops of water to the cup. You can also substitute milk for water, if you desire.
What you need to be careful with is the quantity of the liquid. Too much liquid will make it a coffee solution rather than a coffee cream.
Step 5. Blend the ingredients
Blend the ingredients evenly with a spoon.
Step 6. Whisk the ingredients to a smooth texture
Using a hand-held whisk, whisk the contents of the cup until all the granules dissipate and the texture becomes smooth. You can also observe the change in color from dark to light brown. Your coffee cream is ready when it is smooth in texture and light brown in color.
Use an electric whisk to speed up the process. However, if you do not have access to either an electric or manual whisk, you can whisk the ingredients with a fork.
Step 7. Put ground coffee in the second cup
Now that your coffee cream is ready, start making the coffee. Put½ teaspoon of ground coffee in a separate cup. You can grind your Espresso coffee for this purpose or use instant coffee.
Step 8. Spoon some coffee cream into the cup
Spoon a little of your homemade coffee cream into the cup.
Step 9. Add a little warm milk
Pour warm milk from the pan in the previous step into the cup. Add only 1 or 2 fingers of milk at a time.
Step 10. Stir with a spoon
Stir the mixture with a spoon until it’s fairly smooth.
Step 11. Repeat steps 8, 9 and 10 to get a cup of creamy coffee
Repeat the 3 steps above, adding coffee cream and milk and then stirring to a good consistency. Keep at it until you get a steaming cup of foamy coffee with a creamy texture.
Step 12. Sprinkle a little coffee on top
Sprinkle a little ground Espresso coffee on top of your steaming cup of creamy coffee. You can also sprinkle chocolate powder instead of ground coffee.