How to Make Flavored Cappuccino

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Make your own cappuccino at home for a fraction of the cost. Try a few of these flavored concoctions and see which is your favorite.

  • Make Honey Orange Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    2 teaspoons pure honey
    1/2 cup brewed or instant coffee
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 teaspoon instant orange powder or 2 tablespoons orange juice
    4 tablespoons whipped cream
    1/4 cup crushed ice
    Place ingredients -- except for the whipped cream and crushed ice -- in a large cup and blend well. Add the crushed ice and top with whipped cream.

  • Chill with Key Lime Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    1 wedge of lime
    1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
    1/2 cup milk
    6 tablespoons whipped cream
    4 tablespoons half-and-half
    1 teaspoon white sugar
    Reserve the lime wedge. Mix all other ingredients in a large cup. Squeeze a few drops of lime juice from wedge.

  • Cool off with Creamy Strawberry Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    1 cup frozen strawberries (not in syrup)
    1/2 cup milk
    2 teaspoons French vanilla coffee creamer (liquid or powder)
    1 tablespoon strawberry syrup
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    3 ice cubes
    4 tablespoons whipped cream
    Dissolve creamer in warm water, if using powder version. Except for the whipped cream, put all other ingredients in a blender. Mix on high for 45 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a mug or glass, top with whipped cream. Makes about a 10-ounce beverage.

  • Spice things up with Apple Cinnamon Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    3 tablespoons apple juice
    1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
    1/3 cup milk
    4 tablespoons half-and-half
    4 tablespoons whipped cream
    6 ice cubes
    Place ingredients in a blender on high speed and blend until smooth.

  • Add a serving of fruit with Caramel Banana Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    1/3 cup half-and-half
    1 1/2 cup milk
    3 tablespoons caramel sauce
    2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
    10 ice cubes
    4 tablespoons whipped cream
    1 banana, peeled and cut into large chunks
    Put ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 cups of caramel banana cappuccino.

  • Relax with Green Tea Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    8 tablespoons original flavor liquid coffee creamer
    8 tablespoons whipping cream
    2 tablespoons white sugar
    1 teaspoon of green tea powder
    10 ice cubes
    1/2 cup (4.25 ounces) strong brewed coffee
    Put all ingredients in a blender on high power for 30 seconds or until ice cubes are completely dissolved. Yields 2 cups of green tea cappuccino.

  • Celebrate fall with Pumpkin Almond Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    3/4 cup whole milk; no fat-free or reduced fat
    1 teaspoon instant espresso, or 1-ounce fresh brewed espresso
    2 1/2 tablespoons almond flavored syrup, or 1 teaspoon almond powder
    4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    6 ice cubes
    Combine all ingredients into a blender on high and mix until smooth. Makes 1 cup pumpkin almond cappuccino.

  • Enjoy Chai Spice Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    2 cups whole milk
    1 teaspoon chai tea powder
    3 teaspoons instant coffee powder
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon extract
    1 cup ice cubes
    Mix everything in a blender until the ice cubes are melted. Makes 1 large glass of chai spice cappuccino.

  • Make Mint Mocha Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
    2 cups crushed ice
    1 cup milk
    1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
    3 small mint patties
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    Stir in the sugar to the coffee after brewing. Cover with a food wrap in freezer for 30 minutes. Put the mint patties in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 30 seconds. Add 5 tablespoons of the milk to the mint patties, and microwave for 30 seconds more. Pour the chilled coffee, mint patties, crushed ice and the remaining milk in a blender. Mix on high and blend until smooth. Pour the content into a large drinking glass, and stir in the chocolate syrup until dissolved.

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with Peanut Butter Cookie Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    2/3 cup brewed coffee
    1 peanut butter cookie
    1 cup milk
    2 tablespoons half-and-half
    1/3 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 ice cubes
    1 teaspoon white sugar
    Whipped cream
    Chocolate syrup
    Reserve the whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Crumble the peanut butter cookie, then place it in a blender with the other ingredients. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a large cup, top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Cream Cappuccino.
    Ingredients:
    1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    6 tablespoons half-and-half
    1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
    1 1/2 teaspoons Irish whiskey
    2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
    2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/6 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
    1 cup ice cubes
    Put ingredients into a blender on high and blend until smooth. Makes one large cup of Irish cream cappuccino.

  • Have French Crème Brûlée Cappuccino for dessert.
    Ingredients:
    1 teaspoon instant espresso, or 1 ounce brewed espresso
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
    1 tablespoon pure honey
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    4 ice cubes
    4 tablespoons whipped cream
    Blend ingredients on high power in a blender until smooth, except for the whipped cream. Pour beverage in a large cup and top with whipped cream.

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