The idea of a cappuccino after noon in Italy is unheard of, mainly because the drink is the perfect accompaniment to breakfast. This week’s recipe amps up that idea even more, with some extra tasty milk courtesy of a quick infusion with toasted cereal. Inspired by moments in our childhood when we’d chug down the bowl after eating cornflakes, we give you the Cereal Milk Cappuccino! The mild but flavourful Organic Light Roast from Cru Kafe is the perfect espresso for this beverage, with its delicate flavours of orange and light caramel.
Cereal Milk Cappuccino:
- 60g or ml espresso (brewed from 2 capsules)
- 150ml Cereal Milk (see recipe below)
- 4 cups or 960 ml full cream milk
- 4 cups of cornflakes
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
There’s a bit of prep-work involved with our milk base, but you can surely make it ahead. Start by toasting 4 cups of cornflakes in an oven set to medium, for about 10 minutes. This step is optional, but the toasty flavours you get are worth it! Once done, let the cereal cool for a few minutes. Transfer to a large container or jar, then pour in the milk. Add the sugar and salt. Stir until the latter two dissolve. Let the milk infuse in the fridge for at least an hour, or preferably overnight. Once done, carefully strain the milk with a fine strainer, using a spoon or spatula to squeeze out the liquid that may have been absorbed by the cereal (the good stuff!). Transfer to a covered bottle or jar. This makes about 900ml of cereal milk, which is good for six servings of our recipe. Covered, it should last two to three days in the fridge.
The actual recipe is much simpler! Pull two shots of espresso into an 8oz cup. Heat up 150ml of cereal milk using a microwave or stove, but stop before simmering. Like in our other recipes, a frothing the hot milk (if you have a hand or electric frother) enhances the texture of the drink. Slowly pour the heated milk into the cup, and you’re done! You may also make an iced variant using the same ingredients – simply omit the heating step and add 3-4 ice cubes in a 12oz glass.
Optional: We used cornflakes for this recipe, but you can be creative with your favourite cereal! Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk, anyone?
Words and image by @theheadbean
Recommended Capsule: Organic Light Roast by Cru Kafe