Cinnamon-Cardamom Cappuccino

By Marge Perry & David Bonom

Aromatic sweet spices give add exotic, full-bodied flavor to this cappuccino.

  • Yield: Makes 2 servings
  • Course: Beverage

All you need for this recipe and more...


  • 8 ounces water
  • 2 tablespoons ground espresso coffee
  • pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. 

2. Combine the coffee and cardamom in a French press. Pour in the water, stir, and place the lid on top of the carafe. Allow the coffee brew 4 minutes. 

3. Meanwhile, combine the milk, cinnamon and sugar in a tall microwave safe glass measuring cup. Heat on high until hot, about 45-60 seconds (depending on the wattage of your microwave). Place the frothing coil of a handheld frother into the milk, turn the frother on and raise and lower it in the milk until a thick foam forms. 

4. When the coffee has brewed 4 minutes, push the plunger down as far as it will go. Pour the coffee in two cups. 

5. Pour the milk into the two cups, using a spoon to hold the foam back in the measuring cup. Once the milk is in the two cups, spoon the foam on top.