Cappuccino on the Rocks is the way to bring all the chocolate notes out of your coffee beans! Pour the hot espresso directly on big ice cubes, add a bit of cold milk foam and voila!
This Cappuccino on the Rocks is an excellent start on a hot summer day. All the elements of your favourite cappuccino are in there, with a few extra ice cubes. Strangely, dropping the espresso shot directly on ice cubes brings out the chocolate aromas from the coffee grains. Making ice latte, nitro, or cold brews doesn’t bring out this chocolate touch as this technique does! The only rule about this version is to sip it up rapidly, not to dilute your coffee into the melting ice.
First, foam the milk for about 20 seconds with those affordable manual milk frothers (the ones with a round spiral at the end); they cost barely anything and do a good job. Then, I add the ice cubes to the milk and try to get big cubes. As for the coffee, you can use those Italian espresso makers, which are affordable and make great espresso, that is, of course, if you don’t have an espresso machine.
A little personal story about this coffee machine of ours; my husband and I came to live in Spain a few years ago; we took a car up in Germany, where he is from, and came down to visit Spain with two guests in the back seats, all the luggages and my dog in his cage in the back of our old Volvo and, of course, the “precious” manual coffee machine of my husband in the middle back seat of the car, and yes… it had it’s own seat belt.
That machine came from far, and we’ve treated it almost like a kid. Travelling through Spain, we would take it out of the car each time we would arrive at a new destination for fear of getting stolen. Then, each morning, we could make our magical coffee and then get back in the middle back seat. This machine must weigh two times as much as a microwave. I’m just saying that this “happy morning maker box” is part of the family.
Back to the iced coffee…
If you are a coffee addict, meaning you “need it” in the morning to function and feel like a refreshing start on a warm day ahead, this is the way. All the flavours are intact and help to start the day fresh.
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Let’s make this refreshing cappuccino on the rocks!
Cappuccino on the Rocks
- 2 espresso shots
- 250 ml milk
- big ice cubes
- Add milk to a cup and foam for 20 seconds each with the manual milk frother.
- Fill with ice cubes.
- Add the espresso shot directly on the ice cubes.