Café con Leche

Cuisinart original

Start your morning off right with this traditional Spanish-style espresso drink.


Makes 1 serving


2    espresso capsules
¹⁄³ cup whole milk
1   teaspoon granulated sugar
     (optional or to taste)

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available


1. Put 1 espresso capsule into the unit.
Place a small mug underneath the brew
head. Reserve.
2. Put the milk into a separate heatproof
mug. Hold the mug in one hand and
place under the steam wand so the
bottom of the wand is just below the
surface of the milk at an angle. Select
the Steam function and press the
START/STOP knob to start steaming.
While holding the mug at an angle,
allow the steam to move the milk
around. Once the milk begins to
increase in volume, lift the mug up
higher so the steam wand immerses
deeper into the milk (this will prevent
large bubbles from forming and
will make a nice fine milk foam). When
the foam has almost reached the top
of the mug and you can feel that the
milk in the mug is quite hot, press the
START/STOP knob to stop steaming.
Tap the mug a few times to remove any
larger bubbles.
3. Select Single Espresso and brew into
the small mug. When brewing process
is complete, discard used capsule and
place a new capsule into the unit.
Select Single Espresso and brew.
4. Slowly pour the steamed milk, holding
back the foam, into the mug with the
espresso. Sweeten to taste.
5. Serve immediately.