Makes 1 serving (5½ ounces)
4 ounces skim milk
1 measured scoop finely ground
espresso or 1 espresso pod
Pre-chill the frothing pitcher. Press the power
button of the Cuisinart® Espresso Maker to
turn the machine on. The lights around the
power, manual, single and double
espresso buttons will illuminate and when they
stop blinking, the machine has been warmed
and is ready to use.
Place the one-cup filter basket in the
portafilter holder. Spoon the espresso grounds
into the basket. Using the tamping tool, press
down the grounds with moderate pressure
and clean any excess from the rim. Secure
the portafilter holder in place.
Press the steam button and once the light
stops blinking, it’s ready for use.
Pour the milk into the pre-chilled frothing
pitcher. Turn the steam/hot water dial to the
steam setting. Hold the pitcher in one hand
and place it under the steam wand so the
bottom of the wand is just below the surface
of the milk. While holding the pitcher at an
angle, allow the steam to move the milk
around. Once the milk begins to increase in
volume, lift the pitcher higher so the steam
wand is immersed farther into the milk. Move
the pitcher up and down a couple of times to
achieve a nice foam. When the foam has
almost reached the top of the pitcher, turn the dial to the off position.
Turn the espresso maker back on. Wait for the
machine to re-warm, if necessary. Place one
demitasse cup underneath the brew head and
press the single espresso button.
Espresso will begin to brew. When 1½ ounces
have been brewed the machine will stop.
Slowly pour the steamed milk into the glass to
½ below the top.