Caramel Affogato

For a new take on coffee and dessert, try our recipe for Caramel Affogato, a scoop of ice cream “drowned” in espresso. The classic duo creates one mouthwatering treat that is sweet and creamy, yet bold.

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Caramel Affogato

1 serving

–       1-2 oz. espresso

–       1 large scoop Dulce de leche or caramel ice cream

Start by placing one large scoop of ice cream into a cup and placing it into the freezer for 15 minutes to an hour to harden.  Using your EC100 Espresso Machine, brew the espresso into a small cup.  Once espresso is done brewing, remove the scoop of ice cream from the freezer and slowly pour the espresso shot over the ice cream. Enjoy immediately.

NOTE: Any combination of ice cream flavors and ice cream toppings can be used to create your own Affogato.  What is your favorite combination?

Iced Kahlua Cappuccino

With just three ingredients, Iced Kahlua Cappuccino is simple to prepare and even simpler to enjoy. Its bold flavors combine to make a refreshing drink that is sure to start your weekend on the right note.

 

Iced Kahlua Cappuccino

2 servings

–       8 oz. low fat milk

–       2 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur

–       2 shots espresso

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher and press Cold button. After two minutes, remove frother lid and add coffee liqueur. Replace lid and wait for frother to automatically shut off. Meanwhile, prepare two shots of espresso and pour one into each cup filled with ice. Pour coffee liqueur froth over espresso and serve.

Capresso Crossword Puzzle

Test your coffee and tea knowledge with this Capresso Crossword Puzzle. Most answers can be found on our Facebook page or blog.

 

Across

  1. A thin, foamy layer on top of a cup of espresso
  2. A highly concentrated shot of brewed coffee that is prepared by forcing hot pressurized water through tightly packed, finely ground espresso roasted coffee.
  3. A shot of espresso topped with steamed milk
  4. A shot of espresso topped with 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk in a large cup
  5. This type of tea is made by bruising the tea leaves
  6. National Coffee Day is celebrated in this month
  7. Use a Capresso Electric Water Kettle to heat water for brewing any type of this beverage

Down

  1. Cup of Joe
  2. Offers a very intense flavor that is bolder with more body than a traditional espresso
  3. A 2-4 ounce shot of coffee brewed at high pressure for 45-60 seconds.
  4. The Capresso froth PLUS can prepare beverages at three different temperature settings — Hot, Warm and ___
  5. Another name for a seed of a coffee plant
  6. Stimulant found in coffee
  7. Act of compacting espresso grounds
  8. Capresso Cool Grind can grind the seeds from the plant also known as Cilantro.

Capresso Iced Coffee

Looking for a cool way to get your jolt of java this summer? Try our refreshing Iced Coffee recipes for a perfectly chilled cup of bold coffee that’s never watered down.

There are two simple ways to prepare flavorful iced coffee:

 

1)   Brew the coffee double strength and pour into a glass of ice

2)   Prepare coffee ice cubes ahead of time and brew the coffee normal strength

 

Double Strength Brewing:

 

For Capresso 12-cup coffee makers, place 12 scoops of ground coffee in the gold-tone filter and fill the water tank with 6 cups of water. The extra ground coffee in the filter will give the brewed coffee twice the strength, so melting ice will not water it down. Adjust coffee strength to your personal taste by adjusting the number of coffee scoops or the water quantity.

 

Coffee Ice Cubes:

 

You can make coffee iced cubes by simply filling an ice cube tray with coffee and freezing it overnight. Prepare your drip coffee as you normally would and pour coffee over the coffee ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, they will not dilute the iced coffee flavor.

 

Additional Tips:

 

  • Always add sugar and milk to the coffee when it is still hot. The sugar will dissolve better, and the cold milk will help cool down the coffee.
  • Instead of sugar, add flavorings such as vanilla syrup, chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup or almond extract to create a specialty iced coffee drink. The syrups will sweeten up the coffee while adding a hint of flavor. They also dissolve better in liquid than coarse sugar.
  • Try sweetened condensed milk or coconut milk for a different twist on iced coffee.
  • For even colder iced coffee, place the brewed coffee in a covered container in the refrigerator for one to two hours before serving or even overnight. This will cool down the coffee completely and help reduce ice melting inside the glass. Do not place the hot coffee carafe directly in the refrigerator as it could cause damage to the carafe.
  • Want colder iced coffee without waiting? Add coffee, milk, sugar and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain iced coffee into a glass with even more ice and server.