Vanilla Coconut Iced Coffee

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Ingredients (Serves 1)

4 oz espresso

2 tsp vanilla syrup

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

ice

Instructions:

  1. Use the EC Select to brew espresso according to instructions.
  2. Froth coconut milk and vanilla syrup in the Froth Select on the cold setting.
  3. Fill a tall glass with ice
  4. Pour espresso over ice.
  5. Top with frothed vanilla coconut milk

 

White Chocolate Hazelnut Café au lait with Oat Milk

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

1 cup brewed coffee

1-1/2 cups plant-based milk, unflavored

1-2 tbsp white chocolate bar or chips

1 tsp hazelnut syrup

Powdered cocoa for dusting

Brew coffee.

Place 1 ½ cups of your favorite plant-based milk, unflavored, in the froth Select.  Turn dial to the hot froth icon and press button.  When the blue illuminated light blinks, add white chocolate and hazelnut syrup.  Capresso froth Select will stop automatically when finished.

Pour coffee into cup, top with frothed milk.

Dust top with powdered cocoa.

Pair with Espresso-Custard Filled Donuts, made with Homemade Espresso Powder.

Tip:  For best results, use plant-based milk from the refrigerated section.

 

Homemade Espresso Powder

Used in a lot of baking recipes (cakes, brownies and frosting) as well as sauces, espresso powder is incredibly easy to make. We even use it for a delicious Espresso Custard to fill donuts.

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1 cup dark roasted whole coffee/espresso beans

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F

Place whole beans* on an unlined baking sheet, spread evenly

Bake in oven for about 1 hour, until they are lightly toasted and dried.

Remove from oven and allow to cool

Grind into a fine powder using espresso (fine) grind setting on your Grind Select.

 

*Alternately, you can grind beans prior to placing in the oven, then regrind again for a finer, powder consistency. Just be careful the grinds do not burn during the baking process.

A Classic Breakfast: Coffee and Donuts

Coffee and donuts are a classic morning breakfast that so many of us crave. In fact, that craving is universal, and based in science. Researchers have found that the combination of the caffeine and glucose help rev up the brain, increasing attention and memory.

These sweet, Espresso Custard-Filled Donuts, paired with a rich White Chocolate Hazelnut Café au lait, using oat milk, make for a simple, yet satisfying, breakfast combination, perfect to get you started in the morning.

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Espresso Custard-Filled Donuts

Donuts:

2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast

2/3 cup whole milk

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp salt

3 eggs

7 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

For the coating, 1 cup granulated sugar

For frying, canola oil

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the dough hook (you can also prepare by mixing by hand), combine yeast and milk, and allow yeast to dissolve. Add flour, sugar, salt and eggs to yeast/milk mixture, and mix on low speed until the dough begins to come together, approximately 3 minutes.

Add butter, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition, until butter is incorporated into dough. Once combined, and dough is soft, wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. You can leave it in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Once chilled, remove from refrigerator. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly oiled with cooking spray, or butter, the set aside. Place the dough on a floured work surface and gently roll the dough into a 12” square, about ½” thick. Cut the dough into 9 pieces using a 3-1/2” round cutter. Transfer dough to baking sheet and cover with a lightly oiled piece of plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm place until they have doubled in height, about 2-3 hours.

When ready, over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan with oil, around 3” deep, until it reaches 350 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with paper towels, or place a wire rack on the sheet, for draining.

Working with 2-3 donuts at a time, place them in hot oil and fry until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Carefully turn donuts over and fry for 2-3 minutes more. Use a slotted spoon to remove, place donuts on the lined baking sheet. Continue with the remaining dough.

Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, dredge them in the sugar and evenly coat. Return donuts to baking sheet to allow to cool for 30 minutes before filling.

While donuts are cooling, prepare the Espresso Custard filling.

To fill the donuts, poke a hole in the side of each donut, and fill with pastry cream.

Donuts are best the day they are made.

Espresso Custard

2 cups whole milk

¼ cup, plus 1/3 cup sugar

1 Tbsp freshly ground espresso powder (Get recipe here)

2 large eggs yolks

1 large egg

¼ cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla

Combine milk, ¼ cup sugar and homemade espresso powder in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs yolks, whole egg, 1/3 cup sugar, and cornstarch.

Once milk begins to boil, remove pot from heat, and ladle a small stream of milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking vigorously to prevent the eggs from curdling. Continue to add more of the milk mixture, whisking, until about half of the milk mixture is incorporated into the eggs. Pour mixture back into sauce pan. Continue to cook whisking constantly, until it begins to thicken and have pudding consistency.

Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla, stirring to incorporate. Place in a heat-safe bowl and cover with plastic (directly on the custard) and refrigerate until mixture has cooled to at least room temperature.

 

 

Capresso EC Select: The One to Select in Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machines

Capresso_Summer2020-16Compact and stylish, the new Capresso EC Select Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine was designed with attention to detail that coffee lovers will appreciate.

It features a 15-bar pump for optimal pressure for rich crema, the thin layer of foam that is the mark of a perfectly brewed espresso.  The portafilter can produce one or two rich, thick crema espressos at a time.

With its unlimited steam output, the EC Select can produce hot frothed milk for cappuccinos and lattes.  The easy-to-use swivel frother allows you to froth directly in a tall glass or a frothing pitcher.

This sophisticated model features a stainless steel lined ThermoBlock heating system and a built-in cup warming platform that keeps cups at the ideal temperature for serving.  The EC Select features a self-locking filter holder with thumb guard for easy cleaning.  The 40-oz. removable water tank comes with an integrated handle on the water tank cover that allows you to remove and carry the tank with ease.  The removable stainless steel drip tray is easy to clean.

With a contemporary design in black with stainless steel accents, the EC Select features indicator lights for “on/off” and “coffee/steam.”  A coffee scoop/tamper is included.

For more information, visit Capresso.com

Creative Cocktails with Coffee & Tea

Unleash your creativity by creating cocktails with coffee, tea and more.  Here are some of our favorite tasty drinks to celebrate World Cocktail Day (May 13th) or any day.  Cheers!

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Iced Kahlúa Cappuccino

Frozen Coffee

Frothy Hot Butterscotch Cocktail with Oat Milk

Brazilian Hot Chocolate

Mocha Almond Joy Milkshake

Creamsicle Frothed Cocktail

John Daly

Pom Tea Martini

Green Tea Sangria

Green Tea Mojito

Green Tea & Champagne Cocktail

 

Easy Whipped Coffee

Easy Whipped Coffee

Dalgona, or whipped coffee, has quickly become an internet sensation.  Here we share our version of this intoxicatingly sweet coffee foam with the froth Select or any Capresso automatic milk frother. Using your favorite milk or non-dairy milk as a base, you’ll create a beautifully prepared whipped coffee beverage that is definitely social media worthy!

Ingredients

Serves 1

2 oz. espresso

2 tsp sugar

1 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy

Place the brewed espresso and sugar in the froth Select with the frothing disk placed in the bottom of pitcher.  Turn the selector dial to Cold Froth.  Press the selector dial and the frothing will start automatically and illuminate in blue.  When finished, it will stop automatically. Pour on top of your favorite milk or non-dairy milk.

Coffee Ice Cubes

 

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Make these coffee ice cubes simply by filling an ice cube tray with coffee from your SG220 and freezing it over night. Prepare coffee as you normally would and pour over the coffee ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, they won’t dilute the iced coffee flavor. If you prefer, you can also pour milk or creamer over the coffee ice cubes for a refreshing treat.

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

The Capresso Perk, a Contemporary Upgrade of a Classic

Perk up your weekend with our new 12-cup Capresso Perk! This stylishly simple brewer brews from 4 to 12 cups of piping, hot coffee in less than a minute per cup. Its automatic keep-warm function ensures that coffee is ready whenever you want it.

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The Capresso Perk is simple: fill with water and ground coffee, plug in and brew. Ideal for parties and special occasions, it features a drip-free pouring spout and detachable power cord to simplify serving.

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The design includes a stainless steel filter basket and perk tube, and a locking lid for added safety. An illuminated indicator light shows when coffee is ready. Internal water level and coffee markings make for easy filling.

It’s also countertop-friendly, with a heat-resistant base that’s safe for any surface.

The 12-Cup Capresso Perk is available at www.Capresso.com.