You have just served an epic holiday dinner. Dessert is long over. The kids are happily playing with their new toys, the table and counter are still covered in dishes and you know you should jump up and get cleaning, but something is missing. The finishing touch to that holiday meal. The perfect ending to the perfect day. What could it be? Coffee lovers rejoice because I have found a way to create the perfect espresso and cappuccino right in your own kitchen! Introducing the Hamilton Beach Cappuccino & Espresso Maker, MODEL:40715, finally a way to enjoy authentic, café-quality beverages at home.
Café quality made easy so you can enjoy authentic espresso and cappuccino beverages anytime
Powerful Italian 15 bar high pressure pump extracts rich flavour from espresso grounds or most espresso pods
Accommodates most easy-serving espresso pods
Powerful no-fuss frother turns milk into fluffy froth in seconds
Simple push-button operation
Easy-fill reservoir eliminates need to reheat water every time
Removable drip tray (perfect for that easy clean-up)
Worth noting: This machine uses ground coffee or pre-measured pods!
Right to the good stuff; this little machine packs a very big punch and is a coffee lovers dream. Creating the perfect Cafe Latte on a Monday morning, a strong Cappuccino on a Friday night, or even a Hot Chocolate with a little bit of a kick just makes life…..sweeter! The Hamilton Beach Cappuccino & Espresso Maker is going to be the star of my Holiday Meal! (um, next to the turkey of course!)
Here are a couple of fabulous recipes I have deemed must try!
Found on the Food Network, and my newest obsession; a Caramel Cinnamon Latte:
You will need:
- 3/4 cup espresso (or strong coffee)
- 1/2 cup half & half
- 2 tsps caramel flavored syrup
- 11/2 tsps flavoured syrup (cinnamon)
- whipped cream (for garnish)
- cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
In a serving glass or mug, combine the hot espresso, half-and-half, caramel syrup, and cinnamon syrup. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Serve immediately. You’re welcome!!
Adapted from Paula Dean is the Caramel and Apple Spice Latte:
You will need:
- 3/4 cup hot espresso
- 1/3 cup half-and-half
- 2 – 3 generous teaspoons of caramel ice cream topping
- Dash of apple pie spice
- Whipped cream, for garnish
In a serving glass or mug, combine the hot espresso, half-and-half, caramel topping, and apple pie spice. Stir to combine and garnish with lots of whipped cream!
So how do you choose just one! You don’t! My plan for Christmas this year? To set up a little Cappuccino & Espresso bar for my guests right in the kitchen! A place for guests to gather and create there very own after dinner concoctions. All you need to get started is some great espresso beans or pods and some creativity.
I’ve added cinnamon sticks, candy canes, caramel flavour and syrup, and marshmallows. What’s not shown? Caramel ice cream and serving spoons, chocolate milk (to make epic hot chocolate) white milk for frothing, heavy cream and a little bottle of Baileys Irish Cream! Everything your guests could possibly need to create the coffee beverage of their dreams!
As host, all I have to do is keep re-stocking the supplies, and guide your guests in the process of using this fancy machine. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it’s worth the effort. First up, select your cup and line it under the spouts.
Select your ground espresso beans (or pod) and tamp it down.
Insert the handle to the left, and turn to the centre.
Press “on” and watch the magic happen!
How you finish your coffee beverage is up to you! I chose to froth some milk.
Fill my cup and then finish it all off with just a little (ha) whip cream and caramel sauce! If I may say so myself, the results were ah-mazing.
Thanks to the generous people of @HamiltonBeachCA I have one beautiful Cappuccino & Espresso Maker MODEL:40715 to giveaway to one lucky reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs!! With an ARV of $99.99 this would be an incredible addition to your home, or the best Christmas gift ever! Please leave me a comment below telling me, what kind of coffee beverage you would make first! Then enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to Canada only and closes December 19th. This prize will most likely not arrive in time for Christmas.