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This Italian coffee drink is traditionally made with espresso, hot milk, and topped with foamed milk, often prepared with a milk steamer for a thicker froth.

But what if you don’t have a milk steamer?

No problem! AllaFiorentina shows you how to make a cappuccino even if you don’t have a milk steamer. Here’s everything you need:

  • Espresso
  • Milk
  • Whisk and a glass


  • Step 1 Make the espresso how you usually do.
  • Step 2 Heat ½ cup of milk (using a microwave or stove top) until it’s on the verge of boiling.
  • Step 3 Use the whisk to whip the milk to a thick froth, but without any big bubbles.
  • Step 4                                                                                                                                                                            Swirl the milk in a glass, condensing the foam together.
  • Step 5                                                                                                                                                                               Tap it on the counter to pop bigger bubbles.
  • Step 6                                                                                                                                                                                    Rinse and repeat until the foam looks nice and creamy.
  • Step 7                                                                                                                                                                              Pour the milk into the espresso after that last swirl, swaying your wrist from side to side so the foam comes out before the rest of the milk.