How To Make a Cappuccino or Latte in a Keurig Machine

Having a single-serve coffee maker like a Keurig comes with its benefits of satisfying your coffee cravings with a press of a button.

If you’re a fan of cappuccinos or lattes, and have a Keurig brewer, then there are two ways you can make your favorite beverage.

Using a Cappuccino or a Latte K-Cup Pod

Cappuccino K Cup

One of the best things about Keurig brewers is the variety of K-Cup pods available from many different brands. To make a Cappuccino or a Latte, you’ll want to pick up some of these pods. You’ll make them just like you would any type of pod, insert and hit the brew button using your favorite serving size.

These pods make delicious and frothy cups of cappuccinos or lattes, but here’s something you need to keep in mind:

Cappuccino or Latte pods, from most brands, contain powdered milk, sugar and artificial flavors. The are somewhat the same as Instant cappuccino mixes you’d buy from grocery shops. So if you’re someone who is watching their sugar intake, or don’t prefer consuming artificial flavors, try the second method below.

Using a Espresso or Coffee Pod and Frothed Milk

Espresso K Cup

Cappuccino/Lattes are basically a specific amount of frothed milk mixed with espresso. Now, it is important to note that Keurig machines don’t make a real shot of espresso, they are not designed to do that, but you’ll find some pods roasted to taste like an espresso, all you have to do is brew it using the smallest brewing size.

As for the frothed milk, there are two ways to make it:

  • You can get yourself a handheld electric frother, which is the cost-effective way of doing this. Heat your milk on a stove or in a microwave, froth the milk until you get the desired density then brew the coffee on top.

In the video above is the Keurig K-Cafe, which has a built-in electric milk frother.

Do Cappuccino K-Cups Have Caffeine in Them?

Unless stated otherwise (labelled as Decaf), then yes, they do have caffeine in them.

Do Cappuccino K-Cups Have Milk/Dairy in Them?

To get a creamy cup of cappuccino, then milk needs to be involved. The Cappuccino or Latte pods do contain milk or a type of dairy, unless you are buying a specialized type of dairy-free pods.

Cappuccino vs. Latte – What’s the Difference?

this is a question that comes up quite often with an easy answer:

It’s all a matter of milk to foam ratio..

  • A cappuccino has a single shot of espresso, one part milk and one part foam in equal amount.
  • A Latte has a single shot (sometimes double) of espresso, milk and light foam on top. It is usually served in a tall glass.