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Homemade cappuccino, desi cappuccino or beaten coffee is made by whisking instant coffee, sugar and water till it creates a thick paste. This paste creates a creamy froth without using a fancy coffee machine. 
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Desi cappuccino

Homemade Cappuccino, Desi cappuccino or beaten coffee as it is sometimes called requires making a paste of instant coffee and sugar. This mixture is then beaten with a spoon incorporating air into the mixture till it is thick and frothy. When steamed milk is added, the paste dissolves to create a delicious froth on top.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine: Pakistani
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Kiran


  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2-3 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup full-fat milk
  • ½ cup water
  • Cocoa Powder or Cinnamon Powder for garnish


  • Add the coffee powder and the sugar in a cup. Add a few drops of water to the mixture just to moisten it and start beating. Be careful that the mixture should not be watery otherwise it will not beat properly.
  • Initially the mixture will be quite dark in color but will start lightening as the sugar gets dissolved. Add a few drops of water if required and keep beating but make sure it doesn't get watery.
  • After about 5-10 minutes of beating, the mixture will be so thick that it will not drop off a spoon if turned over.
  • Boil the milk and water together and add it to the coffee mixture in a steady stream. As the mixture dissolves, a froth will be formed on top.
  • Sprinkle with coffee granules or sift cocoa powder or cinnamon powder on top of the coffee and serve.


The froth depends on the amount of sugar used as well as the longer you beat it. If you beat less or add less sugar, the quantity of froth will be reduced.
The coffee sugar mixture can be made in bulk for 4-6 people and kept in the fridge for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
Instead of beating by hand, this coffee can be made using a coffee frother. 


Calories: 100kcal
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