Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Strawberry Cappuccino

The strawberries are almost gone here! It's a shame they are available for such a short time, but it makes them special, don't you think? I just bought what I think will be the last ones of this year.

Every summer I freeze strawberry's puree, so I can enjoy milkshakes and ice-creams when they're not in season anymore. Yesterday I was doing that and after filling little plastic bags with 1/2 cup of puree, I was left with about 1/4 cup of it just perfect for creating something for this month's Sugar High Friday!

Susan of Food Blogga is hosting and the theme couldn't be better: Berries! SHF was created by Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess and it's such a fun event!

I looked at the pure in search for inspiration. What could I do with it, that would be fast, cold, bikini friendly and original? That's when I noticed right there next to it, my little milk frother for making cappuccinos and... the rest is history!

A cappuccino is part espresso coffee and part milk foam, usually dusted with cocoa powder or cinnamon. I love cappuccinos and was spoiled with the best ones in Italy. But I'm sure even the most purist Italians would love my strawberry version of their classic.

First thing, for the espresso part, I made strawberry milk with most of the puree, milk, sugar and a drop of red food coloring (just for for the drama). With the rest of the puree I made the strawberry milk foam.

CHILLED STRAWBERRY CAPPUCCINO

  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree divided (strained)
  • 1 1/2 cups very cold milk divided (low fat is better, it's easier to froth)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (or splenda)
  • 1 drop red food coloring (opcional)
  • cocoa powder to dust

Reserve the 1/4 cup of milk and 1 tsp of the strawberry puree for froth. Make the strawberry milk by blending the rest of the puree, the rest of the milk, sugar and food coloring (if using) and divide into 2 big mugs.

You'll need a milk frother to do the milk foam, but if you don't have one you can use an imersion blender as well. Make the foam and add the rest of the puree to it mix just until blended. Carefully top the strawberry milk with it and dust with cocoa powder.

Here you have it, a cappuccino for the strawberry lovers, coffee haters, cafeeine avoiders and pink junkies !

Got strawberry milk?

UPDATE: Susan did a berrylicious roundup. Check it here!

47 comments:

Dhanggit said...

oh this strawberry cappuccino is so sweet but the last photo is much sweeter :-) what a brilliant idea!

Prudy said...

I love the moustache. That is seriously the most gorgeous color! What little girl wouldn't want that for breakfast?

Sharon said...

You continue to amaze me with your creativity. I'd love a pink breakfast right about now!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

A strawberry cappuccino? Genius! And how cute are you with your strawberry moustache?

Thanks for the unique SHF entry!

Mari Rezende said...

Cute moustache, hehehe! I loved the recipe. It's easy and looks beautiful!
Kisses!

noble pig said...

OMG it's so beautiful I could cry, I mean seriously. It's just precious...I have to make this.

Cathy C said...

The last photo did it for me!! That was great -

What a fun variation on yummy favorite!!
Cheers
Cathy
www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Dhanggit- Lol, Glad you liked my moustache!

Prudy- I felt really girly drinking it!

Sharon- Oh thanks! Come on over, I'll do it for you!

Susan- Thank you for hosting, this is going to be a great round-up!

Mari- It couldn't be easier really! Beijinho!

Cathy- OMG, you're so emotional! Lol!

Cathy C- thank you, I never though my moustache would be so apricciated, lol!

Adam said...

Love the color of the cappuccino. It's like Strawberry Quik for grown-ups. Do you have any of the
'Bizzaro Reverse Cookies' left? I would dunk those right in there.

Zita said...

Love the pink moustache...look at that foams...smoochin' ;)

Tanya said...

Oh how I love anything with strawberries. I'll be so sad when strawberry season ends. Those cappuccinos look delicious.

Jenny said...

Your mustache is so cute! What a fun pink cappuccino! Love it!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Adam- i also though of strawberry quick! Are you kidding me? Of course I don't have anymore of those cookies! But that was a good idea!

Zita- The foam was almost like a mousse!

Tanya- That's why I freeze them!

Jenny- I guess I should grow a pink moustache then...

Leslie said...

Love the milkstash!!!!

Jaime said...

mmmm that looks so refreshing!

Vera said...

So light and summery! Just wonderful!

cookemila said...

te lo digo en español porque creo que tiene mas matices....OLE POR TU CAPUCHINO,...ya me gustaria ser la que aparece en la foto tomandolo.Felicidades me lo apunto acompañado de tus galletas

Emiline said...

Oh how cool! I love it!
And I like your strawberry foam moustache...much better than a boring milk moustache.

lachandra said...

Las fotos en sí son tan bonitas que dan ganas de comérselas (me encantan las fresas) y la idea super original, pero la foto de "los morros" después de haberse tomado uno de estos adorables capuchinos... ¡¡ me encanta !! Serías una estupenda publicitaria ;-)

Hay que ver cómo me lo paso en tu blog... (k)

Dee said...

You had me at strawberries and bikini friendly :) Sure could use some of that right now - looks amazing!

Thanks for the kind words :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Very funny photo.

This was a clever idea. Nice way to have fun with strawberries.

Shreya said...

great pics and awesome cappuccino!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Leslie- And I love the word milkstash!

Jaime- Yes it was!

Vera- Thanks!

Cookemila- Gracias, ole por tu comentario! La de la foto soy yo y la verdad es que estaba rico!

Emiline- Ahahah, you're right compared with this one, a milk moustache is boring!

Lachandra- Ay muchas gracias guapa! Asi que te gustan mis morros, eh? Jejeje!

Dee- Bikini friendly is a must right now!

Short Disorder Cook- Thanks! It's a shame they're almost gone :(

Shreya- Double thanks!

Rachel said...

That is too decadent for words.....I just love the colour...

HoneyB said...

This looks so yummy! Loving the strawberry mustache!

Veronica said...

Nice moustache!! That looks super tasty and I don't even like cappuccino.

Anonymous said...

I think you must mean puree...

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Rachel- It's a very girly color!

HoneyB- It was a yummy one!

Veronica- See, here's one cappuccino you'll like!

Anonymous- Oh yes thanks, I've edited it.

Suzana said...

Eu também quero um bigode de capuccino de morango se faz favor!! Adoro a cor e a chávena!

Bj

Kevin said...

That looks so frothy and refreshing and good! Nice colour!

Sophie said...

cute picture :D. When I was a little girl I used to loove strawberry milk, so I have a soft spot for this cool recipe :).

cakebrain said...

so yummy looking and girlie! love it!

chefectomy said...

I truly love this idea, nicely done.

Pancake Queen said...

Wow, cool strawberry cappu!!

Lore said...

Terrific idea! It made me crave strawberries big time but their season its gone here :(

Usha said...

This is my first visit to your blog and all your pix and cookies look extremely delicious,I loved the idea of strawberry cappuccino too :)

farida said...

Yummy looking cappuccino!

Cute looking mustache too:)

Dawn said...

Very cute strawberry mustache! Yes, this is a very creative creation. I love it, and I'm saving it as I am a strawberry freak lover.
Thanks for sharing.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Suzana- Lol, também gosto do meu bigode, estou a pensar deixar crescer...

Kevin-Oh yes, refreshing is a must now!

Sophie- I still love strawberry milk today!

Cakebrain- Defenetly a girly color!

Chefectomy- Thank you so much!

Pancake Queen- I like the word cappu!

Lore- It was a very short season this year I think.

Usha- Welcome here! I'm glad you liked it, do come back!

Farida- Guess the moustaches are in now!

Dawn- Me too, me too!

Mushka said...

That Strawberry cappuccino is amazing, I'll try that at home. I love it's all pink!

Zen Chef said...

Who those pretty lips belong to!? hahahaha

Genius my dear. Genius!

Ann said...

Okay, beautiful! So smooth and the 2 colors together are just sublime. And the mustache? LOVE you for that!

Erika said...

Oh Yum! It looks great!

Jacque said...

Ooooh, it's the mostly gorgeous shade of pink... just lovely. It looks delish too!

linda said...

Creative thinking! And delicious too!

SiHaN said...

oh my gosh.. that looks like a life saver right there! thanks for the lovely SHF entry! *drools*

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