Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

How to make Frothy Espresso Coffee without Coffee maker? Here comes the solution…Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

How about having a creamy-frothy- foamy coffee getting ready in a couple of minutes that too without using any muscle power to beat for hours or spending on the fancy coffee maker? And that too with toned milk?

Remember?  Beating the coffee powder in a glass with a spoon, minimum of 15 to 20 minutes (or more) till it changed colour and turned almost white?  Looking for someone who could do this job for you…How tiring and boring it used to be.

But not anymore. Now, to make a rich, creamy, frothy n foamy espresso coffee you need only a mixer grinder which I am sure, is already there in your kitchen. Colour of the coffee still changes to white but in seconds and that too in the mixie jar. I will share the method in detail with you but before that want to share something with you. Please spare a few minutes and read the following.

Reading a recipe, trying it out and not getting satisfactory results is common. But what to say, when the dish is being made right in front of you, you have the full proof recipe, you have somebody to answer all your queries but still… when you try it yourself the outcome is not great.

Exactly this happened to me (and many others) when I tried this exotic espresso coffee in my kitchen.

This recipe is of my dear sister in law, Vandana Gupta. Every time I go to her place, this coffee is something must have. Frothy espresso coffee, that too without any beating for long. She beats the coffee powder in the mixie jar and within seconds, frothy coffee gets ready. Calling it ‘Vandana’s Special’ won’t be a folly. She herself makes it and that too me being there chatting with her.

Long back, she freely shared (as always) her recipe for coffee with me. She also gave the tip as to when the coffee mix should be added to the milk, something very important.

When I made it in my kitchen, the results varied. Sometimes it was excellent whereas at times it was not so good (especially in front of guests). I couldn’t understand the reason and bugged her again. Then on discussion, another thing came up which was the quantity of water. Perhaps, I was using much more water than required. I rectified that also but the results were even then erratic.

Now I was getting really upset. It seemed to me some kind of magic that took place only in Vandana’s kitchen. I enquired if she was using full cream milk but no, she used toned milk only. I confirmed as to how long should I run the mixer. As I thought probably I mixed it either shortly (foam not setting up) or for too long (killing the foam). But that was not relevant at all. So, where was the loop? What was I missing on?  She explained to me again n again, tried to resolve my queries but in vain.

And when you trust somebody then there is no question of any doubt also. Frustrated with my not so good coffee, once when I visited her place, I offered to make coffee myself, hoping to unveil the mystery. And yes, of course under her guidance, not only I  made the classic frothy espresso coffee using the mixie jar only but also understood my loop point. The point was the size of the jar.  So, when I used the right sized jar then it came out fine otherwise not.

Now, the coffee magic is created in my kitchen also, not at times but each and every time. So, I decided to share it with you all. Thanks for patiently reading my long mystery story.

This method of making coffee is actually very simple. You proceed with your usual recipe of coffee but instead of beating coffee powder manually, you do this in mixie jar. This not only saves time but actually gives much better results. When you run the mixer just for 10 to 12 seconds, you will yourself see the coffee-sugar-water mix getting frothy and getting more than double in volume. This frothy mix when added to the boiling milk, makes the whole thing creamy, frothy and foamy.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

But you need to keep in mind the following points to have frothy coffee in just a few minutes….

  • Take very little quantity of water,  1/4 cup for 2 cups coffee.
  • Add the coffee-water-sugar mix in the milk when the milk gets boiled fully and is rising upwards in the vessel.
  • Beat the coffee-water-sugar in the right sized mixie jar. And since blenders are usually large therefore use grinders which are small in size.

Now let’s see how to make frothy espresso coffee without coffee maker and even without hand beating…

Preparation Time: Nil

Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Makes: 4 Cups


3 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Water

2 tsp (or as per taste) Coffee Powder

4 tsp Sugar

Hot Chocolate to Sprinkle on top


  1. Put milk to boil in a big vessel.
  2. Take water, coffee powder and sugar in the small mixie jar.
  3. Run the mixer for 10 to 12 seconds on medium speed. Now you will have foamy liquid in the grinder.
  4. When the milk boils, starts rising upwards and is nearing the rim of the vessel, only then add the coffee-water mix to it.
  5. Simmer it for a minute or so, and when the boil comes again, your frothy espresso coffee is ready.
  6. Pour it into coffee mugs and sprinkle some chocolate powder.
  7. Serve with love, crackers optional.


  1. Use the quantity of sugar and coffee powder according to your taste buds.
  2. It foams up a lot. So, take less milk only. Like, I have taken 3 Cups milk plus 1/2 cup water for 4 cups of coffee.
  3. You may use toned milk or full cream milk, whichever you prefer. I use toned milk, that too which is kept in the refrigerator and having removed the cream layer. So basically, double toned only.
  4. Remember to add little water only, about 1/4 cup water for 2 cups of coffee.
  5. Add sugar along with coffee only. Do not add it directly to milk. You can make it without sugar also.
  6. Add coffee-sugar-water mix into the milk, only when the boiling milk is near the rim of the vessel.
  7. Take the small size jar of mixie only. Take large size jar (blender) only when making more than 6 cups coffee.

Detailed Recipe with Step by Step Pics

Put milk to boil.

Take water, coffee powder and sugar in the mixie jar.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

Run it for 10 to 12 seconds. This is what it will look like.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

When boiling milk almost touches the rim, pour this coffee mix in it.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

Simmer for few seconds. When the boil comes, switch off the gas.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

Creamy frothy coffee is ready to be served.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

Serve with some hot chocolate powder sprinkled on top.

Make Frothy Espresso Coffee Without Coffee Maker

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