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Brûléed Cappuccino

Brûléed Cappuccino

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
A handheld culinary torch has a multitude of uses besides the traditional one of caramelizing sugar on crème brûlée. Here, we create an over-the-top cappuccino by caramelizing the foam just before serving.


  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1/4 cup steamed milk
  • Superfine sugar as needed


Place a cappuccino cup under an espresso drip and draw the espresso directly into the cup. Pour in the steamed milk, reserving the froth. Spoon a heaping spoonful of froth on top.

Lightly sprinkle superfine sugar over the top of the foam. Using a culinary torch according to the manufacturer's instructions, move the flame continuously in small circles over the surface until the foam is caramelized. Serve immediately. Serves 1.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.