Oh, I do love me some cappuccino. A few years ago we received a Bialetti Mukka that makes a lovely cup, but I leave the operation of it to Pops. You see, I've only recently painted over an espresso stain on the kitchen ceiling. Be warned, a misaligned valve turns into a coffee rocket.
Now, thanks to my friend Kelly, I've discovered a marvelous trick to creating a cheater cappuccino, frothy foam and all.
First, find yourself a microwave-proof container with a screw top lid (little mason jars work like a charm). Fill it about half full with milk or cream (the fattier the frothier!), screw on the lid tightly, and shake it hard for a good 20 seconds.
Unscrew, place in microwave for a minute (less if you have a fast micro), and foamy goodness will soon be yours. Pour the warm milk into a steamy cup of strong coffee, holding the foam back with a spoon. Top with as much froth as you can handle!