fbpx Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Cortado served in a glass

Cortado Recipe (Home made version without espresso machine)

A cortado is a Spanish coffee drink that combines espresso and steamed milk in equal parts. This delicious beverage is easy to make at home with a few simple steps.

To make a cortado at home, I recommend using a Moka pot and a milk frother. If you have an espresso machine, check this amazing video by Lance Hedrick: How to pour latte art in cortados.

  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Units Scale
  • 75 ml of whole milk
  • 75 ml of espresso or strong coffee


  1. Brew your Moka pot coffee using a 10:1 ratio. That is, if your Moka pot has a chamber with a capacity for 125 ml, use 12.5 grams of coffee. You can use 12:1 ratio for a more delicate brew, but I prefer a strong coffee for cortado.
  2. Heat your milk to 55-60 °C and froth until getting a silky texture. Avoid frothing excessively, or you’ll get too much foam.
  3. Pre-heat your cup or glass. You can do that by adding a bit of hot water and discarding it, just before serving.
  4. Serve the coffee in your cup and then pour the frothy milk. If you want, you can try a fancy latte art. Whatever is the case, you’ll be done after adding the milk on top! 


We used the Verywell Nutrition Facts calculator to obtain the nutritional facts for this recipe. The recipe values don’t include added sugars, only those naturally present in whole milk.

  • Author: Yker Valerio
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Coffee drinks


  • Serving Size: 150 ml
  • Calories: 46
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 32 mg
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

Keywords: cortado