What is Babyccino?

What is babyccino

As you may notice, the word babyccino is a combination of the words "baby" and "cappuccino". So simply put, it is cappuccino that is meant for babies. At first glance, its appearance resembles this baby drink and cappuccino.

In fact, all it has in common with a cappuccino is whipped milk foam, which in the basic babyccino recipe is additionally garnished with cinnamon, cocoa or marshmallow.

This fun drink is designed for children aged one-and-a-half to eight years old, for whom café parents are looking for a healthier alternative to caffeinated drinks.

Where did the babyccino come from?

We would look for the origins of babyccino coffee inAustralia or New Zealand. In these two countries there are constant arguments about which nationality came up with it first. It's a similar story with the popular Flat White, which Australians and New Zealanders also argue over.

However, many people agree that the term first appeared in Australia when the drink appeared on cafe menus in the early 2000s.

Even the word "babyccino" was officially included in the Australian National Dictionary in 2016, as it is considered an important part of the country's coffee culture.

Today, babyccino is served inmany cafes around the world, especially those that have kept up with the times and are not afraid of coffee novelties.

Not always, however, is it listed on the establishment's drink menu and cafes often prepare it only on request. Who could say no to baby eyes either?

Caffeine for kids?

You don't have to worry that your child won't sleep a wink all night after drinking this drink. If you choose the decaffeinated espresso option, the minimal 2mg of caffeine it contains probably won't harm your baby.And if you'd rather skip the espresso altogether, choose the milk foam-only option, which contains no caffeine at all.

Preparing babyccino

There is no exact recipe for babyccino, the preparation of this drink varies barista from barista, but the drink tends to be very similar no matter where in the world it is served.

Whatever recipe you choose, you can count on a few things: babyccino will besmall, cute and make your baby happy.

The two main babyccino recipes that are popping up in coffee shops are babyccino with decaffeinated espresso or babyccino with just milk foam.

Traditional milk foam babyccino

According to the Barista Institute , the basic recipe for babyccino is as follows:

  • Whip up a milk foam.
  • Pour 60 ml of milk foam into an espresso cup.
  • Sprinkle cocoa or cinnamon over the drink.
  • You can garnish the babyccino with marshmallow, chocolate sprinkles or whipped cream.

Babbyccino from decaffeinated espresso

This recipe differs from milk foam-only babyccino only with extra decaffeinated espresso .

  • Make decaffeinated espresso in an espresso cup.
  • Whip up milk foam, just like you're used to.
  • Carefullypour the whipped milk over the espresso, starting in the middle and moving outwards in a circular motion.
  • Top with marshmallow, cocoa powder or cinnamon of your choice.

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