How to Pour the Perfect Heart Cappuccino in a Few Simple Steps!

You don't need to be a Barista to surprise your special Valentine this week with a heart shaped foam shape in the center of your cappuccino or latte. It might some practice, but once you master it the first time, it's easy to remember. We suggest you use whole milk as it's best to work with and form the heart shape.

These steps are to be used with an espresso machine and milk steamer: 

  1. Steam 3 ounces of whole milk (6 tablespoons) to 140-160 degrees. Make sure you then swirl the milk to get rid of any bubbles.
  2. Use a standard Cappuccino cup and fill it with about 1 ounce (one shot) of expresso. Hold the cup in your hand and then tip it toward you -- at around a 45-degree angle.
  3. Take your steamed milk and gradually pour the milk into the Espresso starting in the middle of the cup. It's best that you hold the pitcher high so that when you pour the milk it will sink to the bottom.
  4. When the cup is mostly full, continue to pour but pour closer to the top. As you are pouring start shaking your hand back and forth to slightly make ripples in the foam.
  5. Now lift the pour higher again and drag it in a line down through the center of the heart to make the point at the bottom.

You'll then have a heart foam in your cup! Enjoy!

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The Maker's Mark Share Delicious Holiday Tour Dec 18-20!

Maker’s Mark® is hitting the road and celebrating the spirit of the season for its 2nd annual charitable mobile holiday tour. In partnership with Share Our Strength, a non-profit organization founded with the belief that everyone has the strength to share in the fight against hunger and poverty, the Maker’s Mark #ShareDelicious bake sale truck will give fans in six U.S. cities a chance to enjoy a tasty treat in exchange for a suggested donation to help those in need.

Maker’s Mark® has partnered with Share Our Strength as the #ShareDelicious tour kicks off, ensuring that families get the food they need this holiday season, as well as access to support programs that teach culinary education courses and how to shop on a budget. During each stop, the #ShareDelicious truck will spread holiday cheer by passing out spiced cider and delicious baked goods from Butter & Scotch bakery, including Cheddar-Chive Biscuits and Maker’s Mark® Hot-Toddy Caramel Corn, as well as items inspired by each city along the route.*

The Maker’s Mark® #ShareDelicious Holiday Tour is rolling in to Chicago on December 18-20 with a very special treat inspired by the city! The Deep-Dish Piecaken is a deep dish raspberry pie sweet treat dessert.

HOW: Consumers can stop by the #ShareDelicious truck during the dates/times listed below. To enjoy any bake sale item, simply Text “Makers” to 877-877 with a suggested donation of $5 which will go directly to Share Our Strength.** Simply show confirmation of your texted donation at the truck’s collection window and make your selection!

WHEN & WHERE:

Maker’s Mark invites fans to visit our #ShareDelicious truck at the following locations this holiday season: Chicago, IL | December 18 – 20

Dates, Times & Locations

19-Dec 11am – 3pm Millennium Park: Wrigley Square and Millennium Park monument at the corner of E Randolph St. and North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602

19-Dec 5pm – 8pm Joy District: 112 Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

 20-Dec 11am – 3pm Merchandise Mart: 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, on the South Drive/Capital West end along the river, Chicago, IL 60654

20-Dec 5pm – 9pm Garfield’s: 1704 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647

MORE: For those unable to visit the Maker’s Mark® holiday truck tour, you can still donate in $5 increments by texting MAKERS to 877-877.