Making foamy milk with a milk frother may not be very appealing to a barista, but it is suitable for times when you like to make a cappuccino or latte at home. This method is very inexpensive and simple. The only tool you need is a milk frother, which is very cheap and easy to work with. Let’s see how to froth milk with this method.
What Is Milk Frother?
A milk frother is a device commonly used to make foam on beverages such as milk and coffee, and you can also use it as a small mixer. This device is suitable for frothing beverages such as coffee and milk. Using this device is very simple and you can clean it easily. After turning on the device, the stirrer head rotates and you can hold it vertically on the surface of the milk or coffee to make foam. The milk frother is used to make one or two cups of latte or dalgona coffee, but for more use, it is better to buy an espresso machine with a steam wand.
How to Froth Milk With a Milk Frother?
The first thing you need to know is that the milk you choose must be fresh, do not use milk that has been refrigerated for several days because you will not get the result you want. Whole milk gives you better foam, of course, you can also use low-fat milk and kinds of milk such as almond milk and soy milk, but the result is better with whole milk because it has more fat and this helps to form foam.
Whichever method and tool you use, heating the milk will help you a lot. Pour the milk into a small pan and heat. The temperature of the milk should reach about 150 degrees Fahrenheit, which means it should be hot enough but not simmering. Then pour the milk into a cup or milk frothing jug. Do not fill the entire cup, leaving room for milk foam.
The time of frothing the milk with the frother depends on the drink we are going to make. If you are going to make a latte, you have to make small bubbles with the frother, and if you are going to make a cappuccino, you have to make larger bubbles, and you need more time to froth it. It takes about 30 seconds if you want more froth you need more seconds.
The last point is not to immerse the frother in the cup too much. Just stay at the top, hold it vertically on the surface of the milk or coffee to make foam. Move the frother up and down until bubbles form. Tap the cup to the countertop to break large bubbles. And that’s it! Now you have a cup of frothy silky milk with which you can make delicious drinks.☕
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