But first, coffee…
Frothing milk doesn’t have to be left at the coffee shop. Doing it at home is a lot easier than you think!
First, you need cold milk. Don’t heat it before steaming. When it comes to coffee, whole milk is the way to go. The more fat in the milk, the easier it’ll be to steam.
No espresso machine:
How to froth milk at home: No espresso machine
1.Simply microwave the milk. Yep, that’s it! This is the best method for beginners learning latte art.
2.After microwaving, firmly tap the pitcher on the counter to pop the large bubbles in the milk. The milk should be creamy and look shiny, like paint. Swirl the pitcher around to mix the milk and to pop more bubbles.
3.Pour some hearts!
For home espresso:
How to froth milk at home: With Espresso machine
Step 1. Put the milk in a pitcher and submerge the steam wand in the pitcher milk. (4 oz of cold milk for an 8oz latte.)
Step 2. Turn on the steam wand, and slowly lower the pitcher, allowing the wand to be just below the surface of the milk. If you see large bubbles forming, you need to raise your pitcher more. You should lower the pitcher down a few times during this process to froth the milk well. You’ll hear small, high pitched chirping. If the steamer is making a super high pitched hissing noise, you need to give the milk more air and lower your pitcher more. Make sure to have a thermometer in the pitcher and stop steaming at 140 degrees.
Step 3. After steaming, firmly tap the pitcher on the counter to pop the large bubbles in the milk. The milk should be creamy and look shiny, like paint. Swirl the pitcher around to mix the milk and to pop more bubbles.
Step4. Pour some hearts!
Now you know how to froth milk at home – Thanks for reading!