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on May 28, 2023
Frothed milk is milk that has been aerated with a tool like a milk frother (which only creates foam) or a steam wand (which heats the milk and creates foam).
Adding frothed milk to coffee elevates it to an entirely new level. Just look at a cappuccino or macchiato – half the fun of drinking it is savoring the texture of the foam.
If you’re looking for a great milk frother, here are some of our favorites:
If you don’t have a milk frother and need to create foam in a pinch, here’s how you can do that with items you already have in your kitchen. (And if you want the milk steamed so it’s even sweeter, make sure to heat it on a stovetop or in a microwave until it’s between 140 and 155 degrees Fahrenheit – around the time you see steam begin to rise and micro bubbles began to form at the edge of the pan.)
Want to top off your drinks with foam but you’re not a fan of dairy? There are plant-based alternatives that can replace milk.
However, not all non-dairy milks are ideal for creating froth since most plant-based alternatives are too watery to foam.
If you’d like to make frothed milk with a non-dairy milk, oat milk is an excellent option – specifically, Oatly’s Barista Edition, which is made for drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. It has a thicker, creamier consistency (which is comparable to whole milk) and it’s easy to foam and use as latte art. Bonus: oat milk is considered more sustainable and environmentally-friendly than other types of milk due to the fact that it uses less land and water than many other types of milk (such as almond milk).