A milk frother, also known as a milk foamer, is a small appliance that pushes air into milk to create a frothy, creamy texture, which is commonly added to coffee drinks for additional flavor. A frother will work with any type of dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk or cashew milk. The easiest way to froth your milk of choice is by using an electric milk frother. It also allows you to start your day with a delicious beverage that you can put into a travel mug to make your morning commute more enjoyable. Many people have a milk frother in their kitchen because it can be quick and easy to use. It’s also considered safe, convenient and portable, which makes a milk frother a wonderful housewarming gift,
You may be wondering what the difference is between frothing milk and steaming milk. Steamed milk is the result of milk being exposed to high pressured steam from an espresso machine. With a frother, you’re heating up the milk and injecting air into it, which creates small bubbles that become foam.
Steamed milk tends to be heavier and more dense than frothed milk because it contains less air. Frothed milk tends to be less watery and its foamy texture will hold its shape better for creative applications in hot drinks.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Frother
Once you find the best milk frother for you, there are several ways to put it to good use. Depending on the model of frother you choose, you’ll have the option of using various settings like hot froth, hot milk and cold froth to prepare a wide range of drinks.
This includes cappuccinos and frappes, which is an iced coffee covered with foam. You can make traditional coffees, lattes, standard espresso drinks and frothed vanilla milk, which adds a twist to traditional hot cocoa drinks for a special treat for your kids.
You can also pair your milk frother with a tea pot for a chai tea latte, an espresso machine for a macchiato, or you can create your own recipes using eggnog froth, chocolate froth, strawberry froth or any flavor you like. It can also save you money because you’re making coffee drinks at home and you may even impress guests with your specialized beverage skills.