If you want to have a nice cappuccino or creamy latte, it is always good to have it rich in foam. Drinking it will not only give you the warm satisfaction of great flavors, but you will also have the freedom to make beautiful designs on the drink.
Therefore, if you are thinking of making one at home, frothing the milk is vital. As important as frothing may be, not everyone has the luxury of owning a milk frother. For this reason, we are going through the different methods to use to create frothed milk for your cappuccino or latte.
Shake away the milk
This is probably the most achievable way to create frothed milk. All you need is your warm milk and a jar with a lid. Pour the milk in the jar and screw the lid tightly then shake it vigorously. Safety measures to this method is to hold down the lid when doing the shaking to avoid milk from spilling all over and burn you. This will result to froth with large bubbles which is okay to start you off.
Whisk the milk
In this method, you can have the warmed milk in a pot then using a whisker, whisk it vigorously by hand. The best way to get better results is when you move back and forth rather than in a circular motion. Aside from a whisker, you can also use a squeezable tea ball infuser to whisk the milk. The holes on it are useful in breaking up the liquid and in turn introducing air into the milk which is responsible for the foam and bubbles.
Well, this works when you have a frothing wand at hand. Take your warmed milk and put the wand in it then turn it on. Using your hand, whisk the milk continuously until you see the milk has reached your desired frothing. This method produces the very nice foam that can be mistaken to be done in a frother.
Blend the milk
Just like all the other methods, the milk to use here should be warm. Pour the milk into your blender then, using a medium blending speed, blend the milk till it’s frothy. During this process, ensure that the blender lid is closed tightly to avoid messy encounters. After blending it, pour the contents in a cup. You will see that the bubbles are smaller and even. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to froth. Just place the hand blender in the milk then turn it on low. Start blending until it becomes frothy. Make sure the container you’re using is deep enough to avoid milk spillage.
Use a cafetière
It might seem odd but this is also another way to froth milk, the best way available. Warm the milk to be frothed then pour it into your French press and start pumping vigorously while you hold the lid down with your other hand. Do this for 10 seconds to achieve the desired frothiness. Here, make sure to leave a little space when pouring the milk into the cafetière for the milk to expand and froth. Allow the milk to sit there for about a minute before taking it out. As versatile as the French press is, you get the right results. It is, in fact, preferred by many to froth their coffee milk. Also, the spout is narrow which allows you to make art easily.
No frother? No problem! The above discussed methods will guide you to making the frothed milk you like for your cappuccinos. Just remember that all these methods require effort and patience. And in turn, you will be enjoying your latte in style.