There are so many you can froth milk at home and in this article, we are going to discuss it one by one. You can use the frothed milk in many espresso drinks and other beverages. And if you have the best Nespresso machine with some popular Nespresso pods, you can make a perfect coffee at your home.
1. Shaking in a jar
Take an airtight jar. Fill the jar with warm milk you need for a cup of coffee or cappuccino. Leave half the jar empty for foam. Now shake the jar as hard as you can. If your milk is too hot you will need a piece of towel to hold the jar. Shake well and you will get foam on the top of the jar. Your frothing is done. This is the simplest way of frothing milk at home. But this will be useful for instant use. If you want to store it, you will lose the foam as it will fuse back with the milk.
2. Whisking by hands
Another method of getting froth is whisking by hand. Warm your milk and whisking it energetically as you can. Your milk becomes frothy. This method is better than the jar method as milk froth in this method has slightly better quality than the jar.
3. Electric mixer
Heat your milk by pouring the required amount of milk into a pot. Now place the pot on the stove and heat it in medium-low flame. Heat the milk when it starts to steam but don’t let it curdle. Now take out the pot from the stove and place your whisks of an electric mixer in the pot. Turn on the mixer and whisk the milk from low to medium speed. Whisk till the desired form of milk achieves or doubles the volume of milk.
If you do not have an electric mixer, you can use a handheld whisk. Whisk vigorously back and forth about one minute can give you the desired result.
4. Pump frother
You can also use a hand pump frother to froth the milk. Pour the milk into the carafe until it reaches the maximum line. Close the carafe with the plunger. Now pump the plunger up and down till the milk becomes frothy in about 30-45 seconds. Now remove the plunger and put the carafe in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Once the milk is heated, it stabilizes the frothed milk. Now you can use your frothy milk in your favorite drink.
But you can put the carafe in the microwave just in case that carafe is microwave safe. If your carafe is not microwave safe you should have to use warm milk (heat your milk) in the carafe before pumping.
5. French press
You can also use French Press for frothing milk just like you would use a pump frother. Heat milk on the stove. Now pour the warm milk in the French press, again not fill-over the press because volume increases when the milk becomes frothed. Now pump up and down vigorously till your milk froth. Left the milk for one minute in the press before pouring. You can use your frothed milk in your favorite drink.
6. In microwave
Put the milk in the jar. Don’t fill the jar more than half. Let it be half empty for the foam. Now screw the lid tightly and start shaking the jar. The more rapidly you can shake it the more foam it gets. Shake it well for 30 to 60 seconds. You will see milk become frothy, and get doubled in volume. Now put the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds, keep the jar lid off. You will observe a layer of foam rising on the top of the jar. Let the milk be heated, once the milk is heated the rising foam will become permanent. Use this creamy, frothy hot milk in your coffee.