How to Froth Milk without an Espresso Machine
A dollop of frothy milk is the perk on top of the drink that you are always guaranteed to get from your local coffee shop. Cappuccinos, lattes, tea lattes, they always taste better with the frothy milk, and that can sometimes lead to extra expense on hot beverages, we're all guilty of it. Luckily for us it's now possible to make your favorite hot drinks at home, frothy milk and all! And no, this doesn't mean you have to invest in an espresso machine for the privilege, even better! Here at OneHowTo, we're going to tell you how to froth milk without an espresso machine, so you can enjoy your favorite drinks without the extra cost! You're welcome.
To froth milk without an espresso machine, you're going to need a couple of simple things.
- A microwave
- A clean, empty jam jar
- Milk - low or non fat milk froths the best
The first step will be to pour your milk into the jam jar.
Fill the jar with as much milk as you will use for your drink, whether it's a coffee or a tea latte, but no more than 2/3 as you need to leave space for the foam! Screw the lid on.
The next step is to shake the jar thoroughly for around a minute.
The jar should now be filled to the top with froth and bubbles. If this is the case, you're doing it right!
Now let's take our milk to the microwave.
Unscrew the lid and microwave for 30 seconds with the top completely uncovered. Do not leave the lid in the microwave!
The microwave helps to stabilize the froth so that the foam doesn't just disappear.
Take a look at our amazing microwave cooking hacks to find out other ways you can use your microwave for quick and easy cooking, you'll be surprised!
Pour the milk straight into your drink once you have taken it from the microwave.
This is when the milk will be at its most frothy!
If you want to add some extra flavor or want to make it look like the best cappuccino in Rome, sprinkle some cocoa powder or ground cinnamon to give it an extra flavor.
You can use this tip to make your own homemade cappuccino without an espresso machine too! In this article you'll also learn how to pour the froth to create amazing pictures as well.
Enjoy your delicious cappuccino made at home!
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