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How to Make Milk Foam at Home

Mar 29, 2021

When you order a coffee at your local coffee shop, you can ask your barista to top it with a thick layer of frothed milk. While your coffee shop most likely owns a fancy frother to create milk foam, you can learn how to make milk foam in your own kitchen. 

Frothed milk can take your coffee to the next level. Whether you need milk foam to create the perfect at-home cappuccino or you just want to jazz up your regular cup of joe, milk foam can help you start your day off right.

Frothing your own milk is also perfect for mornings when you're craving a specialty coffee without leaving home. We can teach you how to froth milk without a frother with our recipe, which won't require extra spending on specialty equipment.

How Do You Froth Milk at Home without a Frother?

The first step of making milk foam is choosing what kind of milk to use. At your local coffee shop, the barista would ask for your milk preferences. Still, certain types of milk are better for foaming than others when you're frothing it yourself.

To create the best frothed milk, try using low-fat or nonfat dairy. Because low-fat milk has whey proteins, the foam will be more stable and voluminous. If you prefer another kind of milk, you can still use it, but it will produce smaller bubbles. 

Milk Foam Recipe

Making your own milk foam is simple and easy, so you can add it to your morning coffee routine, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. Our recipe is easy to follow and only requires materials that you already have in your cabinets. 

To start, gather the following ingredients. Here's what you'll need: 

  • A jar with a lid
  • Milk of your choice
  • A microwave

After you've found a jar and carton of milk, complete the following steps:

  1. Pour your desired amount of milk into the jar. You may need less than you think since foaming causes the milk to increase in volume.
  2. Screw the lid onto the jar tightly and shake the jar for 30 to 60 seconds or until the milk's volume has doubled. 
  3. Take the lid off the jar and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  4. Spoon the milk foam on the top of your coffee, and you're done.

Once finished, you can sit back and enjoy your coffee, topped with your very own frothed milk.

Make Coffee Worthy of Your Homemade Milk Foam

After you've become a professional at frothing milk, make sure you're topping coffee that's just as good as your milk foam. At Real Good Coffee Co, we make premium, affordable coffee that tastes good. Our fresh coffee comes in whole beans, cups, or pods, so you can find the kind that's right for you. 

To keep your coffee stash stocked with our high-quality products, shop our products, and find the brew that's right for you and your milk foam.