Frothy Milk

I love me some frothy milk.  I like it for my hot chocolate, for my latte, for… well, nope, just those things really.  But frothy milk makes them so much better than ordinary milk!  I used to have an Aerolatte, which was great, love that thing, however it currently resides in a box somewhere in the garage with the rest of my kitchen.  I also have a fancy coffee maker with a steam wand out there too.  However, currently I have neither of these things.  I have been frothy milk-less! 

However, salvation has arrived!  Here is a simple how to for making frothy milk with a jam jar and a microwave.  Sorted! 

(My mother has asked that I point out that Friday is kitchen cleaning day and it has been a hell of a week so any mess you see is the result of bad timing for me to do a quick photo shoot before doing my chores!  I would like to point out the irony of the fancy coffee maker sitting in the back of the shots.  Hasn’t been used in years, I think the instructions were written in Martian!)

Half fill a clean jam jar with milk. Put the lid on.

Shake the jar for about 30 seconds.

The bubbly milk should have doubled in volume.

Remove the lid and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute (depends how hot you want your milk).

Remove from the microwave.

 (I have to put in here that your milk will probably be a bit more bubbly than mine, mine had to sit for a bit here as there was a fight over the work surface while mum made a bacon sandwich!)

Put your coffee or hot chocolate in the mug. If making hot chocolate I like to mix the powder with a bit of milk first then give it 30 seconds in the microwave.

Pour the milk into the mug holding back the foam with a spoon.

Spoon the foam on to the top. Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Frothy Milk

  1. mona

    genius! why haven’t i heard of this before?

    but does the milk have to be of a certain fat percentage?

    • Anna

      Nope, I’ve used both semi skimmed and full fat (I’m uk based, I forget the US equivalents) and it’s worked with both. I imagine that you might get ever so slightly better/worse results with different milk but it still works.

  2. annainthekitchen

    Nope, I’ve used both semi skimmed and full fat (I’m uk based, I forget the US equivalents) and it’s worked with both. I imagine that you might get ever so slightly better/worse results with different milk but it still works.

  3. This is just brilliant! I’ll definitely have to try this one out, as I like foamy milk with my latte, just couldn’t make it at home before as I don’t have a steamer :/

    Thanks!

    • Anna

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad I discovered this too, I’ve been having foamy milk in my coffee every morning since, bliss!

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