Why you should use frothy milk for your coffee

Why you should use frothy milk for your coffee

Rubaina
3 minute read

One of the most commonly asked questions is why would you want to froth your milk in the first place. When you're frothing milk, you're adding air to it which gives it a creamy mouthfeel and has an incredibly light texture. However, many people are confused about the difference between steamed milk and frothy milk.

Frothed milk is made by aerating milk, which makes it foamy or frothy. The purpose of frothing the milk is to achieve a certain texture. It adds a creamy, air mouthfeel to your coffee and creates a dense foam. Milk foamer is essential to most coffee beverages, like cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and macchiatos. The level of froth in your milk can influence the strength and taste of your cup of coffee. Most people enjoy adding frothy milk to their coffee due to its texture, and the rich flavour it adds to their beverage. 

One of the key reasons for adding frothy milk to your coffee, is that the dense, rich layer of froth tends to keep your coffee hot for longer. When milk is heated, it breaks down the natural sugar present in it and caramelizes it. In turn, when the hot milk is frothed, it creates milk foam that is naturally sweet and rich. This adds a rich, sweet flavour to your coffee. 

Frothed milk is typically considered to be drier than steamed milk, because it contains more air. Another reason that people prefer frothed milk, is because you don't need any fancy equipment to do so. You can simply use a handheld manual milk frother that will help you create a rich, smooth layer of foam for your coffee beverages. 

What separates frothed milk from steamed milk?

Frothed milk has more volume, and has a significant amount of foam. Steamed milk is heated and is delicately aerated which produces very small amounts of foam called microfoam.

How to make frothy milk at home?

1. Fill your frother halfway with hot/chilled milk.

2. Plunge rapidly for 20 to 30 seconds.

3. Enjoy rich, frothy cafe-like coffee. 

Pro Tips

You can use any type of milk to create a rich layer of milk foam. 

Frothy milk can be created with dairy and non-dairy milk as well like oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, etc.

To achieve the best results for foam, you should ensure that the milk is very hot or chilled. 

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