Milk frothers are kitchen appliances that whip up milk into a froth, which is typically used in coffee preparation (cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate etc.). Aerated milk and a substantial amount of foam are generated during this process. Small bubbles form as a result of this process, which lightens the texture of the milk while simultaneously increasing its volume. Among the numerous options are Subminimal, Bialetti, Bodum, and other well-known names in the industry.
Aside from having bubbles that are so little that you can't see them, microfoam has the additional benefit of reducing the surface tension of the liquid, which may allow more tastebuds to come into touch with the surface of the beverage. In turn, you'll be able to detect the difference more firmly as time passes.
Milk that has been frothed tastes sweeter than milk that has not been frothed because the milk has been combined with air. Because it gets hotter, people perceive the milk to be sweeter, even if it isn't really any sweeter. An espresso drink produced with a coffee frother will taste sweeter than one made solely with milk and espresso as a result of this.
The more milk you use, the more difficult it will be to get the foam to form. The quality of the foam may be degraded by leaving the milk out in the sun or opening it for a long period of time. If possible, experiment with various types of milk and make use of the thick spring whisk (if you have an Aeroccino with two whisks).
Different Types of Milk Frothers & Steamers
There are many kinds of milk frothers & steamers available in the market. If we categorize them according to the power source, there are gas & electric steamers. Electric steamers are easy to control temperature and stable, whereas gas steamers are usually portable and can be carried around, and can generate high pressure steam.
How to use Milk Frothers & Steamers
It is quite easy to use the milk frothers and steamers as long as you know how to use them. For the traditional steamer like the Bellman 50SS Milk Steamer, you may follow the following instructions:
- Heat up the milk steamer to build up pressure
- Once the pressure has been built, turn on the steamer to create steam.
- Start build up froth when milk is cold.
- The steam would gradually heat up the milk, making sure that the steam wand is touching the surface of the milk to create creamy silky milk.
- Once the milk reaches certain height, turn off the valve to stop.
The whole process is to inject air into the milk so that the milk froth is creamy and shiny. The durable 18/10 stainless steel would allow you to use the milk steamer for a long time.
In case you are using a handheld milk frother, you may simply put the frother inside the milk and turn it on to start creating froth.