If you’re a coffee-lover, then you probably already know how great it is to make your café-style drinks at home. And if you don’t have one of those fancy machines that froth milk or cappuccinos and lattes, what are you waiting for? A simple handheld tool called a milk frother can give the same results as an expensive machine.
So yes, it’s time to break out the milk frother! Whether you’re using it for coffee, lattes, or even hot chocolate, there are lots of ways to use your new toy. Read on for some tips and tricks to get the most out of your new gadget!
1. Creamy Dreamy Coffee
A milk frother can be handy for making a heap of coffee drinks such as cappuccino, mocha, latte, dalgona coffee, flat white, iced latte, and then the list goes on!
You can use a milk frother to make latte art too. Make sure you have one of those cool new milk frothers that are battery-powered, so they’re easy for anyone to use. Just be careful if it’s your first time using one because otherwise, the foam may come out too thick, and you’ll end up with coffee on the ceiling…not fun!
2. Tea Lattes and Hot Chocolates
Oh yes, you can use a milk frother to whip up tea lattes such as dirty chai, London fog, and peppermint mocha. The milk frother will make your drink taste much better than just using hot water in your tea. You can even use it to make a classic hot chocolate. All you need is milk, cocoa powder, and a little bit of sugar. Oh, and marshmallows for the little ones!
3. Time for Cocktails
A milk frother can be used to aerate your drinks with the power of air bubbles. Some people consider this method better than shaking because you are not marring up the ice cubes in a cocktail shaker or tumbler glass. If you love cocktails and you own a milk frother, then you must try this method.
4. Whip Up Protein Shakes
It’s straightforward to whip up a protein shake if you have a milk frother! You can easily mix up a protein shake. For example, mix your favorite protein powder, milk, and a banana for a tasty shake that will help you recover from a workout or power through the morning after one too many drinks. If you don’t have bananas on hand, any fruit works well in this recipe – berries are fabulous!
5. Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is a staple for any dessert recipe, but it can be time-consuming to make. However, by bringing together the power of an electric milk frother with some whipping cream and sugar, you can quickly whip up fresh whipped cream without hassle! Just follow these steps to make your own at home.
Pour the whipping cream into a chilled bowl and add some sugar, maple syrup, or vanilla extract if you prefer flavored whipped cream. You can also use confectioner’s (powdered) sugar for this recipe instead of granulated white sugar. If you’re using an electric milk frother with temperature control, set it on “Cold” before beginning to avoid cooking away any of the flavors from the added ingredients.
Then let all three components chill together in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes while they become cold and stiff enough to whip up nicely by hand later on!
6. Blend Dips
Dips like aioli and salsa are delicious, but the trick is getting them to be creamy instead of watery.
Using a Milk Frother, you can achieve that perfect texture without buying pre-made dips or resorting to sour cream, which adds unnecessary fat and calories.
To Make Aioli:
Take two egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic powder (or finely minced clove), salt, pepper, paprika powder. Whisk together with milk frother until light in color and fluffy looking. Slowly add oil while continuing to use the milk frother simultaneously until the mixture starts resembling mayonnaise consistency. Decorate the top with paprika for added flavor!
7. Scrambled Eggs, Please!
Scrambled eggs made using a milk frother are incredibly soft and creamy. They also have less fat than other methods of making scrambled eggs because you don’t need to add any butter or oil.
Use your milk frother by whipping it up until bubbles appear before adding in egg mixture (two large beaten eggs per person). Keep stirring until cooked through, then season with salt and pepper as needed!
8. Soup o’clock
Blending soups with a milk frother is a great way to add flavor and texture. The result is like shaving cream in your soup but without the added fat or calories. Here are some tips about how to do it:
Don’t use too much liquid when you’re blending soups with a milk frother. You don’t want them running all over the place! Instead, start slow at first before increasing speed so that you can maintain control of the contents of your bowl while mixing healthy ingredients into creamy deliciousness!
You’ll get better results if you let vegetables thaw out for a few minutes before adding them to your blender. This will help prevent air bubbles from forming as well. Also, vegetables should be cut into small pieces before being blended to create a smoother texture.