Cold froth is a key ingredient of iced lattes or iced cappuccinos. The frothy texture and milky taste adds a feel good factor, to your coffee beverage. Making it, however, requires a frothing kitchen tool. Best milk frothers for cold froth must make the task simple for the budding barista, and include handy nuances, such as being robust and easy to clean. Extra nuances, of importance may include anti over-heating systems, user friendly controls, or simply that old but famous axiom: ‘great value for money’.
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Types of Milk Frother For Cold Froth
The types of milk frother for creating creamy, cold froth that we’ll pour over are hand held milk frothers, automatic stand alone milk frothers and manual milk frothers. All three genres of milk frother possess their own advantages and drawbacks.
If you would prefer a budget device, which will save on electricity but will require a little elbow grease, the manual milk frother maybe your choice. If you would like a more portable device you could take on vacation, don’t mind changing batteries (infrequently nowadays) and spending some minutes gripping a device, a handheld frother could be for you.
A more professional result with heavier foam and hands free frothing is achieved with the automatic stand alone machine if you don’t mind a (small) table top footprint.
Before lapping up which are the best milk frothers for cold froth let’s go over how to make cold ice cappuccino.
Iced Cappuccino Recipe
- Prepare a double shot of espresso (or use a teaspoon and a half of instant coffee with a tablespoon of boiling water) and allow to cool.
- Add 6-8 ice cubes
- Allow the temperature to cool by stirring,
- Prepare your cold foam and pour over the coffee.
Please note you may also make iced coffee with a professional espresso machine which has a frothing wand. Simply follow steps 1-3, then add cold milk. Use the frothing wand to create micro bubbles for about thirty seconds for delicious results.
The AEVO is designed for the home frother who likes automatically made froth of a more consistent, heavier and professional style. With a cold milk froth capacity of 150 ml per session, it creates voluminous cold milk froth for three iced cappuccinos.
The great benefit of this stylish, black device, is that you simply fill it with cold milk up to the indicated line and then press the left sided button twice for cool foam. The clever AEVO then simply shuts off when your cool foam is ready. With 3 other functions for latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate foam, the AEVO is truly versatile.
It goes without saying that the AEVO will be more expensive than handheld frothers on the list of best milk frothers for cold froth. However, if you love good quality coffee beverages at home the outlay is less than about 20 cups of coffee in your favorite cafe.
The advantages outweigh the disadvantages with this handy automatic frother. The final froth and beverage itself tastes so authentic that it would give any top high street bistro a run for their money.
Please note that while the jug of the AEVO is dishwasher safe the base and lid are not and can be wiped down with a wet cloth.
Things We Liked
- Won’t take up much of a footprint: 4.92 x 4.92 x 7.17 inches
- Quiet magnetic motor wont wake the family.
- It doesn’t make a mess when frothing due to the lid
- Hard to find a con, though there is a loud beep when the jug is placed on the base which maybe annoying to some.
The Aerocinno4 is a dishwasher safe stand alone milk frother which caters for cold froth suitable for iced cappuccinos or iced lattes. The maximum capacity for cold froth is approx 3.5 oz which will make up to 3 iced cappuccinos. Lattes need more milky consistency than froth and this machine will deliver about 8 oz of lighter froth for iced lattes.
Although some people may find the 4 illuminated buttons on the base annoying (that stay on for several minutes when the machine is turned on) I prefer them to a multi one click button like the old Aeroccino3.
The good news is that this stylish looking machine doesn’t take up kitchen counter space at only 23.8 x 18.21 x 16.61 cms. Being versatile is the Aeroccino4’s trademark: it also has easily clickable buttons for extra froth, warm froth and hot milk.
There are handy markings inside the jug for non-frothed milk and frothed milk.The aerocinno4 has a top quality interior ceramic coating so the device is robust and milk doesn’t stick to the inside as much as others.
Further good news comes in the shape of a 2 year warranty from Nespresso. Plus the final froth itself is dense and more professional than even many budget frothing wands found on espresso machines.
Tip of The Day
- Use skimmed milk for cold frothing
Things We Like
- 2 Year Warranty
- Good, dense froth
- Dish washer safe
- It could be larger for family use in one go.
- Best handheld Milk Frother for Cold Milk
3. BASECENT Rechargeable stainless Steel, High Powered – Best Handheld Milk Frother
The great benefit of handheld milk frothers is you can control the density of the froth simply by submerging or extracting the whisk of the frother. The longer you leave it in the milk, the denser the froth will be. However, even this 21,000 rpm device doesn’t quite get the heaviness of froth created by a steam wand or an automatic machine. Still, the results are only a hair’s width away from that level.
The basecent is superb value for money, coming with a free steel pitcher, over 80 free coffee recipes and a smart looking stainless steel cover, to protect your frother while camping, back packing, traveling or anywhere on the go.
It uses a micro usb which can charge even by attaching to your laptop. At 10 inches long and of stainless steel, the Basecent is a handy, hardy device
Using a rechargeable 800mAh battery its nice to know the environment will benefit as you won’t be changing batteries so often. With a 21,000 rpm motor you’re getting a capable device that’s hard to compete with in the realm of handhelds. Combine that with the double steel whisk and you’ve probably got the most capable handheld milk frother on the market. Let me know if I’m wrong below.
I suggest switching the button at the base to the second engine speed of 18,000 rpm for iced lattes which require less dense froth.
The manufacturers offer a 3 month replacement offer which is okay but could be better.
Things We Like
- High Engine Speed
- Charge by micro USB
- Stainless Steel Quality
- Double headed whisk
- Good level of froth
- Not quite as dense foam as an automatic machine.
4. Manual Milk Frother – 27 Oz, 800 ML of Froth
Of stainless steel, the ENLOY manual milk frother is well built. Fill your ice cold milk to the nicely indicated mark, slide in the steel whisk, hold down securely and start pumping. The benefits of the ENLOY frother are clear: saving electricity by using old fashioned elbow grease. The good size is the reason, this frother makes the list of ‘Best Milk Frothers For Cold Froth’. Easily provide enough cold froth for several iced cappuccinos in one round.
Adding to its versatility a comfortable rubber feeling handle will protect you from scorches if you decide to use it with steamed milk. The plunger saves on elbow grease by being pushed and withdrawn by a long steel stem which simply needs a firm fingertip grip. The top filter is a handy design as it allows you to see how high and dense the froth is becoming.
Things We Like
- No electricity
- Large quantity of froth
- Stainless steel
- Portable and light at 1.52 pounds
- Froth not quite as dense as automatic machines
All of the above milk frothers are top of their category due to nuances such as easy cleaning, easier operation, and of course the final product itself. The AEVO is a great choice for the home and in ‘Best Milk Frothers For Cold Froth’. Stylish with a small footprint, creating froth couldn’t be easier and all that while being dishwasher proof.
As handhelds go the Bascent with its smorgasbord of free gifts and two seemingly super powered engine speeds, for the equivalent of a few bistro cappuccinos, is a winner to seriously think about.
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