To make a cappuccino with a $10 handheld milk frother, at home you will need a battery powered $10 milk frother, instant coffee, a microwave and low fat milk of your choice. You will also need 3 minutes of your time.
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Benefits of Making a Cappuccino With a $10 Handheld Milk Frother at Home
Making a cappuccino style beverage at home with a milk frother can be fun and rewarding for yourself, family and friends. Who doesn’t like the sight of warm creamy froth bubbling, to add to the aroma of hot water on coffee?
Notwithstanding that if you want to save a fair amount on cafe outings, making good cappuccino drinks at home is a viable solution.
What is a $10 Handheld Milk Frother?
A $10 handheld milk frother is a budget device that uses an electric motor to spin
a single headed whisk (or double headed whisk if you’re lucky to find one at $10). These devices are AA battery or rechargeable battery powered. However, rechargeable frothers would be hard to find for $10.
Often sold in bright colors, $10 handheld milk frothers are a fun and useful kitchen device to keep in your kitchen drawer.
What Does a Milk Frother do to Milk?
Milk frothers aerate milk, creating velvety, thick froth which adds an inviting texture and taste to coffee beverages. While the professional method of making coffee froth is by steam wand, budget home milk frothers, spin a whisk which creates a vortex.
Injected air into milk, creates minute bubbles which increases the volume of the milk, and makes a light, dense foam. A cappuccino with $10 handheld milk is doable.
How to Make a Cappuccino with a $10 Handheld Milk Frother
- Add a tablespoon and a half (change to taste) of instant coffee to a coffee mug.
- Pour 150 ml (change to taste) of low fat milk into a tall glass.
- Boil a kettle of water and add a 1 cm of the water to the instant coffee.
- Warm the milk in a microwave until it’s hot to taste with visible steam (about 45 seconds on high).
- Start frothing the milk with your handheld frother.
- Move the spinning whisk up and down gently for 1 – 2 mins (depending on the speed of your frother)
until the froth has almost doubled in volume.
- Pour the thick froth into the hot coffee.
The final coffee should be a hot, flavorsome coffee beverage reminiscent of a bistro cappuccino. Try using more milk for a home made latte. You may also add cinnamon sprinkles to add an extra bistro style taste. And of course a latte art stencil will make your guest think you may have ordered out for your morning coffees.
With challenges facing our world there are benefits to staying in doors and I hope this recipe brings some enjoyment to your daily routine.
Tip of The Day
Immediately clean your handheld milk frother by dipping it in a glass of hot water and detergent, then turn it on for 30 seconds. Perform the same routine again with clean warm water to rinse.
Dry thoroughly to avoid rust on some budget models. Don’t be too put off buying models with AA batteries. They often will last more than a year in my experience and make your frother highly portable for camping trips, hotel stays and more.