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DIY Quick & Easy Milk Froth

DIY Froth 2Sometimes I like to have a milky frothy coffee drink, but I don’t have an expensive milk steamer.  I also don’t have the time to wait for the milk to heat up on the stove, and I definitely don’t have the arm strength (read: ambition) to whisk away at it to create the froth.

Long ago, our friends at The Kitchn shared a simple way to create milk froth without any of the above. I gave it a whirl, and even though it might not be your classiest foam, it definitely fit the bill for me.

DIY Froth 4Now that the weather has cooled down, I want milky frothy drinks reintroduced to my mornings.  It also reminded me that I never shared this trick with you.  So, here you have it!  Go enjoy your milky frothy drink, and while you’re at it, try it out with this pumpkin spice syrup when making your pumpkin spice latte.  :)

DIY Quick & Easy Milk Froth

Prep Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 1-2 servings

DIY Quick & Easy Milk Froth

With this DIY froth, no expensive equipment is needed, and you can rest your muscles from the whisk!

  • Milk, as much as you typically use in your cup of coffee (or half and half, whipping cream, etc.)
  • Equipment
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Microwave

Pour milk into mason jar, filling no more than halfway. Secure the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Remove the lid and microwave for another 30 seconds. Using a spoon to hold back the foam, pour the milk into your cup of coffee. Scoop the foam on top. Enjoy!

Source: The Kitchn

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  1. This is amazing! I LOVE frothy milk, but cannot rationalize going to a coffee shop just to get it – I will definitely be trying this!

  2. Man, I can’t believe I’m wishing I had a microwave- that almost never happens! :) Great tip, though.

  3. Awesome trick! Crazy that you can make frothy milk that way…who knew? FYI, Ikea sells this amazing little $2 tool that will totally froth your milk in less than a minute and its probably smaller than your garlic press so fits nicely into a drawer. I just discovered it and its my new favorite gadget! The only thing it can’t do is warm the milk, so its still cool, but after you add the coffee, there’s no waiting for it to cool down, its perfectly drinkable right away! PS I adore your blog

  4. How does the metal lid of a mason jar react in a microwave?

  5. I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing such a handy tip.

  6. The frother on my espresso machine is a pain in the butt, so I’m looking forward to trying this! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I finally got around to trying this, and it is awesome! Totally works and is my new favorite thing :) Thanks!

  8. Nice! Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely be using this “recipe” in the near future ;) On my hot chocolate, though. I’m not too much of a coffee drinker.

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