Cooking Skills
How to Make Latte Foam in 60 Seconds
Don't have an expensive milk frother? All you need is a glass jar and a microwave.
11-12-2021
Lisa McManus

If you like foamy and frothy steamed milk to top your coffee but don’t have a milk frother, here’s an easy hack that works surprisingly well. All you need is a jar with a lid that doesn’t leak (a Mason jar is perfect) and a microwave.

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  1. Fill the jar no more than halfway with cold whole milk. Put the lid on tightly and shake the jar vigorously—like a cocktail shaker—for a full 30 seconds.
  2. Take off the lid and you’ll see that the milk is mildly foamy and bubbly. 
  3. Put the open jar in the microwave and run it on high for 30 seconds. The foam will rise and become more stable as the milk heats.

And that’s it: Foamy, frothy, steamy milk in 1 minute, ready to make your morning coffee feel just a little bit fancier.  

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