How to Steam Milk in a Pan for Coffee

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How to Steam Milk in a Pan for Coffee
Steamed milk can be added to your favourite flavoured coffee. (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Making speciality coffee drinks at home is easier than ever with the growing number of flavoured grounds and syrups on the market. Special steamers and brewers can make a person feel like a professional barista, but making an inviting cup of cappuccino or latte can be done without investing in expensive appliances.

One very important step in creating a tasty coffee drink is the process of steaming the milk. This only takes a few minutes and can be done with milk, soy milk or nondairy creamer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 170gr milk
  • Quart saucepan
  • Spoon

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  1. 1

    Place the saucepan on the hob and pour the milk into the saucepan.

  2. 2

    Heat the milk slowly over medium heat. Allow the milk to simmer until bubbles form around the edges. Take care not to boil the milk.

  3. 3

    Remove any skin that has formed on the surface of the milk with a spoon.

  4. 4

    Pour the milk into a coffee cup.

Tips and warnings

  • When choosing the type of milk for steaming, any kind will do, but whole or 2 per cent milk will offer the most flavour.
  • Heat the milk before brewing your coffee as the milk will retain its heat for a longer period of time.

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