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How to Froth Milk With Hand Blenders

Updated February 21, 2017

Frothed milk is a common ingredient in lattes and other hot drinks, adding texture and a pleasant visual variety to the beverage. While there are specific devices designed for frothing milk, you may use a hand blender to accomplish the same purpose. A hand blender is known as a stick blender or an immersion blender. Use it to give your homemade beverages a splash of frothed milk.

Pour 2 cups of milk into a pot.

Set the pot on the stove and heat it over medium until the milk is hot but not boiling. Ideally, there is a fine steam coming from the heated milk.

Pour the milk into a bowl with tall sides. Hand blenders often come with tall bowls to mitigate splashing, but any tall bowl will do.

Insert the blades of the stick blender completely into the milk.

Start the blender, moving it slowly and down in the milk. Do not bring the blades up to the surface of the milk, as this causes splashing.

Watch the surface of the milk. After about 1 minute a milk froth develops.

Scoop the froth up with a spoon and place it in your beverage.

Things You'll Need

  • Milk
  • Pot
  • Tall bowl
  • Hand blender
  • Spoon
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