Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Frothy Bliss

I have a stove top cappuccino maker which I love dearly, but have always been a little bummed that the frothed milk doesn't come out as pristine white micro foam that I look forward to in a good coffee drink.

Just call me a foamed milk snob!

A friend on Facebook recently posted this link on how to make milk foam without a machine ... and it is awesome! Of course I love cappuccinos and tea lattes and after trying this method I am making them all the time.

This black tea latte really hit the spot. With a little Billy Holiday's I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm playing in the background and a knitting project in hand, it's been a good afternoon.

Thanks to this easy trick, I make espresso in my stove top cappuccino maker and create the foam by hand. I am not exaggerating when I say that it rivals Starbucks, and from my own kitchen no less! Hint: the higher the fat content in the milk, the better the foam. Plus, I don't have to clean much, waste much, or wait long.

Ooh, I think I'll have to go get some Chai tea now. The perfect Christmastime drink I think.

2 comments: said...

I am so happy that you found the link helpful! I am also glad to hear that it is awesome!

Anna said...

We have that same Bialetti! Turns out, however, that if the valve goes down the garbage disposal ... you have to order a new one.

Great tip on the froth!