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How do you steam milk at home for a latte without a milk steamer?

No milk steamer or mocha machine

asked by Hurley over 5 years ago
4 answers 5753 views
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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

I would just heat it, either stove-top or microwave to 180-185º F, then whisk it like crazy to get some froth. It won't be like cappuchino foam, but should be sufficient for a latte.

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added over 5 years ago

If you have a French press you can put warm milk in it and shove the plunger up and down quickly until the milk is frothy.

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added over 5 years ago

Steam the milk, & froth it using one of those 1.99 aerators from IKEA!!

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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

I was thinking about this after reading the question. Maybe a science or web source could supply a heat proof rubber stopper (the kind used in labs with a hole in the stopper that are used on flasks). One that fits in a tea kettle with a small length of copper tubing would make steam out of the tube. They make those stoppers with one hole or two holes.
Something like this.
with a short piece of copper tubing from hardware store.

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