Reddit reviews: The best milk frothers

We found 306 Reddit comments discussing the best milk frothers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 107 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Milk Frothers:

u/julieannie · 9 pointsr/blogsnark

Some ideas that have worked well for me/others:

Aging Parents - Kind of expensive (fluctuates a ton) but if you have a parent with a ton of photos who talks about scanning them all in someday, this scanner is fantastic. I have the older version and it's literally so easy to use that even my mom and dad could figure it out when I let them borrow it. Not a great bulk doc scanner but exactly what you need for photos. Pair with a case like this to store the originals in and you've done a great deed.

Newlyweds- If they don't have specific interests, a picnic blanket goes over well. I have the one linked and it's nice for the cheap price. Pair with some wine, maybe some other picnic accessories. I'm also giving a minted gift for a custom designed print for wedding photos to my brother/new sister-in-law.

Teens- Move beyond the selfie stick - some phone lenses go a long way, get a self timer for the phone, or a PowerCore. The powercore isn't sexy but super loved by all. I usually hit up BaubleBar or Sephora for deals too.

Handyman- I shoved this cheap light in my husband's stocking last year and he loves it. It's super handy.

Homebody- This is out of stock in the best size right now but it always comes back in. It is the softest blanket ever, doesn't shed, and we bought them for every room of the house.

Dog- What dog doesn't love bully sticks? A good deal, really good quality and my dogs have loved them.

On my wishlist- A milk frother, The Food Lab cookbook, a magnetic pincushion, maybe some Ugg slippers, a bunch of Etsy art and Essie gel couture nail polish. Debating a special purchase for myself with a bonus I received, I'm thinking a camera for a big trip coming up if I can find the right holiday deal.

u/BennyG02 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

There are a couple of other options for getting some froth.

You could spend a lot less (about 10 dollars or less) and get a handheld frother like this. I've got one, and it does the job. I mean, it is not as good as well made froth, obviously, but it's super cheap and easy and works.

Another thing you can do is a tip I saw on /r/coffee I think and that is put milk (warm, preferably) in a french press then pump the french press. This is a hassle in terms of cleaning up but is a great alternative. I did it the other day and it made some pretty great froth, I was surprised. Again, it's not going to be the best froth and foam ever, but it was a surprisingly good fix!

u/FlamingCurry · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Alright, I'll lay out two set ups for two different price points.

Cheap Set Up

Hario Skerton This is the most basic entry level grinder possible, grinds enough for one person pretty easily, and gets "good enough results for a poor college student

Aeropress You can make full cups of coffee or pseudo-espresso that you can mix with milk for a pseudo, its easy to clean, and probably the most forgiving coffee making tool.

And then any kettle and any scale. Look for cheap on both, were going for cheap here, and were not doing rocket science, should be another 25-30 total for both of these, which lands you just under $100 total for this set up. You don't need to bother roasting beans yourselves, and if you're in a college town theres probably a local roaster around that you can get good quality roasted beans from and be happy with. For cold brew just throw grounds and water in jar in you fridge for a day in a 8:1 ratio, then strain the goop the next day for a solid cold brew concentrate

The pricier beginner college set up

Baratza Encore. If you can afford this, then get it. The things great, does everything but espresso grind really well, and because its not manual its doesn't take that long and it doesn't require any real effort on your part. I love mine, but the $140 price tag could be steep (I wouldn't have bought it when I was in college, I was poor as shit).

Brew Methods: I still recommend at least an Aeropress, but pair it with a 1LFrench press too for when you want to make a lot of coffee at once, or coffee for friends. you can also make cold brew in a French press instead of a jar, and you can use it to strain it out. Also, if you really want to make the closest thing to espresso that you can without blowing $300 dollars, get a 3-cup moka pot. You can find a cheap one at your Ross or Home Goods equivalent.

For kettle, you can get a variable temp one if you want to spend the money, people recommend the Bonavita Variable Temp Gooseneck but I still just use my cheap 15 dollar kettle and am doing fine.

As far as scales go, I still just say find a cheap scale that works well enough.

Bits and Bobs

Hand held Milk Frother for frother hot milk for lattes. Sounds like something you would like.

u/FoxiPanda · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Ah, I think I understand the disconnect.

So to be clear, when I talk about 'high end', I really mean commercial machines -- La Marzocco Linea, Slayer Steam, etc. These are $5000 and up.

The Siliva is about $600, and is pretty close to the "low end" of decent espresso machines (I made a post a while back on what you give up between a Linea and a Silvia -- https://old.reddit.com/r/Coffee/comments/a707k8/coffee_experts_of_reddit_im_thinking_of_buying/ebzdzia/ ).

As for the links posted:

I'd be a little leery of the Welljoin machine on Amazon...it looks like basically a second run or perhaps counterfeit machine ...and the seller is "Welljun" so it makes me raise an eyebrow.

The "European Gift" stovetop steamer is a copy/counterfeit of the Bellman steamer. These are pretty okay machines and will make good steamed milk. They're also kind of a pain to use and require some clean up and a stovetop. Honestly, for a budget solution, they're pretty good though. If you want something <$600 that is good at making steamed milk, this might be the best route.

The $299CDN Delonghi is a trap. If you'll note the words they use, it's a:
> YOUR FOAM, YOUR WAY The Premium Adjustable Frother allows you to adjust the foam and steam levels to customize a variety of delicious espresso-based drinks with little to no effort.

This is marketing speak for "it's not a milk steamer". This thing is a milk frother and really has more in common with one of these (https://www.amazon.com/PowerLix-Handheld-Cappuccino-Chocolate-Stainless/dp/B01BY9RTNQ) than it does with a true milk steamer.

The Silvia (or a Bellman steamer) has a decent steam wand that isn't a frother or a panarello. It truly spits out steam into the milk and lets you control how much air you incorporate as well as it makes enough steam power to really create a vortex that allows the integration of liquid and bubbles. This power also lends itself to physically tearing apart the lipids that are suspended in the milk -- creating simple sweet sugars.

As an aside, I used some terms that may need come clarification -- This guy is a bit over the top, but he describes the process and terminology of steaming milk pretty well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMgB61WyvE

The problem with the Bellman is that it might not produce steam for long enough and the recovery time isn't easy - it has a pretty limited water supply - you have to fill it back up and let it reheat on the stove. I am not sure how much of a problem this really though as I haven't used one personally, but it's definitely a concern over something like the Silvia.

Frothers and less powerful steam toys generally are going to be super frustrating to use and won't really produce the result you desire.

u/Ecopilot · 5 pointsr/espresso

So what you are going to gather here is that you aren't going to be able to obtain "espresso" for that price range. However, if your girlfriend likes strong coffee in milk there are other options that would get you there without breaking the bank.

For the coffee:

  1. Aeropress: This is a very versatile tool that can be used to make a number of coffee styles including strong shots of concentrate to be added to milk. Lots of room to grow and try other styles as well as time goes on.

  2. Moka Pot: Can be either stovetop or electric depending on what works best. These are super popular in europe and have been around for ages so they are generally time-tested. They also make strong, pressurized percolated coffee that can be added to milk drinks.

    For the grinder:

    Hand burr grinders from Hario or Porlex are great and have a good following. You can get a knockoff on amazon for a lot less but it may fall apart after a while. Depends on your estimated use.


    For the milk:

    Frothing Pitcher: https://www.amazon.com/Gourmia-GMF215-Detachable-Stainless-Non-Stick/dp/B01MD0AAVJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1480362139&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=frother&psc=1

    Frothing wand: https://www.amazon.com/Ikea-Milk-Frother-303-011-67-Black/dp/B013S27CLQ/ref=sr_1_9?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1480362139&sr=1-9&keywords=frother

    Both of these together should get you where you need to go and make a nice gift bundle (maybe with some beans if you have a few bucks left over.

    I hear that the nespresso are ok but I really have to take a stand against the waste and concept. Putting together a bundle gives you a ton of flexibility and is a more thoughtful gift in my opinion.
u/lazyAgnostic · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

For the sweet tooth (like my dad, these are all things he likes):

  • A candy jar or bowl filled with her favorite candy.

  • An artisan ice cream scoop.

  • An ice cream maker. You could get an ice cream recipe book as well.

  • One of my dad's favorite gifts was a sugar dispenser... I think that shows his level of sugar commitment.

  • Some artisan marshmallows.

  • A milk frother that doubles as a hot chocolate maker.

    For the executive (like my mom, these are all things she likes):

  • A high quality thermos for coffee on the way to work.

  • A smart home setup, maybe an echo and some smart outlets or the google home. Really good for turning lights on/off, asking for the weather and news, listening to music, etc.

  • A FitBit to help her keep healthy even working long hours.

  • A popcorn maker that allows you to make non-microwaved popcorn in the microwave.

  • A white noise machine. If she has any trouble sleeping this thing is AMAZING.

  • A Roku or Chromecast that makes it easier to watch Netflix on the TV.

  • Wine tasting or cooking class that you can do together. Really my mom loves doing stuff with her family.
u/Coop3 · 1 pointr/tea

Hi there, I myself am not a tea drinker, but I've started seeing someone who is. She really enjoys London Fogs, like really, really likes them.

Now, not being a tea drinker all I know is it's an earl grey latte, I've never made one, or would know what it's supposed to taste like when it's done properly.

My main concern comes with the difference between steamed, and Frothed milk. I have one of These a manual frothier, pour milk in and slosh it up and down till it's thick. Is it okay to use that rather than bring milk to a simmer on the stove, and whisk until thick?

I've seen a few online 'recipes' for ratios of milk to tea, so I should be good there, I just want to make sure adding cold milk to the frothier and thickening that up, is okay.

She and I play in the same band for our church, and I'm planning on making one and bring it to her for the early morning practice this coming Sunday, and I'd hate to screw it up. Any and all help would be appreciated!

u/ThisIsMyKetoUsername · 1 pointr/keto

It's sort of an all-in-one coffee additive to achieve the bulletproof coffee effect. I found it after trying to do the coffee myself and ending up with the sequel to Deepwater Horizon in my coffee cup. It has all the benefits of BPC, with the ghee and the MCT, along with a bit of cacao to flavor it up just a little. I use that, along with a splash of HWC, in the morning, and it works great. It's a little expensive (as with most keto stuff), but I feel NO caffeine crash, and it helps keep me full until lunch, and probably past then, too. Since I'm basically sharing my amazon order history, I'll post that [here] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D19RF3Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1), as well!
I promise, I'm in no way associated with the company. It's just really great for me, and I looked around, and tried it on my own, first. I also used [this] (https://www.amazon.com/MatchaDNA-Handheld-Milk-Frother-Silver/dp/B018TCWL8O/ref=pd_sim_325_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018TCWL8O&pd_rd_r=B80H30P1J0M0HK44BQ16&pd_rd_w=9yrE2&pd_rd_wg=Pl7io&psc=1&refRID=B80H30P1J0M0HK44BQ16) frother, to help keep everything mix together.

I love my coffee, too. I miss the sweetness, but the booster gives it a bit of an oomph that I'm now addicted to.

If you try it, let me know if you liked it!!!

u/CalcifersGhost · 1 pointr/1200isplentyketo

BPC bulletproof coffee) is not essential. What it does is:

  • start off your day with caffeine and fat, which can help give you an early boost of energy, keep you full and reduce overall calorie intake because you skip breakfast which would normally give you the same benefits but with more calories.
  • grass-fed butter (like anchor) is one of those nice-but-not-essential things. Like, it's better to eat grass fed meat but go with what you can afford.
  • generally you could add cream / mct oil + butter / coconut oil + butter

    MCT is the 'active' component in the coconut oil. There'a actual a noticeable difference in physical exercise performance - I did a little experiment because I was dubious too.


  • cream = ok
  • coconut oil + butter = better than cream
  • MCT oil + butter = better than coconut oil and butter

    But it all depends what you're after :) Pick what you like.

    Also, pro tip, use one of those cheap whizzy milk frothers to mix your coffee, make it much easier :D
u/saraquael · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

This post can probably explain it better than I ever could if you want like an actual latte, haha. If you don't have a coffee grinder you can go to a coffee shop and have your beans ground. Make sure you tell them it's for espresso in a French Press, then keep the coffee in the freezer so it doesn't lose its flavor. Definitely get yourself a French press if you drink a lot of coffee, though - best coffee ever!

For my purposes, I just brew strong regular coffee (or pumpkin coffee if I can find a good one, or vanilla. It's really a matter of taste) in my French press. It takes about 5 minutes for it to steep, so while that's happening I use my Aerolatte to froth some heavy whipping cream, just until it's nice and foamy but not whipped. I don't bother heating it because I like my coffee to be a drinkable temperature. As a side note, you can make small amounts of whipped cream with the Aerolatte, too. It's an awesome little device. Then I pour my coffee in, careful to aim close to the side of the cup so as not to disturb the foam too much. Then add my syrup in the same way. Alternately, you could foam your cream in a separate cup and add your syrup straight to your coffee, then top it with the foam.

u/isthatyoujohnwayne_ · 20 pointsr/Coffee

Within that price range, you're better off buying a Moka Pot, which is a stove top espresso maker. Not quite the same as "real" espresso, but its close enough and makes great drinks when you get the hang of it. Buy a cheap $5 handheld milk frother and you can make latte/cappuccino at home. You can buy all kinds of flavored syrups to use as well. Lots of possibilities. Cuban coffee is another great recipe but way too sweet for me.

If you don't plan on buying/grinding your own beans, Cafe Bustelo, illy and Lavazza are great brands to buy for Moka pot usage.



u/acedelgado · 7 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I'm a fan of Bull City Flavors- http://www.bullcityflavors.com/
They have pretty much every flavor from all of the major companies, plus pg and vg for a fair price. Also have a 6% discount code - VU6.

You'll also need some nicotine from either Nude Nicotine or Vape Clarity. I like getting it in 100% VG to help cut down on VG usage.

You'll also need a scale accurate to .01 gram - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UGBG20/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mixing beakers - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AU6Y6X6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

PET bottles - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plastic-Squeezable-Dropper-Bottles-5-10-20-30-50ml-Liquid-Juice-E-Eye-PET-USA-/182439458891?var=&hash=item2a7a3d384b:m:mzrhDE22jYZfB8vMJhsQZiA

And very importantly, a milk frother that will mix your juice in under 30 seconds and save your sanity vs trying the shake method- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0158P72L6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Then go find yourself some juice recipes that look tasty to you- http://e-liquid-recipes.com/
And install the "ejuice me up" program to do all of the calculations for you-

And you'll need the weights from this thread to put into the ejuice me up settings- https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/2iq3km/botboy141_guide_to_mixing_by_weight/

This is also a great starting point to read how to mix by weight. Or if you're a visual person here's a fan-freaking-tastic guide on it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RdboUVCROs

So yeah, you're looking at a $100-150 investment to start off with, depending on how many flavors you order. But then the juice is a few cents per ML instead of like, a dollar+. Most of your cost from then on will be replacement bottles and VG and flavoring.

u/Theshag0 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Moka Pot

[Hario Grinder] (http://www.amazon.com/Hario-MSS-1B-Mini-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B001804CLY/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1368467219&sr=1-1&keywords=hario+grinder)

Milk Frother

It won't be perfect, but at 100 bucks that's the best you are going to do. If you are looking for a machine, expect to spend ~250 bucks to get good shots, more than that if you want to do it easily.

I'm waiting with baited breath to see if http://zpmespresso.myshopify.com/ is going to change the whole home espresso game, but for now I'm rocking the Moka Pot and it honestly works pretty well for me.

u/izalac · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Since you mentioned Tassimo, I presume you're in UK?

If you want a coffee you can brew with a press of the button, then your options are a bit limited. You either try another pod machine (Who knows? You might like Dolce Gusto or Nespresso more than Tassimo, but certainly try before you buy), or go for a superautomatic espresso machine, which is pricier.

"Bean to cup" machines might refer either to drip brew machines or superautomatic espresso machines. You want an espresso machine (or something similar to it) in order to make lattes and flat whites, so if you go that route make sure it's a superautomatic. These can get pricey though - cheap ones might not get you results which are better than pod machines. And they require more maintenance than pod machines.

If you're willing to put in slightly more work, I recommend buying a decent starting grinder, and either a moka pot or an Aeropress, both of which can produce a concentrated espresso-like coffee which you can use for lattes and flat whites. Moka pot goes on your stove, Aeropress takes hot water from your kettle. While it brews you can warm up some milk and use a simple frother. Get good quality beans and you can make better coffee than any pod machine and most superautos, at 10% of the price for a decent superauto, with cheaper price per cup compared to Tassimo discs.

u/funkinatrix · 1 pointr/tea

I'd take 3-4 teabags, put them in a saucepan with 1.5 cups of water, and add any / all of the following:
cinnamon, nutmeg, whole cardamom (4-5 seed pods, crushed slightly), a few slices of fresh ginger (or dried pieces, but not powdered), black pepper, star anise. Let simmer for 5 minutes, add 1.5 cups of milk of your choice, bring to a simmer again for another 2-3 minutes, and add sweetener to taste. Basically you want to brew it super strong, and do half / half milk and water.


If you don't have a little handheld milk frother, I recommend. They're inexpensive, fun to use, and make your chai look and taste more cafe-style. I add 1/8 cup of milk to the bottom of my mug, add a little honey (totally optional), froth it up, and then pour the hot tea into the mug (along the side of the mug -- sort of under the foam -- and not in the center if you want to maintain optimal frothiness). I find this works better than adding the frothed milk on top of the hot tea.

u/ClarionCafe · 1 pointr/Coffee

I am not sure about a taste difference (although I have heard some folks say that it would be slightly sweeter), but there is definitely a texture difference between the microfoam that a steamwand can produce versus using a frothing wand. The microfoam is thicker and can be shaped easier. However, you can go the frothing wand route and still get better results than what you are doing currently. You can also buy a dedicated appliance for milk frothing. My favorite one is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Breville-BMF600XL-Milk-Cafe-Frother/dp/B004RCNJ9Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517805264&sr=8-3&keywords=breville+milk+frother

It comes with a steaming and a frothing disk, makes pretty thick foam, and heats large or small amounts of milk with minimal effort. I use mine when I am too lazy to use the steam wand or making lattes for multiple people.

u/mr_miggs · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

This is kind of specific but if she is into house music, does she use vinyl at all? Maybe a copy of one of her favorite tunes would be cool.

Coffee is an easy gift thing too. Chemex are cool. Maybe an electric milk frother, the kind that heat milk as well?

Chef's Star MF-2 Premier Automatic Milk Frother, Heater and Cappuccino Maker with New Foam Density Feature (New Version) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072W1MWDG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DIASAbYDKQPF4

u/FredBearSaysChillax · 4 pointsr/Coffee

When I was a bigger Chai drinker, I had some excellent luck with the Tazo concentrate. I didn't care for the Oregon concentrate at all (it just had a funny taste to me). The concentrate box costed about as much as 1 starbucks chai, and when doing the math I saved a whole lot of money making it myself. If you can get a small milk steamer/frother, then you have yourself a pretty good representation of a good cafe chai.

u/AmNotLost · 1 pointr/Coffee

It just depends on what you want to make, how much effort you want to put into it, and how much control you want over the end result.

For me, if I wanted to make a "Double Caramel Latte" (in quotes to acknowledge I'm not making anyone's idea of a "real" latte), I'd use my Moka Pot to make moka coffee (not quite as strong as an espresso, but it'll work). I'd gently heat up cream in a double boiler on the stove and use my frothing wand to get some air bubbles in it -- it won't froth as well as milk, but it's what i like. Add some sugar free caramel monin syrup to the moka coffee when it's done. And top with some whipped cream if I felt like putting in the extra effort (not likely in my case, since I already used cream in the drink).

Forgot to add before sending: But if I had more money, I'd buy one of these. Personally.

u/carriedalawlermelon · 2 pointsr/avb

When I use ABV, I simmer the ABV and milk on low. Sometimes I leave the mixture in a thermos for a bit to really infuse. I forth the milk with an electric frother.
I love it with herbal teas like chamomile with lavender syrup but it’s great with all teas. Sweeten to your liking. :)

u/basiphobe · 1 pointr/Coffee

I picked up an Aerolatte Milk Frother several moons ago, and it does a great job. Put some milk in a glass, nuke it for a minute, then whip it -- whip it good. It creates a very smooth froth that's great on coffee and tea. Use heavy creamer instead of milk, and you've got a great pie topper.

u/Soundsystems · 6 pointsr/1200isplenty

Girl. If you drink dairy milk, buy a milk frother.

I’ve been experimenting with different combos, almond works pretty well but 1/4 cup 2% milk with 1 teaspoon monk fruit crystallized “sugar” (red bag from Costco, 0 cals) put in a frother turns a boring coffee into a creamy healthy masterpiece.

I use it every day and love it.

Edited to add - this is similar time mine, makes both hot and cold foam.

u/kris10leigh · 1 pointr/randomactsofamazon

Not badly at all, thanks for asking! We got this really cool milk frother at work to go with our automatic caffeine-generator (I hesitate to call it a coffee machine because it's both really high tech and really disappointing in the drinks it makes. Powdered milk, barf.) and it's a good thing milk is relatively good for you because I've been making waaaaaaay too many lattes this week.

I'm working on learning to speed read (using Reedy) and clicking over to a novel whenever I want a 5-10 minute break. I'm still not sure it will actually help me increase my reading speed for words actually laid out in lines on a page, but it's a fun experiment to try anyway! I've resolved to give it 2 weeks of practice before judging.

Snooping your wish list - what kind of pet do you have?

u/PopoTheBadNewsBear · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Short answer: you can't. Cappuccinos require espresso and a steam wand, which, in turn, require an $80+ grinder and a (bare minimum) $100 machine.

Long answer: You kind of can. But not really. But sort of.
If you get one of these, you can make a rich, concentrated coffee that resembles espresso for a fraction of the cost. If you have a french press, you can 'foam' milk in that, although with much poorer results than a true steam wand. I've also heard of people putting hot milk in a small container and shaking the hell out of it, but I can't vouch for the effectiveness of this. You could also try a milk foamer, but I doubt you'll be able to get a stiff enough foam to make a capp.

The bottom line is, you can make a thick coffee with foam on top with a sub-$40 budget, but it won't be a cappuccino, and it won't be nearly as good as one. Your best bet is to find a good coffee shop near to where you live, and get cappuccinos there. Hope that helped!

u/bonesingyre · 13 pointsr/personalfinance

I got a free frother with my coffee machine, but I know you can buy one for like <20 on amazon. I like to make lattes in there. It has a cool and heat option so its pretty nifty year round.

u/daveb25 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Assuming you mean drip coffee, the higher the fat content, the "creamier" (and tastier) it is. Half & half is great, heavy cream is even better although very high in fat.

Handheld milk frothers don't work all that well as they aren't very powerful. One like this will be much better. You'll have to try it to see if you like it better. Taste and texture are both different from regular drip coffee with cream.

Lastly, terms like latte and cappuccino are based on the type of milk added. A latte is espresso (a specific type of brewed coffee) with a lot of steamed milk, plus a little milk foam at the very top. Cappuccino is also an espresso beverage, but with much more milk foam. Almost all of these various coffee terms really come down to various mixes of coffee (drip or espresso) and milk (plain, steamed or foam).

A chart like this should help visualize it.

u/greggers89 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Hi Runningman! Many people will tell you that the stovetop coffee makers do not make a true espresso, just a concentrated cup of coffee. Many people will also recommend spending >$700 on a machine+grinder combo that will be easy to use.

That being said, I generally go out every once in a while to a really great coffee shop when I want an espresso. I do have an aeropress and capresso milk frother to make coffee milk drinks at home, and I imagine you could do similar with a moka pot.

I'd recommend looking into the aeropress before the moka pot. It is easy to use and clean, and you can use anywhere from 10-30g of coffee grounds in it (160-500mL of coffee). With a Moka pot, if the basket is designed for 20g of coffee then you have to use 20g of coffee every time. I have this frother, which heats and whisks milk at the same time, but does not use steam like an espresso machine would. Hope this info is useful!

u/FQDNdotCOM · 5 pointsr/ketorecipes

I have one of these on my counter: http://www.amazon.com/Ikea-Milk-Frother-303-011-67-Black/dp/B013S27CLQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1462979216&sr=1-4&keywords=milk+frother

it's one of the best purchases I've ever made because it does all of my coffee related things in a way that's much easier than a steamer or a blender. I can confirm that it works great for mixing bulletproof as well :)

u/aspensquare · 1 pointr/food

Love my moka pot. While it's on the stove, I warm (but don't boil!) whole milk next to it, froth it, and fill a warm mug (espresso first, then milk, then froth held back by a spoon). Sheer heaven, and faster than using a coffee machine. Grinding your own beans definitely improves the flavor.

u/Bachstar · 1 pointr/cocktails

Would a milk frother like this work? My in-laws love gin fizzes and are a bit too geriatric to enjoy going to a bar, so I'd love to have a good way to make a one. But my biceps would probably last about 30 seconds into the shake before turning to sad quivering jelly.

I'm willing to own the "it's not a real gin fizz coz it's made mechanically" aspect if it means they can have something close enough to their favorite cocktail back when they were younger. And I'm too cheap to buy a paint shaker just to make my inlaws a pre-dinner drink, LOL.


u/CallMeCygnus · 1 pointr/Acadiana

Amazing deal! And looks very interesting. I would love to try that out.

I have a Saeco Intelia Deluxe. Wonderful coffee, and brews a full sized cup. It has a milk frother that I used for a while, but it became too much of a hassle. Now I use one of these neat little devices, then stick the frothed milk in the mic for about 12 seconds. No hassle, and does an excellent job.

u/SpaceFroggo · 1 pointr/Coffee

Any tips on making cappuccinos? I tried one once and rather enjoyed it, so I'd like to try my hand at making my own. I know I'd need foamed milk so I was looking at this handheld foamer and this frothing pitcher; would they work well? Would an aeropress work well for making the espresso, and any tips for doing so?

Edit: Also meant to ask, what kind of milk do you use, and what's the best ratio of milk to espresso?

u/wedditer · 1 pointr/infertility

We lucked into one that was half price that we bought with our wedding registry gift cards. It's amazing! But a standalone milk frother is great too. You can get them on Amazon for $40.

u/justausername9 · 2 pointsr/soylent

I do exactly what you do, but when i put it in my blender bottle for the day I use this (before putting in the blender ball)


which helps immensely. I also found that adding a scoop of whey protein to the pitcher smooths it out and gives it a little teeny bit of sweetness and flavor, which I like. I also drink it with a straw, you can put it in the back of your throat and just drink it straight down instead of coating the inside of your mouth with grit

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you can't get the steam wand fixed, you can always buy a manual one like THIS. They work super well when, even when you're using an awesome invention like the Aeropress :P

u/tehbailey · 4 pointsr/lifehacks

Or just spend a few dollars and get something like one of these. The type of foam in that video is still delicious, but you can get much better control over the texture with a frothing wand like this. Microwave milk in a mug or something else and hit it up with one of these until it appears smooth like paint. yum

u/dylankirdahy · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Adding a mechanism for stirring would be really simple!

I made a machine a few years ago that steeps tea for the exact amount of time you want at the exact temperature you want. At some point I realized that the only way to evenly heat up the water was to stir it (there was a surprising difference in temperature at the top and bottom of the container).

Anyways, I bought a milk frother (something like this), took it apart, and 3D printed a mount for the motor. It runs on 3V and stirs really well, even makes a little whirlpool. It was super simple and worth whatever I spent on it. It would probably work well for you.

Here's a link to my tea machine in case you want to see how I used the stirrer. These pictures are before I put in the stirrer, but I can tell you that it was positioned with the little round frothing thing near the bottom of the top container, where the water is heated.

I guess the only issue with it is that you'd have to clean it somehow.

u/TheCredibleShrinking · 5 pointsr/xxketo

I can highly recommend these neat little frothers

Work great and they're pretty quiet

u/Spandexgrunt · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

If you really want a good mixture with out an espresso machine get an electric whisker ( https://www.amazon.com/MatchaDNA-Handheld-Milk-Frother-Silver/dp/B0158P72L6/ref=pd_ys_sabia_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018TCWL8O&pd_rd_r=YNTHA2ETZ8YYMF173ZSY&pd_rd_w=565Pb&pd_rd_wg=1aT45&refRID=YNTHA2ETZ8YYMF173ZSY&th=1 ) Something like this (I actually have this one and for the price it can not be beat. Then mix it with milk I suggest whole for taste but 2% will work just as well. Depending on the brand non dairy (soy almond etc etc) will not mix nearly as well.
Using this method you can make iced ones by pouring the after whisk solution over ice or by throwing it in a blender with ice. And when the cold season comes around you can heat the milk up with your preferred method of heating then mix it as well.

u/StepUpYourLife · 2 pointsr/ketogains

We use a hand frother. Works great and easy clean up.

MatchaDNA Handheld Electric Milk Frother (Silver Handheld) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TCWL8O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gdWuzbPCY4CEV

u/YourWaterloo · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

We have one of those super cheap Ikea milk frothers in our apartment, and it's perfect for mixing up hot chocolate! I heat the milk in the microwave, and then add the chocolate, and then froth until blended.

If you don't already, you should consider mixing up a big batch of hot chocolate mix in the food processor so that it's very fine and it melts quickly and easily.

u/abdaw · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I have a customer that wanted me to roast something that he can use for bulletproofing. I made him some Colombia Musicas in medium roast and he said it was a good match.
He adds butter to coffee brewed in areopress and then use this milk frother (something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/LeXpress-KCFRX-Kitchen-Craft-Frother/dp/B000NPF3JU/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1409126979&sr=1-1&keywords=milk+frother) to give it a nice creamy consistence.
Anyways I never tried it but my thoughts are that you don't want to use any great or expensive coffee as the taste will be strongly affected by the butter. For some reason (not that I'm a fan) I want to say blend with Robusta....

u/sbicknel · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I'm drinking a latte right now that I just made with my moka pot and a Bodum milk frother that costs less than $22 on Amazon. I place the frother on a cold electric burner and heat it on medium to about 140 degrees F and use a meat thermometer resting on the pour spout of the frother to guage the temperature. I pump it 150 times, which is not as much as it sounds, and produce enough frothed milk for at least two lattes. Directly after frothing I take the plunger to the sink and rinse it off. That's all it takes to clean that part. The glass is easy to clean with a bottle brush. I add a little vanilla extract and a pinch of sugar to the milk before frothing which gives my lattes a very pleasing aroma. It's very cheap and gives you results that are hard to beat.

u/ecib · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I can highly reccomend this one:


Things I like:

  • Inside is a non-stick surface, making it spectacularly easy to clean.

  • There are two different rotating heads that you can choose from, -a wire mesh and a little paddle-type thing. The mesh head gives you a super frothy cappucino-like consistency while the paddle is more of a denser froth.

  • Froths and heats the milk very quickly, but also has a non-heat option for cold beverages, which I use a ton in the summertime.

    Don't have any complaints about it and it's been working fine with heavy use for a year.

    About 5 mins in you can see how the froth looks. That unit looks like the most updated version, but it works the same.
u/Ohthere530 · 2 pointsr/keto

See if your wife can learn to like it without any sweetener.

My "recipe" is to use a milk frother to blend 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa with 4 ounces of half-and-half (or almond milk or heavy cream). If I use the almond milk, which is basically fat-free, then I sometimes add an ounce of butter or coconut oil.

It sounds like it would be crazy bad, but the richness of the fat seems to temper the bitterness. I learned to like it using heavy cream, but now I like it with almond milk and no added fat. If I'm having breakfast, I'll do just almond milk, but if not, then I'll do a high fat version.

Even my eight year old daughter has learned to like it this way. (She makes it with whole milk.) I've told her that sweetened hot chocolate is a super-rare treat, but unsweetened she can have whenever she likes. She makes it a couple times a week.

u/FandomMenace · 1 pointr/minipainting

That's just like your opinion, man. Hobby don't finish. You are arguing that mini painters don't want minis. This is demonstrably untrue, even by your own admission. I have thousands of unpainted minis, and I'll buy some more right now. Maybe I'll even make them into a pile and rub them all over myself.

I'm not disparaging other people's choices, I'm trying to give them more.

You can get a $3 ($5 on amazon) Ikea milk frother, cut off the end, and bend the shaft into a hook or loop. It will make quick work of any pot.

There's always a cheaper option. Every penny saved is another mini or pot of paint earned. $100 to spend on the hobby is a big deal that can be transformative. I wouldn't blow it off like it's nothing.

It's up to us to stick together and share that information with each other so that each hobbyist can make the best choice for them. If you have unlimited funds, go get you a $100 shaker. If you don't, here's some other options that are also effective. Options > no options.


u/gunch · 3 pointsr/Fitness

For Matcha get one of these bad boys. No more whisking. It definitely gets the foam rolling and makes it all disolve.

It's not the traditional method, but it works great. 1 tsp matcha, 8 oz hot (not quite boiling) water in a ceramic cereal bowl. Whip to froth. Pour into cup. Enjoy in less than 5 minutes.

u/KitchenNazi · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'm a fan of the Capresso frothPro. It's a frothing pitcher that also heats the milk. You're not going to get high quality microfoam but it's pretty decent. Just add milk hit the heat/froth button and you're good.


u/JaylewAF11 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I guess it depends on what you mean by break the bank. I've seen a lot of good reviews for the $90 Bellman Stovestop Steamer. Pretty sure it was made with Moka pot users in mind. For a self heated solution, Breville makes a $120 frother.


u/mmm_ice_cream · 8 pointsr/keto

If you are thinking of trying this (and it's delicious, by the way), make sure to get an inexpensive milk frother something like this. If you just add the butter and coconut oil, you will have an oil slick on top of your coffee!

u/pavlovs_log · 3 pointsr/keto

Even an immersion blender sounds like too much trouble to be honest.

I put a tbsp of coconut oil, a few drops of stevia, and 2 tbsp of cold Kerrygold butter and some collagen protein straight into my coffee cup. I don't even bother to microwave or melt anything.

I throw a k-cup in my Keurig and hit the brew button. I let it all sit for about a minute, and use a milk frother (http://www.amazon.com/Ikea-Produkt-100-763-20-Milk-frother-Silver/dp/B00Q4O5MY0/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1419178805&sr=1-1&keywords=frother) to mix it all up straight in the cup. The coffee is hot enough to melt everything.

It takes two seconds for me to rinse the frother in the sink, another second to turn off the keurig and throw away the k-cup, and a few seconds to rinse out my coffee cup after I'm finished and I'm all done with clean up.

u/sporkoroon · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Extremely late reply, sorry!
I just use a chai tea bag or sometimes 2 if I want extra strength, mixed with one sugar cube (I like the fancy turbinado sugar). I let it steep while I use my beloved milk frother with 2% milk- you pour the milk in and press a button and it heats and froths at the same time
Milk frother on amazon

u/gimme_creddit · 4 pointsr/weightwatchers

I have another suggestion.

Almond milk and a frother.

I buy the reduced sugar almond milk by almond breeze.

It's 40 cals a cup and this frother from amazon. 1/2 cup of milk makes a fantastic cappuccino for 1 pt

Editing to add. Yummy made my self one! A 1 pt cinnamon dolce cappuccino (syrup from world market - 0 pts)


u/biennavida · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you like lattes, this milk frother might be a good buy.
It's compact and works well. I loved mine until my cat decided to play with it and knocked it off the counter to it's death.

u/mingus-dew · 1 pointr/tea

I keep thinking about getting this fancy milk frother from the discount shop near me.

On one hand, I dream of hojicha lattes, matcha lattes, earl grey lattes, chai lattes...

On the other hand, it's $30 and that is still kind of a lot.

u/zeert · 1 pointr/tea

You definitely don't need to whisk for 5-10 minutes - 30 seconds should be adequate. Also, you could invest in an electric whisk. I bought one and they're just fun to use. Your link is .co.uk so I'll assume you're british - here's an electric whisk on amazon for £2.31.

u/jennychanlubsdeg · 3 pointsr/starbucks

1Easylife H422 Stainless Steel Handheld Electric Milk Frother with Bonus Mix Spoon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SKFCSB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8ZLGzb8HFWZA0

I have this one for making matcha drinks, used it on some milk today and it worked great.

u/sillygirlsarah · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Once upon a time, is a very very populated city, there was a man named Frank. Frank had one dream. To pursue politics! Can you imagine that?! To become secretary of state? To become the Vice President? Maybe to some day be the President? But the thing is, Frank had problems. These problems were other politicians! Reporters! Bloggers! Personal Security people! Even //mistresses//! It's very hard being Frank. It's hard being frank so much that some time he even talks to himself, though some people just sometimes call that breaking a fourth wall. Frank likes to break the fourth wall.

The life if Frank is on Netflix, you'll find him under House of Cards. Frank's just a mis-understood man, with a hot wife, grey morals and... well, a pretty damn fine accent. I bet his wife would be kick ass at a yoga pants party. Also, I think Frank would approve me having this or a gift card. Either or!

Vote For Frank

u/BingityBang · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I have an electric capresso frother: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003LXY2HA/

It gets a nice foam, it's pretty thick, but there is still a good amount of milk left that's not foam. Picked it up from costco for significantly less than the amazon price a while back.

u/upvotesforscience · 4 pointsr/tea

Definitely - almost as much as normal brewed tea. You don't need an official whisk if you're not doing the ceremony: I use an electric Aerolatte frother - buzz it for 10 seconds and you're done.

You can have it cold too: mix the powder with first with just a small amount of cold water - enough to form a wet paste - and then pour in the rest of the cold water and stir/shake to combine. Instant iced green tea.

Depending on how much you go through (to make shipping worth it): Ippodo Tea has good prices of many different grades. Their bottom tier is a bit astringent, but the second-to-bottom is quite nice and affordable. That's what I normally drink.

Don't get me started on Teavana. ಠ_ಠ

u/Magic_Flying_Monkey · 2 pointsr/Coffee

First of I'd reccomend a Bialetti moka pot. Get this model if you are only going to make one cup at a time or this one if you will be making more(up to 3 cups). As for a milk frothing wand, I got good results with the aerolatte. Keep in mind that you will only ever get ok coffee with this kind of set up, but obviously a lot better than instant!

u/hadleythepolarbear · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Might want to upgrade to something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Nespresso-Aeroccino-Plus-Milk-Frother/dp/B001UHZAYS

My parents have used this one daily for about 5 years, works great.

u/PettyOfficerMew · 0 pointsr/simpleliving

I use of these guys. It works like a charm and is really quiet. And remember, if you try adding butter, make sure it's unsalted!

u/floralbomber · 1 pointr/TopSecretRecipes

I bought my husband an automatic milk steamer and frother for lattes, similar to this and he loves it :)

u/direwolf71 · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

People who are militant that there is any right way to drink or eat something can pound sand. I get a lot of raised eyebrows at restaurants when I order a steak medium. Don't care. Enjoy what you enjoy.

As for coffee, I put some half and half in a cup and froth it with one of these. I sometimes add a little honey and a shake of cinnamon. It's an easy way to make a home brew a little more fun.

u/Goodnight_Gromit · 6 pointsr/keto

I got one of these Aerolatte mixers and it really comes in handy for my morning BPC coffee. I don't have to fiddle with a blender and it does a good job of giving me foam as well as mixing the fats.

u/phenomenalanomaly · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'm actually looking for the exact same thing, and not sure about the stovetop option. I did some digging and came across this. Not microfoam, heats and froths your milk in one, and seems a little better than your typical stick frothers.

Have yet to come across a good separate steamer wand though. I assume the stovetop steamer you're talking about is a little like this?

u/arefromportland · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

For those interested/curious, the coffee system I went with was the Bialetti espresso machine and the Epica milk heater/frother. I just make my espresso right on the stovetop, and once it starts boiling I start the milk frother which works extremely quickly. My latte art could stand some improvement, but I'm really happy with these purchases and how they work together.

The only bad thing about all of this is my milk intake is way higher than before, and I forgot to replenish my half-carton yesterday. Looks like I'll be making a morning trip to the grocery store any minute now.

u/nerdybirdie · 1 pointr/GifRecipesKeto

It tastes great too! I use this thing to froth my milk, but really any kind of frother would work. This one heats your milk at the same time which is nice. The "espresso" is technically just coffee concentrate, and the speed depends on how hard you press it. It's an Aeropress. I usually try to push mine out in >20 seconds.

u/Staticblast · 3 pointsr/tea

Well, unless you REALLY want to do it the traditional way, wouldn't an electric milk frother work OK?

u/Dungeoness · 5 pointsr/foodhacks

Just get this if you enjoy a no-fuss frothy milk/cream experience. Cheap and worth every penny. I've used it almost daily ever since getting it as a gift 5 years ago. It eats AA batteries, but that's what a Costco 40 pack is for. You can use it to mix up marinades and vinaigrettes as well.

u/XxFezzgigxX · 1 pointr/keto

A hand held milk frother is cheap and gets rid of the coffee oil slick. Makes it just like a latte.

MatchaDNA Handheld Electric Milk Frother (Silver Handheld) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TCWL8O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JKTIyb2M1TPDJ

u/tinkersdamn · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

What's a good machine? Or do you use the stovetop type? I don't have any trouble foaming the milk with a little whipper like this. It's not steam, but it works fine for household use.

u/cwd270 · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Under-appreciated? My small electric milk frother (like this) . I use it to blend soy/nut based creamer into my morning coffee. I use it to blend broken pan sauces - it works wonderful for any sauce actually. I use it to help dissolve sugar and/or salt into quick cucumber brines. I least of all use it for its original purpose.

u/janra01 · 1 pointr/1200isplentyketo

It just dissolves, but I do use a milk frother: Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother, Automatic Milk Foam Maker for Bulletproof Coffee, Matcha, Stainless Steel Whisk Battery Operated Mini Drink Mixer Blender https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076F3C4XP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_s.BQDb59MR1DD

For a long time I used this collagen from Costco: Further Food Collagen Peptides Protein Powder, 32oz https://www.costco.com/Further-Food-Collagen-Peptides-Protein-Powder,-32oz.product.100426873.html

Lately I’ve been liking this one I got from Amazon: https://store.draxe.com/collections/multi-collagen-protein/products/collagen-protein.

u/ame-foto · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

I can't drink coffee anymore. It gives me heartburn. I've been making matcha lattes with almond milk every morning. Comes out to 65 calories. You just dissolve the matcha powder in a few tbsps of hot water (I buy matcha packets from Trader Joe's) and then heat up a cup of almond milk in the microwave and I pour it in as I stir with this electric wisk. Highly recommend that wisk if you're interested in homemade lattes. Makes my mornings fancy for cheap.

u/happyslayeruk · 3 pointsr/Vaping

For mixing I recommend a cheap milk frother. After I've added all the ingredients I give it a good blitz for a couple of minutes, This really only works if you're mixing a decent amount (say 50ml+) in a bowl/jar before pouring into a bottle.

This is what I use. Le'Xpress Frother

u/IansPilgrimage · 1 pointr/IanSellsHisStuff

This is a Saeco brand espresso machine of the sort that Starbucks sold about a decade ago. It makes a fair shot of espresso. I don't think the steam wand works right now, but it has worked recently, so that might be fixable. Comes with all of the accessories pictured: portafilter, milk frothing pitcher, two shot "glasses," and a tamper. The tamper alone is worth $30 new (and is in like-new condition). I'll also throw in a Bodum brand milk frother (pictured here), which is also a $30 value (the glass shows some use, but the plunger is effectively unused).

u/CaptainQuirk336 · 3 pointsr/keto

I put a couple of grams of coconut oil in my coffee. It's delicious. Watch your calorie intake as 14g is ~117 calories. If you use a milk frother like this one it makes it awesome.

Edit: Weird. The link doesn't look right but you get the gist.

u/KaiUno · 1 pointr/keto

Get this. It's uber-cheap and works perfectly. I think I spent a buck (or Euro rather) more for one with a holder.

u/lermp · 1 pointr/keto

A hand held milk frother helps emulsify the oil. I use one to make my bullet coffee palatable.

u/tonywarrior · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yes, I usually use a milk frother like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000NPF3JU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468499453&sr=1-1&pi=SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=31J%2Bki2RURL&ref=plSrch which I find faster and less messy. But yeah you can even do latte art with home brewing methods!

u/ReBotLife · 2 pointsr/stopdrinking

RE: Coffee

How are you spending that much on coffee? Is that because you buy from Coffee shops?

I don't think I spend that much on myself and girlfriend combined, and she drinks ridiculous amounts of coffee (2-3 LARGE coffees per day).

This is the coffee I order:


Use an Aeropress:


For creamer, I use 1tbsp of butter and 1tbsp coconut oil (or MCT oil), and some vanilla extract. May sound weird, but it's really filling.

I mix with something like this (below), but you can get other ones that are well rated for $10 to $15.


u/DapperGeneral · 1 pointr/kratom

Yes, if I T&W it makes me a cow, digestively. All the things you mentioned and suddenly my own farts don't smell good.

WRT stirring, I use a frother. It requires some finesce not to blast it up into the air, but I have no problem mixing with cold water.

And why I do that is because I don't T&W any more, I MAKE TEA. The recipe on this site (highly recommended) says add lemon, some water, and make a sludge before adding the hot water. Tea is MUCH better digestively (not perfect, but much better).


u/there_are_no_fish · 1 pointr/vegan

So not creamy but frothy maybe might be nice? Could have a shot with one of these:

IKEA milk frother

u/ozzyc_ · 1 pointr/Coffee

I've been using this for the past month and I'm very happy with it so far. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HH9BHL1/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_tPpXDb4DAH1NA

u/lostribe · 2 pointsr/keto

i use a milk frother it's cheap and fairly effective though if you let the coffee sit for 5-10 minutes it does have a tendency to collect at the top

u/nabokovsnose · 1 pointr/cocktails

I don't have a fancy whipper, but I've used the "cold" setting on my Aeroccino to good effect.

u/Belizz · 1 pointr/keto

I use an aerolatte to blend my coffee at work (it's a handheld frother) but at home I use an immersion blender. I also use Now MCT Oil instead of coconut oil since it blends better with the coffee.

u/Meitachi · 2 pointsr/Coffee

A really nice milk frother! The Aerolatte, for example, has decent reviews on Amazon. There are also frothers that you can pump by hand, but I'm afraid I'm not too familiar with a specific brand.

u/nathaliev · 1 pointr/keto

how would this work exactly, would I add the HWP to the tea and then froth it all? Or would I froth the cream while it's still in the container (and if so would it say frothy?). Also are you referring to one of these? (http://www.amazon.com/Ikea-Frother-303-011-67-Black-IKEA/dp/B013S27CLQ) Thanks!

u/dota2duhfuq · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I noticed above you mentioned you are trying to shy away from pods, which is understandable. They create excess waste and are expensive. Unfortunately the nespresso machines are pod based, so this probably wont work for you. The nespresso machines are single serve - pod based 'espresso' makers.

If you definitely want to have the ability to make lattes/cappucinos, you're going to need something with a milk frother - or rather you could get a standalone frother.

Now the issue here is that Cafe style milk drinks are based off of heavily concentrated espresso, which a normal coffee pot is not going to make for you. Sure you could bump up the coffee:water ratio, but it's not quite the same.
If you have to have Cafe style drinks then you're price ceiling may have to increase, or you'll have to settle for a pod-based machine.

u/sometimes-no · 8 pointsr/Coffee

I too am a broke college student and cappuccinos are my favorite! I make them with an aeropress and milk frother (this kind). They actually come out really good in my opinion.

u/dregan · 3 pointsr/cocktails

So I just discovered that these guys make fantastic egg foam with little effort. The drink pictured is a cynar flip.

u/theoriginaldj · 2 pointsr/keto

We are the same person!

I also add a little sugarfree pumpkin syrup for the treat day!

I have reduced time by getting an aerolatte. I make coffee in a frenchpress and while it is steeping, I microwave the butter and oil and then just use the little aerolatte to mix and froth it up!

u/mdntz · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

is this the one?, shame it's not in stock, the reviews sounds great, I expect out of my price range too though ha

u/Icucnme2 · 2 pointsr/keto

Not great on large batches but I use a milk frother.

It’s small and easy to deal with.


u/JMAAB · 3 pointsr/keto


Get this, trust me

u/Jdawg_sk1 · 2 pointsr/NewParents

A milk frother makes froth free formula if you keep the head below the water line. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Q4O5MY0/ref=s9_top_hm_bwv41_g79_i2

u/RenRen512 · 2 pointsr/4hourbodyslowcarb

You can always get one of these battery-operated things: Aerolatte at Amazon.

Quiet, portable, does the job pretty quick.

u/TBurk83 · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

Here's what I do:

  1. Put 2 Tbsp. Kerrygold unsalted butter in a large mug.
  2. Pour 2 Tbsp. MCT Oil in the aforementioned mug.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Put aforementioned mug on Keurig drip tray.
  5. Load a K-Cup and hit the "brew" button.
  6. Use a milk frother to blend mixture in aforementioned mug.
  7. Enjoy bulletproof/keto/whatever coffeee.
u/flingingpoo · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I use a milk frother.

Fill cup half way with coffee and butter, use frother to emulsify and melt butter, then add rest of coffee. Works great and makes almost no noise.

u/elizzybeth · 1 pointr/Coffee

I traded my cheap 4-cup drip pot for a Moka six months ago and love it. Someday, I want to buy a real espresso machine and learn to pull an espresso properly, but for now, on my starving college student budget, the Moka + an Aerolatte milk frother does the trick quite nicely.

u/70mmArabica · 1 pointr/Coffee

I know you said you wanted to have one that heats and frothers, but...

Here is a little manual frother. It’s basically a glorified FrenchPress, except it’s all glass. I have one very similar and I can heat 1/4 - 1/3 of milk in the microwave in about 45 secs.

I also like this better than electric as the FP has less moving pieces so less can go wrong, and when it does the replacement is cheaper.

u/MakeMeNaked · 3 pointsr/ketorecipes

I have a Kuerig, I place the butter, mct, and some truvia in my cup and hit brew.

After, I use this item http://www.amazon.com/Aerolatte-Original-Electric-Frother-Satin/dp/B0002KZUNK to blend in the cup, quick and easy and QUIET.

u/ingridolivia · 2 pointsr/vegan1200isplenty

Also forgot to mention the type of frother I used:


The brands all look the same, so just get one that has good ratings.

u/Rakaith · 1 pointr/xxfitness

It's a thingy like this: http://www.amazon.com/Aerolatte-Go-Milk-Frother-Black/dp/B0001RT2C4/ref=lp_14042381_1_20?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1451564015&sr=1-20

I use it in single serving mugs to break up matcha so it's not clumpy. I think it would work for what you want.

u/redeyemaster · 3 pointsr/keto

I do it all the time but I also bought a cheapy hand mixer to mix it back up well.

u/plaidpaint · 3 pointsr/Coffee

They sell milk frothing jugs, or if you have an old french press, just use that.

Microwave the milk+sugar to get it to temperature, then pump the plunger several times, and you get frothy milk. Don't microwave it with the plunger in ;)

If you want really stiff, maybe an immersion blender?

u/simchild · 3 pointsr/Paleo

Would one of those milk frother things work? like this there are really cheap ones out there I was just too lazy to look. Like $5 cheap....

u/jinngeechia · 1 pointr/Coffee

I use the Hostess bought from Amazon UK


I believe Amazon US has the exact same machine called the Capresso.


It is basically a laboratory magnetic stirrer. Yes, that is what it is. A spinning stirrer is loosely stuck to the bottom. The whole pot sits on a heater which heats the milk.

Not exactly steamed milk but it is rather versatile. The kids want hot chocolate, I dunk in a tablespoon of cocoa while it stirs.

u/100skylines · 2 pointsr/tea

You can get them for around $30 on amazon and they work fine according to this sub. For this cup, I just used a milk frother wand which you can find for like $3 at ikea, but mine was about $20


u/dfmz · 2 pointsr/bartenders

Okay, I'm not a professional bartender, but I do run an extensive home bar and I follow recipes to the letter, including those with eggs.

I have a question: although I haven't had issues thus far with building up foam in a fizz by shaking the bejeezus out of the shaker, I occasionally use a small handheld and battery-powered milk frother to make the foam/head a bit thicker. The advantage is that it can be done right in the glass after it comes out of the shaker. Is this considered a major no-no behind a commercial bar?

u/OakTeach · 4 pointsr/keto

This is the one I have but I think any similar one would work fine. Ikea has one for $2.79. In this, 2AA batteries have lasted for three months (used about 2x/day) and are still going.

u/mrcoolbp · 1 pointr/DIY_eJuice

Okay, so I make medium sized batches (I mix for about 7 people). Here's what I do:

  • I get out my beaker that is larger then the total volume I plan to mix
  • Tare it out on a scale
  • Add all ingredients, taring in between each
  • I use a milk frother (similar to this one) to blend everything thoroughly
  • I then pour the blended mix into a large squeeze bottle (~500ml with a yorker cap) using a funnel
  • Simply squeeze the mix into the final bottles
  • Seal and label bottles
u/Dacvak · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Oh okay so something like this wouldn't work?

Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother and Heater Carafe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8WFKR0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LTFQyb17NBE5J

u/AGoodHorse · 1 pointr/ketogains

Hey man, I hear you - and check this out. Not only can you blend it right there in the already warm press - but this is great for travel too!


u/skeletorwearsuggs · 1 pointr/Coffee

I had a glass frother but it was too messy and a pain to keep clean. I now use this every day and it seems to work just fine. The biggest reason I like it is it's portable - throw in bag and go.

u/Namenottakenplease · 1 pointr/funny

Gotta get an aerolatte - that thing will blend anything into water.

u/o2go · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I also get my Matcha from Amazon--you should be able to find something that hits your price point. To make mine, I use this, which I also use for making espresso coffee drinks and to chocolate: Breville BMF600XL Milk Cafe Milk Frother

u/rubywolf27 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I know this thread is a few days old, but I use this to mix protein powder into coffee. It works so much better than a spoon or whisk. Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother, Automatic Milk Foam Maker for Bulletproof Coffee, Matcha, Stainless Steel Whisk Battery Operated Mini Drink Mixer Blender https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076F3C4XP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_l5qFDbPQ5E44F

u/ANAL_PLUNDERING · 2 pointsr/funny

I've found someone I can ask!

So I got a Breville coffee frother at a thrift store for $6. I just put my cream in there and add it to my coffee. What am I drinking?

u/hologramvelvet · 1 pointr/tea

It's a breville milk frother, to be specific this one

u/TeaDranks · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Just buy this if you're serious about coffee

u/Manse_ · 1 pointr/DIY_eJuice

So, I was reading this thread and I had a thought (while drinking).

Last night, I whipped up a batch of Nude's Ooples and Boonoonoos in the microwave. 30 mL in a 100 mL flask, nuked for 5 seconds brought it to "not cold." So, I swirled it a bit, then did another 5 seconds and it was "slightly warm" (above body temp, but easily held in my hand).

Then, I took my mixing wand of awesome (one of these with the spring part cut off) and aerated the juice for 10-15 minutes (batteries wore out, unfortunately). Then I let it cool and sit for an hour, swirling occasionally and did a test vape. The perfume taste was almost completely gone, so I bottled it and started vaping.

I don't know whether the heat or the power aeration was more critical, but get one of those aerators. Hell, make one out of a coat hanger.

u/not_an_evil_overlord · 1 pointr/beer

Just a guess, but a milk frother wand might work the same way (here, for example). I'm not sure since I neither own the product in the ad nor do I have a milk frother. However, both of those things exist and seem to function similarly with the frother being only ~$10 shipped.

u/oddsnsodds · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

I use one of these for mixing in mugs:


It's not perfect; I often have to scrape the sides of the mug along with running the frother to get all of the mix in.

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

I think it's this one:

Name: "Self Stirring Coffee Mug"


Amazon Link:

I've had these before, they're good for simple liquids like milk or coffee, but bad with anything thicker as the stirring mechanism is very small and the motor is relatively weak.

For really good stirring I use this now:

$20 and it's damn powerful. I use it every day and it's lasted two years now.

u/OrePhan · 1 pointr/Cooking

We make espresso with a stainless stovetop percolator similar to this

Our aerolatte frother recently died, we liked it until we replaced it with this which makes an incredible microfoam

u/JPMSX · 2 pointsr/keto

Try an aerolatte frother. I put the mct, butter, half and half and sweetener in my tall mug, heat it for long enough to melt the butter, then froth with the aerolatte frother. Then I brew my coffee into the mug. No muss no fuss.


u/practicalize · 0 pointsr/keto

My machine at home fills up 1.5 oz jiggers. I suppose Starbucks uses the 1 oz settings.

You didn't include the volume of syrup.

After steaming, milk expansion is close to double or triple. It's not just aeration. Steam is incorporated with the milk, comprising a substantial amount of its volume.

Aerating is different than steaming. These crappy wands aerate. Steaming milk incorporates steam into the milk.

My math may be off not as much as you say. I suspect it's between our answers.

u/yetanotheracct64 · 1 pointr/keto

Holy shit you're right! Ikea Milk Frother is two fiddy!

I bought the Aerolatte for $20, which looks exactly the same as the Ikea one.