Today we are going to talk about two related topics. We are going to discuss the best almond milk for frothing and right after that we will go over the best milk frother for almond milk. It can be frustrating trying to froth almond milk for a latte or some other coffee drink. Almond milk does not have the same properties that regular dairy milk does when it comes to making the texture you’re looking for. Because of this some almond milk producers have added a few things to the almond milk so that it can produce the texture you would expect when frothing regular milk. In the next paragraph We are going to go over some of the finer points of milk frothing.
The Best Almond Milk for Frothing
When you are using a milk frother you are changing the milk from a liquid to an emulsion. This is just another way of saying you’re putting a lot of tiny bubbles in it. Because of the composition of almond milk it is a poor candidate for making an emotion. A specific almond milk producer, Pacific, has solve this problem by adding in what are called surfactants. this sounds a little technical, but it’s not. They added in sunflower lecithin, a common food additive. Sunflower lecithin is a surfactant. This addition to Pacific Barista series almond milk allows it to produce a very nice emulsion. it provides the same texture that frothed dairy milk does. Luckily it does not take a lot of sunflower lecithin to achieve this. There is no difference in taste.
In the next section we talk about the best frother to use your almond milk in. We go over a few of our favorite features, the best one is the ability to automate the frothing process. Read on get closer to that perfectly crafted coffee drink you’ve been looking for.
The Best Milk Frother for Almond Milk
After some extensive research into the top rated milk frothers on the market today we arrived at an obvious answer. Our favorite milk frother for almond milk is the Chef’s Star MF-2 Premier Automatic Milk Frother.
The Chef’s Star Frother has a small whisk in the bottom of the milk jug. There are several preset options you can choose from that account for the type of milk you are using and also the temperature of the milk. These options ensure consistent and quality froth for your lattes. With the press of a button, you can automate the milk frothing process. If you’re making a cold coffee drink you can also top it with cold milk that is frothed by the Chef’s Star.
The pitcher portion of the frother sits on a base that plugs into the wall. When it is time to pour the milk froth the pitcher lifts off of the base. This is a great feature because it allows you to pour without worrying about the cord getting in your way.
Maintaining the temperature of frothed milk is very important for the texture. This usually requires the milk to be between 140 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The walls of the pitcher have vacuum insulation similar to a thermos you might take coffee to go in.
Quick, Reliable Operation
You can pour cold milk into the frother and expect hot, frothed milk within 80 seconds. If you are like me, your mornings can be a little rushed. This 80 second timeline is great when you’re trying to get out the door quickly. Also, if you are making a series of lattes for friends, there isn’t a lot of waiting around for the milk to froth. It does have the capacity to froth 8 ounces of milk at a time, so you will be able to pour multiple lattes before having to refill.