In this article we are going to go over some things to look for in a really great milk frothing pitcher, especially one that you can use for making latte art. We reviewed quite a few different milk frothing pitchers specifically for this, and we found one that is definitely the best. There are a lot of different options for pitchers you can use for latte art. Most of them are exactly the same, stainless steel pitcher with a small handle. We picked this specific pitcher because it automated a lot of the variables in milk frothing. The density of the foam and the temperature of the milk can affect your latte art. Some people will also choose non-dairy milk like almond milk to make their latte art. The Chef’s Star MF-2 Premier Automatic Milk Frother has the capability to froth both dairy and non-dairy milk. It also has options for how dense or airy you want the froth to be. This is important because non dairy milk and low-fat dairy milk froth much differently. Most latte art is made with full fat milk. Because of this, you will need to look a little harder to find a good solution if you do not use full fat milk.
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 latte art without worrying about the cord getting in your way.
Maintaining the temperature of frothed milk is very important for the texture. Pouring great latte art 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.
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.
Best Milk Frothing Pitcher for Latte Art
There are many different pitchers available for making latte art. However, the Chef’s Star MF-2 Premier Automatic Milk Frother is the best one. The ability to automate the milk frothing process will give you consistent textures to work with. This is really important for getting consistent pours for your art. You can spend less time worrying about frothing milk and focus more on making great latte art.