Nutrition Facts (per serving) 61 Calories 2g Fat 6g Carbs 4g Protein
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× Nutrition Facts Servings: 1 Amount per serving Calories 61 % Daily Value* Total Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 2g 8% Cholesterol 10mg 3% Sodium 57mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Total Sugars 6g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0mg 1% Calcium 146mg 11% Iron 0mg 0% Potassium 171mg 4% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Foamedor frothed milk is used in many espresso drinks and other hot beverages. With some practice, you can make fantastic foamed milk for cappuccinos, macchiatos, tea lattes, and other drinks.
If you invested in an espresso machine with a steam wand, frothing milk with it is very easy. Technically speaking, the wand will steam your milk because frothing it renders a different texture in the bubbles, but both yield a very enjoyable foam.
Most modern machinesincluding many automatic machineshave a steam wand that hangs off the side. This attached arm simply forces steam into your milk, gently warming it with pressure while adding air to the milk, which causes it to foam. You will need a small metal pitcher for frothing. These are called milk-frothing pitchers, and they are available at many stores that sell espresso machines and accessories, but they are also easily found at online retailers. They are the perfect depth for the steam wand and the long handle is easy to hold and control.
The exact methods for frothing milk vary slightly based on the drink, but this technique includes the basics for this style of texturized milk. Your milk needs to be really cold for the best results.
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"If youre looking for coffee bar quality coffee, you must learn how to froth milk properly with a steam wand. This recipe breaks down all the steps to take your milk from cold and flat to foamy, warm, and truly delicious. The photos included are a great guideline. Now, go make yourself a homemade latte!" Tracy Wilk
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Which Milks Gives the Best Froth?
Contrary to common belief, full-fat milk doesn't yield the best foam. Although smooth and creamy, the fat weighs down the bubbles of air, and what you get isn't as tight and packed as what you'd get if using the best milk for espresso beverages: non-fat or skim milk.
Other kinds of milk, like 2 percent, also give good froth, but stay away from lactose-free milks because they lack the sugar and proteins that hold the air bubbles together. Other non-dairy beverages, such as soy, almond, coconut, or rice, can also be frothed, but it's up to personal taste and experimentation. You'll find what works best for you once you've tried a few different types of milk.
Here are a few tricks that seasoned baristas use to get the best milk foam every time and to take good care of the appliance:
Can I Froth Milk Without a Steam Wand?
If you do not have an espresso machine or yours does not have a steam wand, you can foam milk in a few different ways, but expect that the bubbles won't be as fine and tight as with a steam wand: