How to Froth Milk With Hand Blenders

Frothed milk is a common ingredient in lattes and other hot drinks, adding texture and a pleasant visual variety to the beverage. While there are specific devices designed for frothing milk, you may use a hand blender to accomplish the same purpose. A hand blender is known as a stick blender or an immersion blender. Use it to give your homemade beverages a splash of frothed milk.

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Froth milk as a delicious addition to your hot beverages.

Step 1

Pour 2 cups of milk into a pot.

Step 2

Set the pot on the stove and heat it over medium until the milk is hot but not boiling. Ideally, there is a fine steam coming from the heated milk.

Step 3

Pour the milk into a bowl with tall sides. Hand blenders often come with tall bowls to mitigate splashing, but any tall bowl will do.

Step 4

Insert the blades of the stick blender completely into the milk.

Step 5

Start the blender, moving it slowly and down in the milk. Do not bring the blades up to the surface of the milk, as this causes splashing.

Step 6

Watch the surface of the milk. After about 1 minute a milk froth develops.

Step 7

Scoop the froth up with a spoon and place it in your beverage.