Frothing low-fat soy milk and other dairy milk like almond milk is often considered difficult as compared to frothing normal cow’s milk.
Especially for those who don’t love to drink unfrothed milk or frothed cow’s milk it becomes very hard to froth soy milk at home.
But they actually need to get a froth milk at any cost as they can’t go without it!
What Is Milk Frothing?
Frothing or foaming of soy milk is basically a process by which tiny bubbles are introduced into the milk using steam.
Steam when passed heats up the milk and also mix air into it thereby creating minute bubbles and foam.
The heated frothed milk (carrying creamy foam on top) tend to taste sweeter.
While most of the milk substitutes can easily be frothed, it is also true that the froth that you get in soy milk won’t be as creamy as that of the froth you get from the normal cow’s milk.
Frothing soy milk tend to be challenging is due to the fact that it has fat contents which lies somewhat midway to those of skimmed milk and whole milk. Also as it has low protein content than cow’s milk, it is hard to froth as compared to cow’s milk.
But again, as by frothing soy milk at home you manage to get the great tasting froth which is also good for your body – you cannot ignore frothing your favorite soy milk for preparing great tasting coffee at home.
How To Froth Soy Milk Using A Machine?
Getting a soy milk frothed in your home by using an automatic milk frother is easy and fast.
You can opt for an electric milk frother or a handheld milk frother as both of these serves the purpose and can ease your task of milk frothing at home.
- While using a handheld milk frother you need to take care of all the milk frothing process.
- But if you are using an automatic or electric milk frother you can do it very fast without monitoring the process at all.
You can just fill the frother’s carafe with milk and switch it ON. Go on and complete your other essential jobs to come back in two minutes. You will find a great frothed milk ready for your cappuccino.
Automatic soy milk frother are mostly preferred due to its ease of use and safety features. It does all the milk heating and foaming without wasting your time and energy.
Some of these soy milk steamer frother machines comes with bell function which tells you that the milk is ready and you can take it out of the carafe for making a great tasting cup of coffee.
Few users who love drinking plant based milk daily, prefer foaming up their soy milk in nespresso frother. This can also be a great way to foam up your soy milk fast and easy.
But, what if you don’t have an automatic soy milk frother at home?
Well, you can either choose to buy one or can froth soy milk at your home without a machine! Let’s see it below, how it can be done.
How To Froth Soy Milk Without A Frother Machine?
You do not have a frother machine at home? Don’t worry! You can even then froth soy milk without using a frother machine.
What you need to do for this is to get the best soy milk for frothing from the market and heat it in microwave for around 30-60 seconds.
This helps in getting the milk come around at temperature of 95 F which is closer to our normal body temperature. That means the milk should be hot enough to hold.
If you cannot hold the bottle which contains the boiled milk (as it is too hot), it means the milk is overheated. If the milk feels cold, it means you have not heated the milk enough.
Thus if you are able to hold the bottle of milk then the temperature of the milk is perfect to extract froth.
Now, there are 3 different ways in which you can extract froth from the heated soy milk without using an automatic frother machine. These are by using:
1- Milk Jug
Pour the soy milk into a milk jug. Make sure that the milk jug contains needed empty space for the milk to move freely inside the jug.
That means pour only small amount of milk into the jug. Shake the jug thoroughly after closing the lid tight. Shake continuously till you get the needed amount of froth.
2- French Press
Pour the soy milk into the French press container. Close it properly!
Make sure that the French press container contains needed empty space for the milk to move freely inside it. That means pour only small amount of milk into the French press container.
Lift the plunger and drop it fast. Continue this process till you get soy milk froth.
3- Hand Whisker
You can also use hand whiskers to extract the milk froth from soy milk. Pour milk into a container which has a widely opened mouth.
Use hand whiskers to whisk the milk and produce good soy milk froth.
The above are the three different ways in which you can extract soy milk froth without the help of a frother machine.
Out of all the three choices, French press is the best option for me that helps me in getting soy milk froth consuming lesser time & effort.
You can use this method to get frothed milk to make a great cappuccino or a cup of great tasting coffee.
Go and try this out for serving your family and friends. Believe me, you can easily make them fan with your perfectly frothed soy milk!