You might have caught on that I like a good cheat recipe or a tip! It makes me feel like I’m beating the system 🙂 Maximum results with minimum effort.
Warning: If you’re a coffee enthusiast you might want to stop reading now.
We don’t own a fancy espresso machine with milk frothers and all.. and to be honest it would probably get used twice a year so there’s no need for us to own one anyway. But every now and then I get a hankering for a good milky frothy coffee, and usually at a point when it would take serious effort to go out and get one from a coffee shop.
So I discovered a way of making super silky smooth foamy drinks at home – with the help of a cafetiere/french press.
All I do is make my coffee a bit stronger than usual – either just in our Chemex or, if we have espresso, in our stove top pan.
Then I heat up milk in the microwave (remember it doubles in size when frothing so you only need about 1/3 mug) until nice and hot (not burned though!)
After this I pour the milk in the Cafetiere and pump it few times (try not to do it too briskly otherwise the milk will squirt out of the pouring bit) until I have the right amount of foam. Dead easy.
Good way to have a nice frothy coffee at home without any expensive machinery!