Imagine your favorite latte with that creamy top, picture marshmallows floating over a bed of white on steaming hot chocolate. Remember the last time you were impressed by latte art? We owe it all to the same foamy mixture: frothed milk.
What is a Milk Frother?
A frother is a utensil that aerates milk. Tiny air bubbles form and change the milk texture, making it lighter. The change also makes the milk sweeter.
You can add frothed milk to a bevy of beverages, hot or cold. It’s like icing on a cake. A cake can taste great straight out of the oven, but the icing changes the dessert’s appearance and taste.
Froth boosts the flavor of your drink. It’s also a simple way to make your beverage look as good as it tastes.
But how do you get the ultimate aerated milk? Read on to find the best milk frother of 2021.
Best Milk Frother Review
1. Zulay Kitchen Original Milk Boss – Best Hand-Held Milk Frother
Zulay put it right in the name when they called this model the Milk Boss. Add the finishing touch to your latte, whisk your matcha, or stir in some protein powder.
I like a versatile tool that’s also easy to use. Plus, it comes with a stand that makes storage simple and stops me from laying a dripping frother on my counter.
- Ergonomic handle
- Available in 23 colors
- Stainless steel whisk
- Requires AA batteries
- Easy cleaning
2. Bodum Latteo Milk Frother – Best Manual Milk Frother
I don’t like noisy machines, and if you don’t either, a simple solution is to go with a manual one.
With the Bodum Latteo, it’s all in the wrist. The Bodum milk frother is easy to grip, requires little effort to pump, and foams in 30 seconds. Going manual brings the price down, and it doesn’t take up much space at all. In fact, its roughly the size of a cafetiere – if you also make your coffee without a machine!
- Capacity: 8 oz.
- Manual (no batteries or electricity required)
- Dishwasher safe
- Stainless steel plunger
- Easy to use
3. Vava EE013 Electric Milk Steamer – Best Electronic Milk Frother
Vava EE013 looks like a sleek coffee thermos. You can froth a couple of drinks and still save counter space. There are four settings: hot dense froth, hot light froth, hot milk, and cold froth. The Strix temperature control turns off automatically when your milk or foam is ready.
If you like to have a variety of different froth types at a touch of a button then this is the frother for you. I love how easy it is to use and delivers a perfect froth every time.
- Capacity: 8.1 oz
- Four settings
- Nonstick interior
- Anti-skid rubberized feet
- Compact size
4. Breville Milk Cafe – Best for Sharing Milk Frother
For the household that has more than one moonlighting barista or warms milk for a couple of kids as a bedtime routine, consider the Breville Milk Cafe. This large milk frother does a lot more than just froth your milk. With the addition of some shaved chocolate it make to die for hot chocolate – at just the temperature. It has a 3 cup capacity and is fully automatic – imagine with just a pour and a sprinkle you can have gorgeous frothy hot chocolate in minutes.
The variable temperate feature and the large capacity is what makes this a really special machine, and it’s super easy to clean as well. If you’re making drinks for a family on a regular basis this is sure to bring it to the next level and make the job easier to boot!
- Capacity: 25 oz.
- Dishwasher-safe milk jug
- Jug doubles as measuring cup
- Easy cleaning
- Stainless steel
Best Overall Milk Frother 2021
It was tough choosing one, they all do the job well and have different pros and cons, mostly on price to be fair. My list reviewed the best milk frothers for 2021, but the Breville Milk Cafe takes the cake. The temperature control was the icing! Its high capacity and the dishwasher-safe jug were the sprinkles. Now imagine the best milk frother of 2021 in your home. Delicious.