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How to Froth Milk Without Any Special Equipment


I pretty much consider coffee to be one of life’s greatest simple pleasures, and over the past year, that’s evolved from a love of coffee in general to a love of lattes in particular.  This article will show you how to froth milk without any special equipment.

My husband surprised me with an inexpensive latte maker last year, and while it makes a tasty coffee like you find in Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and Costa Coffee, the milk steamer/frother is just meh. (And I actually just replaced the latte maker, but more on that another day!) Quick disclosure: You can find sweet latte maker promo codes on CouponLawn. My best friend loves fast results and easy clean up. She found a great handheld milk frother that is small and meets all her needs. But if you have the time give my way a try.

For a while I tried just adding cold milk to my espresso, but lukewarm lattes aren’t quite as tasty as their hot counterparts, and I began looking into alternatives for steaming and frothing my milk.

However, the reviews on pretty much every device out there are iffy, and I just couldn’t bring myself to add one more kitchen gadget to my cabinets, so I started heating my milk in a saucepan.

I then realized I didn’t even have to sacrifice my froth. It turns out that you can get milk pretty frothy with a good ol’ fashioned whisk, and while it may not be perfect coffee house froth, it’s definitely good enough to serve at home.

Every afternoon I sit and sip one of these cinnamon lattes…with extra foam, please!

Cinnamon Latte

Cinnamon Latte Recipe


  • 8 oz. coffee or espresso
  • 6 oz. milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • sugar or stevia to taste


Add cinnamon stick and sweetener to your favorite mug. Brew your coffee or espresso and immediately pour it into the mug.

In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium-low until steaming. Whisk briskly and then pour-over coffee.

Optional: If you prefer, heat your milk in the microwave instead of the stovetop.


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