Whether you love your coffee hot or cold, adding frothed milk to it can turn a boring cup of joe into something that looks (and tastes!) like it cost $7 at Starbucks. With a frother, you can easily make cappuccinos (more foam, less milk) and lattes (more milk, less foam)—no espresso machine required. (We’re also fans of whipping up an extra fancy hot chocolate with a frother.)
Start with the perfect cup of coffee, then add your foamed milk and enjoy! Need a full coffee station upgrade? Check out the top drip coffee makers and cold brew coffee makers from the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances Lab.
The small-but-mighty milk frothers below are easy-to-use and work with any kind of milk you like — from old-school whole milk to trendy oat or coconut milk alternatives. Here are the ones our kitchen experts and editors can’t get enough of:
This frother is the go-to choice of our test kitchen experts and editors. With the push of a button, it froths hot or cold milk in 70 seconds or less. We’ve found it works well with all types of milk — even alternatives like almond and soy. Bonus: It comes in three colors (black, red, and white), unlike many other stainless steel or black-only options.
Perfect for people with small kitchens — or even to take with you on-the-go when traveling — this handheld model is lightweight and simple to use. A favorite of our Kitchen Appliances Lab, all you need to get frothing are two AAA batteries.
With nearly 4,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, the battery-powered PowerLix frother is seriously popular. One reviewer shared their secret to getting the perfect foam: “My technique is to do it in short bursts, hovering on top for no longer than one second, then pushing it down to the bottom until the milk cyclone tries to jump out of the cup!”
Wish you could make fancy coffee shop drinks at home? This device is for you. It connects to an app on your phone that has more than 20 settings for hot or cold drinks, including a Flat White or an Iced Nitro. Simply select the recipe you want on your phone, and push the button on the device for it to start working. In Lab tests, the smart gadget heated evenly and made perfectly uniform foam. Worth noting: It doesn’t foam almond and soy milk as well as regular milk.
This battery-operated frother is seriously powerful and costs around the same as a venti almond milk latte! In less than 15 seconds, it creates foam that’s more than triple the volume of the milk you started with. Best of all, our pros found it easy to clean.
With the touch of a button, this battery-operated frother whips milk up into foam in less than 30 seconds. Thanks to its chrome stand, it’s easy to store in the cupboard or right on the counter. The only downside is the coiled frothing head can be a little tricky to clean.
Post time: Jan-16-2020