The Milk Frothing Jug - Shake, Shake, And Shake
I tried different sizes of containers and in my opinion, the bigger the container is, the smoother the milk foam will become. Therefore, I would recommend you to save a big, empty gallon jug.
However, you get more a bubbly milk froth, not so much a creamy foamy milk as with the french press, but more to that later.
Now add as much milk as you need. Since the jug is big enough, you don’t have to worry about how much the milk volume will increase.
The next step is to shake as if the world ends tomorrow – for at least 30 seconds! Pour the milk froth in a glass and heat it in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Make sure to pay attention and watch your milk carefully!
After the milk is is heated, it’s only a matter of seconds until the foam rises and boils over. Immediately stop the microwave!
Now it’s up to you how smooth you want your milk froth to be.
You can either take it out and pour it in your prepared espresso or vice versa. Or you wait a little bit and repeat the heating in the microwave again.
When the milk has become foamy enough, put it aside for a few seconds so that the milk foam can separate from the milk itself. Use a spoon for the froth and add the rest of the milk to your strong brewed coffee or espresso.
This method is quite simple but has some limitations.
The froth is not so creamy and does not create the desired microbubbles. Furthermore, the milk jug is not that easy to fill and clean.
But hey, it’s free.
Check the video how to make bubbly froth with a milk jug. Enjoy your cappuccino!