Instant Pot Instant Milk Frother - Love this thing (2023)

Instant pot brand is expanding into every aspect of the kitchen. We own a multifunction cooker, and air fryer and now this frother. I now associate the brand with high quality products. This frother doesn’t disappoint. It is quiet, fast and has 4 functions. It does a great job frothing milk. The only reason i gave 4 starts instead of 5 for ‘easy to clean’ is because the instructions say to be careful with electronics when cleaning it. Therefore we remove the rotating whisk, wash it by hand and use a wet paper towel to wipe the interior.

Unfortunately i had to replace it twice (1st handle was loose and second the paddle wouldn’t click in place). The third was a return because the paddle on this one wouldn’t click in place. I would have kept the one with the loose handle but was afraid it might eventually fall off. The reason why i’m giving it 5 stars is because it’s easy to use (4 separate buttons for each different setting), easy to clean and the milk comes out quickly and perfect-just the right amount of froth & heat. I think i just got unlucky with the ones i got and would give this frother a chance.

Trial and error but just follow the instruction manual for a delightful milk foam every time. Here are a few tips:- oat milk is my favorite. The perfect foam on the hard foam setting- cow milk foams like crazy. Do not fill past the appropriate max line, whether you are doing cold foam, warm foam or just warming milk – check your settings and check your lines. As a higher-end kitchen appliance, if you love your machine it will love you back.

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Works well to heat and froth milk/half & half/cream. Heats and froths a full volume of refrigerator temp milk much more quickly than i was expecting for a 110v appliance. Does a good job making foam and heated milk for various coffee drinks though to be honest i haven’t really tried the settings other than the default which makes good volume of foam and a good amount of warm milk – haven’t felt the need to change the setting. The size/shape fit well on the counter and don’t take up a lot of space. The controls/electronics/heater are part of the vessel, meaning that the base plate is only for heating and is therefore much smaller than other units with the controls and elements in the base. This does men that the vessel is a little bulkier than just a plain insulated cup, but not so much that it makes any functional difference. I actually like this design better than some others that i looked at with the controls in the base. It’s just much better sized for a residential counter. The handle is nicely ergonomic with rounded edges and a gentle top curve, allowing the contents to be poured easily. It is well insulated so the contents stay hot/frothed, but the user doesn’t get burned.

I bought this during a christmas sale. I’ve used this to froth soy milk, and lactaid. It makes awesome foam, both cold and hot. It cannot froth oatmilk though. You can put a small amount of flavored syrup or matcha powder in it to make flavored foam. Don’t put too much, or the milk won’t froth. It’s a bit awkward to clean given that the whole machine can’t be submerged. I just gently swish a little soap around with my hand, and rinse mine. The whisk can be removed to be thoroughly cleaned. This all takes only a minute to do, so i can froth milk while getting ready, add it to my cold brew, clean the frother, and head to work quickly.

I needed a new frother, and i got this one because it has multiple settings, and i thought the shape was cute. it definitely froths well. It has one setting for light froth, and one for heavy froth. I cannot tell the difference between the two settings when i use them. The milk for the drink in my photo was set on light froth. When i use light froth, my milk comes out with probably 95% froth, and just a tiny bit of warm milk. Exactly like it does if i use the heavy froth option. And when i use the “warm milk” setting, the milk comes out barely lukewarm. The worst part is that because the tank is so tall, the lower fill lines (which are the ones i need to use 99% of the time) are almost impossible to see when filling, even in a well-lit room. When i tip the milk jug to pour it casts enough of a shadow that the lines disappear. So i have to either stand at a really awkward angle and cock my head just right…or use a flashlight. That’s why i only give it 3 stars for “easy to use.

  • Does what it says, but could be warmer.
  • Works well, but TOO well.
  • Delicious warm milk
  • Makes delicious whipped cream!
  • It makes your coffee or tea even more delightful!
  • Almost “perfect”here’s what you should know, though

Others have said this but there goes. It’s simple and does a great job. We’ve gone through i don’t know how many wand style frothers and this is so much better. But there are some things that are frustrating about it. – don’t froth with the lid on. At least in our experience the lid design actually catches the frothing milk and causes it to overflow and spit from the spout. – trust the max fill line for frothing. When we tempt fate with even an extra 1/8′ it froths over. – don’t get the outside wet if you can avoid it. If you get water in it – i’m not sure if it’s via the panel or the bottom – the heating element won’t work.

It’s honestly great gets the job done makes life easier. Definitely easy to clean but could be hotter. The warm milk option is honestly great. I’m using 2% milk and it kind of gets too frothy like not in a bad way but not in a good way. Honestly it’s a me problem. It heats it up to a good temperature i’m just extra. Truly ties up real good coffee in the morning. It’s easy to clean i was kind of scared of getting it wet first but got over that. Use a good sponge and light dish soap. I like to let the spinner soak in soap water in a bowl and then brush it with nice hot water. No rust and it seems to be good. No weird burnt milk leftovers. Honestly it’s pretty plain and simple and gets the job done.

(Video) REVIEW Instant Pot Milk Frother for Latte or Cappuccino Coffee

This instant milk frother/steamer from the makers of instant pot is top quite impressive. A bit more expensive than other brands, but comes with the reliability so the price point at $39 seems reasonable. This comes with basically two parts, the heating element with the plug-in and the carafe. There is a silicone seal on the lid which secures nicely as well as the small removable whisk in the bottom. I ordered this with the sole intention of making whipped cream for my morning coffee. I use the cold whip setting and it works great. Following the instructions, i fill to the minimum line, and after a few minutes, i have nice fluffy whipped cream. My only complaint, and it is really just cosmetic- but i’ve literally had this right at a month- and the print on the buttons are almost worn completely off. Other than that, and honestly that is really minor, but i really love this little frother.It is so quiet compared to another frother i own.

I purchased this frother because of the reviews and its price — much cheaper than the nespresso aerocino. I use it 2-3 times a day; i love my lattes. I have had it 3 months and thus far it has performed fairly well. It heats up my milk (2% regular milk) to a good temperature, which is a failing of the aerocino. I do notice if using higher fat content milk (i’ve been using a little lite egg nog mixed with my 2% regular milk lately), some sticking to the bottom occurs. I haven’t found it to be any more difficult to clean than any of the other similar frothers i’ve used. One does have to be careful with the whisk attachment as it does come off easily and can be a bit tricky to put on correctly. The machine will tell you if it’s not on securely by the sound it makes. I haven’t found this to be an unusual issue with this type of frother. It did stop working for me a couple times; perhaps water did seep into the motor.

Features of Instant Milk Frother, 4-In-1 Electric Milk Steamer, 10oz/295ml Automatic Hot and Cold Foam Maker and Milk Warmer For Latte, Cappuccinos, Macchiato, From the Makers of Instant Pot 500w, Black

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  • 4-IN-1 PROGRAMS: For cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warming without foaming.
  • BE YOUR OWN BARISTA: Create various types of foam from both dairy and non-dairy alternatives for your cappuccinos, lattes, iced coffee, matcha and more.
  • COLD TO WARM IN SECONDS: Quickly warm up your drinks, without creating foam, perfect for coffee, hot chocolate even teas!
  • EASY-TO-USE CONTROLS: Simplicity at its best – 2-button control interface to select, start or cancel a program.
  • QUICK AND QUIET: Create warm milk or foam in seconds, with whisper-quiet milk frothing and warming.
  • COOL-TOUCH CASING: The exterior and side handle stay cool, even after use, for comfortable and safe handling.
  • GET CREATIVE: The spout also offers controlled pouring, so you can create latté art for guests or yourself.
  • QUICK CLEAN UP: With a non-stick interior, plus a dishwasher safe lid and whisk, cleaning up is easy.
  • SPACE SAVING DESIGN: Small enough to feature on any countertop, or stow away in a cabinet or pantry.

From the manufacturer

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Make your morning a little more amazing. Create café-quality drinks from the comfort of your own home.

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Use the thick warm foam setting to crown a cappuccino, or use the light warm form setting for a perfect latte.

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(Video) Instant™ Milk Frother

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Create hot milk with no foam for coffee and hot chocolate.

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The non-stick interior, removable whisk and lid make cleaning easy.

(Video) Reviewing The Instant Milk Frother making a creamy cup of matcha latte. The perfect Christmas gift

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Simple controls to select, start or stop programs.

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Warms up 10 oz of milk or non-dairy alternative. Creates up to 5oz of foam.

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(Video) Introducing the Instant® Milk Frother

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4-IN-1 PROGRAMS: For cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warming without foaming.

BE YOUR OWN BARISTA: Create various types of foam from both dairy and non-dairy alternatives for your cappuccinos, lattes, iced coffee, matcha and more.

COLD TO WARM IN SECONDS: Quickly warm up your drinks, without creating foam, perfect for coffee, hot chocolate even teas!

EASY-TO-USE CONTROLS: Simplicity at its best –

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FAQs

Why is my instant pot milk frother not frothing? ›

If your electric milk frother isn't frothing it's likely you haven't fitted the whisk correctly or have selected the wrong programme. If you're using a handheld milk frother and it isn't frothing then the batteries may be out of power or you are using an incorrect technique.

How do you get the best results of a milk frother? ›

How to froth with a milk frother (easiest and best method): Place the milk in a tall container. Hold the container at an angle and turn on the frother. Move the frother up and down until foamy bubbles form*, about 20 seconds or so. Tap the container on the counter to break down any large bubbles.

Why does some milk not froth? ›

Protein % per milk*

On average, cow's milk has a protein content of 3.325%, which is very low. This is why, from one type of milk to another, even a slight difference in protein content can have a dramatic influence on the amount of foam produced.

Why does milk not froth properly? ›

Fats and lactose play a secondary role in a foam's formation. We can successfully foam milk without fats and lactose, but not without proteins. Protein binding (absorption) on the surface of air bubbles is stabilizing. Heat treatment causes numerous reversible and irreversible changes in protein structure.

What are the frother modes on Instant Pot? ›

There are 4 different modes: cool foam, light foam, thick foam, and warming.

How to make latte with Instant Pot milk frother? ›

Touch the Power key of the Instant Pod coffee maker. Fill with 110ml milk into the frother. Place the lid onto the frother and press down until it is fully secure. Select Light foam then press the Start button.

Do you heat milk before using a frother? ›

For all of the following methods, heat your milk between 140 and 155 degrees Fahrenheit (60-68 Celsius) before frothing. If you don't heat your milk enough, it won't be as sweet. If you scorch your milk, it won't taste as good or froth as well.

Does sugar help frothing? ›

Sugar stabilizes the foam

Yes, you can make a foam from just instant coffee and water. However, it doesn't look that luscious, nor is it very stable. If you want that thicker, smooth, more stable Dalgona coffee, you need sugar.

What is the best temperature for frothing milk? ›

The key is that you never want to heat the milk too fast - that's a one-way ticket to burnt (translation: terrible tasting) milk. Low, slow heating is needed to develop the sugars and sweet taste in the milk. The ideal temperature for steamed milk is between between 155- and 165-degrees Fahrenheit, approximately.

How do you make milk frother creamy? ›

Place the milk in a tall cup, holding it at a 45-degree angle. Insert the frother and turn it on. Froth for 20 to 45 seconds, or until you've reached your desired consistency (for a cappuccino you'll want more foam than, say, a latte). Be sure to move the frother up and down the cup as you froth.

Can you add sugar to milk before frothing? ›

Don't Overfill

You can add sugar, vanilla, or cinnamon directly into the frother as well to add some sweetness or flavor to your milk. It is better to add it before frothing, so it incorporates throughout the milk during the frothing process. Be sure not to overfill the frother.

Is heavy cream Good for frothing? ›

Can you froth heavy cream? Yes, heavy cream can be frothed and whipped into a thick and luxurious consistency for coffee.

Can you use whip cream in a milk frother? ›

To make the whipped cream, all you have to do is: Pour a little whipping cream in a small bowl. Use the milk frother on it for about a minute.

What type of milk is best to froth? ›

Whole Milk: Froths easily and has a rich, full flavor that delivers a more authentic coffeehouse result. Dairy Substitute: Nut, oat, and soy milks are easy to froth, but the foam disappears faster than with dairy products, so froth your milk immediately before drinking for the most satisfying experience.

Does warm or cold milk froth better? ›

The fresher the milk the better it froths, the colder the milk the better it also steams. If possible keep your steaming jug chilled. Warm, hot or old milk will not froth.

What milk is best for steam frothing? ›

Whole Milk: Whole milk reigns supreme when frothed thanks to the sugar, fat, water and protein that makes it up. When whole milk is frothed, small micro bubbles begin to form, giving the milk a lovely creaminess without being too over-the-top.

What happens if you froth milk twice? ›

When we heat a jug of milk, the protein is essentially cooked, which hardens and helps trap the air to create foam. So, as you can imagine, if you proceed to heat the milk a second time, the proteins that initially facilitated the formation of the foam have already become denatured.

Can you put other liquids in milk frother? ›

You can use a milk frother to froth either milk, tea, coffee, or the matcha itself! Create matcha drinks the same way you would create coffee or tea drinks and use a milk frother for added texture.

What does instant frother do? ›

The Instant™ Milk Frother creates rich microfoam from dairy and non-dairy beverages so you can enjoy your favorite drinks any time. Easy, fast, and quiet, start sipping on coffee shop quality foam at home!

How does a manual frother work? ›

A manual frother consists of a perforated mesh plunger in a cylinder, similar to a French press, which is moved up and down by hand. It takes 10-20 seconds to double the volume of milk. The cup may have a narrow spout for making foam art. They can also be used as French presses for making tea or coffee.

Can you froth coffee creamer? ›

You can froth coffee creamer using automatic devices, including an electric frother, handheld frother, and a steamer wand. You can also shake creamer in a mason jar, use an immersion blender, or French plunge creamer to create a silky and bubbly froth.

Does milk frother make coffee taste better? ›

If you've ever wondered why your takeaway coffee tastes so much better with the silky foam top, the secret is simply in the foam. Frothy milk creates a lighter texture, that keeps the coffee flavour as close to the original taste as possible.

Do you add coffee after frothing milk? ›

Once the milk of your choice is heated, take a small whisk and vigoursly whisk back and forth for 15-30 seconds until the milk forms large bubbles and is frothy. Pour the coffee directly over the frothed milk or brew over the frothed milk.

Do you pour coffee or frothed milk first? ›

You need to layer the espresso and the frothed milk. Because latte only has a small layer of milk foam, you should pour the liquid, steamed milk on the espresso, while holding a spoon to prevent the frothed milk from being mixed. Once ready, add the milk foam (around 1 cm).

Can you use a coffee plunger to froth milk? ›

Raise & lower the plunger to froth. Gradually increase the tempo. Plunge for 30 seconds or until the milk has doubled in volume. Stop when the milk has doubled in volume.

Can you shake milk to froth it? ›

Carefully pour the milk into the Mason jar, leaving space for it to double in volume. Secure the lid & start shaking! Shake vigorously for 20–30 seconds. Remove the lid and heat the milk froth in the microwave for 30–45 seconds.

How do you add flavor to frothed milk? ›

The basic caffe latte recipe is very easy, and you can use syrup or powder to add flavor to it. No matter which ingredient you use, add it after the coffee and before the milk. In most cases, a syrup is the easiest way to add flavor.

What milk does Starbucks use? ›

2 Percent Milk

It might surprise you to learn that 2 percent milk, not whole milk, is the default milk for Starbucks drinks. In other words, it's what you're drinking unless you specify otherwise.

What temp ruins milk? ›

Once breast milk is warmed to temperatures higher than 104F/40 C (for perspective, 104F is what most of us would describe as warm, and is the normal limit for hot tubs), breast milk's nutritional and immunological value begins to deteriorate.

Can you froth cold milk? ›

You can froth cold milk and you can use any milk frother to do so. You can make cold milk foam in as little as 30 seconds with a handheld milk frother and use it to make a vast range of delicious coffee drinks which taste far better than any you'd see on a Starbucks menu or from high street coffee shops.

Can you put non dairy creamer in a milk frother? ›

Well, yes you can. But, as with regular milk, the dairy option will froth better than dairy-free creamers. If you want to froth dairy-free coffee creamers than yes you definitely can. But just be aware that the amount of foam created will be even less than if you used dairy creamers.

Can any creamer be frothed? ›

It's totally possible to froth coffee creamer, either in powder or liquid form. You can use tools already on-hand like a whisk or French press to create frother creamer. You can even make an entire latte from the comfort of your own kitchen. Plant-based creamers are a great alternative to plant-based milk.

Does frothing milk make it thicker? ›

When whole milk is frothed it's more stable than skim milk, but it will be less voluminous. The opposite is true for skim: you will see a thinner, less stable froth but with greater volume. To strike a balance, you can use milk that is over 5% fat to create a froth that is both thick, stable and voluminous.

Can I add sugar to milk frother? ›

Yes, they can be added. Suitable Ingredients: coffee, chocolate, chocolate flakes, honey, syrup, flavoured powders, sugar, ice cubes.

Does frothing milk make it creamy? ›

When you're frothing milk, you're adding air to it which gives it a creamy mouthfeel and has an incredibly light texture.

Does frothing milk make it creamier? ›

Since then, we've found that reversing the process and frothing while the milk is still cold produces a creamier, longer-lasting, and more billowy foam. Here's why: Agitating milk when it's cold lets you pump more air bubbles into it. As you pack in more air, the bubbles become smaller and the foam becomes denser.

Why does half and half not froth? ›

The more fat there is in your milk, the less air it will hold. However, when you heat your higher fat milk, such as half and half, the fat melts and becomes easier to froth.

Can you froth almond milk? ›

So, can you froth almond milk? Yes, and you can froth it well with or without an almond milk frother. Using almond milk instead of milk from animals is a great way to froth up the perfect milk for your coffee while sticking to an entirely plant-based diet!

Can you make hot chocolate in a milk frother? ›

The answer is a resounding yes! Do you want to make a cup of hot chocolate for your family? Using a milk frother is a great way to make some delicious thick hot chocolate. It is thick, creamy, and delightful.

Can you put ice cream in a milk frother? ›

Note: if using an automatic milk frother, having room temperature melted ice cream is especially important as the frother will shut off when it thinks the serving temperature is reached. Starting with warm ice cream won't allow enough time for the ice cream to get truly foamy.

Are milk frothers worth it? ›

If you like lattes and cappuccinos — and don't own a fancy espresso machine or latte machine with a built-in steam wand — a milk frother is worth every penny. They're a relatively small addition to your coffee nook, and they're simple to use.

How do I fix my milk frother not working? ›

Start by switching off your machine and unplugging it (just to be safe). Turn the frother canister upside down and inspect both the connections on the canister and the base station. Take a small brush, and a cup of soapy water and scrub thoroughly until you can see that the gunk has been removed.

Why does my steam wand scream when foaming milk? ›

The screaming noise occurs when your steaming wand can't draw in enough air. The worst that will happen is your milk will taste a little sour. Just pull the wand out of the milk for a second then put it back in.

What do I do if my instant pot isn't pressurizing? ›

SOLUTION: Open the Instant Pot and make sure there's enough liquid. If too much liquid has evaporated, the Instant Pot won't pressurize, so add more liquid if necessary. Close the Instant Pot and resume pressure cooking. If you have trouble closing the lid, move the steam release handle to the VENTING position.

Why isn't My instant pot float valve not going up? ›

If that time has elapsed and the float valve has not popped up and cook time has not begun, chances are high your pressure cooker is not able to seal. Please note that if you have large quantities of a frozen food or lots of liquid in your instant pot, it may take up to 45 minutes to fully reach pressure.

Is hot or cold milk better for frothing? ›

Frothed milk, depending on the coffee beverage, can be either hot or cold. A cappuccino, for example, calls for warm foam, and getting a high-quality warm foam requires getting the temperature right. As a rule, 140-155F/60-68 C is the best temperature range for frothing hot milk.

What temperature should milk froth at? ›

A common misconception about milk frothing for lattes is that the milk should be really hot. For the best results milk should be frothed to somewhere around 130-150 °F. Going past this point towards 150 °F the milk may remain sweet, but the froth will become firmer and take on too much air.

How do you froth milk without it screaming? ›

You're not using enough milk

The milk foam will double in volume once it's fully formed, so it's a general rule to keep your pitcher at around 1/3 full. Any less and you'll have difficulty producing foam, and you'll also hear the wand screaming.

Will Instant Pot explode if overfilled? ›

Overfilling the Instant Pot Past Its Maximum Capacity

This is one way to blow up your Instant Pot! Overfilling your instant pot can cause pressure to build up inside the unit. When you exceed the capacity of your Instant Pot, steam can escape from the safety valves on top or at the bottom of your Instant Pot unit .

Why is my Instant Pot hissing while coming to pressure? ›

In reality, your pressure cooker is supposed to hiss. The noise indicates the successful release of steam from the cooking unit either at the end of its cook time or when pressure gets too high. Let's break down the basics of your pressure cooker's quirks so that you can confidently put your unit to use.

What happens if you open an Instant Pot without releasing the pressure? ›

This is due to pressure that has built up inside the appliance and hasn't had time to be released. When you open a pressure cooker too soon, unreleased pressure can cause the appliance to explode, causing severe burns and other serious injuries.

How do I know if my Instant Pot float valve is down? ›

Once all the internal pressure is released, the floating valve will fall back down and you'll see some steam come out through the valve opening. If you are able to turn and open the lid, you will know the floating valve has completely fallen.

How long does it take for the float valve to go up? ›

The float valve will go from the Down position to the Up position. This can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of food you're cooking and the temperature of the ingredients.

Can you still use Instant Pot without float valve? ›

The float valve requires its rubber seal to function properly. If this or another part of the valve is missing, it will not be able to function properly and needs to be replaced. This guide will demonstrate how to remove and replace the float valve of your instant pot.

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