Healthy Milk Frother Recipes - Drinks To Make With A Milk Frother

Healthy Milk Frother Recipes – Drinks To Make With A Milk Frother

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 20:17

Looking for some healthy milk frother recipes or just some drinks to make with a milk frother then this is the article for you.

In this article I cover more than just coffee drinks and regular milk. Oat milk, almond milk, tea and an amazing hot chocolate that will have you changing the way you make hot coffee forever.

Keep reading for some amazing and healthy milk frother recipes.

Milk Frother Recipes – Hot Chocolate

When you use a handheld milk frother or an electric milk frother to make hot chocolate, it will very quickly become your default way of making hot chocolate.

This neat recipe combines chocolate chips and cocoa and makes a delicious frothy, creamy drink due to the chocolate chips and cocoa powder melting into the mixture and topped with a tasty vanilla extract.

It is the perfect way to relax.

Milk Frother Recipes
A High Quality Milk Frother

Read: How to steam milk without a steamer

Equipment, Ingredients And Instructions

  • 1. An electric milk frother will do; get the best that you can afford. Nespresso Aeroccino, Starbucks Verismo and the Maestri House Detachable are great choices.
  • 2. 10 Ounces (300 ml) of milk, whole milk or 2% work best but you can also use nonfat milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk for more exotic options. Fill to no more than the max fill line and no less than the minimum fill line.
  • 3. Add chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Us the best quality that you can find. Hersheys and Ghirardelli are two great options.
  • 4. Put the cover on your electric milk frother and froth at a low speed. If it has a temperature setting heat to 160F (71 C) and a low speed froth. Electric milk frothers have settings that allow you to control the thickness of your drink.
  • 5. Pour your hot chocolate and add a splash of vanilla extract. Alternatively, you can add a sliced French vanilla pod to your mix while it heats for a more natural and exotic taste of vanilla.
  • 6. Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows, or chocolate shavings.
  • 7. Serve and enjoy.

Be sure to use fine chocolate powder and fine chocolate chips as larger chunks can damage the whisk in the frother.

primarily speaking, an electric milk frother is used mainly for making frothy milk for cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos and those amazing toppings for cold brew coffee, it can also be used for hot chocolate too.

Healthy Milk Frother Recipes

Almond Milk Cappuccino

An almond milk cappuccino is both keto friendly and dairy free. It’s an exotic way to make a cup of coffee. And no special equipment is needed other than your handheld milk frother. A home espresso machine is handy for brewing the espresso shots. You can emulate the strong coffee taste with your moka pot.

Ingredients Needed

  •  A single or double shot of coffee. 4 Oz (100 ml) of moka pot coffee.
  • A quarter or half a cup of almond milk. Use the Barista brand, it froths better.
  • The sweetener of your choice, coconut sugar works amazing!
  • A sprinkle of cocoa or chocolate shavings to decorate.

If you are using a moka pot to brew your strong coffee, you can heat your milk and brew your coffee at the same time. Use a very fine grind and a stronger than usual coffee to water ratio of 1:8 instead of 1:10.

Preheating your water to 70C makes a much tastier moka pot coffee.

Heating your almond milk, when you start to see vapor rising from your milk it is at the perfect temperature. When your milk is ready, add it to a tall glass and fill to no more than a third full. Add the sweetener of your choice and stir well.

Insert your handheld milk frother to the bottom of your milk and froth at a low speed for 30 seconds and move your frothing wand through your milk from bottom to top. After 30 seconds, switch to a high speed frothing if your frother has that option and move your wand through your milk from top to bottom for 30 seconds.

Your milk will be nice and fluffy and ready for pouring into your coffee. Use a spoon to hold back the bubbles and then scoop the froth onto your espresso or strong coffee.

Decorate with chocolate shavings or a sprinkle of cocoa and enjoy your great tasting cup of coffee.

Healthy Milk Frother Recipes
An Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother

Read: Can you froth cold milk?

Creamy Oat Milk Latte

Like almond milk, oat milk is a tasty low calorie and healthy option and perfect for you if you are lactose intolerant and looking for non-dairy milk. Oat milk is curiously brilliant in coffee, especially when you use a strong shot of espresso

Equipment Needed

  • A home espresso machine or a moka pot.
  • A saucepan.
  • A handheld milk frother

Ingredients Needed For Making A Creamy Oat Milk Latte

  • 30 grams (1 Oz) of finely ground coffee.
  • 60 ml (2 Oz) of mineral water or filtered water.
  • 1 cup of oat milk. Use the Barista brand; it is much better for frothing.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup (optional).
  • A sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon to decorate.

The Method

Brew a doppio, a double shot of espresso, with your espresso machine or moka pot. With your moka pot use a more focused 1:8 coffee to water ratio for a better and stronger cup of coffee. Pre-heat your water to 70C (158F) before brewing your moka pot coffee.

Heat your oat milk on the stove to a low to medium heat and stir well. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey. When you start to see steam rising from your milk it is at the perfect temperature. Don’t boil your milk. When you boil, you spoil!

Pour your hot milk into a tall glass and insert your milk frothing and put your milk frothing skills to good use. Insert your wand to the bottom of your milk and froth at a low speed for 30 seconds. Move your wand through your milk from bottom to top.

Froth at a high speed if your wand has this option for a further 30 seconds. Pour your frothed milk into your espresso and hold back the bubbles with a spoon. Top your latte with a layer of froth by scooping the froth on to it.

Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder.

Vanilla Mocha Iced Coffee

This is an amazing choice to enjoy on a hot day, iced coffee to the rescue!

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Double shot of espresso or 4 Oz of strong moka pot coffee.
  • Half a teaspoon of cocoa powder.
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Sweetner of your choice. Coconut sugar, brown sugar and the sugar substitute stevia work well.
  • Milk.
  • Ice.

The Method

Brew a double shot of espresso or a strong coffee using your moka pot. With your moka pot a coffee to water ratio of 1:8 is referred over the standard 1:10.

Preheating your water to 70C (158F) before adding it to your moka pot.

Heat your milk. Add the vanilla extract. Optional, slice a French vanilla pod and add it to your milk while heating it. Add your cocoa and sugar and mix well. When you start to see steam rising from your milk, it is at the perfect temperature.

Any hotter will destroy the milk fats and make it difficult to get a high quality froth.

Pour your hot milk into a tall glass and insert your milk frother to the bottom and start frothing at a low speed for 30 seconds. Move the wand through your milk slowly and evenly from the bottom to the top.

Then blend at high speed using the same method for a further 30 seconds. This will create a high quality milk froth.

Pour your coffee into a tall glass with ice and your frothy milk. Optional to decorate with cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Vanilla Mocha Iced Coffee
Vanilla Mocha Iced Coffee

Read: How to steam milk at home

Drinks To Make With A Milk Frother

An electric milk frother is a gift from the gods for making many different drinks and adding that coffee shop quality and saving you a lot of money and time!

You are not limited to frothing regular plain milk as you can froth all kinds of milk from plant and nut based milks, heavy cream and everything in between. The variety of drinks you can make range from iced coffee to cold brew, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, hot chocolate and a lot more.

Here are 4 more awesome drink recipes!

Frothy Coffee

A frothy coffee is the number one drink a milk frother is intended for making, let’s face it who doesn’t love a coffee that nice and frothy!

Ingredients Needed

  • 8 Oz (240 ml) of hot coffee.
  • Cream or milk of your choice.

The Method

Brew your coffee using the brewing method of your choice. Heat your milk or cream to the point when you start to see steam coming from it. Pour your milk or cream of choice into a tall glass and at a low speed for 30 seconds and then a high speed for a further 30 seconds. While frothing move your wand up and down through your milk or creamer. When it is nice and frothy pour your froth into your coffee for tasty frothy coffee.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

Making a vanilla sweet cream cold foam will add an exotic edge to your summer coffee drinks.

Ingredients Needed

  • 8 Oz (240 ml) of cold brew coffee.
  • Half a cup of heavy cream.
  • Half a cup of 2% milk.
  • 2 or 3 pumps of vanilla syrup.

The Method

Froth your heavy cream, 2% milk and vanilla syrup together to make the vanilla sweet cream. Add the ingredients to a bowl and mix well before frothing. Then use your milk frother at a low speed for about a minute and a further minute at a high speed. Leave a few inches at the top of your cold brew and pour your sweet cream on top of your coffee.

London Fog Latte

A London fog latte is a tea based latte and not a coffee. You need to use Earl Grey tea instead of coffee. It is the perfect afternoon drink or for the early evening due to the lo caffeine content.

Ingredients Needed

  • Earl Grey tea, loose tea or a tea bag.
  • Half a cup of milk.
  • Half a cup of hot water.
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 1 Tablespoon of sweetener of your choice, honey and maple syrup are amazing options.

Instructions For Making A London Fog Latte

Steep your tea in hot water for a few minute to brew it. Add your milk and vanilla syrup to a saucepan and heat until you see steam forming. Stir well while heating. Pour your hot milk into a tall glass and start to froth. Froth for one minute in total, 30 seconds at a low speed and then a high speed for 30 seconds if your frother has a high speed option.

Pour your milk into your Earl Grey tea and scoop some froth on top.

Drinks To Make With A Milk Frother
Drinks To Make With A Milk Frother

Pumpkin Sweet Cream Cold Foam

A seasonal drink at Starbucks does not need to be seasonal in your home! Enjoy pumpkin sweet cream cold foam at home!

Ingredients Needed

  • Half a teaspoon of pumpkin purée.
  • Half a teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Half a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Quarter cup of milk.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Half a cup of cold brew coffee.
  • 2 to 3 pumps of vanilla syrup.


Add 2 to 3 pumps of vanilla syrup to your cold brew coffee.

Add the rest of your ingredients to a bowl and stir and mix well together before frothing to make a tasty cold foam topping. Froth for a minute or two until you get the desired consistency and top your cold brew with your pumpkin foam. You may need a tablespoon to diffuse your pour.

To decorate, add a dash of pumpkin pie spice.

Frequently Asked Questions Milk Frother Recipes

What Can I Make With A Milk Frother?

You can make a number of exotic coffee beverages like you see at Starbucks. Latte, breve, cortado, macchiato, mocha, cold brew with cold foam, cappuccino, flat white and a lot more.

You can froth all kinds of milk from plain milk to non-dairy milk like oat milk, and coffee creamer.

Yes, you can add vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and a number of spices and herbs to flavor your milk. It is much better and more effective if you add the flavoring before you start to froth.

Can I Put Coffee In The Milk Frother?

Yes, this is not at all advised as you won’t get the greatest tasting coffee. If you want to create a Greek style frothy coffee, a frappé, you can use an electric milk frother, although a high speed blender is much better. 

You can get exotic and use pumpkin spice creamer or other flavored creamers or milk and froth them for use with your coffee and add your brewed coffee

Yes, your milk frother can be used to froth a cold milk and make it thicker milk, with fluffy milk foam. Oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk and soy milk are great options, as is coffee creamer of all flavors like pumpkin spice creamer. You can even make a tasty hot chocolate.

With alternative non-dairy milk it is much better to use the Barista brand as their non-dairy milk is specially made for frothing and are not as thin as the regular version and doesn’t curdle so easily either when you steam them.

You can most certainly make great tasting and delicious hot chocolate using a milk frother. Nice, thick, delightfully creamy.

Yes, you can put honey into your milk frother, but honey directly is not such a good idea. Add your milk, or for an amazing coffee, use coconut milk. Add your honey to your milk or coconut milk and then froth.

Other great options include using oat milk and almond milk for an amazing brew.

Final Thoughts – Milk Frother Recipes

I hope that you enjoyed this article and list of healthy milk frother recipes that you can make with your frother in the comfort of your home.

Which is your favorite?

Other than my guilty pleasure of the hot chocolate, it has to be the creamy oat milk latte!

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Derek Marshall is a coffee expert and a Specialty Coffee Association Certified barista holding the professional certification for coffee brewing and barista skills. He has 20+ years experience of working in specialty coffee shops. He has several authoritative books published about coffee covering topics of specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. His experience as a barista covers 2 decades and counting of working in specialty coffee shops in the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia. Indonesia and Vietnam. He has deep knowledge of the unique coffee culture in each of these nations and specialty beverages requested and brewing techniques and equipment. As a coffee consultant he commands US$50 per hour. Learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew by checking his About Me Page. If you have any questions about coffee, give him a call on +34-639-410-375 or drop him an email Please state your name and where you are from.

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