How awesome would it be to have your own Starbucks milk foamer at home to make your own amazing fluffy and authentic cold foam at home and add it to your coffee drinks.
The Starbucks Verismo is a great option and what we will discuss in this article, so stay tuned and keep reading as we dig down and give our opinion about this Starbucks milk foamer.
What Is A Milk Foamer?
A milk foamer is an essential piece of coffee brewing equipment if you want to make gourmet quality coffee at home. They are various types of milk foamer ranging from an electric milk frother that is handheld, battery powered or powered by mains electricity.
There are even some excellent milk foamer that are manually operated – a fine example of this is your humble French press.
Foaming or frothing milk is easy and is produced by forcing air into your milk and aerating it. When you aerate your milk it alters the texture of your milk, and when heated alters the flavor slightly which helps it to compliment the flavor of your coffee.
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What Is Special About The Starbucks Milk Foamer?
Starbucks milk foamer is special because it is not an ordinary milk foamer or a regular blender that they use. It is a blender that has been custom-made, engineered and designed specifically for the company and for making top quality milk foam for the coffee drinks that they make.
It is a bladeless blender that has a 20 ounce capacity. Unfortunately exact details are scarce and Starbucks is keeping tight-lipped. Their milk foamer is designed to make its cold foam reach the peak thickness and creamy texture.
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Does Starbucks Sell Milk Frothers
At the moment in time Starbucks no longer sell their branded milk frothers. The Starbucks Verismo and Sb 235 are no longer available for sale on their website or on Amazon. You can find them on Walmart and other retail outlets.
Read: How to make cold foam
Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother
The Verismo milk frother by Starbucks is great for its simplicity of use and the high quality fluffy thick and rich creamy frothy milk that you can make with it with very little effort on your part.
There is no need for you to be an expert barista to use this milk frother.
Note: The Starbucks verismo milk frother is a discontinued product but is still available at Walmart.
What I Like About This Starbucks Milk Foamer
There are obviously a lot of plus points to this high quality milk foamer. Here are the main one that caught my attention.
Hot Or Cold Foam
This is a great plus as it is out with what Starbucks use their milk foamer for – they use it only to create cold foam. Their hot foam is steamed milk. Having the option of both hot or cold foam is an obvious plus – giving you the benefit of being able to make the required foam for a variety of different coffee drinks.
If you want to make hot foam for a cappuccino or a latte, for example, all that you need to do is to press the power button down for a second.
For high quality cold foam just use milk that is straight from your fridge and press the button down for 3 seconds.
In both cases it only takes two minutes for your frothed milk to be ready.
The Compact Size
This milk frother is not going to take up a lot of countertop space in your kitchen. It consumes about the same amount of space, if even that much as a standard sized coffee carafe.
It is lightweight at just over a kilo (2.3 pounds) and if your space is tight you can easily store it in your cupboard.
The size is compact enough to take on trips away with you.
Easy To Clean
Due to the temperature setting which ensures when you are making hot frothy milk, the verismo frother by Starbucks does not burn your milk.
It is double walled with a non-stick stain resistant layer which makes the cleaning of the area where you put your milk very easy to clean. A simple wipe with a wet or damp cloth is all that is needed.
You should absolutely not put your milk frother in your dishwasher or submerge it in water.
The verismo frother has a well thought safety feature – the auto shut-off. You don’t have to strain or stress yourself about forgetting to switch it off, it does this automatically.
What I Do Not Like
There are a couple of snags and dislikes. One that I nor you can do anything about is the small capacity – you will at most be able to froth only two cups of milk at most.
It is not a game changer if you are only making a cup of coffee for yourself but when you have one or more friend over for coffee you will need to make your frothy milk in batches which is only a slight inconvenience.
Some users have commented that the milk does not quite reach the desired temperature first time and the need to heat it for a second time. This is very typical of Starbucks and their luke warm coffee and perhaps is designed that way.
Frequently Asked Questions About Starbucks Milk Foamer
What Milk Does Starbucks Use For Frothing?
Starbucks uses non-fat milk for frothing coffee. They use a special bladeless blender to produce a thick creamy cold foam. When they flavor the foal they use pumps of flavored syrup.
Does Starbucks Have Milk Frother?
Yes, Starbucks has their own custom built and designed bladeless blender. They make both steamed milk and frothed milk and use it accordingly for the drinks that they make.
Does Starbucks Froth Or Steam Milk?
It is not a binary choice at Starbucks as they both steam milk and make frothed milk. Their espresso machine steams milk while they have a special blender that they use to make high quality frothed milk.
How Do You Froth Starbucks Creamer?
Heat your coffee creamer slowly on your stovetop or in your microwave until it reaches the ideal temperature. Then fill your French press 1/3 full and pump the plunger until you see smooth froth being produced.
What Size Frothing Pitcher Does Starbucks Use?
Starbucks frothing pitcher is 20 Oz (600 ml) in size. That is more than enough to make all the coffee frothing needs for you and your family.
Can You Froth Cold Milk?
Yes, you can froth cold milk, warm milk and milk of any kind, be it dairy milk, nut based milks or plant based milks. Best practices indicate that you should stick to the ideal temperature range and never go above it. Below is fine, but milk that is too warm does not produce optimal results.
Final Thoughts – Starbucks Milk Foamer
A Starbucks milk foamer is hard to find and certainly worth having if you want to make copycat Starbucks drinks at home. Thankfully you can find the very effective Starbucks Verismo at Walmart and other retail outlets. Unfortunately it is not on their website nor will you find it on amazon.