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Starbucks Milk Foamer – Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 16:46

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.

Starbucks Milk Foamer
A Starbucks Milk Foamer

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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.

Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother
Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother

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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.

Starbucks Verismo Milk Frother

At this 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 at Walmart and other retail outlets.

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 points that caught my attention.

Hot Or Cold Foam

This is a great plus as it is out with what Starbucks uses 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.

Cold Foam
Excellent Cold Foam

Read: How to make cold foam

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-out 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 friends 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.

Starbucks Verismo
Starbucks Is Known For Luke Warm Coffee

Frequently Asked Questions About Starbucks Milk Foamer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Does A Milk Foamer Work?

A milk foamer functions by incorporating air into the milk. The incorporation of air produces bubbles that create a creamy mouthfeel and texture. You can use regular dairy milk or non-dairy plant based or nut based milks.

Can You Whip Milk Into Foam?

Yes, you can use a whisk to whip milk into a quality foam. The use of a manual whisk will produce better results when your equipment is cold. Use a wide brimmed bowl and whisk with great energy and vigor.

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.

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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