Looking to buy a milk frother? We reviewed numerous automatic, electric and manual milk frothers for you and compiled a top 10 of the best milk frothers.
It wasn’t the first time it happened to me. Nice as I am, I offered my girl to make her a delicious cappuccino for once. I know that’s one of her favorite drinks, but normally we only drink it when we go out to dinner or a sidewalk cafe.
Now I set to work at home. Even on the second try, I managed to keep the milk in the pan from burning. Now it was a matter of quickly whipping that milk into a real cappuccino froth. Ever heard of a lame arm? Well, I had one after five minutes. And the milk was still just milk, only slightly cooled.
Then let’s use the hand blender, I thought. It would have been better if I hadn’t been so inventive. Within two beats, both the kitchen and myself were decorated with a dot pattern of milk stains. Putting on a clean shirt in disappointment, I resolved myself to actually go out and buy a milk frother now.
But first that cappuccino for my girl. It had to be drunk on the terrace. I walked to the living room to tell her. She already had her coat on.
What is the best milk frother for you?
Obviously, what is the best milk frother for you depends on your needs. Are you looking for the convenience and versatility of an automatic milk frother?
Or is it enough for you if it only froths milk? Perhaps you want a milk frother that doesn’t require batteries or electricity? We figured out for you what the best milk frothers of 2023 are.
The best of them all
Philips Senseo CA6500
We think the Philips Senseo CA6500 is the best milk frother. An attractive appearance and simple 1-button operation couples this milk frother with excellent performance. You make both cold and hot milk froth with it in a short time, good for two cappuccinos. In addition, you can also use this Philips milk frother to warm up milk or make chocolate milk.
While other manufacturers advise against using semi-skimmed milk for frothing milk, the Senseo milk frother delivers a perfect and stable milk froth even with that. Thanks to the non-stick coating on the inside of the jug, cleaning is very easy: just use some warm water and a soft sponge.
The only drawback we could discover was the rather short connection cord. This Philips milk frother is not cheap, but it totally lives up to that more expensive price tag.
- Suitable for cold and hot foaming and heating
- Delivers perfect, stable milk foam, even with semi-skimmed milk
- Simple operation.
- Easy to clean.
- Short connecting cable.
The best buy
The milk frother with the best price/quality ratio as far as we are concerned is the Inventum MK350 In terms of performance and milk frothing options, it is little or none the worse than Philips’, but it is a lot cheaper.
This appliance also creates a delicious layer of foam for two cappuccinos or latte macchiato at the same time and can heat 240 ml of milk or chocolate milk. Creating perfect milk froth or making hot (chocolate) milk is a breeze with this Inventum milk frother. Moreover, this automatic milk frother is easy to clean after use.
- Perfect value for money.
- Fast enough and delicious milk foam for two cups of cappuccino.
- easy operation.
- Warm and cold froth or warm up only.
- Easy to clean.
- Method for cold frothing is missing from the manual (you have to hold the button down for this until the blue light comes on).
The best cheap
It’s pretty logical that when looking for the best cheap milk frother, you’ll end up with a manual, electric milk frother. The one from Aerolatte is powerful enough to produce a nice, firm foam for a cup of delicious cappuccino in just 15 seconds.
What’s more, this milk frother also looks pretty thanks to its chrome-plated handle. You can use the Aerolatte milk frother to froth hot or cold milk, but you can also use it to make delicious milkshakes or dressings. It runs on batteries, which are included in the package.
- Low purchase price
- Powerful motor for quick results.
- Fine appearance.
- Batteries included.
- Short battery life
The best manual milk frother
With manual milk frothers, you are never stuck with the problem of having to connect them to the mains, or changing batteries. This Kinghoff manual milk frother works very simply: you heat up the milk in the stainless steel jug if desired, put on the lid with the pump and pump just until the milk is frothed to the firmness you desire. Milk can be heated on any cooker, including induction, but not in the microwave. The Kinghoff manual milk frother has a generous 0.8-litre capacity and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Ideal for your cappuccino or latte macchiato, also in the camper or caravan.
- No power or batteries required.
- Capacity 800 ml.
- For cold and hot milk.
- Simple operation.
- Easy to clean.
- The stainless steel milk frother cannot be microwaved.
The best compact milk frother
This handy Buzz milk frother works perfectly and quickly according to the reviews in many a milk frother test on the internet. You put milk in a jug, insert the milk frother and in no time you will see that the milk foams and you can enjoy your homemade cappuccino. the Buzz milk frother fits in every kitchen drawer and also in your suitcase when you go on holiday. I wouldn’t forget it!
Then you can also enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a nice milk froth collar in your hotel room. Cleaning after use is also very easy. You just let the electric milk frother work for a while in a mug of warm water. One drawback? This electric milk frother also requires you to replace the batteries from time to time.
- Quick result.
- Simple operation
- Easy to clean
- Compact, so easy to take with you when travelling
- Batteries must be replaced regularly
The best milk frother with mixer
Rochester 5-in-1 staafmixer
The Rochester 5-in-1 hand blender can be used as a milk frother, whisk or hand blender. It also comes with a chopper attachment and a measuring cup. So a complete and multifunctional appliance that is not even too expensive. Ideal if you don’t have much storage space. As a milk frother, it makes 0.6 litres of milk foam manually in a short time. As a mixer, this Rochester appliance is not too powerful with its 600 W output, but fine for soups and sauces.
- Simple operation.
- Hand blender, whisk and milk frother in one.
- Powerful motor with three speeds.
- Easy to clean.
- power cord is attached to the device.
The best for travelling
This Inter Caffè milk frother is a good milk frother for travelling. It enables you to make the perfect milk froth for a cappuccino in half a minute even in your hotel room, which is different from a standard cup of coffee. This milk frother is light, compact and battery-operated. Operation is simple, using one button. The Inter Caffè milk frother is also easy to clean. Just run it in a cup of warm water after use. In short, an essential piece of travel luggage for anyone who loves a special coffee in their own hotel room.
- Compact milk frother.
- Simple operation.
- Easy to clean.
- Powerful motor, for quick results.
- Batteries included
- Replace batteries regularly.
The best rechargeable milk frother
RPD Milk Frother
RPD Milk Frother is not only ideal for quickly frothing both cold and hot milk, you can also use it as a whisk to whip cream or make jam, for example. This is because the RPD milk frother comes with three attachments: in addition to the spiral attachment for frothing, you will also find a stirring whisk and a balloon whisk in the pack. A big plus of this milk frother cum whisk is that it is rechargeable by means of a USB connection. So no hassle with replacing batteries. The RPD milk frother has three settings, which you can easily change while mixing. Read more…
- Rechargeable via USB connection
- Includes three attachments for whisking, stirring and frothing
- Adjustable in three positions.
- Powerful motor for fast results
- Pretty pricey for an electric milk frother.
The best designer milk frother
What a sleek design! With its stainless steel body, the Illy is a feast for the eyes. Users praise its firm foam with countless small air bubbles.
It can froth cold and hot milk in a quality you would normally expect in the catering industry. Illy is a hotel and catering brand par excellence for a reason. With this milk frother, you can imagine yourself a real barista pro in your own kitchen.
- Attractive design that fits in any kitchen
- Capacity: two cups.
- Produces firm milk foam, both hot and cold.
- Easy to clean, jug is dishwasher-safe
- High price
The best milk frother for more people
Sage Milk Cafe
If you want to make cappuccino, latte macchiato, latte or other coffee specialities for a large crowd, the Sage Milk Cafe is the answer. It can froth 500 ml of milk in one go, good for six cups of your favourite coffee, where most milk frothers have a capacity of two cups of coffee.
The temperature of the milk is adjustable so you can use it to make both cold and hot milk. The Sage Milk Cafe not only makes the perfect milk froth, you can also use it to make hot chocolate or milk. Moreover, it also looks pretty, thanks to a sleek design that fits in any kitchen. This milk frother won’t be cheap, but it will quickly serve your guests their favourite cup of coffee like a true barista
- Capacity 500 ml of milk.
- Temperature adjustable, also for cold foam
- Attractive design
- Also works with plant-based milk, such as oat milk.
- High purchase price
The Top 10 milk frothers of 2023 in a table
Have you been able to determine the best milk frother for you? If you’re still unsure after looking at all the information, it might be helpful to review the entire Top 10 in a clear table:
Buying a milk frother: what should you pay attention to?
If you are going to buy a milk frother, you will first have to ask yourself what you want to use it for. Is it purely for frothing milk for your cappuccino or latte macchiato, or do you also want to be able to use it to heat milk or whip cream, for example? There are three types of milk frothers to choose from:
- Automatic milk frothers. These make milk froth for two or more cappuccinos or latte macchiatos at the same time. You fill the jug with milk, press a button and the machine does the rest. Often these milk frothers also have a warming function, to make hot chocolate, for example. They also usually allow you to make cold milk froth.
- Electric milk frothers. These are like small hand blenders, which you use to make milk froth by holding them in a cup of hot or cold milk. Some electric milk frothers also include a whisk for whipping cream, for example. Usually these compact devices run on batteries. Some are rechargeable. With these electric milk frothers, you have to keep an eye on the froth yourself.
- Manual milk frothers. The advantage of these is that you don’t need power or batteries. You put (hot) milk in the cup and move the frothing mechanism up and down until foam is formed.
In addition, of course, your budget plays a role. With that, also take into account the batteries that you will have to replace regularly with some milk frothers.
Conclusion: which is the best milk frother for you?
Two automatic electric milk frothers stand out in our opinion. The Philips Senseo CA6500/30 is the very best in terms of results and features, but also quite expensive. The Inventum MK350 is hardly inferior to the Philips Senseo milk frother in terms of features, but is a lot cheaper.
If you’re looking for a compact electric milk frother, we think Aerolatte’s is the best choice. It gives good results, is affordable and also looks nice. The best manual milk frother, in our opinion, is the KitchenTools milk frother.
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Together with my friend Laura – the foodie on our team – we review kitchen appliances to make the choice easier for you. This way you know which appliances are good and we save you from a bad purchase!
Frequently asked questions
There is special milk for cappuccino. It produces perfect foam, but it is expensive. Alternatively, you can buy fresh or long-life whole milk, which is a lot cheaper. Cold, long-life whole milk works best because of the destabilised proteins it contains, which ensure extra stable foam. Semi-skimmed and skimmed milk are not recommended.
Use cold milk to make a perfect milk froth with an automatic electric milk frother. in a manual, electric or otherwise, you do need to use heated milk. don’t let that milk get hotter than 75 degrees.
For a delicious latte macchiato, you first put hot milk foam in a cup, then add coffee. So the order is exactly the opposite as when making cappuccino. A caffe macchiato is made by adding espresso to the milk froth instead of coffee.
There are many of them: cappuccino, latte macchiato, latte (also called latte or caffe latte), caffe macchiato, espresso macchiato, cortado, flat white.