How to Froth Milk in a French Press

Frothing milk at home

There are a couple of ways to froth milk at home to make cafe-quality drinks. One of the best ways is with a French press.

Why froth milk in a French press

With a French press, you'll get great microfoam (tiny bubbles that create texture in the milk) and it's easy to use.


Warm milk on the stovetop or in the microwave.


Pour heated milk in a French press. Only fill up 1/3 of the way.


Put lid on and pull and push French press plunger until milk doubles in volume.

Get perfect froth for your lattes and tea lattes.

To heat AND froth milk at the same time, get an electric milk frother.

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