I’ve shared before that I typically make my own ‘fancy’ coffee drinks at home. They are never quite the same as those purchased at a coffee house, but I never minded much as I can save SO much money and know exactly what goes into it. Well, now I am making coffeehouse drinks using the MIRA Electric Milk Frother.
What is the MIRA Electric Milk Frother?
This small appliance has a Stainless-steel, insulated jar which allows the outer wall to remain cool to the touch while milk warms inside. The power base is detachable, so no worries over getting a heating element wet. And, the intelligent heat control and automatic shut-off features prevent burning for easy use while the non-stick interior makes for easy clean up.
You can froth up to 115ml (3.8oz) of hot or cold milk in under two minutes for sophisticated coffeehouse-style beverages. Alternatively, you can heat up to 240ml (8.1oz) of milk in under three minutes for perfectly rich and creamy hot chocolate, chai tea, or lattes.
This device has a suggested retail price of $74.99, but you can currently purchase the MIRA Electric Milk Frother on Amazon for $39.95 with Prime shipping available.
Using the MIRA Electric Milk Frother
I’ve shared before that I have a really neat manual device for getting great espresso, the Aeropress. However, I was warming my milk in the microwave before adding to my espresso when making one of my ‘fancy’ drinks like a salted caramel mocha. With no frothy milk on top, I was adding a generous amount of whipped cream instead.
The MIRA Electric Milk Frother is super easy to use and the perfect device for making a great coffeehouse style beverage. Just pour in your milk, keeping a keen eye on the minimum and maximum markings inside the container. There are TWO different maximum lines with the lower one corresponding to using the frothing whisk. Trust me, you do NOT want to overfill the vessel when frothing your milk! (Yeah, don’t ask me how I know this…)
There are 2 buttons on the outside depending upon whether you want to heat your milk or just give it a good whirl for creating a nice froth. Push the appropriate button (top to warm or bottom for frothing cold milk) and sit back for the magic to happen.
We tested out both types of whisks, stirring and frothing. The stirring one is perfect for making either coffee drinks or a mean hot chocolate. The frothing one is great for those cappuccinos where you want the foam on top. Best yet, it will turn itself off when it is done and there is no hard to predict steam shooting into a cup like the espresso maker I used to have. How awesome is that!!
The only downside I can see for this device is that I might be enjoying a cappuccino more days during the week than I had been. But, without the whipped cream I figure I’ve shaved off a few more calories and can afford the more regular splurge.
Have you tried to make your own coffehouse beverages at home?
What is one of your favorite coffeehouse beverages?
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