Everyone loves their favorite milk (almond, soy, oat milk, etc) frothed in their morning beverage. But frothed milk drinks are expensive. Therefore, frothing your own milk at home is a great alternative to buying it elsewhere for $5 a cup!
But can you froth milk in a blender? Let’s find out!
Quick Answer: You can froth milk with a blender! However, the best type of blender to do so is probably a blender whisk. It makes it easy to incorporate air from outside the milk and you won’t risk an explosion if you’re putting warm milk into an enclosed space.
We’ve seen some people on YouTube put warm milk into a closed Nutribullet cup. Don’t do this!
If you’re going to froth warm milk be sure to use a blender with ventilation such as a Vitamix, Blendtec, or Nutribullet Blender Combo.
However, you can still get some frothing action in an enclosed blender, but you may have to heat the milk afterward.
How to Froth Milk With a Blender
- Heat milk for 20-30 seconds in the microwave first and then place it into the blender (only if the blender has ventilation). If it does not, do not heat the milk first.
- Turn the blender from low to high slowly if it has that option.
- Blend for 20-40 seconds until milk is frothed as desired.
- Alternatively, you can use a hand blender whisk (such as this one and there will be a lot less clean up.
How Do You Froth Milk Without a Frother
There are a bunch of different ways that you can froth milk without a frother – even if you don’t have a blender. Here are the most effective ones we’ve found:
- Take a french press and fill it with milk. Pump up and down until desired consistency is reached.
- Use an immersion blender and blend while being sure to occasionally pull it out of the milk to bring more air in.
- Use a milk frothing wand.
- Pour milk from one glass to another to incorporate air (this is slow, but can work).
- Use a whisk to incorporate air into heated milk.
Is a Frother the Same as a Blender?
No, a milk frother and a blender are two completely different kitchen tools. Milk frothers are typically designed to heat and incorporate air into milk while blenders are designed to mix and crush ingredients. A blender can be used to froth (to some degree), but a frother cannot typically be used to blend!
Can You Froth Milk in a Nutribullet?
Yes! Be sure to leave some room in the blender jar and then blend some unheated milk for around 20-30 seconds. After it’s done, pour into a cup and microwave and you’ll have some frothed milk. Do not put heated milk into the Nutribullet or Magic Bullet.