Last Updated: 31-03-2020

10 Best Milk Frothing Jugs 2020

Milk frothing jugs are an important piece of equipment if you love creamier milky coffees.

There are a few things you will need to consider before buying, such as if it is compatible with your coffee machine or frother. The good news is that the majority are metal, and a similar size, so you shouldn’t find the hunt too hard.

To help you out, we have rounded up some of the best which are sure to give your coffees the perfect froth from home.

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De’Longhi DLSC060 ECO 311.W
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.9 x 10.7cm
  • Capacity: 400ml
  • Material: Stainless Steel
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Sage BES003UK the Temp Control Milk Texturing Jug
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 11 x 8.7cm
  • Capacity: 480ml
  • Material: Stainless Steel
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Dianoo Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher
  • Dimensions: Varies
  • Capacity: 350ml/600ml
  • Material: Steel
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The Best Milk Frothing Jugs

1.
De’Longhi DLSC060 ECO 311.W

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.9 x 10.7cm
  • Capacity: 400ml
  • Material: Stainless Steel

A brushed stainless steel jug which can give your milk the perfect consistency for your cappuccinos.

It is compatible with all De’Longhi pump espresso makers if you want to be able to have the option of choice of drinks, but it will be able to work with the majority of espresso and bean to cup machines on the market.

The steel material means you can feel the temperature on the underside of the jug as it froths, getting the perfect resulting heat. The convenient pour spout will allow you to practice your latte art skills, too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Comfortable handle
  • Good shape for most machine and handheld frothers

Reasons to Avoid

  • Nothing – it is the best around

2.
Sage BES003UK the Temp Control Milk Texturing Jug

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 11 x 8.7cm
  • Capacity: 480ml
  • Material: Stainless Steel

The titan name when it comes to bean to cup machines and this coffee jug is for anyone who really likes their experience to be a fine art.

The Temp Control Milk Jug has an integrated thermometer indicator strip to help you texture milk to the optimum temperature range – if you hit the green 65-degree marker, then good job. With a 480ml capacity, there will be enough milk for two standard sized cappuccinos.

Made from premium thick gauge steel, you won’t scald your hands when heating the milk up, and the pouring spot is perfectly designed to help you create some coffee art.

Reasons to Buy

  • Integrated thermometer
  • Enough milk for two coffees

Reasons to Avoid

  • Pricier pick

3.
Dianoo Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher

Specifications

  • Dimensions: Varies
  • Capacity: 350ml/600ml
  • Material: Steel

Fancy something with a pop of colour compared to the boring regular stainless steel silver jugs? This jug is available in red, yellow and blue, and two sizes as well.

It is made from stainless steel, Grade 304 (so food safe) and is almost 1 mm thickness to protect your hands yet still allow you to sense how hot the milk is. The standard size and shape will allow you to use it with a variety of milk frother machines and handheld devices.

Buying a coloured jug would not only be handy if you want something to match your kitchen or other equipment but also if you need separate jugs for allergenic or dietary preferences in your home.

Reasons to Buy

  • Pop of colour
  • Inner is non-stick

Reasons to Avoid

  • Have to be careful of the coloured coating on the outside when washing

4.
Dualit 85101 Milk Frothing Jug

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 10 x 8cm
  • Capacity: 450ml
  • Material: Stainless Steel

This jug is made from the highest quality stainless steel and perfectly used with coffee and espresso machine wands.

It is hygienic and easy to fully clean, and can also be washed in the dishwasher which is unlike a lot of others out there. The wide easy grab handle will ensure a safe grip when you’re frothing and pouring to prevent accidents.

The large capacity is generous for two coffees at once, and it feels sturdy when using it. Because of the wide pouring spout, it isn’t one for those who like to do latte art, but perfect for anyone who just wants a coffee without the fuss!

Reasons to Buy

  • Large easy lip for pouring
  • Nice generously sized handle

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not easy to get the fast thin pour for latte art because of the wide lip

5.
Cooks Professional Milk Frothing Jug

Specifications

  • Small for single cups
  • Thermometer included

If you want a separate thermometer too, this little bundle is the perfect best starter kit.

It can froth milk ready for coffees and hot chocolates, and the 350ml capacity should be enough for two coffees. The thermometer is nice and easy to read, and also gives Fahrenheit and Celcius readings in case you have a preference.

The handle of the jug is nice and thick to give a good grip for extra safety. It’s one of the jugs which are on the smaller side, so good if you make one cup at a time or aren’t a big milk fan.

Reasons to Buy

  • Small for single cups
  • Thermometer included

Reasons to Avoid

  • The small size may not be ideal for busier households

Milk Frother Jug Buying Guide

Capacity

This will alter how many coffees you can make at once. The capacity stated is how much milk the jug can hold when frothed, not how much ordinary milk to use.

You should only fill your milk jug up with milk by about a third, as it expands when frothed. As you will read below, the ideal ratio for coffee to milk is 1:3 to 1:5 dependent on taste, so work out how many millilitres your coffee machine espresso is and then buy a latte milk jug which will hold enough milk for however many cups of coffee you will be making.

Material

The majority of milk frother jugs are stainless steel, which holds the warmed milk’s heat well and also won’t tarnish or become damaged. They’re also easy to clean fully.

Don’t use anything which isn’t metal or specifically for frothing – it could get too hot and become damaged, and may not froth well.

Size

Many are a pretty standard size, but just double-check the dimensions of your chosen jug against the size and shape of your frother or the space around your frothing wand.

What Else To Look Out For

Check the pouring spout if you want to be able to pour the milk in order to create latte art. Many are perfectly angled but it may depend on how experienced you are creating it.

Also check things such as the handle and how comfortable you would find holding it, and how it can be washed. Most are hand wash only, but a few are dishwasher safe.

FAQs

How much milk will I need?

The ratio of coffee to milk in a latte is usually 1:3, but you can see 1:4 or even 1:5 in many coffee houses.

A shot of espresso is usually one fl. oz, or around 30ml, so you should expect to use between 90 and 150ml of milk in a frothy milk coffee depending on taste.

What else do I need to buy?

You will likely need a thermometer to check that the milk is at the right temperature before pouring into your coffee. Below 65 degrees is ideal.

Most jugs will be easy to clean, but you may want a long sponge or brush to ensure it is fully cleaned after each use.

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