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    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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    The Best Milk Frothing Jugs

    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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