Zulay Milk Frother Handheld
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How to Buy a Milk Frother Handheld Model

Today I wanted to talk to you about how to choose and then buy the best milk frother handheld model for your lifestyle. Let’s look at what exactly a milk frother is and the different purposes you can use them for.

Can a milk frother make your morning cup of coffee special? If you are like a lot of people, you start the day off with the caffeinated beverage the world has come to love. According to the National Institutes of Health, 154 million adults drink coffee regularly. The Full Coffee Roast website tells us that 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed every single day.

There are countless numbers of ways to drink coffee, and a lot of people add milk or cream to their cuppa Joe. If you are serious about your coffee experience you might prefer a latte or cappuccino to a simple cup. This is where a milk frother comes into play. It whips milk into a silkier, thicker consistency before you add it to your coffee.

There are hand powered models where you have to do all of the work. Battery-powered handheld milk frothers are popular and some are powered by your standard wall socket. A popular handheld battery model is the one I like to use the Zulay Milk Frother.

While some see them as coffee-only devices, they can be used to improve lots of different beverages.

A Milk Frother Handheld Model Can Whip Up Your Protein Shakes and Electrolyte Drinks

Think of your frother as a mini mixer or blender. That’s really all it is. So you can use yours for mixing so many different types of drink ingredients. Why not use it to stir your protein shake? It’s perfect for any type of milk, and can be used to add room temperature or melted butter to a drink.

A lot of people take electrolyte drinks after exercising. Electrolyte solutions often contain potassium, magnesium, sodium and chloride, phosphate and calcium. These essential minerals help your organs, muscles, body parts and so many interior physiological processes work properly.

They deliver important minerals your body needs to rehydrate, maintain healthy pH levels, and move nutrition into and out of cells. Electrolyte drinks can supplement your diet in case you are suffering from some type of mineral deficiency.

A milk frother can be used to efficiently mix your electrolyte solution, a tasty protein shake, and any type of milk. It’s also perfect for performing other tasks in the kitchen.

Use a Milk Frother Handheld Model to Make Your Eggs Fluffier and Creams Creamier

Milk doesn’t add a lot of flavor to coffee, but creamers can. I often see the question ‘Can you use a milk frother on creamer?’ The answer is yes, you can use a handheld frother to make your favorite flavored creamer foamier and airy. It whips cream into a thicker consistency by aerating the liquid. You can create a thick and foamy layer of cream that gives your coffee or hot tea a unique flavor and consistency.

You can even use this handy little kitchen accessory for whisking eggs for a fluffier omelette.

Are There Different Types of Milk Frothers?

We mentioned a manual frother earlier. Sometimes the old ways are the best. That’s the case here if you lose your power and don’t have batteries for your handheld wand frother. Of course, you can always keep rechargeable batteries charged up and on hand and losing power won’t be a problem.

You may choose an automatic model.

These come with or without a heating mechanism. They are usually powered by electricity which means you’ll have to have a handy wall socket available. You simply pour your milk, creamer or other liquid into the instant frother and turn it on.

Zulay Milk Frother Handheld
Zulay Milk Frother Handheld

The milk frother handheld model is the most popular one.

It often runs on a couple of AA batteries and works by whisking liquid. The benefits are portability, affordability and ease-of-use. You simply stick the mixing end of the frother into your liquid and press a button. These are small, lightweight models that don’t take up much storage space.

Cleanup is a breeze with a handheld milk frother. Just place it under warm running water and power it on. Some wand models include a convenient stand and there are options in just about any color so you can match your kitchen decor perfectly.

Think Handheld Mixing Wand, Not Milk Frother

I often see people refer to these as a Frother Wand, which may not be technically correct, but it’s a popular term!

Milk Frother vs Steam Wand

The main difference here is that the milk frother does exactly just that. It will froth up your milk. While a steam wand will heat the milk up while frothing it.

The wand-style frother is usually around 10 to 12 inches long. The end with the battery compartment has an oval type of design and fits perfectly into your palm. The business end of the device is at the end of a slender rod and has a whisking coil or disc that circulates air into the liquid.

That means you can use it to create a thicker consistency for so many different types of milks, creamers and other liquids. It’s not just for milk.

If you want to mix protein powders, electrolyte solutions, honey, sugar or so many other ingredients in liquid, the frother is perfect. Use it to make milks and creams thicker before adding them to drinks, or you can mix the drink itself with the frother.

It has uses for the bartender and omelette maker as well as the coffee drinker, and handheld frothers truly fit just about any budget. For frappes and hot chocolate, cappuccinos and protein drinks, and so many other applications where you need to mix ingredients in liquid, a whisking handheld milk frother does the job.

My favorite Milk Frother Handheld model is definitely the Zulay Milk Frother. It was super affordable, it comes in a handy stand and you can use from multiple colors. I liked the turquoise one as it looks great against my white and grey kitchen countertop.

It’s powered by 2 AA Batteries, that are included, but we have so many of those on hand it wasn’t an issue. Simple to use and so far the batteries have lasted over a year without replacing them. I use my Zulay Milk Frother at least 5 or 6 times a week.

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