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    Cold milk?

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    Is it better to start with cold milk, or room temp, for good froth?

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    Re: Cold milk?

    Use very cold milk. I put my jug in the freezer to chill it right down and get fantastic results.

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    Re: Cold milk?

    It is much better to start with fresh cold milk.

    If memory serves me correctly, milk doesnt stretch very well after 30 degrees C.

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    Hi Kerry,

    Definitely cold milk, the stretching (introducing air) needs to be finished while the milk is cold. if you stretch warm/hot milk you end up with big bubbles that wont pop! The colder the milk is when you start, the easier and more time you have to get your stretching done.

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    Re: Cold milk?

    Also, the amount of time available to texture the milk is stretched, the colder the milk is.... ;)

    Mal.

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    Re: Cold milk?

    Most grateful for all the responses - very cold milk it is!
    Kerry

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    Re: Cold milk?

    It doesnt really matter.

    Ashley is right though, it will not stretch after 30C.

    You only need 3-5 seconds of air being introduced and about the same to fold the air through the milk to get decent milk. The key here is the longer you combine/fold the milk, the smoother the finer texture will be. Hence the recommendation of using as cold as possible.

    There are health and safety laws attached too, which require all milk to be stored in the fridge at all times.

    In short, the colder the better, but warm can still produce awesome milk, just have to be more careful

    MP

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    Re: Cold milk?

    If you have a low-end machine (like my old Breville Cafe Roma) with low steaming capacity, I had to start with really cold milk and jug, otherwise I had no hope. It used to take a long time, and nearly up to 45*C, to stretch sufficiently, compared to the few seconds it takes on my VBM Domobar Super.

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    Re: Cold milk?

    try not to stretch anymore when the jug is warm to touch



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