How to Froth Milk with French Press

Flat whites are our favourite way to enjoy coffee on the weekend. A double shot of espresso with a small amount of steamed milk and a dollop of foam.


However, one weekend, our espresso machine frother went on the blink. It made a feeble attempt to sputter and spit, but far from the steam stream that is needed to froth up the milk for our flat whites.

That’s when we came up with a back-up plan using another coffee making device . . . our French Press. That’s right. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Heat up milk in a saucepan on the stove to the temperature of your likening.
  2. Pour the milk into the French Press and “plunge” the milk for 45 seconds to one minute.
  3. Pour the milk and foam into the cup with your espresso (or regular coffee).

That’s it. No frother? No problem.