Miss your regular frothy coffee? Wish you could enjoy a gingerbread latte or luxury hot chocolate? With rolling lockdowns and endless tiers, the little treat many of us regularly enjoy is now a rarity! It is possible to re-create the lovely beverages of coffee shops at home. You just need the right tools!
I’m a huge fan of the aerolatte frother because it’s so easy to use and very versatile. It’s a hand held, battery powered, steam-free milk frother. You can make a frothy coffee in seconds using any kind of milk and it’s also very easy to clean. The aerolatte doesn’t just elevate hot drinks though; it has a whole host of culinary uses including making soups, sauces, omlettes and desserts.
There is a wide variety of aerolatte frothers. They all have the same mechanism, but slightly different look and housing. The basic model is £9.99 and comes with a storage case which is great for taking it out and about. There is also a version with a stand in a variety of colours and a stainless steel version with a stand.
My Thoughts on the Aerolatte Frother
Versatility and Ease of Use
The aerolatte frother is very versatile and can be used for a range of purposes in the kitchen. I mainly use mine for making hot drinks like cappucinos, flat whites, milkshakes and hot chocolates. It will froth any type of milk and is equally effective whether it’s a dairy milk or a plant based alternative. It can also be used for other culinary dishes, for example preparing soup, sauces, dressings, omelettes, meringues, custard and various desserts. I often use it to froth single cream to go on top of my hot chocolate.
It takes a maximum of 20 seconds to froth milk for a couple of coffees and it’s very easy to use. Simply place the milk in a mug or jug, submerge the whisk so it’s near the bottom and slide the switch on the handle. The milk will start to froth and when it reaches the desired frothiness simply slide the switch back to off.
Convenient and Easy Care
The aerolatte is very convenient to use, being battery powered it’s always ready to go with no charging. It’s also small and light so it can be taken on holiday, picnics, barbeques etc. The aerolatte frother takes 2 AA alkaline batteries, it comes with 2 branded ones which will last approximately 150 uses. I tend to only make fancy hot drinks and desserts on the weekend (but there have been a few mid-week treats due to wfh!) I’ve had my current frother 3 years and the motor continues to work absolutely fine.
The spiral whisking head and shaft are made from robust, food-approved 18/8 stainless steel. You can clean the aerolatte very easily; just just pop it under a running tap to rinse off. Periodically, clean it by running the frother in warm soapy water.
Aerolatte don’t just make frothers. They have a wide range of coffee making tools from stove top coffee pots (ideal for esspresso) to french presses. From a lovely beechwood 2-in1 scoop and bag clip to stencil art sets. I love the Cappuccino Artist stencil set as it has both the shaker and the stencil in one handy container. It’s ideal for putting the finishing touches to your cappuccino whether you choose chocolate or cinamon sprinkle.
About the Brand
Aerolatte was found 20 years ago in the UK by two friends Alan and Gary, who a share love of really good coffee. Their frustration that they couldn’t recreate artisan coffee at home led to the development of the aerolatte frother. Their global success has seen the company grow and expand. It now has a wide range of products for preparing and brewing coffee, frothing and adding the finishing touches.
*Gifted post, I was gifted products from aerolatte in exchange for an honest review. I am a genuine fan of the aerolatte frother (I’ve had my current one 3 years) and cappuccino artist, which is why I approached aerolatte for this collaboration.