Milk Steaming

  • Equipment
  • Espresso Machine w/ Steam Wand
  • Steaming Pitcher
  • Ingredients
  • Milk (whole or alternative)


Step 1
Fill your pitcher with milk up to the level just below the bottom of the spout. Using the perfect amount of milk helps avoid wasting milk. For drinks 5 oz. or less, we recommend using a 12 oz. Steam Pitcher. For drinks 10 oz. or more such as a latte, we recommend using a 20 oz. Steam Pitcher.
Step 2
Purge the steam wand to get rid of any excess milk and condensation. Use a wet towel to avoid burning your hand.
Step 3
Start your steam wand, create a whirlpool using the pressure. Once you are able to achieve a whirlpool, bring your pitcher down a couple of centimeters to introduce some air (low enough to get 2-3 tiny bursts) to create the micro foam, then immediately re-submerge your tip, keeping the whirlpool. Touch the side walls of your pitcher to feel for temperature desired. For a more accurate temperature, we suggest steaming up to 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit. Angle your steam wand in your pitcher aiming for the lower right area of the milk surface, leaning the steam wand against the spout to keep the tip in place.
Step 4
Purge the steam wand again to clean using a wet towel.
Step 5
Tap any excess bubbles, swirl the pitcher to texturize the mixture, resulting in a consistency of wet paint.
Step 6
Start pouring with a thin steady stream about 6 inches away from your cup. Once the level reaches about halfway, get your pitcher spout as close as possible to the liquid surface and start to draw your art.