One problem I’ve encountered is that the foam doesn’t stay intact as soon as I stop frothing the milk. What’s really going on is that a substance called glycerol, which is naturally found in milkfat, builds up as the milk ages. So, the fresher your milk, the less glycerol, meaning you have thicker, richer froth.
Does temperature affect the foaming properties of milk?
What are the advantages of homogenizing milk for frothing?
Homogenization improves the process of steam frothing. 3. Milk fat. In general the lower the milk fat, the more foam will be formed. Skim milk will give the greatest volume of foam. This equation changes slowly when milk fat is raised above 5%. Above this value higher fat will give more foam.
Can You froth high-fat milk?
Overall, the problem with high-fat milk is that it takes longer to master than other varieties, and it has to be super fresh to work. That said, once you do master the art of frothing whole milk, you’ll get some of the richest, creamiest foam ever. Each type of milk requires a different temperature to achieve perfect frothiness.