This year was full of plenty of socially distant secret Santa exchanges. But during one particularly amazing gift exchange (our Indianapolis Moms Contributors) I was gifted a handheld electric drink whisker! I was pretty excited because I had wanted one of these for a while but for some reason never purchased. I have a Nespresso milk frother but that can be a bit of a pain to clean and it isn’t really meant to mix drinks up-it is only supposed to be used to froth plain milk. So after a month of using my handheld drink frother, I’ve come up with a list of ways that I like to use it. From cold brew to hot cocoa, here are some drink recipes to try.
Whether you are mixing in a packet of pre-made hot chocolate or making homemade, the drink frother ensures everything is mixed up completely smooth. No more chunky residue at thebottom of your mug or hot chocolate spilled all over the counter from mixing. Just give a few quick pulses at the bottom of your mug and you are good to go.
1 packet of hot cocoa
8 oz of milk of water
Heat up 6-8 oz of milk. Add hot cocoa packet. Pulse several times to mix in the cocoa.
This is probably the intended use for the drink frother. Make your coffee nice and frothy by mixing in your cream or your collagen.
8 oz hot coffee
Mix-ins of your choice (syrup, collagen, cream, etc)
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
This may be my new favorite Starbucks drink but my goodness, it does it get pricey after a while. Make this version at home and save yourself a little money.
8oz Cold Brew
1/2 cup of 2% milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 pumps vanilla syrup
(optional is 2 pumps vanilla to sweeten coffee)
Froth milk, cream, and vanilla together to make sweet cream. Set aside.
Add 2 pumps of vanilla to the bottom of your cup. Add cold brew to your cup.
Add Ice leaving at least 2-3 inches of space at the top
Top with sweet cream
Pumpkin Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Who says pumpkin is just for consumption in the fall? Add a fun fall frothy flavor with this Starbucks copy cat recipe.
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups cold brew (sweetened with 2-3 pumps vanilla syrup)
Add sweetened cold brew to a glass. Froth all other ingredients together to make the cold foam. Top cold brew with the pumpkin foam. Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top if desired.
London Fog Latte
If you haven’t tried a London Fog Latte, you are truly missing out. I love this drink when I want something warm and comforting but I’ve maxed out my coffee consumption for the day. This drink is the perfect afternoon drink on a cold day.
1 packet of Earl Grey tea bag
1/2 hot water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBS sweetener (sugar, honey, or maple syrup)
Steep tea in the hot water for 3-2 minutes. Froth the milk and vanilla syrup together. Stir in the sweetener to the hot tea and top with the frothed milk.