Which Plant Based Milks Froth The Best? (Video & Photos) Let’s Get Frothy!
When life hands you lemons, trade those suckers for coffee beans and make some strong coffee. Lots of coffee and lattes with extra froth on top. Nice hot lattes that pack all the caffeine punch you need to get through your day. I have loved coffee since I was in high school but didn’t drink it on the regular until my early-to-mid 20s (which was like last year — wink wink,) and I have always loved a good frothy latte. But what plant based milk froths the best?
There are so many plant based milks to choose from, and you can see my favorite option(s) here in this post. And just in case you missed my post about what to do with extra leftover coffee, you can see that one here, too — just in case you don’t drink all your coffee today.
I tested 10 milks to see which really froths the best. While all of these milks are great options for your coffee, smoothies, cooking, baking, for drinking and dipping cookies in — some of them aren’t the best at making lots of froth for your lattes. That’s okay! I truly love every milk that I used for this demo! Some of them just froth better than others, and I’m here to show you all the details. Yes, I filmed them all, and I’m not holding back.
Full disclosure: I do not know how these milks with froth with a fancy espresso machine that has a wand that you see at coffee shops.
I used the same measured amount for each milk option in my Milk Frother. I use THIS frother every single day and love it so much. You can get it HERE — and it’s usually on sale. I even used the same amount of coffee in each cup, and just because one of these specific types milks doesn’t froth great that doesn’t mean that ALL of that specific type of milk won’t froth well. Example: If the rice milk didn't froth in my video, that doesn't mean that another brand's rice milk won't froth. It depends on what other ingredients are used in that particular milk, too.
What is froth? Scientifically speaking, it’s the proteins and fats in the milk that make it froth (or not). Steaming it forces air into the milk, and the protein is what holds the air bubbles and forms froth.
Non-scientifically speaking, it’s the yummy foamy stuff that sits on top of your espresso or coffee that makes you extra happy.
Products used in the video / photos and videos below:
Homemade Cashew Milk (see recipe): My recipe for cashew milk froths really great for lattes.
MALK Organics Unsweetened Almond Milk: Froths a little bit. Not bad.
So Delicious Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk: Tasty, but didn’t froth at all.
Mamma Chia Unsweetened ChiaMilk: Tasty, but didn’t froth at all.
nutpods French Vanilla Almond & Coconut Creamer: Insane amount of froth!
Three Trees Organic Unsweetened Pistachio Milk: Insane amount of thick froth!
Three Trees Organic Unsweetened Black Sesame Milk: Insane amount of thick froth!
Mamma Chia Unsweetened Vanilla ChiaMilk: Tasty, but didn’t froth at all.
Good Karma Foods Unsweetened Vanilla Flax Milk + Protein: Froths a little bit — very light and bubbly froth.
MALK Organics Original Oat Milk: Insane amount of froth!
You can see it all in my video! I sped up the video so you don’t have to sit through hours of frothing all the milks — you can clearly see what milk is being used and how it froths (or doesn’t).
Once again, I love all of these brands. No shade to any brand listed. They are all great dairy free milk options for you and your family. You can learn more about each specific brand, here. Some just froth better for coffee!