One of my favorite gifts for Christmas this year was a Starbucks Verismo hot and cold milk frother from Damien. I’d hinted to him that I wanted a frother, and he picked this awesome one out. Last night I tried it for the first time, and though the directions were very straightforward, it took me a little bit of time to figure it out. In the end, it worked out pretty well and I’ve made a few drinks since that have turned out awesome.
I made some Mahalo Tea Company Spiced Apple Chamomile Blossom tisane for my first latte, and the flavor was kind of light and subtle, but fall-ish. I mostly tasted the chamomile, which is one of my favorite nighttime teas, with a hint of apple. It made a decent latte.
When I first tried the Verismo frother, I’m not sure what went wrong but it only heated the almond milk instead of foaming it. Then I had to let it cool down, so I started with new milk and this time, it came out warm and very foamy. This frother can also make cold lattes. For the hot latte, you fill milk up to the max fill line, and hold the button for one second. For cold froth, you hold it for 3 seconds. If you want to make multiple lattes, you’ll have to wait for the frother to cool down between each one, but a way to make this happen faster is by rinsing it with cold water.
Overall, this frother is user-friendly and worked well with plant-based milk. I’ve read some reviews that said it didn’t last a super long time but also found some hints about how to care for it. I’ll do an update post and let you know if there are any changes or issues with it.
Let me know in the comments some of your favorite tea lattes that I should try making with my new frother!