How to make soy milk foam for coffee

One of the key ingredients that can take a coffee from good to great is creamy foam. If you prefer adding soy milk to your coffee, getting the right texture and consistency of the foam can make all the difference.

Soy milk foam for coffee

  1. Soy milk foam using a traditional steam wand
    • Once the soy milk reaches the desired foamy texture, turn off the steam and tap the pitcher on the counter to remove any large bubbles.
    • The type of soy milk that creates the best soy foam with this method is one that has a higher protein content, such as Silk or Westsoy.
    • The steam wand method is the most common method used by baristas. Start by pouring cold soy milk into a metal pitcher. Place the pitcher under the steam wand and turn on the steam. Keep the wand just below the surface of the milk and slowly move it around in a circular motion.
  2. Soy milk foam using a French press
    • The French press method is great for those who don’t have access to a steam wand. Start by heating soy milk in the microwave (30 to 60 seconds).
    • Pour the hot soy milk into a French press.
    • Pump the French press plunger up and down rapidly for about 30 seconds until the soy milk becomes frothy.
    • The type of soy milk that creates the most soy foam for the French press method is one that has a higher fat content, such as So Delicious or Pacific Foods.
  3. Soy milk foam using a blender
    • This method is great for making large batches of soy milk foam.
    • Start by pouring cold soy milk into a blender.
    • Blend on high for about 30 seconds until the soy milk becomes frothy and foamy.
    • The type of soy milk that creates the best foam with this method is one that has a higher protein content, such as Silk or Westsoy.
  4. Soy milk foam using a handheld frother
    • The handheld frother method is great for those who want to make soy milk foam quickly and easily.
    • Start by pouring cold soy milk into a coffee mug.
    • Heat the soy milk in the microwave until it reaches the desired temperature.
    • Use a handheld frother to froth the soy milk for about 30 seconds until it becomes frothy and foamy. The type of soy milk that creates the most foam with for this method is one that has a higher protein content, such as Silk or Westsoy.

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