Ensure your delicious frothy coffee is the ideal temperature with the Andrew James Milk Thermometer. Perfectly frothed milk is an essential element of any latte or cappuccino and the secret to creating it is ensuring that your milk is the perfect temperature.
Why Do I Need a Milk Thermometer?
Using a quality milk thermometer ensures you don’t overheat your milk. As milk is heated during the steaming and frothing process, the proteins within it start to break down and release sugars. But if you heat your milk too much, it will start to scald and burn, turning that sweet taste you are looking to achieve into something much more bitter.
What Temperature Should Frothed Milk Be?
The temperature you should aim for is between 150°F-165°F, or 65°C - 70°C. This handy thermometer reads temperatures in both celsius and fahrenheit, and we have also marked off this sweet spot for you on the easy-read dial so you know when your milk is ready.
Any Other Tips?
This quality stainless steel milk thermometer includes a clip so you can securely attach it to your milk jug while you froth and steam. Start by foaming the milk with your steam wand below the surface, until the temperature gauge reads 40°C - 45°C. Now you need to create a texture for your milk, and this can be achieved by slightly angling the jug to create a whirlpool effect. When the thermometer hits around 60°C, turn the steam wand off as there is typically a delay in the action of both the steam and the reading of the thermometer. So you will see the temperature continue to rise until it reaches the spot on the easy-read dial.
|Product Dimensions||13.8L x 5.8W x 4.5H cm|
|Product Weight||0.03 kg|
|Package Dimensions||25.0L x 17.0W x 4.5H cm|
|Boxed Product Weight||0.06 kg|
|Max Temperature||100 °C / 220 °F|
13.8L x 5.8W x 4.5H cm.
Your milk thermometer has a maximum temperature of 220°F so you can use it to check the temperature of a range of liquids including hot beverages, soups, and stocks. If you want to check ingredients such as sugar, or even meat, or to obtain the temperature of your oven or grill, a specialised thermometer is recommended.
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