Coffee Foam in Microwave

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

If you want some creamy foam on your coffee, but don't want more equipment, try this. Someone who commented is right, you want to do it last moment before you place it in the cup!


  1. Find a jar with a lid and fill it with as much milk as you normally like in your coffee (or other hot beverage!). The milk should fill the jar no more than half way to allow room for the foam.
  2. Shake the jar with the lid on as hard as you can until the milk has become frothy and doubled in size. This takes us about 30 seconds.
  3. Take the lid off and microwave for 30 seconds. The foam will rise to the top of the milk and the heat from the microwave will help stabilize it.
  4. Pour the milk into your coffee using a spoon to hold back the foam. Then scoop the foam on top!


Most Helpful

Wow! This worked like a charm. I love the foam that tops my lattes from coffee houses. I never would have guessed that I would be able to get the same result at home without a special gadget. I used 2% milk shook for about 10 good shakes, took the lid off and microwaved for 45 seconds. The foam lasted to the very last sip of coffee. I'll be making this daily. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lucky in Bayview December 17, 2012

This is pretty neat! My daughter loves frothy milk in her tea, so we just did this and it worked great. (Used 2% milk) My only suggestion is to do it right before serving as we waited a couple minutes for the tea to steep and the foam starts to fall as it loses its bubbles. Thx for sharing this Ambervim!

mums the word April 30, 2011

I tried it 2 times with whole milk. I didn't get a very thick foam. I'll try again. But there is a part in the direction I don't understand. You said to microwave again 30 seconds. But before it's not mentionned to put it in the microwave. So do we have to shake the cold milk? Or put it before in the microwave and then shake and put it back in the microwave? Thanks Ambervim :) Made for New Kids on the block tag game

Boomette April 15, 2011

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