How to Steam Almond Milk for Latte?

Almond milk is surprisingly simple to make because it only requires a few ingredients. Before grinding and sifting the almonds, soak them in water, resulting in a slightly nutty beverage that doubles as a milk substitute.

Although almond milk is not milk, its texture is similar to that of cow's milk, which is why it is a popular dairy substitute. Additionally, it includes vitamins and is low in calories.
 
"Dairy substitutes are difficult to thicken and use for latte art," "But, with certain almond-based substitutes, you can't tell the difference." Almond milk with a higher protein content tends to heat up more quickly. Protein is what causes steamed milk to foam.

Using a small saucepan, heat your almond milk over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly warm. Using the hand frother on the surface of the pan to whip up the froth until you have lovely, frothy almond milk, reduce the heat to prevent overheating.

Whether it is dairy or almond, the next time you're out shopping for almond milk, check to see how much protein is in it. Try your best effort at the latte art. Perhaps you'll be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Dairy and plant-based milk both include high levels of protein and fat, but so do other dairy products. Steamed milk's frothiness is determined by the fat and protein content (as well as the ratio between the two).

The fat and protein content of milk affects how quickly it froths up. So, look for coffee almond milk with a higher fat level when shopping.

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