Adding Ingredients Frothing Hot Milk Cold Stir Function Best Results Ingredient Suggestions Selection Guide

How to froth milk

Once you’ve learned these steps, you can create rich hot chocolates or smooth lattes or cappuccinos.

Adding Ingredients

BMF600XL_addingredientsAlways allow the milk frother to start for a few seconds before using the measuring cap to gradually add ingredients. If using one of the heated settings, this will allow the milk to warm up and help dissolve the additional ingredients.

Always add ingredients slowly and in small quantities. Adding ingredients too quickly can cause the frothing disc to dislodge or stop spinning.

Frothing Hot Milk

Frothing results differ depending on the ingredients used. Experiment with different milk options, ingredients and frothing discs to achieve the desired result.

  • Pour the required amount of cold, fresh (or freshly opened) milk into the milk jug then cover with the jug lid.
    Always use cold milk and fill the milk jug between the MIN and MAX level markings. Overfilling may result in spillage, while under-filling prevents the frothing disc from working optimally.
    See the Milk Frothing Chart below.
  • Ensure jug lid is securely attached and the outside of the milk jug is clean and dry before placing onto the power base.
  • Turn the START | STOP push-dial to the desired temperature. When frothing milk for a cappuccino or latte, we recommend staying within the ‘OPTIMUM MILK TEMP’ range, however this is up to your personal preference. If the temperature setting is changed during operation, the milk frother will stop at the new temperature selected. The exception is if a lower temperature is selected mid-cycle and the milk has already exceeded the lower temperature. In this case, the milk frother will immediately stop.
  • Press the center of the START | STOP push-dial to commence frothing. The button surround will flash throughout the duration of the frothing cycle. There will be no movement inside the milk jug for a few seconds due to the soft start delay, then milk will slowly start to swirl.
  • When the milk has reached the selected temperature, the milk frother will automatically stop and the ‘ready’ alert will sound. This will take anywhere between 2-7 minutes depending on the quantity of milk used. Carefully remove the milk jug from the power base as the milk jug and contents will be hot.
  • Be careful not to place the milk jug on a table cloth, plastic surface, or heat-sensitive surface which may scorch or melt. Remove the jug lid, pour and/or spoon out the frothed milk.
  • Clean the milk jug and frothing disc immediately after use.

Cold Stir Setting

The ‘Cold Stir’ setting allows you to stir already cold or hot milk without additional heat.

  • Froth milk for cold beverages such as an iced cappuccino
  • Blend in syrups and flavorings for an iced chocolate or mocha
  • Stir in dissolvable instant drinking powders into milk or water

The ‘Cold Stir’ setting will operate for 60 seconds before automatically stopping. You can re-select the ‘Cold Stir’ setting if desired.

Best Results

Use FreshAlways use cold, fresh (or freshly opened) milk.
ExploreSome milks and milk brands produce more froth than others. For example, we have found that some soy milks produce very airy froth, while others do not. Experiment with different milk options and frothing discs to achieve the desired result.
MeasureFor optimum froth, do not exceed the CAPP/LATTE MAX (16 fl.oz, 500ml) measurement marking inside the milk jug.
Wait to AddAlways allow the milk frother to start for a few seconds before using the measuring cap to gradually add ingredients. This will allow the milk to warm up and help dissolve the additional ingredients.
TapRemove excess air bubbles from frothed milk by gently tapping the milk jug on a bench.
SwirlSwirl frothed milk in a circular motion before pouring milk into a cup or glass.
Pour PromptlyPour frothed milk promptly to avoid the milk from separating. Frothed milk that is not used immediately should not be reheated.
Clean UpEnsure the milk jug and frothing disc are clean before use.

Ingredient Suggestions

As a general guide, the chart below shows some suggested milks, ingredients and uses for the milk frother.

S U I T A B L E   L I Q U I D S
FRESH
MILK
COW
Full cream,
low fat, skim
SOY
Full cream
& low fat
GOATSHEEP
UHT
MILK
COW
Full cream,
low fat, skim
SOY
Full cream
& low fat
GOAT/
SHEEP
OAT/
RICE
ALMOND
S U I T A B L E   I N G R E D I E N T S
POWDERS/
FLAKES
DRINKING
CHOCOLATE
COCOA
POWDER
CHAI
TEA
CHOCOLATE
FLAKES
TOPPINGS/
SYRUPS
CHOCOLATECARAMELCHAI
TEA
HONEYMAPLE
R E C I P E S
HOT
DRINKS
HOT
CHOCOLATE
CAPPUCCINOLATTÉFLAT
WHITE
CHAI
LATTÉ
COLD
DRINKS
ICED
CHOCOLATE
ICED
COFFEE
ICED
MOCHA
ICED
CARAMEL
LATTÉ

Selection Guide

For optimum results, there are different measurement markings within the milk jug. The chart below shows the approximate number of cups produced at each of the measurement markings. This is a guide only as the frothing disc selected and the type of milk, for example whole milk (vitamin D), 2%, 1%, fat-free, half-and-half etc., can create different amounts of froth.

JUG MARKINGFROTHING DISCMAKES APPROXIMATELY
HOT CHOC MAX
25 fl.oz (750ml)
Cappuccino
(recommended)
OR Latte
3 cups
CAPP / LATTE MAX
16 fl.oz (500ml)
Cappuccino OR Latte2-3 cappuccinos
8 fl.oz (250ml)Cappuccino OR Latte1-2 cappuccinos
MINCappuccino OR Latte1 cappuccino