*I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Capresso has sponsored this post*
A steaming cappuccino or latte with a delicious layer of froth is one of life’s greatest pleasures. When purchased at a coffee shop however, these drinks can cost several dollars, which adds up quickly. If you want to save your hard-earned money, you can make cafe-inspired beverages right from home with equipment from Capresso. They have just what you need to create tasty coffee, tea, espresso, lattes and more. You will even find froth makers, including the froth Control so you can add that delightful foam to your cup brew in just minutes.
froth Control is more than just an automatic milk frother as it also lets you create a steaming cup of frothy hot chocolate in minutes. The first of its kind, this machine is versatile, easy to operate, and loaded with features. It has an illuminated control button and four settings: cold froth, hot froth, hot milk, and hot chocolate. It also comes with two frothing discs and one heating disk, both of which store right in the bottom of the base.
The removable pitcher with lid has a 10 oz capacity for frothing and a 14 oz capacity for heating. The pitcher also has a stay-cool handle making it easy to grip. Made of BPA-free plastic, it is simple to clean and maintain. The compact, convenient design lets you store it nearly anywhere and it has dual shut-off for safety.
Around my house, cappuccino and lattes are a special treat since we try to stick to a budget. We love our fancy coffees however, so when Capresso offered to send me their froth Control to review, I jumped at the chance. At first, I was nervous about using it to create froth since my barista skills are pretty much non-existent. The only type of cappuccino I have ever made consisted of putting a K-cup in my brewer. I read through the directions though and realized that making froth was not going to be all that difficult.
Before making froth, I tested out the hot chocolate function. I inserted the frothing disc, turned the control to choc, placed my milk in the pitcher, and pressed the dial. When it starting heating the milk, the dial lit up in blue. After a few minutes, that light began to blink, which meant it was time to add the chocolate chips. I removed the lid and added the chips a little at a time. A few minutes later, the light went off indicating that the frother shut off.
The boys helped me taste test the hot chocolate and we were all pretty surprised at how tasty it was. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but am eager to try other kinds to take the flavor to a new level. I have also made froth with this little machine and it is even easier than making hot chocolate. It creates froth with the perfect consistency and you can choose whether your froth is hot or cold. This frothing machine is so versatile, you can even use it to heat milk or make flat whites. It is also effortless to clean, which is a big plus in my book. I am very pleased with froth Control. It is a big hit with the boys too and they love using it to make hot chocolate after coming inside from playing in the snow.
If your significant other enjoys cappuccino or chocolate milk, froth Control makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. With it, that special person in your life can create their favorite brew right from home. You can even print off a copy of the recipes found on the Capresso website to give them some flavorful drink ideas.