milk foam french press coffee

How to Make Frothy Milk Foam with a French Press (STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS)

Save money and learn how to make perfect frothy milk for your coffee in your French press at home in just seconds!
Course Beverages
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup milk for two cups of coffee (whole reduced-fat, skim, half-and-half, or heavy cream)


  1. Heat milk or cream in a small saucepan over medium to medium-high heat while your coffee is steeping in the French press. Keep a close watch on it, as milk can bubble over!
  2. Heat until it starts to barely bubble around the edges.
  3. Pour your coffee into a cup, rinse out the coffee grinds really well and pour in the hot milk.
  4. Pump the strainer up and down several times until the milk gets nice and frothy.
  5. Pour over your coffee!