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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)


  • 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!
  • Heat until it starts to barely bubble around the edges.
  • Pour your coffee into a cup, rinse out the coffee grinds really well and pour in the hot milk.
  • Pump the strainer up and down several times until the milk gets nice and frothy.
  • Pour over your coffee!