9 Excellent Milk Frothers for Perfect Foam From Under $20

Cold foam is everywhere! I couldn’t be happier – I drink iced coffee year round and am a big fan of this cold brew cold foam movement.  But, with fancy cold foam cold brew coffees running a cool five dollars or more – it can be an expensive daily habit.

Ready for the good news? You can make your own cold foam for your cold brew at home in seconds. If you’d like to add flavors, extracts, sea salt, sugar or caramel, you can even do that, too. Or, you can make perfect foam for your hot drinks, like lattes, cappuccinos and more.

All you need is a good milk frother that has hot or cold options – and you’re in business, baby!

It’s literally as simple as pouring in whatever milk you use, touching the button until it shows the right setting – and then let that frother do it’s great work.

When it’s done, bam! Perfect coffee foam. Pour over or spoon over your coffee drink and voila! Muy delicioso! Yup, I love it so much, I start speaking in Spanish.

The Best Milk Frothers:

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These are easy to use, easy to clean, and most importantly, create the absolute perfect foam. We use our Nespresso frother for hot and cold foam all the time. It is one of our most used kitchen gadgets.

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9. Nespresso Aeroccino:

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Years ago, I finally plunked down the change for the Nespresso Vertuoline machine of my dreams. It was bundled with the Nespresso Aeroccino and I loved using it to make foam for my hot coffees. It never occurred to me that it had a cold setting.

I know, such a loss. Luckily, I was trying to figure out how to foam cold milk for my iced coffee and looked up frothers online only to realize that I had a cold milk frother right in my kitchen.

That was a good day. So, I got that bad boy out and start whirring up some perfect cold foam. I couldn’t believe how easy and perfect it was.

They’ve made some upgrades to the one I have since I bought it and it looks cooler than ever. I may be partial to this frother, simply because it’s the one I have, but don’t fret – there are more great frothers coming your way.

Get your own Nespresso Aeroccino here.

8. Smeg Milk Frother:

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Smeg always wins for cutest kitchen appliances. They take a retro approach to all of their high tech gadgets for a combination that is total counter candy.

I absolutely adore the look and design of this milk frother. It’s one you could proudly display all the time and not feel like you needed to tuck it away.

This makes me think of my Fellow electric kettle. It is so beautiful that people actually comment on it all the time. It’s like a piece of art in the kitchen.

Pick up a chic Smeg here.

7. Mixpresso Milk Frother:

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Whip up hot or cold foam in seconds with this chic Mixpresso milk frother. Nobody will believe the price, because it looks a lot more expensive and the foam will be perfect. Made with an outer casing that will not get hot to the touch and an interior frother with non-stick coating that will be easy to clean, you’ll love this frother in either white or black.

A switch-off function makes it easy and safe to use, too.

Get your own Mixpresso Milk Frother here.

6. Breville Milk Frother:

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Breville is another boss of the kitchen appliance world. I have a Breville juicer and it’s held up beautifully for about 7 years or more now. Everything we have picked up that is a Breville performs well and really lasts.

This milk frother has a cool new look and great reviews. The cold stir setting froths milk without heating it – which is exactly what you want for cold brew and the dial makes it easy to select exactly what you want. And, if you hate cords all over the place – you’ll love that the cord stashes under the machine and accessories store in the side. A very thoughtful design, Breville. Well done.

Click on the link to read even more cool features of this frother. It’s best in class, really.

Grab your Breville milk frother here.

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5. Aevo Detachable Milk Frother:

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Okay, this is a newer one to hit the market and something I was SO EXCITED TO SEE! An absolutely BRILLIANT design! You froth the milk and then the pot lifts off the base for easy pouring!

if you’ve ever tried to pour the frothed milk from milk frothers into your cup – you know how frustrating it can be when it all comes splashing down and creates a big mess.

This little teapot shaped detachable pod makes it so easy to get that frothed milk right where you want it!


Check out the genius Aevo Detachable Milk Frother here.

4. Bodum Milk Frother:

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We love Bodum and just picked up their coffee grinder, which is such a huge improvement from what we were using. This milk frother is so easy to use, with a hot and cold milk frother button and is surprisingly affordable!

You’ll love the simple, compact design that is foolproof to use. Froths up to one cup of milk. Coffee lovers everywhere say – hurray!

Check out the Bodum Milk Frother here. 

3. RATRSO Milk Frother: 

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RATRSO seems to have replaced a very popular frother by a company called Miroco. It looks exactly the same. It comes in a chic white and cool black color. It is a bit more minimalistic than the other option, but still offers four options: hot dense foam, hot airy foam, hot milk and cold froth, and foam options. It’s easy to clean and can foam up to 240ml/8.1oz milk.

Learn more about the RATRSO Milk Frother here.

2. MilkyFo Frother: 

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I  love this white frother and think it looks more expensive than it actually is.

This one is fully stainless steel with a white painted exterior with a large capacity jug that will make more foam! You’ll appreciate this if you’re trying to make more than one at a time.

Plus, it has a super quiet design with a fast motor, which just means less noise in the kitchen.

Check out the MilkyFo Frother here.

1. MilkBoss Handheld Frother:

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Looking for a frother that’ll run you less than $20? MilkBoss to the rescue! The pros to this handy little device is how easy it is to use, how compact it is for storage, and how convenient it would be to travel with!

However, I do find that it struggles with heavier milks and creams. You really need to use it with dairy milk, almond milk or maybe oatmilk. I have had the best results with regular milk.

I also feel like when it runs for too long, I start to smell a little heat from the motor. Listen, this is a budget choice, friends, that will get the job done, but it is always worthwhile to invest in something nicer if you can and will be using it often.

Check out theMilkBoss handheld frother here.


Bam baby! Are you ready for some perfect foam now? Have you tried making it at home?

Stay tuned for more coffee themed posts soon.

Get roasted,



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