How to manually texture microfoam milk
Before you dive into latte art, you have to create perfectly textured milk, reaching the optimal temperature and texture to achieve a silky smooth mouthfeel. To texture milk using the Breville Bambino®: 1) Start by pouring fresh, cold milk into the milk jug to just below the spout mark. 2) Point the steam wand down towards the drip tray and press the 'Steam' button to purge any condensed water and set the desired steam temperature. 3) Press the 'Steam' button again to pause. 4) Place the steam wand immediately into the milk, with the tip of the wand just below the milk’s surface. 5) Press the 'Steam' button again to start the flow of steam into the milk. The milk will begin to spin clockwise, producing a 'whirlpool.' 6) Lower the jug slowly to keep the steam tip just below the surface. This introduces air into the milk, creating texture and volume. 7) Continue texturing the milk until you reach the desired temperature and volume. You’ll know the milk is at the correct temperature when the milk jug is hot to the touch. 8) Press the 'Steam' button to stop steam delivery before removing the jug. 9) Set the jug aside and wipe the steam wand with a damp cloth. 10) Point down towards the drip tray and press the 'Steam' button to purge excess milk. You’re now ready to create latte art.