Review: Aeroccino Plus Automatic Home Milk Frother from Nespresso
The Aeroccino Plus is a larger version of the Aeroccino that also allows you to override the heating function if you wish to froth milk without heating. The cost for the Aeroccino Plus is $129 versus $99 on the smaller Aeroccino (read our review of the earlier Aeroccino here). The reason any single serve coffee drinker would want to get an Aeroccino is the need for frothed milk for those latte and capuccino drinks you might want to make at home to save a few dollars. We used the Aeroccino Plus in this review with the new Essenza Touch and our Nespresso Essenza C100T.
The Aeroccino won't make the same frothed milk as a high end espresso machine, but it will make a very thick-rich frothed cup of hot or cold milk. The Aeroccino Plus is also larger than the earlier version, and this allows you to make enough milk for 2+ drinks depending on what your making.
How does it work? To produce warm frothed milk, heating the milk to temperatures between 140-149°F/60-65°C, quickly press the button once. To override the heating function, press the button for two full seconds.
There are a bunch of changes from the earlier Aeroccino - namely the base and button has been improved. The entire device functions reliably, and the quality of the milk froth produced is good. We had no problem whipping up several espresso based drinks lattes, cappuccinos, and just a richer more interesting cup of lungo coffee.
Also you don't have to have a Nespresso machine to use this with. If you own a Senseo, Keurig, or other single serve coffee maker that doesn't have a milk frothing option the Aeroccino is a good option to have along side. We also use it just for hot frothed cup of milk on those nights we can't sleep.
The Aeroccino Plus in action.
A shot of espresso and a frothed milk.
The new cold option isn't one we used much, but it does work. The hot frothed option is the way to go if you want the best results. We think at $129.99 the Aeroccino Plus is a great addition to any one cup coffee maker or single serve coffee kitchen.
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