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Good (but cheap?) milk for freddo cappuccino?

I’m using Nespresso Original capsules to make freddo cappuccino using Aeroccino, and it looks like Valfora‘s “Kaffee Rahm” milk (15% fat) makes a better (more dense) foam than the usual skimmed or full-fat milk. But it’s quite expensive, if you consider the 500ml bottle is enough only for 2-3 freddos.

So, any good but cheaper alternatives?
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Re: Good (but cheap?) mil for freddo cappuccino?

I've not tried this myself but maybe if you mix in some double cream with your full fat milk, you will have the desired result?
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Re: Good (but cheap?) mil for freddo cappuccino?

When we were in CH I used plain old halbrahm (around 16%, I think).
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Re: Good (but cheap?) mil for freddo cappuccino?

Regular milk is best, takes a bit of skill.
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I’m using Nespresso Original capsules to make freddo cappuccino using Aeroccino, and it looks like Valfora‘s “Kaffee Rahm” milk (15% fat) makes a better (more dense) foam than the usual skimmed or full-fat milk. But it’s quite expensive, if you consider the 500ml bottle is enough only for 2-3 freddos.

So, any good but cheaper alternatives?
More dense because it's full of fat. Ugh.

You could try using cold full fat milk and if you feel it necessary (again, ugh) add a small dash of Valfora‘s “Kaffee Rahm” milk to thicken it.
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Re: Good (but cheap?) milk for freddo cappuccino?

you can always try adding whipped cream on top
and yes, using cream is basically just adding fat - of course it will taste better!
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Re: Good (but cheap?) milk for freddo cappuccino?

We get better results with UHT milk than with normally pasteurized milk. Nice and dense foam.
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We get better results with UHT milk than with normally pasteurized milk. Nice and dense foam.
I use this exclusively now since the pandemic started. Tastes like normal milk and lasts ages https://produkte.migros.ch/bio-vollmilch-uht
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I use this exclusively now since the pandemic started. Tastes like normal milk and lasts ages https://produkte.migros.ch/bio-vollmilch-uht
We’ll have to give that a shot! Normally we use Lidl brand or Swiss Fair Milk. Really prefer fresh from the farm raw milk but sadly that really doesn’t seem to froth nicely.
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you can always try adding whipped cream on top
and yes, using cream is basically just adding fat - of course it will taste better!
When we were in Italy years ago, visiting my husband's family, my mother-in-law's cousin served us coffee one morning. And instead of having milk or cream on the table, she had homemade whipped cream (basically, just heavy cream beaten with an electric mixer until stiff). I have no idea if that's a common thing to do in Italy among older generations, but it was excellent.
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Re: Good (but cheap?) milk for freddo cappuccino?

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I’m using Nespresso Original capsules to make freddo cappuccino using Aeroccino, and it looks like Valfora‘s “Kaffee Rahm” milk (15% fat) makes a better (more dense) foam than the usual skimmed or full-fat milk. But it’s quite expensive, if you consider the 500ml bottle is enough only for 2-3 freddos.
250ml of 15% creamer is 47.5g of fat (among them 23.5g of sat fats, which is 117% of RDV for an average person) and 430 kcal not counting coffee and sweetener. It not a coffee drink, but a meal for a construction worker or an Olympic athlete.

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So, any good but cheaper alternatives?
I use regular wholemilk from the Milchautomat (either am Hönggerberg, Seebach or Hofladen in Hirzenbach - all of those were good). Just do it with really cold well shaken milk (2-5C), because Aerocchino is not great with making foam from even 10C milk. If you let milk to stay for long and forget to shake (homogenize) before use, then you risk to get yourself either a cream from the top of a ~2% fat milk from the bottom - neither of which is good for Aerochino. If you want a skim milk foam or a warm foam, then better use mechanical frothers or hot steam frothers.
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