How to Froth Milk with the Gaggia Magenta Plus

Note: Use cold milk (at a temperature of around 5°C or 41°F) with a protein content of at least 3% to ensure optimum results for the froth. You can use either whole milk or semi-skimmed milk. You can also use skimmed milk, soy milk or lactose-free milk.

Frothing with a Classic Pannarello

1. Fill 1/3 of a jug with milk.

2. Press the Home button to open the beverage menu.

3. Insert the classic pannarello into the milk. From the beverage selection menu, select "STEAM" and press the Start/Stop button to start frothing.

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4. Froth the milk by gently swirling the carafe and moving it up and down.

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5. When the milk froth comes to the desired consistency. Press the Start/Stop button to stop steam dispensing. Wait until dispensing stops completely before removing the carafe.

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6. After frothing milk, clean the circuit by dispensing a small quantity of hot water.

Frothing with a Steam Wand

1. Fill 1/3 of a jug with milk.

2. Place the steam nozzle just below the surface of the milk; if it has been inserted too deep, the milk will not be frothed; if it has not been inserted deep enough, big bubbles will be produced.

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3. It is important to keep the nozzle not at the center but close to the edge of the jug, with an appropriate angle to produce a stronger vortex.

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4. Press the Home button to open the beverage menu. Select "STEAM" and press the Start/Stop button to start frothing.

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5. To froth the milk correctly, the steam nozzle must always be in contact with the milk and not with the froth. Therefore, as the layer of froth increases, the jug must be slightly raised trying to keep the nozzle in contact with the milk, without touching the bottom of the jug. Once the desired frothing has been achieved, the steam nozzle must be pushed further to heat the milk well.

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6. When the milk froth comes to the desired consistency. Press the Start/Stop button to stop steam dispensing. Wait until dispensing stops completely before removing the jug.

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Milk Frothing Tips

  • It is advisable to always keep a hand on the rounded part of the jug to feel the temperature increase of the milk.
  • After frothing the milk, to make the froth more compact, it is advisable to lightly tap the jug on a flat surface and leave it to rest for at least 30 seconds. The milk will become more homogeneous.
  • After frothing milk, clean the circuit by dispensing a small quantity of hot water. Be careful as hot water or steam sprays might be present.
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