By Chelsea Oliver

Hot, frothy coffees are delicious, visually appealing beverages with which to begin your morning. Frothy coffees are ones with frothed milk on the top, giving them a foamy appearance. While milk frothers and fancy coffee machines are available for sale, they require investing a considerable amount of money and counter space. Making a frothy milk topping for your coffee at home is simple and inexpensive -- and it requires no special equipment.

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Thick frothy milk adds instant appeal to coffee drinks.

Step 1

Prepare drip or instant coffee according to directions.

Step 2

Fill the jar with the amount of milk you normally put in your coffee. The jar should not be more than halfway full.

Step 3

Screw the lid on the jar and vigorously shake it for approximately 30 seconds, until the milk has increased in volume and appears frothy.

Step 4

Remove the lid and microwave the jar for 30 seconds. The heat works to stabilize the milk as the foam rises.

Step 5

Using a spoon to restrain the foam, pour the hot milk into the prepared coffee. Spoon the remaining foam onto the top of the coffee.