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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 9 years ago

Does Steaming The Milk Make It Thicker?

I heard from my cousin's fiance that steaming the milk will make it thicker.

Update:

I'm trying to make my java chip frappuccino thicker.

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  • JQuick
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Steaming the milk causes the protein to thicken (denature), and if the steam is injected into the milk, the air bubbles also make it thicker. It has nothing to do with evaporation, because there's not nearly enough time for any significant evaporation to occur, and if anything, injecting steam adds more water than it evaporates, because steam is, after all, hot water vapor that will immediately condense to water when injected into any liquid below the boiling point of water. Just watch what happens when you put steam on the outside of glass of milk or water. The steam will condense immediately into water drops. It does exactly the same thing when you put the steam inside the liquid.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes it will make the milk thicker because some of the water in the milk will evaporate.

    Source(s): trust me. I'm a chef.
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