Whether you’re doing a late night studying or finishing up that work project that’s due first thing in the morning. Now you need a quick shot of caffeine and reach out to your trusty Keurig. But can you put milk in a Keurig? Read on and you’ll find out!
Can You Put Milk In A Keurig Coffee Maker?
The answer to this question is a resounding NO. Keurigs are designed for drip coffee, not milk. So, if you’re looking to make a latte or cappuccino at home, you’re going to need to find another way to steam your milk. Sorry!
Making Lattes And Hot Chocolate With Keurig
If you really want to here are the ways you can produce such drinks. So, let’s dive in!
To make milky coffee drinks, first, you need to brew a K-cup as usual by using water. Then add hot milk directly to the cup.
Latte: Brew up the dark roasted or espresso-roasted K-cup. Use the smallest cup setting in the machine as well. Then add hot or frothed milk to the brewed coffee.
Hot Chocolate: For the best quality outcome, brew 1 hot chocolate K-cup at the smallest cup size setting. Then fill the rest of the cup/mug with your choice of hot milk. We recommend you use whole milk or 2% milk.
Keurig Pods With Milk: Some hot chocolate K-cups contain dry milk to improve the taste of the coffee. If you’re using these pods, just brew them at the smallest cup-size setting. Then add extra whole milk to the cup which will enhance the creaminess of the drink.
Special Note: Always make sure to run a solitary brew cycle without inserting the pod after each of your hot chocolate or cappuccino pod brewing. It keeps the machine optimized, and fresh and rinses away any milk residue from the system.
What Happens When You Use Tap Water In Your Keurig…
We don’t recommend using tap water in your Keurig for 2 reasons. First, it can leave behind minerals that can build up over time and shorten the lifespan of your machine.
Second, tap water simply doesn’t taste as good as filtered water. Filtered water will make for a better-tasting cup of coffee (or tea) every time. Trust us on this one!
Your Keurig is a powerhouse when it comes to making coffee quickly and easily. But there are some things you should know about this beloved machine before you start using it. Can you put milk in a Keurig? No! What happens if you use tap water? It’s not ideal because it can leave mineral deposits behind and affect the taste of your coffee or tea. Now that you know the answer to these questions, happy brewing!