You will need:
1. access to or own an expresso machine with a steam wand.
2. milk or milk substitute.
4. chocolate or caramel in mustard bottle type containers to accent your design
Tips: I work at a cafe and we only use to-go cups and I've only tried it once in an oversized coffee mug, and the larger the mouth of the cup the better for learning.
... The pictures I used for the step guide are pictures I found on google. But the heart apple & messed up rabbit at the top are both mine. pict #2 of the bun is in relation to step 5 what not to dos. If you have any questions let me know! I'll try to post a video soon! Hope this was helpful! Good luck!! And practice practice practice!
make expresso and place your expresso shots in cup.
-if you are making a machito or a mocha i suggest you add your caramel or mocha now.
take your milk or milk sub and place it in your metal cup. use the same amount of milk as you would in a normal latte/mocha/etc.
place the steam wand in the milk container and start frothing. make sure there are not a lot of large bubbles- sometimes i get them so i pop them with a coffee stick as i go. also i find it best place the nozzle of the steam wand in the middle, and keep the head completely submerged and move it around a little. stop the steamer around 130-140 degrees F.
also try to be careful of not making foam, or a lot of foam.
so you're done frothing and you have your cup in your hand. tilt the cup and begin pouring the milk, make sure your milk and expresso milk and it is turning a light brown color.
tip- sometimes i use a spoon to keep the froth back
once you get closer to the top start moving the froth with a spoon and draw your design with the froth!! once your done you can use chocolate and/or caramel to accent your design!
tip- as you saw in the photo above- don't let the froth sit, make sure you don't get interrupted while using the chocolate/caramel it. after a while it will start to sink.