What type of milk makes the best cappuccino foam?

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Hello Naked Scientists,

I have been arguing with a friend about which type of milk makes the best foam when making a cappuccino.  I say it would be whole milk because of the higher fat content which should allow for more bubbles.  But I have heard from several people that skim milk is the best.  How can this be?

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What type of milk makes the best cappuccino foam?
« Reply #1 on: 16/04/2009 03:13:43 »
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if you like cream in your coffee, you had better go Homogenized.

http://www.thesexykitchen.com/cappuccino-essentials.html

« Last Edit: 16/04/2009 03:16:34 by Chemistry4me »

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What type of milk makes the best cappuccino foam?
« Reply #2 on: 16/04/2009 12:57:29 »
Ben Bleiman asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello Naked Scientists,

I have been arguing with a friend about which type of milk makes the best foam when making a cappuccino.  I say it would be whole milk because of the higher fat content which should allow for more bubbles.  But I have heard from several people that skim milk is the best.  How can this be?

Thanks
Ben
Boston MA USA

What do you think?
Here in Italy we use whole milk, fresh.