Question: Can you put milk into a Keurig for hot chocolate and lattes?
I know that adding milk in Keurig for hot chocolate seems like a good idea, but you should never put milk in a Keurig – or any other drip coffee maker. This can easily damage your machine and it’s almost impossible to clean.
You won’t get lovely creamy hot chocolate. The milk will just smell burnt and it will stick to water hoses and the inner tank.
Biggest takeaway: You should NOT do this.
So, what’s the best way to make lattes or hot chocolate with Keurig?
To make your drinks, you need to first brew a k cup as usual, using water, and then add hot milk directly to the cup.
Hot chocolate: For best results, brew one hot chocolate k cup at the smallest cup setting, and then fill the rest of the mug with hot milk. Use whole milk or 2% milk for really good, creamy hot chocolate.
Lattes: Brew dark roast or espresso roast k cup at the smallest cup setting, and add hot or frothed milk. Here’s how to make great tasting homemade lattes with a Keurig.
Keurig pods with milk
Some hot chocolate k cups like Amazon brand hot cocoa pods contain dry milk to improve the taste. Even if you’re using these pods, brew them at the smallest cup setting and add whole milk to the cup. This will add creaminess and the drink will be perfect.
Also, make sure to run one brew cycle without inserting the pod after hot chocolate or cappuccino pods to rinse any milk residue.
Keurig K Cafe
If you want a Keurig that can heat and froth the milk, the Keurig K Cafe has this option. With this model, you can brew regular coffee, and you can also make a concentrated brew and froth milk for hot and iced lattes.