Pull your espresso shot and set it aside; I put mine on my machine to keep warm while I steam the milk. (I am planning to post a guide for that soon.)
Here is the silky smooth milk we're looking for. I have another guide describing this in more detail, but as long as it looks like this, do your thing!
To pour, start high, to the back of the mug. When you're close to full lower the pitcher and move toward the front of the mug back and forth. Then lift it and pour high, back across the top.
Take your time pouring; it doesn't need to be too hurried! Many other videos make it seem so fast.
Also, I usually angle the cup with my other hand when pouring close, but I prefer always to keep it on the counter; it helps keep it steady. Some prefer to hold the cup though; see what you like!
The result: a very smooth texture, (almost) no bubbles, and nice contrast between the espresso and milk.
Not the most perfect pour, but a very tasty cup! Ever a work-in-progress for me, but I have fun getting better one cup at a time. ☕👌 The best way to enjoy making coffee is while drinking coffee. ;)