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... rarely give anything 5 stars but this is a fun little gadget
on December 12, 2015
I rarely give anything 5 stars but this is a fun little gadget. It has a delicate little frothing head, although, so store it where it won't get crushed by spoons, spatulas or other things regularly found in kitchen drawers. I designated a tall cup in my upper cabinet and after washing and drying, I just slip it into the cup and it's safe.
Tips - Scald your milk but don't bring it to a boil because it won't froth as well if you do. Also, err on the side of caution the first time you use the frother and don't fill the cup too full with milk or your latte blend. Experiment with frother depth. Insert the frother deeper to blend liquids but if you just want a foamy head, keep it near the top where it can pick up some air.
This is a neat little gadget and I use it in the evenings to prepare a decadent milk-based drink flavored with salted caramel syrup. It's a perfect alternative to a coffee-based drink that contains caffeine, which totally keeps me awake at night. I add a couple of tablespoons of salted caramel syrup to 3/4 cup of milk and put it in the microwave just until the milk scalds. A scald is indicated by tiny bubbles on the top. That's one minute in my microwave but yours could be slightly different. Use a large mug for this. Then, insert the frother all the way to the bottom of the mug and as you froth, lift it slowly to the top. It takes about 15 seconds to create a hot delicious drink.