We are making world-class lattes at home!
Some amazing genius put a milk frother in my husband's stocking. Okay, okay, it was me. This is basically a way of justifying December purchases to yourself ... buy it, then gift it to your husband, then start using it yourself.
I bought this milk frother for a few dollars at World Market. Online they are selling them in 3-packs, so if you don't have a World Market close by or if you just prefer to buy in bulk, here's the link. They are selling 3 for $8.97 -- a total steal!
Making a latte using these is so easy. And at 6:45am, easy is good.
We start out by pouring about 1" of milk in our mug. (If you want to add sugar, you can do so before microwaving.) Heat in the microwave for one minute, until steaming hot but not boiling. Using frother, touch tip to the top of the steamed milk, then turn on for about 5-10 seconds to create the frothed milk. Then, just pour your hot coffee right on top of it -- we have a Keurig so we just brew a small mug size right on top of the milk.
There are certainly many "fancy" brands of frothers out there, maybe some that will outlast this one, but so far it's been awesome. It's battery powered so not good for the dishwasher but is cleaned with a simple rinse of the metal part in the sink.
We've been loving our weekend lattes, and the past two mornings I've made a chai tea latte with the frother, some milk, and the boxed Oregon Chai latte mix. Delicious!
It's not too early to purchase stocking stuffers for next year ... would this be a hit in your house?