This is a Milk Frother – And OH my land, what a joy. I was given one of these for Christmas last year, and wow. Do I ever love it! There are certainly more deluxe versions of milk frothers out there, but for the average make-your-own-lattes-at-home kind of individual, this will definitely do the trick. It runs on AA batteries and works like a charm.
Note: I didn’t realize until it was too late, but my battery was running low for this tutorial… So, my froth in these pictures has much larger bubbles and looks less perfect than it normally would. I decided to keep the pictures anyway, ’cause I figure, well it “Looks more homemade!” that way. 😛 But yeah, definitely keep in mind that better batteries make fluffier froth.
Now, I imagine there is a technique to this… But for 1/2 a cup of microwaved milk, I don’t know how much the science of milk frothing applies. So, I’ll just confess to you what I do: I pull the frother in and (almost) out of the milk as I go… Doesn’t seem to make that much of a difference in the end (if you do that or just stick it straight in), but I think it feels like you get to play with bubbles when you move it around, so I do. More fun that way, you see.
Next, pick your most favourite, comfortable mug, and pour the hot tea concentrate into the bottom.
Then, last but definitely not least, pour the milk over top and finish with a nice, thick layer of froth.
Sip this tea with the company of a good friend or a good book.