[Sca-cooks] chocolate frother?
rdownie at mts.net
Fri Jan 12 06:47:42 PST 2007
Stefan li Rous wrote:
>Back on Jan. 2 Faerisa mentioned:
><<< We also got ... a hot chocolate frother with a
>selection of hot choclolate mixes,... >>>
>Is this several disks of wood on a dowel stacked with space between
>them, which you agitate up and down in a cup of hot chocolate to
>create a froth on top? Or perhaps one of the chocolate fountains that
>I've seen this season? Or are they now selling machines similar to
>the fancy cappachino/coffee making machines, except they are for hot
The one we got this year is a large mug designed for single servings
with a metal screen on a dowel that you agitate up and down. The milk
needs to be heated before adding it to the frother.
The one we got a couple of years ago is an electric counter appliance -
essentially a large pitcher with a motorised bottom. It magnetically
holds a little disk with a "fin" at the bottom , which rotates for a set
amount of time while at the same time heating the milk. I really like
it for when I'm making ore than one cup so that I can walk away from it
and not worry about burning the milk or burning my tongue from
overheating the milk. I generally only see them around at Christmas
time, but they are probably also available online.
It's kind of funny, when my husband and I first saw one in the store we
laughed at the concept, comparing it to the infamous "Mrs. Tea". Now
that we actually own one I'd never go back to the old way - this is just
so much more convienient for us.
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