Posted January 13, 2005
If you don't have one of those pricey espresso machines with a built-in milk frother, you can still top off your cup of joe in style with the clever Aerolatte Milk Frother. The latest edition of this handheld, battery-operated device comes in a fancy, ready-to-gift embossed tinwhich is also helpful for keeping the stirring wand from getting tangled up in your utensils drawer. To build up a nice head of foam, just immerse the stainless-steel whisk-head in a separate cup or mug holding about an inch of milk, hold down the switch for 20 or 30 seconds, and you'll have several inches of froth to top off your cappuccino or hot chocolate. It works nicely even with low-fat and soy milk. (To keep the foam from dissolving too quickly, though, it helps to heat the milk up first in the microwave.) Clean-up is simple: Just rinse off the whisk-head under your kitchen tap (the battery-holding handle isn't immersible). It'll run for ages on two AA batteries (included).
Order online at amazon.com, on sale right now (at 20% off list price) for $19.99.