The Froth Report

Ah, the weekend!  I blinked and it was gone.  Friday, I did try the froth experiment, and we’ll get to that in a moment.  Saturday, I visited Dog House Yarns and then I also hit the salon, did some knitting and that was the weekend.  How was yours?  Was it a long one?

I don’t have photos of the froth experiment, because frankly, it wasn’t worth it.  I tried the shaken not whipped method described below, but we use 2% milk and the dogs wanted in or out or both during the shaking, and I lost interest.  That, and several of you had better ideas…

Photo from IKEA

Sadly, IKEA no longer sells their bargain frother.   I’m going to be on the lookout for something very similar though.  I have a hand-held, single-beater mixer, but it’s too bulky for single-serving frothing.  It would be fine for about four servings or so, but the Knight only drinks his very special Starbucks White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, Venti, single shot with whipped cream, no sprinkles.   Since I prefer to taste the coffee in my coffee, and I’m not big on white chocolate, the picky man can just continue to carry himself to Starbucks.  We’ve both agreed I couldn’t make one to suit him.

Keurig Frother

Now, for roughly $78 more, my beloved Keurig could have a kissing cousin.  Does anyone in my Keurig sisterhood have one of these frothers?  It *IS* smaller than my espresso machine, but really?!  I could buy at least 39 of the IKEA whippers (you know… if they were still available) for that price!  It’s also probably almost that many times bigger than the whipper, and saving space is a part of this whole search, since I do have that espresso machine…

Maybe Santa will fix this big dilema for me, but I suspect Santa would rather drop some Starbucks cards in my stocking, along with a note reminding me that I just had to have the espresso machine.  Hem.  But Santa, now I want to put frothy, steaming milk in my TEA!

14 comments on “The Froth Report

  1. Barbara S. says:

    My immersion stick blender has an attachment thing that whips skim milk to stiff. Now to figure out if they still make that, since I have had it for many years!

  2. Sue says:

    I gave my Mom one of those Ikea thingies years ago and she loved it. I’d forgotten about it and I have no idea what happened to it. I’ll bet someone, somewhere still makes something similar. I’d hate to buy a whole frother for the few times I’d use it.

    We had our annual Thanksgiving Scrabble game and I lost for the first time in four years, but only by 4 points.

  3. gMarie says:

    My weekend was good – I got out, we finished the puzzle, I finished a pair of socks and started knitting pink ruffles!

    I don’t have answers – except to say you could steam milk with the espresso machine so Santa might have a point….


  4. A quick Google search brought up tons of mini frothers for a good, cheap price…including this one from Walmart…

  5. Marjie says:

    I can’t offer any suggestions, just sympathy over the problem! I have an immersion blender, but have no idea if it would do what you want.

  6. Blond Duck says:

    I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

  7. km says:

    I checked and my local IKEA says the frother is likely in stock! If I make it there I’ll pick up a dozen more.

    I shopped at Wildfiber this weekend! And I knit up a tiny poncho for Rachel…and I started a cowl for my SIL.

    My church put up a 24′ outdoor tree and had a caroling/tree-lighting last night. Good weekend!

  8. Nichole says:

    Why do they always stop making the bargains that we love so much??

  9. kathy b says:

    My weekend was very very good at work. I am enjoying the holiday music while I work! I swear the babies love the Christmas music too!

  10. Barbara says:

    I can’t for the life of me find my immersion blender. I think it got lost in the remodel. (It’s probably in storage.)
    But In don’t drink coffee anyway and my kids like it black.
    Good weekend around here with much accomplished; but In would have liked to get my tree up. No such luck.

  11. Bubblesknits says:

    Looks like everyone else has already done the Google Fu and found you some options. 🙂 What did we ever do before Google? /pets her computer lovingly/

  12. Anita says:

    My long weekend went by so fast I’m not sure if I participated in it or not! 🙂

    “We’ve both agreed I couldn’t make one to suit him.”
    SNORT!! I can just see you guys talking about this now. he he!

  13. monnibo says:

    The “Ikea Bargain Frother” is also known as the Aerolatte:

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