The Aerolatte has been around for what seems like forever (I remember my Dad had one that he used when I was a kid), and for good reason. It's a simple kitchen tool that does what it claims efficiently, quickly, inexpensively...and dare I say beautifully? You can tell how smitten I am.
If you're not familiar with the Aerolatte, it's a little handheld guy with a slim battery-controlled frothing wand. You stick the tip of the wand in your warm milk, press a button and in literally 15 seconds or so, you have a glass of perfectly creamy, decadent foam. There's also very little (if any) clean-up: I simply rinse the tip of mine under a stream of water and leave it out on the windowsill to dry.
It's possible I called my mom and told her she spent far too much money on her machine and it's taking up valuable counter space. She's often right in matters related to the kitchen, but this time, I think I won.
→ Buy an Aerolatte: Williams Sonoma
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