Food This tiny gadget froths milk, scrambles eggs and whips cream in seconds

01:05  17 may  2018
01:05  17 may  2018 Source:   today.com

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Please do not add milk (or cream ) to your scrambled eggs ; the milk only makes them soft in a mealy kind of way. The logic behind the technique is this : by whipping the eggs thoroughly, you're forcing lots of air into them and making tiny little bubbles, which create the impression of lightness and

Your Favorite Source For News and Reviews of Kitchen Tools and Gadgets ! All the frothing wands felt like they were bogging down in the egg mass. Better to use a hand or immersion blender or old fashion elbow grease. All frothed the milk , whipped the cream and mixed the dressing, but

How to froth milk at homeCup of coffee on weathered brown wood table © Getty Images stock How to froth milk at homeCup of coffee on weathered brown wood table Many of us know that if we stop buying $5 coffees, we'll all be millionaires — or something like that — one day. But how can you get coffee shop results at home without buying a pricey, pro-grade machine?

Just start with an inexpensive handheld milk frother.

I've tried a bunch over the years, with mixed results. Then, the TODAY team spotted the $15 PowerLix milk frother on Amazon, so I decided to see if it could live up to the more than 2,000 glowing reviews.

PowerLix Milk Frother, $15, Amazon

How to froth milk at home © Amazon How to froth milk at home

Here's what we found:

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These are not your mom's scrambled eggs . But they're the creamiest , dreamiest scrambled eggs I've eaten in years, and you can whip them up in seconds ! Add the milk and cornstarch mixture to your eggs , and whisk until smooth.

whipping cream in place of low-fat milk Also, I find that adding the cheese before the eggs are cooked leaves them runny, so I like to cook the eggs until they are about 30 seconds from done, then fold in the cheese and remove from heat.

1. It's easy to use.

How does it work? Fill a cup about one-third full with milk (I used 2 percent, but any type will do), then warm it in the microwave for 45 or 50 seconds. At a 45-degree angle, stick the frother in the cup, turn it on and froth the milk. Ideally, keep the frother moving from the top of the milk level to the bottom of the cup. It's battery-powered, so you don't even have to plug it in.

How to froth milk at homeWarm the milk, then use the frother at a 45? angle for about 45 seconds. © Tracy Saelinger How to froth milk at homeWarm the milk, then use the frother at a 45? angle for about 45 seconds.

2. It works like a dream.

After 45 seconds or so, the milk level essentially tripled, creating lofty peaks of frothy deliciousness. Spoon it on top of prepared espresso or coffee, and boom, you have elevated your home brew.

How to froth milk at homeWe used the $15 PowerLix handheld milk frother to make a pro-level coffee drink at home. © Tracy Saelinger How to froth milk at homeWe used the $15 PowerLix handheld milk frother to make a pro-level coffee drink at home.

3. It's easy to clean.

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To scramble an egg properly, whip it in the cup until you've thoroughly beaten the yolk into the white. An egg ready for scrambling shouldn't be quite frothy , but should still have some You can add a few tablespoons of milk or water to the egg to make it more "fluffy," but it might taste more like an omelet.

Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, add a couple of tablespoons of water (you could also use milk or cream , if Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon. Save Print. HAHAHA! Sadly, I’m all out of gravlax, too! I need to whip up a new batch… It is really convenient to have on hand.

Run the metal wire part under water after use. That's it!

4. We found uses beyond coffee.

Of course, we love gadgets that earn their keep. If it couldn't be used for anything but frothing milk, it probably wouldn't be worth it.

Aside from turning out stellar lattes and macchiatos at home, though, we used the frother to scramble eggs— and they turned out to be super fluffy (with none of those stringy egg-white parts). It also emulsified salad dressing in seconds and turned out a single serving of whipped cream in about a minute (using cold heavy cream and a pinch of sugar). And best of all, the tool is built strong enough to withstand each of these versatile uses.



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