This effect is, however, difficult to achieve at home. Sure, I could boil milk, and then whisk it, but that's a pain. Or, I could get one of those little hand whipper thingies, but then I'd have cold whipped milk, and the objective is hot frothy milk.
So, being a geek with a credit card, I turned to the net for satisfaction. It turns out, however, that there is a very (if not completely neglible) market for folks who want frothy milk who do not also want coffee. I say this because damn near all the milk frother thingies I could find were attached to espresso machines. This would be all well and good.... if I drank coffee.
But, I am not easily daunted, and I continued my search. This eventually led me to find this item. "Neat!" says I, whipping out my credit card. But for some reason, I decided not to pay ridiculous amounts in shipping, and thus, the item I ordered sometime around New Year's Eve just arrive.
This thing is odd, boys and girls. Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly approve of this thing, but it's a bit weird. Many parts and gadgets and connectors and whatsits. But, it makes a damn fine cup of froth.
We live in weird times.