Should I Order A Chocolate Pot?
I found a delightful website called Gourmet Sleuth (www.gourmetsleuth.com) and I see that they are selling French chocolate pots with a molinillo (molinet in French). http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/pDetail....
Of course, no one needs one of these, but it is awfully charming. I thought in addition to whipping up hot chocolate, I could use it to make matcha. Heresy I know, but the traditional Japanese matcha whipping tools are hard to use and my new Vita-Mix overblends the matcha.
What do people think?
It's very cute. I can see that thing sitting on a shelf collecting dust around here.
IKEA sells a battery operated milk frother (basically a micro-whisk) for $1.99. There are similar types of devices available, but none near as inexpensive.
For comparison's sake, here's the IKEA one:
and the one that IKEA knocked off:
Just saw one on Ebay for 28.50.
Type in 'hot chocolate pot cordon bleu'
Looks almost identical to me. I also clicked on the seller's store and they have a "buy it now" for $30.