The Cost Of Froth

October 16, 2011

Pancakes for all!!

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And more Kodiak cakes need to be ordered by me this week – all out!

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I made our group pumpkin cakes – which Matt decided needs to be renamed “plumpkin” cakes due to their increased soft and plumpness.

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New in the household is my $2 IKEA milk frother. I saw Allie use this with great success earlier this summer and picked it up at my last trip to IKEA. I put it in some simple cold 1% milk and FROTH happened in 30 seconds!! So easy – no cappuccino maker required! We used to have a capp. maker and pretty much only used it for the frother. Problem solved for $2!

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Going to pack up a picnic – we’re goin’ a’hikin’!!

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1 Sweet and Savvy October 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

Two bucks for custom cappuccinos?? That’s my kind of deal!

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2 Lauren October 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

Breakfast twins…again :) Haha…they are just too good. Topped with Biscoff or nut butters-yum!

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

“Plumpkin” cakes – love it! I need to get a frother – I’m making my blender double as a frother now. Surprisingly, it woks. More clean up/trouble than it’s worth though.

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4 Marie@feedingfive October 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love those little frothers! I’ve gone through 2 and for the past year have been thinking I need to get another one. I am constantly making individual cups of hot chocolate and it makes mixing so easy. The kids really love this gadget too which explains why we go through em fast.

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5 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco October 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

I just bought an $100 frother! I should’ve come to you first. ;)

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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 16, 2011 at 9:40 am

Wow, good deal! Have fun on your picnic. It’s rainy here today so sadly not many outdoor activities for me! :(

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7 Hillary October 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

What a beautiful day for a fall hike. Enjoy it!

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8 Drew October 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

Hey Kath.

Little-off-topic, but:
I just wanted to let you know that I was contemplating some purchases from Ikea but I’m just too frugal to pull the trigger sometimes — But after following your blog and seeing your experience/results with Ikea I thought “its worth it.” You deserve an Ikea referral.

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9 KathEats October 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

Oh that’s nice to hear. I’ve been very happy with my Ikea purchases :)

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10 Mai October 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

yummm. i haven’t had pancakes in forever…i’m more of a waffle person, but these pics really make me want to go make some!

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11 Katie @ Raisins&Apples October 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

a milk frother is exactly what I could have used this morning! It makes coffee so much more enjoyable and I guess you can control your own ‘frothiness’. genius.

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12 [email protected] October 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

Beautiful breakfast! I love IKEA! $2 for a frother, yes please!

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13 Jon Davis October 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

Those look amazing. I will be right over! haha.

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14 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl October 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

Nice breakfast!! We’re going on a hike today too….it’s the perfect weather for it. Enjoy your guests and the hike!

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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

I *LOVE* my frother! Nothing better than at home ‘steamed’ milk with EXTRA foam!

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16 lynn @ the actor's diet October 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

i’ve got a frother like that!!! i don’t drink coffee anymore so i rarely use it anymore. loved it, though.

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17 Hope October 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

Those pumpkin pancakes look delicious! I have no idea that Ikea has a milk frother for $2!! I must go there asap and pick it up! That would make for a delicious cup of coffee! :) Thanks for the tip!

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18 Stef @ Living HI October 16, 2011 at 10:50 am

I never knew there was hand-held frother! When I worked at a coffee shop I would fill a mug with some nice fluffy froth, sprinkle cinnamon on top, and eat it with a spoon- too good.

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19 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

$2 for froth!? Amazing! I need to get my butt to IKEA!

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20 Simply Life October 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

I think I see a B&B as your next business!

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21 Allie@LiveLaughEat October 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

Ahhh yes!! Man I was really into that frother this summer. I need to start frothing again now that it’s cooler. I keep forgetting it only takes 30 seconds.

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22 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries October 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

I didn’t even know Ikea sold something like that! $2 seems WELL worth it to me! I’ll have to get one. :) Your “plumpkin” pancakes look delish!!!

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23 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) October 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

If you use fat free milk (organic work best because it’s been heated higher), the froth really stands up and doesn’t “dissolve.” It’s better. :)

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24 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

I want a milk frother! Such a great invention!!!

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25 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

I love how orange the cakes are – so delicious looking! I hope y’all have a lovely day out.

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26 Teri H October 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

I love my Ikea frother!

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27 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

I have one of those frothers too and I love it!

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28 Khushboo October 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

Twenty-six comments so far :)…know you’d appreciate that :)!

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29 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

Of course!

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30 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I can’t believe that was only $2!!! I NEED one! haha

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31 Angel7 October 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Plumpkin sounds like the perfect name! You should make a Great Harvest pumpkin pancake mix name “Plumpkin Pancake Mix” :)

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32 Kristi Rimkus October 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

$2 sounds a whole lot better than $4 or more at Starbucks and it looks just as delicious – especially the pancakes!

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33 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Always wondered about the frothers — the only thing we’d use a capp. maker for, too…since we don’t drink coffee! (froth for chai, now, that’s a different story…or hot chocolate…now I want a fancy frothy drink!!!). Hope the hike is great!

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34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Those pancakes look ultra delicious and fluffy :)

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35 Anna October 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

When I read the title of the post, I thought “the cost of froth” was going to be a euphemism for a hangover, hahaha :) I suppose in all fairness you were drinking wine, not beer.
In regards to the actual frother: what a deal!

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36 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

Hahah – it DID have double meaning!

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37 Cait's Plate October 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I love my frother – it’s one of my favorite things in my kitchen :) It makes regular coffee and tea feel so special :)

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38 Cait's Plate October 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

PS – I support Matt’s renaming of the pumpkin cakes to “plumpkin” – I want a plumpkin cake!!

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39 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Pancakes look delish! Have fun hiking :)

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40 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

What a great deal! Tasty breakfast followed by fun outdoors – sounds like the perfect Sunday to me.

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41 Emily@SavoryandSavage October 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Wow, a 2$ frother? What a great bargain!

I see a trip to Ikea in my future :-)

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42 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

i LOVE our milk frother. i always felt like i was paying starbucks $3 for foam. their coffee i can recreate at home, but the foam i wasn’t able to do.. until the frother! one of my favorite gadgets.

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43 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I have that frother too! I forget to use it, whoops. Just be careful you keep it well submerged. I accidentally got distracted once and ended up frothing my countertops and walls. Nice :)

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44 Hilary October 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Good idea on the frother. I’m with you….the foam is totally the best part of a cappuccino maker anyway.

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45 Health Bee October 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

That’s some delicious looking pancakes! The table is beautiful! Is it made from stained glass ?

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46 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

It’s not glass – more like ceramics

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47 Sarah October 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Kath,

Saw these on Etsy the other day and thought of you! Now you can take your oats in a jar…to GO! or your yogurt messes, smoothies, pumpkin beers etc…

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82897538/set-of-2-redneck-wine-glass-hillbilly?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_search_query=ball+jar+wine+glass&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

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48 Anna October 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

omigosh, those are amazing.

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49 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

Awww love those!

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50 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Beautiful day to go hiking! I hope y’all are having fun!

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51 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

oh my – these look oh so delicious!

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52 Baking Serendipity October 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I love pancakes and these look fantastic! Perfect weekend breakfast :) And a milk frother? So cool! I’ve been into making my own fancy drinks lately, and try to frequent Starbucks just a little less. This would be the perfect tool!

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53 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

THAT’s how they make froth?? I never knew!!! Every time I get a latte, I always wonder how that layer of froth on top comes to be….now I know!

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54 Maureen October 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Your food always looks so delicious!

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55 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I keep meaning to get a milk frother! Of course, if I go to Ikea that milk frother is liable to costs me $500+. ;)

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56 Becky October 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I have that frother from Ikea and LOVE it !!! We also went hiking today and it was beautiful out (80 degrees in Ohio today!!) I love Kodiak cakes and have to ask you how you make them with pumpkin. Sounds YUM.

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57 Bizzle October 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I emailed Matt about this FOREVER ago! I wanted him to get you one for your Xmas stocking! Glad you finally did. Happy frothing.

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58 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

Ahh! He never mentioned it!

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59 Dominique October 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I have a very similar frother but I purchased mind for $10 at another shop. Had I known that Ikea carried these I totally would have gone there first. I love making tea lattes with the frother and considering that a grande at Starbucks is $4 and change, my frother’s already paid for itself.

I love your pumpkin pancakes. I have a pancake mix (just add liquid) that I have to use up but first, a can of pumpkin!

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60 Ann @ Running With Chopstix October 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

I love milk frothers! So much easier to use than those hot air pressurized ones on machines! All I need is a stovetop espresso maker and Starbucks will be a distant memory :)

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61 Elise October 19, 2011 at 9:48 am

What!!! mine cost $14.99, and It looks exactly the same. Boo

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