Make the ultimate hot chocolate with the new Smeg milk frother

Who needs a local coffee shop when you can froth milk like a pro at home?

It's deepest, darkest winter. It's blowing a gale outside, the biting wind is cutting through your coat and chilling you to the core. You stagger home in the cold and finally step through the front door, in urgent need of an instant warm up. But the faff involved in making a hot chocolate from scratch is simply too much for your icy hands to handle...

...and THAT is why every home should have Smeg's gorgeous new milk frother this winter.

Even if you're not a frothy coffee family, kids of all ages will love the hot-choc-in-a-flash aspect of this easy-to-use (and easy-to-clean) machine, while house-proud homeowners will love its chic design.

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Smeg milk frother

smeg milk frother in blue

(Image credit: Smeg)

Designed for ease of use, it comes with two whisk discs – a notched one for whipping up froth and a smooth disc for heating milk. Simply pour milk straight from the fridge into the jug and it'll whip and froth milk in mere minutes, either heating up to half a litre or frothing 250ml of milk in one go.

The smart, stylish dial on the front features seven settings (all with clear icons denoting each function) to help you create light or thick foam, frothless heated milk and even the perfect hot chocolate.

smeg milk frother in pink

(Image credit: Smeg)

Buy now: Milk frother MFF01PKUK in Pink, £149.95, Smeg

Want a heavenly hot chocolate? Smeg recommends using full-fat milk straight from the fridge and adding chocolate flakes into the jug as you froth to guarantee a smooth and rich choccy cuppa.

smeg milk frother in red

(Image credit: Smeg)

Buy now: Milk frother MFF01RDUK in Red, £149.95, Smeg

Looks-wise, the milk frother is definitely designed to be shown off, not hidden away in a cupboard. Available in seven colourways, from classics to pastels, you can completely co-ordinate your kitchen with Smeg's wide range of matching appliances, which includes toasters, kettles and stand mixers to fridge freezers and dishwashers, all bearing the company's iconic '50s design.

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So go on, don't you and your kitchen need a little colour (and hot chocolate) therapy this season?

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.