I am always looking for an easier way to do something and also a way not to dirty more dishes. I think that bit comes from being a caterer and washing all the dishes by hand. Whew there sure were loads of them! Whoever invented the dishwasher deserves the Nobel Peace Prize!
Place the desired amount of milk into a measuring cup. Microwave on high in 1 minute increments, until you see little bubbles form around the edge of the measuring cup, approximately 2 minutes. You now have scalded milk ready to be used in your recipe!