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With the winter months settling in, it is officially the season for hot drinks.
You would have to be living under a rock therefore, not to have heard of the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser – the undeniable product of winter 2021.
The in-home hot chocolate machine promises barista-quality drinks in under three minutes and in preparation for Christmas, it’s absolutely flying off the shelves – especially over Cyber Monday. Not to mention, thanks to an army of influencers posting videos of themselves ‘velvetising’, the luxe appliance has also become a viral sensation.
The Velvetiser Hot Chocolate Maker (Limited Edition: Stellar White) – £99.95, Hotel Chocolat
In-home hot chocolate system – limited edition stellar white. Imagined by Hotel Chocolat, engineered by Dualit.
Now that we’ve established that the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is the star of Cyber Monday, we’re here to answer any of your questions – namely what it actually is and how it works.
What is the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser?
The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is a hot chocolate machine promising to make ‘velvety’ creamy hot drinks, from hot cocoas to lattés.
‘The Velvetiser is an in-home barista-grade system for hot chocolate, as served in Hotel Chocolat cafes,’ reads the description on the Hotel Chocolat website. ‘Designed to make perfect hot chocolate at the touch of a button in 2½ minutes, the grated chocolate pouch is melted to the precise temperature before being whisked and folded into the milk, perfectly velvetising your drink.’
What comes with the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser?
The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser comes in three colour-ways – copper, charcoal and stellar white (limited edition). And when purchased, each Velvetiser comes with two limited edition pod cups, hot chocolate pouches and an optional starter kit at a discounted price.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Instructions
1. Pour 220ml milk into your Velvetiser (dairy or plant milk)
2. Add the contents of your hot chocolate pouch
3. Press the button
That’s literally it. And in just two and a half minutes, you’ll have a velvety hot chocolate.
What types of hot chocolate does the Velvetiser make?
The Velvetiser makes a whopping 16 hot chocolate flavours: salted caramel, vanilla white chocolate, hazelnut praline, orange supermilk, 70% dark chocolate, 85% dark chocolate, 100% dark chocolate, ginger, dark with mint, milky 50%, peanut butter, nutmilk, chilli and salted caramel and clementine.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser pouches
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Sachets – £13, Hotel Chocolat
Caramel milk chocolate with sea salt. 10 sachets, made to pair with The Velvetiser.