The Velvetiser

Imagined by Hotel Chocolat, engineered by Dualit, this chic hot chocolate machine creates barista-grade hot chocolate, made with real grated chocolate flakes, in just 2.5 minutes. No need for the resident hot chocolate maker to struggle over a hot stove, slowly heating milk and showering cocoa powder. Instead, simply plug in your Velvetiser, choose your chocolate and your milk – dairy or plant-based, or even water if you prefer – and press the button. Plus, with the removable whisk and non-stick coating, cleaning is easy – just rinse out with cold water. (It’s not suitable for dishwashers – but they’d just slow you down anyway.)

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 Instant drinking chocolate is mostly sugar (or chemical-laden sugar substitutes) with very little cacao powder – we’re all familiar with the lumpy, artificial-tasting results. But all drinks created for the Velvetiser use only pure grated chocolate or cacao butter, with a deep, not-too-sweet flavor profile. The texture of your finished drink is paramount: not too thick, not watery, but luxuriously silkysmooth – ‘velvetised’. Once you’ve velvetised, there’s no going back.
Effortlessly. First, make sure your whisk is in place: this is really important. Then add your chosen milk and pour the contents of your Hotel Chocolat hot chocolate or latte single-serve on top. Close the lid, press the button and the perfect drink will be ready in just 2.5 minutes. 

Fancy a perfect chilled drinking chocolate or latte? It’s easy. In the Velvetiser, add your single-serve flakes to 110ml (3.7oz) milk (the milk should just cover the whisk). Pour 100ml (3.4oz) of milk over 6 – 8 ice cubes in a tall glass. Leave to chill. When your chocolate or latte is velvetised, pour it over the chilled milk and watch it mingle. Enjoy!

These all work: Dairy – skimmed, semi or full-fat milk Plant milk – almond, cashew, coconut, hazelnut, rice, soya Or you can use water – 100% water or 50/50 water/milk mixture, depending on personal flavor preferences. Experiment away!
2.5 minutes – to thoroughly melt the hot chocolate or latte ingredients and to whisk into your choice of milk.
No. It’s calibrated to work with our graded size and weight of real chocolate flakes – precisely measured for the best taste and texture. Excessively large pieces of chocolate can break your machine by creating ‘hot spots’ that can burn out the motor.
Direct from us at Hotel Chocolat. Innovative new hot chocolate and latte recipes are being launched all the time, including limited edition and seasonal specials.
To create the perfect taste and texture, we balanced 220ml (8oz) of liquid with every single-serve – and created the Podcup to be the perfect fit. In our experience this is the ideal serving size, leaving you satisfied but not overly full. Fancy half a cup? Just use half the liquid and half the single-serve pouch.
Yes, it’s easy. Pour 110ml (3.7oz) of your chosen milk into your Velvetiser, so it just covers the whisk, and add the contents of your single-serve. Pour 100ml (3.4oz) of milk over 6 – 8 ice cubes in a tall glass and leave to chill. Once your drinking chocolate or latte is velvetised, pour it over the chilled milk and watch it mingle. Enjoy!
You can’t make ordinary coffee, but you can go one better with our velvetised Latte range: the best latte you’ve never had. That creamy, silken texture – from the first sip to the last – comes from an unlikely source: cacao butter. Only a chocolatier could have thought of it. Making a barista-grade Latte is as easy as our hot chocolate: pour 220ml (8oz) milk of your choice into your Velvetiser, sprinkle in your single-serve, press the button and let the Velvetiser work its magic in just 2.5 minutes. To make a delicious Mocha using your favorite hot chocolate, you can just toss a shot of espresso into your freshly made velvetised chocolat for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Salted Caramel, Milky, Classic and Hazelnut all work well. For best results, add the espresso to your cup first before pouring the hot chocolate.
Yes, it will do it fairly well even though that’s not what it was designed for – which is to whisk and beat melting chocolate.
We recommend that you give your Pod Cups a wash before the first use. Your Pod Cups are safe to use in a dishwasher.