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I examined sizzling chocolate makers together with Resort Chocolat – a discount was higher than the luxurious model and 70% cheaper

NOTHING warms the cockles on a chilly winter’s day greater than a scrumptious cup of sizzling chocolate.

However with quite a lot of machines now on sale that can assist you, which is able to create the tastiest drink?

Lynsey Hope tested five hot chocolate makers on the market

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Lynsey Hope examined 5 sizzling chocolate makers available on the marketCredit score: Steve Bell

Resort Chocolat’s Velvetiser is likely one of the most coveted Christmas presents however it prices practically £100.

We requested mum-of-three Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, Kent, to check out some machines to see how they fared in opposition to the best-seller.

And one £30 choice from Amazon was even higher.

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Resort Chocolat Velvetiser

  • £99.95, hotelchocolat.com
Hotel Chocolat's velvetiser is often found on people's wish lists for Christmas

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Resort Chocolat’s velvetiser is usually discovered on folks’s want lists for ChristmasCredit score: Steve Bell

Lynsey says: “It is a luxurious machine that always tops folks’s Christmas want lists.

“It has a smooth design. It’s extremely simple to arrange, merely add the flakes and fill the milk to the specified degree.

“It solely actually makes one cup or two small cups at a time and with three children wanting one after a winter’s stroll, I discovered this a little bit of a faff and would have most popular to make the lot in a single go.

“It took about two minutes to make a scrumptious, wealthy and creamy sizzling chocolate which got here out at an ideal temperature.

“I beloved the consistency of the recent chocolate it made, which had no agency froth however a lot of physique.

“The one draw back is the worth so in order for you it, you will must look out for offers.

“Resort Chocolat is providing £20 off till November 13 so snap one up fast.”

  • CHOCOLATE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 9/10

Computerized Milk Frother and Sizzling Chocolate Maker

Lynsey crowned this maker the winner - and it costs almost 70% less than Hotel Chocolat's version

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Lynsey topped this maker the winner – and it prices nearly 70% lower than Resort Chocolat’s modelCredit score: Steve Bell

Lynsey says: “Lower than a 3rd of the worth of the Resort Chocolat machine so I wasn’t anticipating a lot, however blissful to report I used to be pleasantly stunned.

“This machine has 4 settings, is tremendous quiet, simple to make use of and also you simply rinse it out like a jug afterwards.

“For those who add some fancy sizzling chocolate flakes to this fairly than powder, you will barely discover the distinction.

“The ensuing sizzling chocolate was creamy, wealthy and scrumptious, beloved by me and all my children.

“It isn’t as smooth as a number of the others however who cares whether it is being hidden away in a cabinet anyway. It is a winner.”

  • CHOCOLATE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 10/10

Lakeland Milk Frother and Sizzling Chocolate Maker

Lynsey found the Lakeland gadget did a good job of frothing up the milk

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Lynsey discovered the Lakeland gadget did a great job of frothing up the milkCredit score: Steve Bell

Lynsey says: “This did an ideal job of frothing up the milk for my sizzling chocolate.

“It was simple to make use of and was cheaper than many related fashions.

My solely grievance is the temperature – it tended to come back out lukewarm fairly than sizzling.

“Useful when making it for the youngsters however I did not actually need a ‘lukewarm’ chocolate.”

  • CHOCOLATE: 5/10
  • VALUE: 6/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 5/10

Smeg Milk Frother

Smeg appliances are popular in many kitchens, but they're pricey

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Smeg home equipment are fashionable in lots of kitchens, however they’re expensiveCredit score: Steve Bell

Lynsey says: “A extremely beautiful retro design that may look fab in anybody’s residence – however how did my sizzling chocolate fare?

“It took about three minutes to whip up one drink.

“The flakes melted rapidly to create a easy, wealthy chocolate and whereas not boiling sizzling, it was sizzling sufficient however alright to gulp down right away.

“The froth was easy and velvety, good when sprinkled with a serving to of marshmallows.

“The clean-up was simple and much much less of a faff than heating a pan on the hob.

“The jug and lid can each go within the dishwasher.

“You should utilize this to make cappuccinos and lattes in addition to sizzling chocolate which is a bonus and it may be used for chilly milk in order for you an iced espresso in the summertime.

“It is expensive and for that motive not my best choice, however should you’ve bought the money or need to splurge on somebody’s Christmas pressie, they will not be upset with this.”

  • CHOCOLATE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 5/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 6/10

Dualit Milk Frother and Sizzling Chocolate Maker

  • £65, cocobachocolate.com
Cocoba Chocolate's maker comes with flakes and mini marshmallows

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Cocoba Chocolate’s maker comes with flakes and mini marshmallowsCredit score: Steve Bell

Lynsey says: “You should buy this frother from luxurious chocolate model Cocoba Chocolate and it comes with a few of their scrumptious milk chocolate flakes and mini marshmallows for a particular sizzling chocolate.

“It’s very easy to make use of and straightforward to wash and solely takes 30 seconds to warmth and froth the milk, one of many quickest in our take a look at.

“You possibly can add sufficient milk to make one large sizzling chocolate – once more, I’d have most popular it greater.

“With the Cocoba set, it is a beautiful present.”

  • CHOCOLATE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • OVERALL SCORE: 8/10
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Final 12 months, customers noticed an enormous low cost on the Resort Chocolat velvetiser at Morrisons.

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