Hot cocoa has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. You have chocolate, marshmallows and a nice warm cup in your hands. What could be better?
How about a hot cocoa machine to help you make a perfect cup of cocoa every time?
It used to be that when you thought of a hot cocoa machine the image that would come to mind is burning your tongue on gas station hot cocoa! It is true, cocoa machines got their start in restaurants and gas stations. The quality of that cocoa was never predictable, occasionally you would get a good cup, but more often than not the cocoa was far too hot to drink and the taste left something to be desired.
Well banish that image from your mind, because the cocoa makers on the market today are nothing like the commercial hot chocolate dispensers of the past. Not only are very functional, they are beautiful on your countertop. You don’t need to hide it away like some appliances. Most cocoa makers have beautiful designs. Having it out on the counter makes it easier to use as much as you want to, and you will want to use it often!
The beauty of hot cocoa machines is not just in their design, but in their function. You will get a perfect cup of creamy hot cocoa each time you use it. They are so easy to use and clean. You just add your choice of ingredients and turn on a switch. In no time at all you will have a delicious cup of hot cocoa that is mixed and heated expertly. Many of the machines also froth the cocoa so you get a creamy top. Very yummy and so gourmet!
While every brand of cocoa machine will vary, they are all very similar in operation. They will mix and heat your ingredients and provide a delicious hot beverage. Some have a lever operated dispenser spout that allows you to fill you mug without removing the pitcher from the base. Others have a pour spout much like a standard water pitcher. The machines will reheat and froth any remaining cocoa as well, so all cups of cocoa are perfect. Clean up is a breeze, just rinse with soap and water – that is it!
Use your imagination with the ingredients. You can make your standard milk chocolate cocoa. But it is fun to add different flavors like peppermint, orange, vanilla crème, etc. to create a wonderful, gourmet chocolate drink. It is fun to come up with different flavor combinations.
Hot Chocolate machine are not hard to find, they are carried by most large department and specialty stores. And of course you can find them at many online retailers. Once you use a hot cocoa machine you will wonder how you ever got by without one!