The 10 Best Gourmet Hot Chocolate Makers
There's no better treat on a cold night than a cup of homemade hot chocolate. These hot chocolate makers (some of which double as espresso machines!) are designed to create rich and frothy drinks you'll love.
Zeppoli Milk Frother and Warmer
Take delight in the perfect mug of hot chocolate, cappuccino or eggnog with this sleek stainless steel milk frother ($40). With the push of a button, you can froth milk to a smooth and foamy texture, producing a magically airy drink.
Casara Milk Frother
Effortlessly whip up your hot drink of choice, whether you prefer a foamy cappuccino, milky latte, or creamy hot chocolate, with this drink-making machine by Casara ($110). It can even melt chocolate chips and chunks to the perfect consistency!
Nostalgia Retro Hot Chocolate Maker
Mix up a piping hot drink with this adorable blended beverage builder by Nostalgia ($38). With its stylish, retro design and bold color, it will look beautiful on any kitchen countertop.
Capresso Milk Frother and Hot Chocolate Maker
It’s a cinch to create your own custom drink recipes, including hot chocolate, matcha lattes, hot apple cider and more with the mighty Capresso hot chocolate maker ($80). It’s perfect for any day of the year—whenever you and your loved ones need a pick-me-up!
Mr. Coffee Hot Chocolate Maker
The family-friendly Mr. Coffee hot chocolate maker ($240) helps you make four mugs of hot cocoa in no time at all. You can whip together any combination of milk or water, chocolate syrup or powder or real pieces of your favorite chocolate.
KitchenAid Espresso Maker
Splurge alert! The KitchenAid espresso maker ($1,000) is a dream come true. It has two independent boilers, allowing for simultaneous brewing and milk frothing so your drink is ready in seconds. Expect a hot chocolate (or a latte) that will look and taste professionally made.
You’ll want to savor every last drop of your cocoa when you make it with the beautiful Nespresso Pixie espresso machine ($279). Nespresso pods yield minimal to no cleanup, so you can use this beaut over and over again.
Pro Tip: Bring your used capsules to any Sur La Table store, and they’ll recycle them for you.
Espressione Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker
Time to be your own barista! If you’re on the hunt for a lovely, lifelong appliance to complete your at-home cafe, look no further than the Dualit Espressione espresso machine ($350). Make everything from foamy lattes to aromatic tea to velvety hot cocoa in minutes.
Stovetop Hot Chocolate Maker
For a less pricey hot chocolate maker, opt for this gorgeous metal stovetop hot chocolate maker ($25). It can even make cold milkshakes, so it’s usable all year long!
Self-Mate Milk Frother
Make your own drinks at home for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a coffee shop with the ergonomic Self-Mate frother and steamer ($38). Its bold, polished and modern design is guaranteed to spruce up any countertop. Warning: Your friends may start coming over just for a cup of hot chocolate!
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