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Valrhona makes exceptional chocolates perfect for creating indulgent and delicious hot chocolate. Choose your chocolate, your milk, and any other toppings or mix-ins to create uniquely delicious hot chocolate. 
Here are some of our favorite picks for making hot chocolate.

BAHIBÉ 46%

A balanced and harmonious chocolate from the Dominican Republic. With intense chocolaty notes underscored by deliciously fruity acidity.

GUANAJA 70%

GUANAJA is the ideal chocolate for beverages with a deep chocolate color that is not too sweet, with a velvety texture and a hint of bitterness.

IVOIRE 35%

A decadent white chocolate smooth and not-too-sweet. It's delicate full of character with aromas of natural vanilla and pure, light color.

AZÉLIA 35%

Azélia combines the indulgence of chocolate with the subtle elegance of roasted hazelnut, making it the perfect choice for indulgent hot chocolate.

STOVE-TOP METHOD

1
Pour the milk into a saucepan.
2
Bring the milk to a boil.
3
Cover the chocolate with half of the boiling milk.
4
Leave to melt.
5
Mix vigorously until the mixture starts to emulsify
6
Add the remaining milk.
Mix to combine.
7
Bring briefly to a boil.
8
Serve immediately or set aside in the refrigerator.

The stove-top method results in more velvety, intense chocolate beverages as a result of greater aroma concentration.

TIP:
You can substitute milk for other alternative milks,such as almond,hazelnut, or soy. This will result in lighter, more fresh-tasting drinks, and dairy-free versions when using Dark Chocolate

STEAM-NOZZLE METHOD

1 Turn the steamer on for a couple of seconds to get rid of any water that has condensed inside the tube.
2 Place the chocolate in a stainless-steel jug and preheat by steaming for 3-4 seconds so they begin to melt
3 Pour the milk into the pitcher
4 Place the tip of the nozzle just under the surface of the milk, open the tap fully and steam for a few seconds before plunging the nozzle fully into the jug to heat the mixture.
Note: The temperature must not exceed 70 C(158 F)
5Clear the steamer and wipe the nozzle with a damp cloth

A steamer nozzle offers a faster, more flexible solution for creating light and foamy chocolate beverages.

Suggested
Recipe:

You can substitute milk for other alternative milks,such as almond,hazelnut, or soy. This will result in lighter, more fresh-tasting drinks, and dairy-free versions when using Dark Chocolate