How To Make a Hot Chocolate Using an Espresso Machine

Spot what’s missing. It’s cold outside. You’re curled up on the sofa watching Netflix. Your feet are most definitely slippered.


Can you guess?

A steamy mug of hot chocolate! Ahh, that’s what is missing!


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Hot chocolate heaven isn’t hard to come by. Just pop a bag of our premium quality hot chocolate flakes in your basket and you’ll have cosy, creamy decadence in a jiffy.

We’ve partnered with a small chocolatier to bring oh-go-on-then indulgence to your mug. Made from 71% cocoa, these luxury flakes are the way to (chocolate-scented) paradise. 

Whipping up a warming mug is easy: simply melt the chocolate flakes in a pan with milk and add a shot of coffee if the evening calls for a mocha. But, hey, espresso lovers, did you know you can make hot chocolate with an espresso machine?

That’s right! You can make an irresistibly smooth hot chocolate using your espresso maker! Let’s make it happen! 

How to make hot chocolate with steam wand infographic




Let’s Go!

To make hot chocolate with an espresso machine, you will need:



Step 1

Firstly, pour 300ml of fresh milk into your milk jug. Then add two heaped tablespoons (20g) of Two Chimps Chocolate Flakes or hot chocolate powder.


Hot Chocolate Flakes added to milk


Hot Choc Flakes are soooo much tastier than powder - check them out!



Step 2

Next, steam the milk and chocolate mix until hot. It is ready when you can no longer touch the bottom of the jug for more than one second without having to remove your hand from the hot steel.


Hot Chocolate being heated



Step 3

Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy personal chocolate paradise!


Hot Chocolate being poured into a mug


Top it with cream, add some sprinkles, make hot chocolate by the bucketful. When it comes to warming hot choc, you’ve got to go all the way!


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How to Make a Mocha at Home

You don’t need to be a trained barista to make cafe standard mochas at home. The origins of the chocolatey café mocha are hard to pin down. What do we know? That it shares its name both with the Moka coffee port in Yemen and a varietal of coffee bean you can find there. We might also be able to trace its origins back to the bicerin, a layered coffee-chocolate-cream drink from Turin. 

To create the perfect mocha at home, simply add a double shot of espresso to your hot chocolate before sipping. Match made in heaven? We think so…

A quick word of warning is in order. You will become obsessed. Wonderfully, delightfully, deliciously obsessed. Because when hot chocolate is this good, you’ll always want another cup!


Hot Chocolate Using an Espresso Machine



Love it? Want more? Check out more coffee chocolate recipes below:


Minty Hot Chocolate

Chocolate and Coffee Puds

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha



Got an espresso-related qualm? Espresso tasting a tad bitter or machine pouring too slowly? Check out our troubleshooting guide!


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