Hot Chocolate In The Summertime

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My wife and I have really been enjoying our Velvetiser hot chocolate maker.
Even though it is summer and our temperatures have been in the mid 90's we really enjoy having a cup of hot chocolate especially in the evening.
It does have a very good relaxing effect that makes up for having something 155 degrees in the middle of a heat wave.
My wife did make a remark she could stand it just a little hotter. I was beginning to think mine wasn't reaching the 155 degrees as advertised.
Her fresh cup today came out to 161 degrees according to my instant read digital thermometer. I think the refrigerated whipped cream that goes on after brewing may possibly be bringing the temp down a little. Something she'll just have to get adjusted to or switch to marshmallows rather than refrigerated whipped cream.
 
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Glad to know both of you are enjoying your hot chocolate maker so much!

Tell your wife to put the hot chocolate in the microwave oven at 50% power for however long it takes to increase the temperature to her ideal amount. Sometimes I do that when the hot chocolate cools off while I'm taking my time sipping it. I always do that when I drink the second half-portion a day or two after it has been in the refrigerator.

Does the website really advertise that the hot chocolate is heated to 155 degrees or is it that you remember me mentioning it?
 
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It was a combination of both.

https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/velvetiser-faq.html

See note 1 under troubleshooting.

1.​

My hot chocolate/latte isn’t hot enough for me​

A simple tip for a warmer drink is to fill your cup with boiling water and empty it just before pouring in your hot chocolate or latte. The Velvetiser has been calibrated to serve at the best temperature for flavour, which is up to 68 – 70 degrees Centigrade. A few degrees either way is perfectly acceptable, but if your hot chocolate is much hotter, its delicate flavours will be scalded (this is often the reason that hot chocolate served in some coffee shops doesn’t taste as good as you’d expect). We worked hard on the design of our Velvetiser to ensure this never happens.
 

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