If there's one thing they know how to do well in Europe, it's hot chocolate. Instead of powdery cocoa, it's crafted with quality chocolate melded into steaming milk for an alluring treat for all ages.

But Europe is a big place, so lets take a trip through our favourite national hot chocolates, and how you can make them in your Velvetiser.

Belgium: Praline Chocolate
Belgium is famous for indulgent hazelnut pralines, which just happen to work exceptionally well in a hot chocolate. For an ultra nutty Belgian treat, try velvetising our Hazelnut Praline Hot Chocolate Flakes with a nut milk, like almond.
Italy: Cioccolato Caldo
Famous for their love of espressos, Italians also like their hot chocolate short, dark & ultra thick. You can make it in your Velvetiser with our Classic 70% hot chocolate flakes. Use half the milk and add a teaspoon of cornstach for that iconic thick texture.
France: Dipping & Dunking
The French love nothing more than dunking a fresh croissant in a milky hot chocolate for breakfast. It's a daily routine for young and old. Velvetise a Milky 50% hot chocolate, and dunk your favourite pastry to experience it for yourself!
Austria: Spiked Mountain Hot Choc
Order a Hot Chocolate in Austria and you'll get asked, "with Cream & Rum?". The ultimate grown up chocolate, try adding a measure of dark rum (we love Saint Lucian rum of course) to your Classic 70% to experience it for yourself!
Switzerland: Cinnamon Spice
The swiss love a creamy hot chocolate with a pinch of cinnamon spice. Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to the top of your Milky 50% hot chocolate to savour the aroma for yourself.
London: Iced Hot Chocolate
Not technically in Europe any more, but while you're on your travels who wouldn't stop by. Iced hot chocolate is sweeping the nation right now, and it couldn't be easier to make. Try serving a Salted Caramel velvetised hot chocolate over lots of ice for alluring hot weather treat!
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