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The 10 Best Gourmet Hot Chocolate Makers

There's no better treat on a winter day 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 cocoa drinks you'll love.

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Miroco Milk Frother and Warmer

Take delight in the perfect mug of hot chocolate, cappuccino or eggnog with this sleek double insulated milk frother. With the push of a button, you can froth milk to a smooth and foamy texture, producing a magically airy cup of cocoa. Need some chocolatey inspiration? Here are our most decadent hot chocolate recipes.

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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. It can even melt chocolate chips and chunks to the perfect consistency! Don’t forget to add marshmallows. Step up your at-home hot cocoa game even further with these 10 hot cocoa bombs.

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Nostalgia Retro Hot Chocolate Maker

Mix up a piping hot cup of cocoa with this adorable blended beverage builder by Nostalgia. With its stylish, retro design and bold red color, it will look beautiful on any kitchen countertop, and the no-drip faucet keeps your counters clean. If you still have hot cocoa packets hanging around the kitchen, use them up with our six clever recipes for using hot cocoa mix.

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Capresso Milk Frother and Hot Chocolate Maker

It’s a cinch to create your own custom drink recipes, including hot cocoa, matcha lattes, hot apple cider and more with the mighty Capresso hot chocolate maker. Thanks to the 16 ounce capacity tank, it’s perfect for making an extra large hot cocoa any day of the year—whenever you and your loved ones need a pick-me-up! How about making hot cocoa the French way with this French hot chocolate recipe?

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Mr. Coffee Hot Chocolate Maker

The family-friendly Mr. Coffee hot chocolate maker helps you make four mugs of hot cocoa in no time at all. The machine has a mixing disk that whip together any combination of milk or water, chocolate syrup or powder or real pieces of your favorite chocolate. Say goodbye to clumpy hot cocoa mixes and hello to the perfect cup of hot cocoa. Check out these creative mix-ins to make your cocoa even more special.

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KitchenAid Espresso Maker

Splurge alert! The KitchenAid espresso maker is a cocoa lovers’ 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 latte) that will look and taste professionally made. For a high/low cup of hot chocolate, here’s how to make Aldi’s hot cocoa bombs at home.

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Nespresso Pixie

You’ll savor every last drop of your cocoa when you make it with the beautiful Nespresso Pixie espresso machine. Nespresso hot chocolate pods yield minimal to no cleanup, so you can use this beaut over and over again. Make an adult cup of cocoa with this honey-bourbon hot chocolate recipe.

Pro Tip: Bring your used capsules to any Sur La Table store, and they’ll recycle them for you.

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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 stainless steel Dualit Espressione espresso machine. It’s a combo espresso machine and coffee maker in one sleek machine. Make everything from foamy lattes to aromatic tea to velvety hot cocoa in minutes. And don’t miss treats for cocoa lovers!

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La Cafetiere Coco Stovetop Hot Chocolate Pot

For a less pricey, but more stylish, hot chocolate maker, opt for this gorgeous red aluminum stovetop hot chocolate maker. The built-in pump mixes your chocolate and froths milk to a light texture. Want more hot cocoa inspiration? Here are the homemade drinks to keep you warm and cozy.

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Self-Mate Milk Frother

Make your own cocoa drinks at home for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a coffee shop with the ergonomic Self-Mate frother and steamer. Its bold, polished and modern design is guaranteed to spruce up any countertop. Did you know cocoa has health and wellness benefits?

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Megan Wood
As Deputy Affiliate eCommerce Editor, Megan Wood helps Taste of Home readers find the best products to make their lives better, easier, and more joyful. She has 10 years of service journalism and product review experience across a variety of national websites. When she’s not tracking down the best sales and deals, you can probably find her walking her dog.