From espresso machines and milk frothers to bean-to-cup appliances, market demand for barista-quality beverages at home continues to grow.
And with cafes closed in several shutdowns over the past few years, sales of cult products such as Hotel Chocolat velvet and Nespresso vertuoplus have skyrocketed.
But these coveted products don’t come cheap. Retailing at £99.95, the velvet of Hotel Chocolat (Hotelchocolat.com) may seem steep, leading TikTok users to rave about a cheap Asda dupe (£25, Asda. com) at the end of last year.
Now Aldi has launched its own hot chocolate machine that rivals the Hotel Chocolat appliance in both looks and functionality. Costing just £39.99, it brews cafe-quality hot chocolate at the touch of a button, while its frothing and heating capabilities also lend it to cappuccinos, lattes, cold brews and milkshakes.
If you have a sweet tooth, avoid disappointment and buy it soon as we expect it to be out of stock.
Aldi ambiano copper hot chocolate machine: £39.99, Aldi.co.uk
Hot chocolate lovers, discover your new way to prepare your favorite drink at home: the Aldi Ambiano hot chocolate machine.
Designed with a stirring and frothing whisk, the automatic milk frother heats up to temperatures of 65 degrees Celsius, helping you prepare barista-quality hot shocks. Simply choose the chocolate of your choice – whether powdered or grated – and pour it into the milk before letting the device do the work for you.
Cleaning is just as simple. Rinse the inside of the main unit with water and, if necessary, wipe the inside with a soft cloth or mild detergent. It is recommended to clean the lid and the beaters with soapy water before rinsing them thoroughly and wiping all the parts dry.
With the ability to froth hot and cold, as well as heat milk, it’s also possible to make milkshakes or add frothy hits to lattes, cappuccinos or cold brews. And in addition to copper, the sleek device is also available in a steel color.
Retailing at just £39.99, the Aldi Frother will set you back £60 less than the coveted velvety Hotel Chocolat, meaning you have no excuse not to buy it.
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