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The Max Hot Chocolate Melt

The Ultimate hot chocolate experience.
The ultimate hot chocolate experience. A curl of luxury ice cream floating in a Melt. Hot, cold and packed full of delicious, creamy flavour - and almost unlimited combinations.
Hot chocolate and ice cream might not be the most obvious combination, but trust us, it works! We like to use Criterion Ices as like Marimba chocolate, it is top of its class and made in Bury St Edmunds. Adding a curl of ice cream gives you the sensation of drinking something simultaneously hot and cold... As the ice cream settles into the hot chocolate it adds an extra level of creaminess and depth. There are so many combinations but some of our favourite flavours of ice cream to include are: Mint choc chip, brandy & orange, rum & raisin, double chocolate, salted caramel, stem ginger or caramel & hazelnut. Just scoop a nice curl of ice cream and gently float it ontop of you hot chocolate Melt. Goodness me.
We like to make this recipe with our 43% Venezuela milk hot chocolate. Great in our full range of white, milk and dark Hot Chocolate Melts.
A mix of Criollo and Trinitario beans from Venezuela. A richer milk chocolate with the distinctive accent of hazelnut, caramel and vanilla.
This Venezuelan chocolate combines a strong cocoa flavour, the impression of roasted beans and a clear nutty taste. The result is an exclusive milk chocolate; creamy, rich and delicious.
Criollo beans are native to Venezuela and are renowned for producing chocolate with richer more intense flavours. Their reputation dates back to the 17th century when Venezuela was the world’s leading cocoa producer.
1883 flavour syrups are made in France using natural spring water and flavours. At Marimba we find these make the perfect match for our Hot Chocolate Melts, not least because of the concentrated flavours meaning a smaller portion size for the same depth of flavour.
You never over sweeten your Melt, whilst getting a full and natural flavour.
We recommend just a 16ml portion for a normal 12oz sized mug. If making one of our delicious flavour combinations of two syrups you need just 8ml of each flavour. This ensures you do not over sweeten or overpower the hot chocolate Melt.
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Colombia White 34% Hot Chocolate Melt carton - 240g

£6.95

A divine white chocolate, from Trinitario beans, distinguished by its natural colour and creamy flavour notes. With marked dairy notes of milk and cream, what makes this chocolate stand out is its floral, caramel cocoa undertone. Made entirely from Fino de Aroma beans this is one of the most exceptional white chocolates around. Colombia is a colourful and diverse country and this chocolate is a wonderful expression of that diversity. Enough for six mugs.

Venezuela Milk 43% Hot Chocolate Melt carton - 240g

£6.95

Create a rich, smooth and indulgent hot chocolate experience from our flakes of real single origin milk chocolate, made from Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans from Venezuela. Blended for a richer milk chocolate. Flavour notes of caramel, hazelnuts and butter with roasted cocoa and vanilla aroma make for the most luxurious hot chocolate experience around. Simply stir four heaped dessert spoons or eight teaspoons (40g) into a mug of hot milk. Enough for six mugs.

Ecuador Dark 71% Hot Chocolate Melt carton - 240g

£6.95

Create a punchy and indulgent hot chocolate experience from our flakes of real single origin dark chocolate, made from Nacional cocoa beans from Ecuador. With a subtle floral flavour with a hint of raisin, smoked cocoa and acid cocoa. Finished off with a nuance of humus. This exceptional dark chocolate has the perfect balance. Simply stir four heaped dessert spoons or eight teaspoons (40g) into a mug of hot milk. Our dark chocolate contains no dairy and can be made with milk alternatives. It is, however, made in a kitchen with dairy containing ingredients. Enough for 6 mugs.

Sugar Free Dark 55% Hot Chocolate Melt carton - 240g

£6.95

Create a smooth and delicious hot chocolate experience from our flakes of real sugar free chocolate. Perfect for an indulgent treat without the sugar. Simply stir four heaped dessert spoons or eight teaspoons (40g) into a mug of hot milk. Our Sugar Free hot chocolate has no dairy containing ingredients and can be made with milk alternatives. It is made in a kitchen that handles dairy. Enough for six mugs.

Ruby Hot Chocolate Melt carton - 240g

£8.50

Create a smooth and delicious hot chocolate made from specially selected ruby cocoa beans from Brazil, Ecuador and Ivory Coast. It has a captivating pink colour and flavour notes that are fresh, fruity and sour. Simply stir four heaped dessert spoons or eight teaspoons (40g) into a mug of hot milk. Enough for six mugs.

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