Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Black Friday deal - there's STILL time to save money on this year's must-have luxury treat

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser, on offer for Black Friday

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is one of Amazon's most-wished-for items and has been selling out fast - but you can still pick one up for a discounted price with this last-minute Black Friday deal.

The Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Black Friday deal is now unavailable at Amazon -  although, you can pre-order (opens in new tab) for December 10th when it'll be back in stock.

Currently, it is still available at Very (opens in new tab) as well as Curry's (opens in new tab) and Lakeland (opens in new tab), and directly from the Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab) website.

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Black Friday deals

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser - £109.95 | £89.99 (SAVE  £19.96) | Curry's (opens in new tab)
Back in stock after selling out earlier this week, the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser has been reduced from £110 to just £89.99. Get your hands on the perfect gadget to make cafe-quality hot chocolates at home - before it sells out again!
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser with 10 hot chocolates £110 | £95.50 (SAVE £16.50) | Very (opens in new tab)
Available from Very, like all kits this includes the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser along with a selection of 10 chocolate pouches and two ceramic pod cups worth £15.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser - £99.95 £84.96 (SAVE £14.99) | Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab)
The price has dropped on this year's must-have Black Friday treat. You can get 15% off the Velvetiser for Black Friday including two FREE limited edition pod cups. Add it to your basket and you'll get 15% off when you spend £25 or more plus FREE delivery.
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser - £99.95 £94.99 (SAVE £14.99) | Hotel Chocolat (opens in new tab)
Lakeland is offering the Copper Edition Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser with 10 flavour sachets and two ceramic cups, plus it comes with the Lakeland 3-year guarantee with this Hotel Chocolat Black Friday deal. Bonus!

Dreamt up by Hotel Chocolat but engineered by Dualit, the Velvetiser usually costs at least £99.95.

It's a gorgeous gadget that makes dreamy, barista-grade whipped hot chocolate in less than three minutes. Seriously; can you imagine anything better than curling up on a wintery day with a soothing mug of velvety homemade hot chocolate? How about never having to leave the house - or change out of your slippers - when you fancy a posh hot chocolate? 

How does it work? Simple. You add Hotel Chocolat chocolate flakes (opens in new tab) to your choice of milk - vegan milk options work perfectly too - then press the button and let the Velvetiser work its magic. You can even use water if you're not a fan of milk or want to cut a few calories but satisfy the hot choc craving.

With between 0% and 6% sugar per cup, the Hotel Chocolate drinking chocolate servings deliver all of the chocolate with less of the sugar.

It works for cold chocolate drinks too. You just put less milk in the Velvetiser and pour your velvetised drink over a glass of ice-cold milk. Yum. 

Hands, with thick wooly jumper sleeves visible, cradling a cup of hot chocolate made in the Velvetiser by Hotel Chocolat

Credit: Lakeland

Velvetiser review

Our Family Editor, Stephanie Lowe has a husband who prides himself on knowing a good hot chocolate. 'It's become a bane of his (and my) life, trying to find a good hot chocolate, which is why I bit the bullet and bought a Velvetiser for him last year,' she says.

The good bits: It's smooth, you can use any hot chocolate powder in it, it's easy to clean, looks good enough to keep out in the kitchen, froths milk for my coffee, and it's super quiet. The bad bits: While it is super quiet, we have walked away and forgotten we made a hot chocolate as there's no noise to tell you it's finished. The set temp is for optimum 'drinking now', so if you like a hotter hot chocolate this won't do that.

'For us, it's amazing,' says Stephanie. 'There are no more lumps in our hot chocolate, it genuinely is like velvet when you pour. Making an HC (as my husband calls it) is no longer a chore. You just press a button. You don't have to stand there checking in the microwave that the milk isn't bubbling over. Or stopping it to stir halfway through.'

The consumer reviews speak for themselves; customers have rated this hot chocolate maker an impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars in a total of 1,825 reviews. One Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser owner wrote this:

'I recently bought this machine and am so impressed. Not only does it look beautiful in the kitchen, but it produces restaurant/cafe-quality hot chocolate. No lumps or residue at the bottom of the cup. The chocolate is the perfect temperature and the drinks are made from chocolate flakes instead of sugary powder. It's also really fast and quiet.'

Another happy Velvetiser customer had this to say:

'Well worth it - I have wanted the Velvetiser for over a year. I bought the selector box with it to try a few flavours and love it! I use mine with oat milk and it’s lovely and smooth and feels like such a luxury treat at home. Can’t wait to try even more flavours.'

A cup of hot chocolate made in the Velvetiser from Hotel Chocolat

Credit: Hotel Chocolat

Can you use any chocolate in a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser?

Hotel Chocolat doesn't advise this - they say it's designed to work with their perfectly measured real chocolate flakes. 

Stephanie tells us; 'While we know it's only supposed to be used with Hotel Chocolat, other hot chocolate powders work too. This makes this a game-changer in terms of price-per-use. Even the powders that are supposed to be made with water turn out delicious in the Velvetiser.'

The Hotel Chocolat range of hot chocolates is huge and they bring out new flavours all the time. I’m already a fan of the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. And keen to try the Mince Pie Hot Chocolate and Ginger Hot Chocolate next. Can’t decide which to choose? Go for the selection box of 20 assorted flavour sachets - you could try a new one every other day in December.

I missed out on the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Black Friday deal when they dropped the price last year and I’ve been regretting it ever since. 

But  now that Cyber Monday 2021 is here? I popped that beautiful copper gadget in my shopping basket faster than you could say 'whipped cream with that, please'.

Is the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser just a milk frother?

No. It's more than a stylish premium milk frother. That type of gadget is designed to froth milk - whereas the Velvetiser whisks the liquid and melts the chocolate at the same time. It's that combo of whisking and melting that makes the drink so velvety smooth.

Designed to take up no more space than a kettle - so you can leave it out on the kitchen counter to impress your visitors - the Velvetiser comes in a range of uber-stylish colours. I’ve got my eye on the classic copper edition. Also, it comes with a pair of pod cups. These are the perfect shape and size for nestling in the palm of your hand. (We feel all 'hygge' just thinking about it.)

Stephanie adds; 'I'm more a coffee drinker, but I like frothy milk. So, instead of buying another frother, I just use the Velvetiser. Adding the milk without the powder - it works just as well!'

If you prefer coffee, choose from the Latte range of Hotel Chocolate drinking chocolate, made with cacao butter. Or here's something we hadn't thought of - Hotel Chocolat recommend popping a shot of espresso into your freshly made velvetised chocolate to make a dreamy mocha.

As a parenting specialist, Heidi has written for Prima Baby, Gurgle and Practical Parenting and was baby gear editor of Mother & Baby magazine for six years, looking after regular consumer features for the shopping pages as well as specialist consumer content such as buying guides and gift guides.