Tools for Chocolate Lovers: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

098bca37f112b72a5e8b7ad92b3a06e3Maybe you should think outside the chocolate box this Valentine’s Day and give your sweetheart a kitchen tool that celebrates chocolate year-round.

Chocolate lovers can enjoy homemade chocolate milkshakes, slushies and more with the Zoku ® Slush & Shake Maker. It transforms fresh ingredients into delicious frozen treats in a matter of minutes, without electricity. To use, simply place the frozen inner core into the outer sleeve, pour in ingredients, and mix and scrape the cup with the included spoon every few minutes for up to seven minutes as the slush freezes. Available in Purple, Red, Orange, Blue or Green. $19.99 at Williams-Sonoma and Zokuhome.com.

C107531-2TFrom strawberries and cherries to pretzels and marshmallows, the Chocolate Fondue Set from Cilio by Frieling can turn foods into chocolate-covered delights. The compact and colorful set gently heats chocolate with a tea light, which is housed in the porcelain base. Includes four stainless steel color-coded forks for easy dipping. Dishwasher safe. Available in Red, Green, Brown or White. $27.50 at direct.frieling.com.

The Capresso froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother prepares delectable hot chocolate that will make your sweetheart swoon. It features a beautiful glass pitcher that heats and froths any type of milk to the perfect temperature for hot chocolate. Plus, three temperature settings—Hot, Warm and Cold—open the door to a variety of chocolaty milk-based beverages for enjoyment year-round.  $99.99 at Capresso.com.

Whether it’s white chocolate macadamia cookies or double chocolate chunk, chocolate enthusiasts can bake cookies to perfection on the Silpat® Cookie Non-Stick Baking Mat. Designed to fit the popular 14 by 18-inch cookie sheet pan, it offers even heat distribution, ultimate release and easy cleanup. Available at Amazon.com for $25.99.

Quick and accurate, the CDN® Chocolate Tempering Thermometer (TCH130) is an essential tool for melting and tempering chocolate to the right temperature for culinary perfection. This waterproof thermometer is made of durable laboratory glass and features a yellow sheath for safe and convenient storage. $9.99 at ChefsResource.com.

Any of these can be a great gift for your Valentine this year…

As for me…. OH HONEY, I have something to show you!!!!!!!!!!!

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24 Responses to Tools for Chocolate Lovers: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

  1. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but I would be willing to recieve any or all of the gifts above. LOL
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  2. Allyson says:

    These are great gift suggestions for Valentines Day! I love my slipmat, it’s one of my favorite baking tools!
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  3. Carlee C says:

    All I saw as chocolate and you immediately had my attention. We have a fondue set, and I have to say that it is pretty fun.
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  4. My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I would love that fondue maker :)
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  5. Jennifer B says:

    What great gift ideas! I would love to have the fondue set!
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  6. Sandra says:

    I love fondue so much I have 3 fondue pots and in fact every time at least 2 of them have chocolate. Agreed great V-day gift!

  7. Pam says:

    These are all great gift ideas. Who wouldn’t want that fondue set?
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  8. Debbie L. says:

    Yes, Chocolate does make Valentine’s Day a little better. We used to have chocolate fondue – I should find that pot and surprize him for Valentine’s Day! He would love it!

  9. Lisa Jones says:

    The Fondue Set Looks So Inviting My Girls Would Loves To Try This It Would Be So Much Fun!
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  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Oh that fondue pot is calling my name. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  11. Milena says:

    I’ve always wanted a fondue! Maybe I should get one for a surprise Valentine treat!
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  12. Aly Mashrah says:

    I would love a fondue set. We make lots of chocolate covered desserts, and that would make it so much easier!
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  13. Chrishelle says:

    I want a fondue set. My kids would enjoy having a fondue dessert. Lots of great ideas for the chocolate lovers in your life.
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  14. Ah, fondue :) My heart! I’m totally forwarding this idea over to my husband.
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  15. Lisa says:

    I need to get that Chocolate Tempering Thermometer for my kitchen.
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  16. I’m going to get one of those Zoku slush makers. That sounds heavenly for the long summer!
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  17. Danielle says:

    I adore chocolate… can never get enough! These are definitely items we would put to good use :)

  18. Seeing the picture of your fondue pot reminds me that I should take out our mini-chocolate fountain! Perfect for valentine’s day!!
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  19. I have always wanted a fondue maker! But I’m afraid my hubby and I would gain a lot of weight with one in the house. ;)
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  20. yummy! My kids love to do fondue, we did it for new years and pull it out for special occasions, maybe we will do it Friday for Valentines!
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  21. Amanda Love says:

    Those are great gift ideas. I’ve always wanted a chocolate fondue. That would be great, I wouldn’t share my chocolate covered strawberries.
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  22. martha says:

    oh, how i love fondue. perhaps a fondue set?

  23. I’ve actually really been wanting a shake maker! These are some great ideas for sure!