You know you love your chocolate, but do you know how to melt your chocolate? Read your way through this article for instructions on how to melt chocolate.

How To Melt Chocolate

Few things in this world can provide you with more comfort than a bowl of melted chocolate. If you are not willing to agree, you most probably haven’t had a bowl of melted chocolate yourself. Picture this – it’s a cold day, you head to work, you work hard throughout the day and when you actually do get back home, you sit by the window with a bowl full of melted chocolate. Now, wouldn’t this make for the stuff that dreams are made of? It sure would. For, like as mentioned before, few things in this world can come close to competing with the euphoria that one experiences after or even while consuming a bowl of melted chocolate. If you, up until now, have been clueless on the steps to be taken to melt chocolate, help for you has finally arrived. Go ahead and read on to discover step-by-step instructions on how to melt chocolate with the assistance of a double boiler. Following the instructions to a T, will help you make a delicious serving of out-of-world melted chocolate!

Melting Chocolate

You Will Need
  • Large Bowls
  • Saucepans
  • Double Boiler
  • Chocolates 
  • Contrary to popular belief, it really is not that difficult to melt chocolate. You can begin the process of melting chocolate by filling the bottom part of the double boiler with water.
  • Once you are done with filling the bottom part of the double boiler with water, you can go right ahead and place the double boiler on a gentle flame. Wait until the water gets hot. Hot here does not mean the water should hit its boiling point, it only means that the water should be hot to the touch. It is essential to melt chocolate over hot water as opposed to attempting to melt it over boiling water because chocolate melts best over hot water.
  • Move onto the chocolate now. You can use sweetened milk chocolate or even dark chocolate. Here, it’s less about what chocolate you are supposed to use and more about what kind of chocolate you have that special fondness for. Some people use sweetened milk chocolate, some people use dark chocolate, while some just feel free to use their favorite commercial chocolate.
  • In any case, once you are done with deciding on what chocolate you would like to melt, you can proceed to start chopping that particular chocolate. Chopping here does not mean you have to fine chop the chocolate. It only means you have to use a rather sharp knife to coarsely chop the chocolate.
  • Gather the pieces of coarsely chopped chocolate together and place them all in the top part of the double boiler. Remember, when you do this, the water should be just hot, boiling water will just not do!
  • When melting the chocolate, make it a point to not cover the double boiler. Covering the chocolate when looking to melt it will tamper with the final outcome of the dish. When the chocolate is melting, don’t just sit back and wait until it melts completely, play your part by occasionally stirring the chocolate.  
  • You can turn off the heat once the chocolate looks gooey and shines like it has in it a handful of crazy diamonds. Once it looks as good as this, stir the chocolate continuously or until it turns smooth or flows evenly. Your deliciously hot chocolate is ready for consumption. However, don’t eat it right out of the double boiler. Give it some time to cool before actually putting it in your mouth.

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