The Italian Beverage Company (IBC), based in Borehamwood, Herts, has come up with a new way of making hot chocolate, based on its DROPissimo chocolate drop brand.

The specially formulated chocoalte drop, made from Belgian chocolate, is suitable for blending into hot milk to produce a chocolate drink.

The company says the product is 100% natural and is ideal for volume use, using an IBC chocolate bowl or single-serve use, using a Barista machine. However, it is best with thick latte milk, says the company.

DROPissimo is available in 1kg catering bags or 250g bags for home use by retail customers.